January 22th, 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
The super bowl is within two weeks and even though the Patriots aren’t in the playoffs, I did watch parts of the games. I have to admit I am going to root for the Cardinals because they haven’t been there in over 40 years, but never have stopped working, dreaming, and preparing for this moment. Your MBA program won’t take 40 years, thank goodness, but as we welcome a new class, some of the messages of expect great things of yourself, dream big and know that anything is possible. For my returning students, remember that what has brought you success in the past in the program-focus, preparation, persistence, hard work, among many adjectives I could have picked will continue to be the foundation for success as you enter your second, 9th semester and everything in between!
Remember: Career Strat starts tomorrow, 1/23, all day!!
We urge all of you to get parking cash on your ID so that you can come in and out of the garage, as it is right under the building. The bookstore is in the main campus building, as is Common Grounds Cafe, the coffee kiosk, and the Fens Cafeteria, all right across the quad from the new SOM building. Trains, T and bus schedules have all been sent out in previous updates but are also on the web!!
A separate email is coming, but I need students who are able and willing to meet with the accreditation team. We know now that the date for MBA students is February 23 rd from 6-7pm. Susan Hass is also willing to start class at 7pm for evening students that might want to participate. You will also be required to attend a prep session with Mary D that will be organized once we have a good mix of day, evening, and students from all tracks.This meeting will be important to really understand the importance of the visit to the SOM.
If you are available from 6-7pm, on Monday, 2/23 and are interested in being part of the event, please email Mary D at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31st. Knowing you all as we do, we believe that a lot of you will volunteer!!. We are also awaiting information on the format, and depending on what the site team requires, we may have to limit the amount of participation so that it is manageable. But, for now, if you are interested, available and believe that you can help us in this important event, we would love to have you!
"Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams." Josh Hinds
“A positive attitude and a strong mind is the key to achieving results” Unknown
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: 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
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
We will be in contact with all of you soon about mailboxes and lockers!
Order Your MBA Business Cards!
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.
CGO Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series: Beyond Narrow Bands and Fine Lines
SOM STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…
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)
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.
Weight Watchers is hosting a 12-week session at the School of Management beginning Tuesday, January 27th in Room 337 (3rd Floor of the new SOM building). The 12-week session meets every Tuesday through April 7th from 11:30am-12:15pm and costs $156.00. Payment is due at the 1/27 meeting. If you are interested, please join us next week. Any questions, contact Karen Morrissey (x 3821 or email@example.com)
You can now view your accounts and pay on line! Here is how:
1. Log into AARC.
Want to make $15/Hour? Free on Friday afternoons?
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.
Do you know how to effectively use LinkedIn and Facebook to build your network?
Preparing to Tackle the United States Job Market
Date: Friday, February 6
NOTE: this event is in Worcester, MA. Please contact the Career Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-521-3857 if you are planning to attend this event to talk about transportation.
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
GAINING THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: INCREASE COMFORT IN THE STRETCH ZONE (web seminar)
Boston Career Fair (Co-sponsored by National Career Fairs and Monster)
Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference
Northeastern Mega Career Fair
Simmons Spring Career and Internship Fair
Volpe Career Day - Career Day Open House U.S. Department of Transportation
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)
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!
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Recruiting and Job Hunting in Tough Economic Times
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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