September 24th, 2009
The mission of the Simmons School of Management is to educate women for power and principled leadership. We are committed to the advancement of knowledge and practice in management through excellence in education and research. Our academic programs offer rigorous, applied, management education designed for women. We focus on leadership, and our programs integrate the strategic, functional, and behavioral aspects of management. SOM students gain the knowledge, analytical skills, and confidence that they need to manage successfully in dynamic and global environments. We are invested in our students’ success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
New Information This Week
Note from Mary D.
We had a terrific Exec in Residence, Pat Fili-Krushel at the SOM this week and she was very busy while she was here. I was lucky enough to see her in 4 different sessions and she is a true role model for the SOM mission of empowering women for power and principled leadership. Next week is week 5 in the MBA program and also the beginning of October. I am hoping that you are settling in to a good work/school/and other priorities balanced routine. Remember-I am a big proponent of balance. Try and take some time every weekend to clear your head and do something that is fun and/or relaxes you! You will then be more productive and focused at school and work.
“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested." -- E.M. Forster
Travel Course Info Sessions, Wednesday, September 30th, 4pm-5pm and 5pm-6pm.
Public Speaking, 1st class, Thursday, October 1, 6-9pm.
Creativity class, Friday night and all day Saturday
We are thrilled to announce the second season of “Little Known Fact” a community building exercise for students, faculty and staff in both the MBA and UG program. Beth Dunn, an upcoming Dec 09 grad, is the creator of this program and it will be held every Thursday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm, beginning on October 1 and finishing on December 10. It is a fun hour where someone talks about some talent, skill, hobby, passion, etc that others might not know about them. Demonstrations are often part of the fun!
Friday, Sept. 24, 9:30-12:30pm in M222 for students in Leading and Marketing
Saturday, September 26th, from 10-11:30am for PC users and 11:45am-1:15pm for the Mac users. They will go over charts, functions, calculations, etc in P113. This is the technology lab in the Palace Road building!
The PMF Program attracts to Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.
Since 1977, the PMF Program has helped Federal agencies meet their workforce and succession planning needs by attracting outstanding master’s, law, and doctoral-level students to Federal service. Executive Order 13318, modernized the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, in keeping with the emphasis on the strategic management of the Federal Government's human capital. With this Executive Order, the name was changed to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program to better reflect its high standards, rigor, and prestige. Students can use this two-year fellowship as a stepping stone to highly visible and respected leadership positions in the Federal Government.
This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes:
For more information visit: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/HProgramOverview.aspx
The SOM Marketing and Admission team is hoping to capture your impressions of the marketing and admission processes at the School of Management. We invite you to complete the confidential new student survey and to attend one of the new student focus groups to be held on Tuesday, October 6th from 11:15 – 12:15pm in m-222 and 5:00-6:00 p.m. in m-223.
Survey Information: As a thank you for completing the 5-minute survey by Friday October 2nd, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. PLEASE NOTE: This is a confidential survey. To enter the drawing please print out the "thank you" page, write your name on the paper and drop it in the box located in the 2nd floor kitchen. Please use the following link to complete the survey: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229KDDE4GB8
Focus Group Information: Two focus groups will be held on October 6th one in M-222 from 11:15 – 12:15pm and one in M-223 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.. Pizza will be served at both sessions. Please RSVP to either session by emailing Nicole Herrick at (email@example.com) by noon on Monday, October 5th.
Your feedback is important to us. Thank you in advance for your participation.
We have put in a technology ticket to install the Adobe plug-in called "File Open" on the SOM MBA Resource Room computers so that you can access the XanEdu course materials!
We have put in a technology ticket to reconnect the Mac computers in the resource room to the printers!
Travel Course Information Session
Sept 30, 4pm and 5pm, M222 with Professors Vipin Gupta (India) and Lynda Moore (UAE).
SOM Honor Board Representative
Koren Phillips will represent the SOM on the college wide Honor Board this year!
The 3 women owners would give fashion tips on how to dress to convey authority and credibility, and how to “stretch” your wardrobe in these economic times. The women will also talk about themselves as business entrepreneurs. You can read the HBS case about The Studio as background. The owners would answer questions, and update the case to talk about the impact of the economy on small businesses.
We have 30 spots open to students and alums. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15 if you can go.
SIMMONS Student Ambassador Program (SAP)
The SOM MBA Student Ambassador Program (SAP) was launched last spring and we need your help! As an MBA Student Ambassador you may be asked to:
The time commitment is minimal but would add a tremendous amount of value to potential students, the Admissions Team AND yourself as you continue to expand your network. Please email Darla at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering to be a part of this initiative.
Academic Year Travel Courses for MBA Students
Spring 2010 to India: Travel during Winter Break, January 2-17 and will focus on Sustainable Business and will be led by Professor Vipin Gupta.
Travel costs all inclusive (airfare, visa, ground transportation, meals, double shared lodging, excursions) are $3,200. Tuition costs are additional.
Spring 2010 Travel Course Information
Spring 2010, MBA Travel Courses to India (January) and UAE (March)! Contact Prof. Vipin Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and registration form.
