February 5th, 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.
MBA Office Updates
For my sports nuts, spring training starts in two weeks!! We will have some fun with the baseball season, and then my favorite time of the year, March Madness for college basketball is in March!!
“It is what we make of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” --Nelson Mandela
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." --Helen Keller
Evening Track Meeting, Feb 10, 5-5:45pm
Day Track Meeting, Feb 12, 11:30-12:30pm
Investments is changing its start time from 8:30a-12:30p to 9a-1p as a permanent change to the spring schedule
Gender and Leadership starts this weekend, Friday, 6-9pm Saturday and Sunday, 9-4pm, M223
To reserve a study room on the second floor, please stop by the Program Office (M-M103) or email Nicole Catavolos (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can book the rooms for 2 hour blocks, although if no one comes to claim the room when your two hours are up, you're welcome to stay longer.
If you're using the wireless network in the building, and would like to print a document, you can print to one of the available pay-for-print stations! Here's how:
1. Click the Start button
NOTE: Here are the printer names:
Speaker: Alison Konrad, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Western Ontario.
*Validated parking is available on site for $9
Interviews with 50 women directors, 12 CEOs, and 7 corporate secretaries of Fortune 1000 firms provide an enticing glimpse behind the closed doors of corporate boardrooms. Board diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, and nationality is clearly having an impact on these powerful corporations. Their stories suggest that achieving board diversity is not easy. Working with a dozen boards of (much) smaller organizations, Alison Konrad, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Western Ontario, will discuss how she experienced many of the challenges first-hand.
Please RSVP by emailing Kerri Kivolowitz at email@example.com or by following the link below:
The 2008/09 Speakers Series is sponsored by
Please stop by the Program Office (M-M103)and pick up your mailbox key
Directions -- You can find directions to the main campus here: http://www.simmons.edu/overview/directions/
Campus Map -- You can find a main campus map here:
Bookstore -- There is no longer an SOM satellite bookstore, you must go to the College bookstore for your textbooks, coursepacks, and store hours. The bookstore is located in the basement of the Main Campus Building (MCB), across from The Fens Cafeteria.
Class locations: You can find your class locations on AARC: aarc.simmons.edu
Faculty offices: all faculty are on the 3rd and 4th floors. There is a directory near the elevators in the first floor lobby.
IDs: You are going to need to use your ID to get in and out of the garage to park if you buy parking cash or a parking pass, so remember to bring it with you!!
MBA Resource Room on the 1st floor is reserved for MBA students only. Half of the study rooms will be held for MBA students, the other half for UG students to reserve
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you in New York!
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The event will be held on the 5th floor of the SOM on Tuesday February 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception for all guests from 7:30-8:00 p.m. The event is free to all guests.
Please refer to the SOM web site for more information on the event and to RSVP. I hope you plan to attend as well.
SOM STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…
Information packets are available from the SOM Academic Programs Office (M-M103).
Volunteers are essential to our success. In exchange for your contribution, you will be permitted to attend the Conference FREE. (Conference fees are $450 for SOM students)
Volunteering for the Conference requires the following minimum commitment:
SOM Leadership Conference Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
We need your support. Your time and effort directly supports the SOM.
All proceeds raised by the Leadership Conference support the Simmons SOM MBA scholarship fund.
For complete information on the 2009 SOM Leadership Conference, visit our website at http://www.simmons.edu/leadership.
You can now view your accounts and pay on line! Here is how:
1. Log into AARC.
NEW SOM COMMUNITY BUILDING WEEKLY EVENT FOR MBA, UG, FACULTY AND STAFF
Start date: February 4
Little Known Fact
Little Known Fact is a new, free, weekly gathering by and for the students of the Simmons College School of Management that will be hosted by Beth Dunn, MBA student, ’09. A casual, fun, and friendly series consisting of brief presentations, fellowship, and food, Little Known Fact will bring together full-time and part-time MBA students of all cohorts, undergraduates, faculty, and staff Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the new School of Management building.
SOM students have longed for a third place – not the classroom, not the bar – in which they could build real community and strengthen important relationships within the vibrant Simmons community. Little Known Fact will provide a consistent and compelling focus for this diverse community, by drawing on and celebrating the unique skills and talents of current SOM students.
Each weekly gathering will feature a brief, five-minute presentation by a current SOM student, who will share her Little Known Fact – some hidden skill or talent that would otherwise go unnoticed in the fast-paced rush of the semester.
After the presentation, attendees will ask questions and discuss their own experiences on the subject. Whether it’s How to hail a cab in six different languages or How to make a stunning necklace in 30 seconds, each session will present a lighthearted, but intriguing glimpse into the lives of our fellow students. No college gathering is complete without free food, so light fare, snacks, coffee, tea, and soda will be provided at each weekly session.
Expand your horizons, learn new skills, and meet your SOM colleagues this Spring Semester at Little Known Fact, Wednesday afternoons beginning February 4 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the second floor lounge at the top of the stairs.
The First Annual The Association for operations Management (APICS) NORTHEAST STUDENT CASE COMPETITION (April 2009)
This is an opportunity for Graduate and Undergraduate students to test their knowledge of operations management in a competitive, fun, and supportive atmosphere. For more information visit www.bostonapics.org
Date: Wednesday, February 11
GAINING THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: INCREASE COMFORT IN THE STRETCH ZONE (web seminar)
Date: Tuesday, February 17
Click here to register.
Date: Wednesday, February 25
Associated Grant Makers Diversity Fellowship Program
Application deadline: Thursday, March 12
Dates: Thursday, March 19
Simmons Spring Career and Internship Fair
Volpe Career Day - Career Day Open House U.S. Department of Transportation
3rd Annual Advertising Industry Diversity Job Fair & Leadership Conference Wednesday, February 11, at the NYU Center for University Life, New York, NY
International Career Fair
Idealist Non Profit Career Fair
Women for Hire
Boston Career Fair (Co-sponsored by National Career Fairs and Monster)
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact email@example.com or 617-521-3857. Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.
Is your organization looking for smart, talented candidates? Do you have an Employee Referral Program? Tap into the amazing candidate pool right here at Simmons SOM!
Social Networking Sites Are Now Career Centers
Nonprofits? Not a Recessionary Refuge for Job Seekers
Need help figuring out the best database to find articles? Problems finding what demographic is the biggest consumer of ham products? Contact the librarians and set up a time when we can help you! Linda Schuller Wolf, the SOM Librarian, is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-3851.
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