February 12th, 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
“She taught me that it's OK to let down your guard and allow your players to get to know you. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” --Pat Summit
Many of you have asked if the book for SDM will be used in Strategy and the answer is yes!! But, you will also need to purchase the Markstrat simulation for summer as well as a small coursepack. What is critically important is that you buy the current edition that Fiona specifies in her booklist. Last year’s edition will not help you with many of the materials she is using this summer.
Little Known Fact, Wednesday, 4-5pm, SOM Living Room
Returning student track meeting has been moved from Feb. 17 to March 3 to allow students to attend another SOM event! We will meet from 5pm-6pm in M-222.
Please join the SOM marketing team for a new student focus group that will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17th in M104. Please RSVP by emailing Maiju Brewer (email@example.com) by noon on Tuesday, February 17th.
***Reminder: The Application Deadline for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship is Friday, February 13th. Please submit your applications to Darla Pires-DeGrace, M411. Thank you!
Girls Get Connected (http://girlsgetconnected.org/) inspires and prepares girls for careers in science and technology though summer and after-school programs. One of Girls Get Connected’s signature programs, EcoStem, teaches Boston middle school students about the city’s urban environment and geographic information and global positioning systems. The activities, co-developed with our program’s high school students, teach middle school students the importance of trees and other green spaces in the urban environment.
Interested students should contact Deborah Muscella at firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve a study room on the second floor, please stop by the Program Office (M-M103) or email Nicole Catavolos (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
NEW SOM COMMUNITY BUILDING WEEKLY EVENT FOR MBA, UG, FACULTY AND STAFF
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.
Stay Informed of THE LATEST market trends!
SOM STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS FAIR
The First Annual The Association for Operations Management (APICS) NORTHEAST STUDENT CASE COMPETITION (April 2009)
Boston Women in Finance: Wine tasting & Networking Event
Associated Grant Makers Diversity Fellowship Program
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
New York Career Forum (global companies)
International Career Fair
Idealist Non Profit Career Fair
Women for Hire
Boston Career Fair (Co-sponsored by National Career Fairs and Monster)
Boston Healthcare Career Fair
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
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!
Defense industry helps keep I-495N market ignited
Tech execs get sexy
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 email@example.com 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