January 15th, 2009



Headings marked in BLUE represent new information. Headings marked in PURPLE represent old information.

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.

Quotes of the Week

Accreditation Updates

Class Information Changes and Updates

New Online Student Account System

New Building Information Reminders

New SOM Community Building Program

Foundations for New Students

Academic Program Office Hours for Monday, January 18

Job Opportunity for MBA Students

SOM Student Volunteers Needed for 2009 SOM Leadership Conference!

MBA Office Updates

Note from Mary D.

Welcome back!! For us, it feels like you have been gone forever and it will be great to see you all next week! Hope you each had a wonderful holiday season and feel rested and excited for the semester to start! The move from Comm. Ave went really well and I believe that you will love the new building!! It is truly a new chapter in the SOM history and how wonderful for you to be a part of it as no other classes will be able to say they were the first ones in it!! It is also a wonderful opportunity as we finally have all components of the SOM together in one space. The faculty that have been on split campuses are all together, and all UG Management and MBA classes are all in this building. Think of all the classes I now get to visit during the day to say hello to students!!


Quotes of the Week

“For our new students starting Foundations next week: “Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.” --Unknown

 “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.” --Teddy Roosevelt


Accreditation Updates

The week of Feb. 23, the AACSB team will be here for its site visit. We have been working on this accreditation for 10 years and are ready for them!! We will need students to meet with them and once we get the final schedule this week, we will send a separate email asking for student volunteers. Right now, MBA Students will meet with the visiting team on Monday, 2/23.

Class Information Changes and Updates

BGGE - Friday, 1/30, 10:30-1:30pm

Career Strat is delaying its start date to 1/29 because of Foundations students. Last class will be WED 3/4.

New Online Student Account System

You can now view your accounts and pay on line! Here is how:

1. Log into AARC.

2. Under Financial Information, click on the Access Student Account Center

3. Click on View Bill/Make a Payment.

New Building Information Reminders

If you want to park at the new SOM building, the garage is right underneath us and the elevators come into the building lobby!! You need to either buy a full time student parking pass or put parking cash on your ID card to come in and out with a discounted rate!! Go to the website to find the parking application or stop by the parking office (E-007) when you are on campus.

There is no longer an SOM satellite bookstore, you must go to the College bookstore for your coursepacks. Plan accordingly because all schools and all students start the same day!!

Class locations: All MBA classes are in the new building either on the first or second floor. Here are your room locations as of today:

M222 - Econ, BGGE, M. Acct, Marketing, Finance, Comm Strat, Leading Orgs, International Marketing, Brazil Travel Course

M223 - Ops, SDM, Career Strat, Gender, Public Speaking

M104 - Leading Ind., Investments

M105 - FSA, Negotiation

Faculty locations: all faculty are on the 3rd and 4th floors. There is a directory near the elevators in the first floor lobby.

ID’s: 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 Program -- Every Wednesday in the Spring Term starting February 4

Beth Dunn, one of our current students, will host an informal hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm for MBA and UG students and faculty to meet informally, learn some fun things, network, etc. We will provide food and encourage all of you to put it on your calendars and pop in. It will be in the 2nd floor LR. Start date: Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Foundations for New Students

We are thrilled to welcome a new January class next Thursday. Foundations dates are Thursday 1/22, Saturday 1/24, Monday 1/26 and Tuesday 1/27.They had an informal social last night with great attendance and can’t wait to get started!

Academic Program Office Hours for Monday, January 18

We will be closed. The building is open with your student ID but limited services on the campus are available, as it is a college holiday. Check the library and bookstore websites if you are coming to campus!!

Job Opportunity for MBA Students

Want to make $15/Hour? Free on Friday afternoons?

Phoenix Charter Academy - a third year charter high school in Chelsea - is looking for passionate and talented undergraduate and graduate students to work as MCAS tutors every Friday afternoon from Mid-January through Mid-May.  This is a great opportunity for students interested in teaching, urban education and/or public policy.  $15/hr, 1-4:30pm on Fridays. Unfortunately the time is not flexible. If interested, please contact Tristram Hewitt, thewitt@phoenixcharteracademy.org

SOM Student Volunteers Needed for 2009 SOM Leadership Conference!

Vision to Voice: Leadership in the Global Age

Please attend our informational session on Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:15–6:00 pm in SOM Case Room – M-222 (2nd floor).  We will provide an overview of the conference and answer your questions.  This informational session is designed to help you determine if you would like to volunteer.  Following the meeting, you will have the opportunity to sign up.

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)

  • Volunteers may attend closing keynote address.      
  • Volunteers will receive a complimentary conference bag.                            
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to network with corporate sponsors and interact with attendees from the nation’s major corporations.
  • Volunteering for the Leadership Conference is an active, ‘hands-on’ way to show your support for the SOM.   

Volunteering for the Conference requires the following minimum commitment:                                                                    

  • Attendance at the Tuesday, February 3rd meeting                                       
  • One additional pre-Conference instructional meeting and tour in April (2 options will be offered, parking and dinner will be provided) at the Seaport World Trade Center
  • Half-day (approximately six hours) of work at the Leadership Conference.
  • Review of comprehensive conference informatiol packet prepared for volunteers (including session rooms, speakers and volunteer schedule).

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.

Questions welcome:
Judy Benjamin                                    Ali Corvino                                          
Associate Director                              Volunteer Coordinator            
SOM Leadership Conference             SOM Leadership Conference
judith.benjamin@simmons.edu          ahcorvino@comcast.net       

For complete information on the 2009 SOM Leadership Conference, visit our website at http://www.simmons.edu/leadership.                                      



News & Events

No special events this week!



Career Services Updates


Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference 
February 4 – 6, in Washington, DC
For more information visit www.greenjobsconference.org  

Hire Purpose
Friday, February 6, at the Radisson Hotel Boston
For more information visit www.hirepurpose.net

Women for Hire
Thursday, March 19, 10am to 2pm at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
For more information visit www.womenforhire.com



Did you know that 80%+ of people seeking jobs ultimately secure them through some form of networking?  In that spirit, the Career Services Office (CSO) is pleased to present the third edition of the Networking Profiles book.

To access the Networking Profiles book:

  1. Log on to e-Learning
  2. Go to the SOM Community Forum, and open the file named “Networking Profiles 2008.”
  3. For any problems, or to add your profile, please contact Georgette Jover at georgette.jover@simmons.edu or 617-521-3857.


  1. JOB STREAM: when you do a job search in the search results, two “job search results” tabs appear (1st tab is for Career Connect, 2nd tab is MonsterTRAK). 
  2. CAREER AD NETWORK (CAN): Based on what you are interested in, MonsterTRAK provides targeted job ads to you on your home page and job search screens. 

Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect  
~ Development Associate, Foundations - Ceres
~ Manager, Industry Program – Ceres     
~ Corporate Development Program - Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
~ Employee Benefits Consultant – Bostonian Group
~ Director, BUAC & MAAP - The Medical Foundation (TMF)

Recent Internship and Fellowship Postings – Visit Career Connect  
~ Tobago Cocoa Project Internship
~ Finance Fellowship - MGH Physician Organization (MGPO)
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact georgette.jover@simmons.edu 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!

  • Contact Lisa Toby (lisa.toby@simmons.edu) about specific opportunities for individual matching of students and alumnae
  • Post positions on Career Connect thru the CSO
  • Add an announcement in the MBA Update
  • Use the electronic networking profile book which includes profiles of participating current students
  • Introduce CSO to your organization's HR/Recruitment


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Library Updates

Research Assistance

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 linda.wolf@simmons.edu or 617-521-3851.



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