CGO Speaker Series
Topic: Workplace Flexibility in Its Interpersonal Context
In order to deal with the prevalent work-nonwork conflict and its negative consequences, more and more organizations offer their employees formal and informal workplace flexibility, the ability to determine when, where, and for how long they work.
The 2009/10 Speakers Series is sponsored by
Each fall Partners HealthCare, the integrated healthcare delivery system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, holds the Connected Health Symposium. This is a meeting focused on information technology innovations in support of patient self-management, personal maintenance of health and wellness, and aging with independence.
With over 1,000 attendees at last year’s event, the Symposium is the largest meeting of its kind in the world, dedicated to helping health care move beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of consumers and patients, aided by computers, cell phones, the Internet, sensors, personal service robots. In 2009 the Symposium celebrates its 6th Anniversary and takes place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on October 21st and 22nd -- a beautiful time of year, of course, to be in the city. The Symposium features world-class speakers and unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, network and build community. You can learn more about the event (and the Center) by visiting www.connected-health.org.
In the future, there will be a need for many more people trained at the graduate and undergraduate levels to think creatively about all aspects of healthcare and information technology. This is an opportunity for students pondering career options to listen, learn, connect and consider building their careers in this important and needed area of healthcare.
In keeping with Partners’ role as a nonprofit institution with an educational mission, we invite students to attend the Symposium at a cost o$ 195, which is $700 off of the full registration price.
To students: We ask you to register in advance at www.connected-health.org and fax your valid student ID immediately afterwards to Partners’ Margaret Spinale at 617-228-4603. You will need to present your student ID on the day of the Symposium. Student registration is open now. To obtain the discount, go to the website, register as attendee type “Student” and continue the registration process until completion. You may contact Margaret Spinale at 617-643-3905 or email@example.com with any questions.
Symposium 2009 is structured to make ideas enjoyable and networking easy. You will have full access to all Symposium educational sessions, to the exhibition area and to the sponsored workshops. During meals, refreshment breaks and the evening reception, you will have an opportunity to interact with an extraordinary group of employers, thinkers and entrepreneurs.
Save the Date for the 2009 Net Impact Conference!
November 13 - 14 in Ithaca, NY at The Johnson School at Cornell University
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The William J. Clinton Foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results -- global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.
Commongood Careers enables today's most innovative nonprofits to build strong organizations through the recruitment, retention, and development of outstanding talent. Founded by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to jobseekers and organizations, as well as access to a wealth of information about careers in the social sector. Come learn more about Commongood Careers and get a personal review of your resume from one of their recruiters!
Johnny Cupcakes Talk
Have you heard of Johnny Cupcakes? He’s coming to Wentworth Institute of Technology. Named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 by Business Week, Mr. John Earle's lecture will tell the story of just exactly how he turned a joke into a multi-million dollar company. In addition he will focus on entrepreneurship, the importance of branding, small business management, product development and marketing, as well as communication and graphic design. He has appeared on MTV, while the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Post and Web Marketing for Dummies round out the list of honorary press features he has received. In addition, Johnny will be selling shirts after his talk, so please bring cash to purchase shirts.
Innovation Works: How Young Entrepreneurs Thrive in a Bad Economy
A MassINC event that will examine the effects the current recession is having on young entrepreneurs in Massachusetts. Asking how growth is possible during difficult times. The discussion will be moderated by Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy columnist with The Boston Globe. Panelists will be:
Women as Entrepreneurs, Women as Leaders
A panel discussion on women as Founders, Leaders and Entrepreneurs in today's technology community. This event is free and will include both networking and lively discussion with fellow women in technology. So please join us for conversation, hors d'oeuvres and wonderful company.
Public lectures by Rhonda L. Seegal
Managing in Stormy Financial Seas
ScholarshipS & Awards
Reaching Out MBA 2009 www.reachingoutmba.org/dc08/
MSCPA Fall Accounting Career Fair www.MSCPAonline.org/MSCPAcareerfairF09
National Society of Hispanic MBA www.nshmba.org/conferencesites.asp
COF Green Networking & Careers Fair
CFN Boston Career Forum http://www.careerforum.net/event/?lang=E
TALENT ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Career Services Office (CSO) is pleased to introduce our new Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence (TAEIR) program. This innovative program will provide an opportunity for SOM students to benefit from the TAEIR’s expertise in sourcing, evaluating and hiring candidates in today’s competitive marketplace. Our goal is to leverage this “inside knowledge” to help our students stand out as top candidates for the career opportunity they aspire to secure.
We are proud to introduce Lauri Rich as our first-ever Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence. Lauri has extensive Human Resources experience, with over 20 years in the field. Beginning in September, Lauri will be available approximately 15 hours per month. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lauri directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Inspire yourself: craft a work-life visionHave you dreamed (maybe more than once) about having a full, rich life – one that includes a different kind of working life? A dream where you are living where you want, doing the kind of work that fulfills you most, and you are surrounded by people you love. http://www.management-issues.com/2006/9/25/opinion/inspire-yourself-craft-a-work-life-vision.asp
Stay tuned for additional information about the College, including Technology’s services and resources by reading the MySimmons announcements on a regular basis.
We are happy to assist you, so please let us know what we can do to help you get acclimated to the Main Campus.- Technology at Simmons