March 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.
It is clear from talking to many of you this week that Spring Break is a much needed rest from classes and winter!! The one thing I have told many of you is that it is really normal for this to be the low point of the semester and you are halfway through spring term and need a week to recharge your energy and brain power for the second half of the term!! Promise me that you will do something fun with family or friends and catch up on all the things that have been put on the back burner with school!! When you return, spring will be only 5 days away and some warmer days with flowers getting ready to bloom is a sure sign that things are turning!!
"Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!" --Dr. James S. Vuocolo
"The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment." --Anthony Robbins
"The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it." --Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason
Due to the snow day, Susan Hass has rescheduled the Accounting Classes for the following dates, and has also included two review sessions:
Wednesday, April 1st: 10am -12pm (Make-up for Day Section)
Our office will be open from M-Th, 8:30-6pm and Friday, 8:30-4:30pm.
I know that many of you are anxious to know what we will do for students finishing degree requirements this August and I will have the final answer for you when you return from Spring Break! Mary D is also happy to meet with any students that want to talk about it!
In last week’s update, Mary D neglected to include Katinka Stenius, who also was at the MBA student portion of the site visit. We wanted to make sure that we acknowledged her participation and the fact that Mary was typing too fast and just missed including her!!
March 19, 4:15-6pm
April 27, 3-5pm. This is a change from the original April 22 dates
Will be released tomorrow, March 5 or Monday, March 9 at the latest! Registration for summer will open March 16 for SOM MBA students! Please read the registration letter as there are some two sections of QA, a section of F. Accounting and some new electives coming!
Please Reserve Study Rooms!
Please take the time to reserve a study room if you need to use one!! If you choose to use a room without a reservation, please be aware that a student or group who has reserved it may come by to claim it, and if they do, please be courteous and leave promptly! You may currently reserve a room for a 2-hour block, but if no one comes by to claim it with a reservation after your time is up, you are welcome to stay longer.
Spring Break is Coming!
March 9-March 13, no day or evening classes. The Academic Programs Office will be open until 6pm each night.
The Admissions Team is launching a SOM Student Ambassador Program (SAP) and we need your help!
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 new initiative.
Clark’s Women in Business (WIB) organization will welcome the National Association of Women MBA’s (NAWMBA) to the University on March 13 for a special interactive workshop and luncheon that you all must attend! Together they are inviting graduate students and professionals from the region’s top business schools to network together and to learn new sought-after skills at the event:
Building a Powerful Personal Brand:
An Interactive Workshop and Luncheon
Date:Friday, March 13
Time: 12:30 pm Networking
1:00 pm Lunch and Introductions
1:45 pm Building a Powerful Personal Brand Workshop
Location: Higgins University Center – Tilton Hall
Facilitator: Starla Sireno, Executive Trainer / CEO, Fearlessness, Inc.
Registration:To register and for more information, click on the PDF file below or visit www.mbawomen.org Please note that registration must be done on-line.
This is an event for graduate students and professionals in business and management—both male and female. Women in Business at Clark and the National Association of Women MBA’s are pleased to welcome men and women to join together in this self-expanding opportunity.
Building your Personal Brand. Learn what personal branding means, how to define it and communicate it in a clear, consistent and compelling way. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to identify and understand what is unique about yourself. You will gain tools to effectively communicate and leverage this special image to others. Put your powerful personal brand to work in an upcoming job search, for easier effective networking, and to make a striking impression personally and professionally.
We look forward to having you with us on March 13! If you have questions, please contact Rumi Pavlova, President of WIB (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patricia Tollo, GSOM Director of Student Services (508.793.7667 / email@example.com).
SAVE THE DATE: 1st Annual Babson College MBA Marketing Case Competition
The F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business will hold its inaugural MBA Marketing Case Competition on April 17-18 2009.
This competition is an opportunity for first year MBA students to apply entrepreneurial thinking to real marketing issues.
You can expect a formal invitation as well as well as information on registration from us later this week. In the meantime here is a synopsis of the event.
Focus of the Competition
Marketing and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. The intention of this case competition is to reinforce the link between these two disciplines as we bring together first year students from top MBA programs to solve real marketing issues.
We are proud to announce that this year’s case sponsor is Ocean Spray.
Other primary sponsors include Procter & Gamble. Students will have the opportunity to network with representatives from sponsor companies.
If you have any questions regarding this unique event please feel free to contact any of the committee members at the emails below. We look forward to your participation in April!
Babson Marketing Case Competition Committee
Where Entrepreneurship and Marketing Meet
Patrizia Damiani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Fabbrucci: email@example.com
Sarah Carroll: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simmons School of Management's Leading Women Entrepreneur Series Presents Jessica and Casey Forbes, Founders of Ravelry.com
Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by Jessica and Casey Forbes, founders of Ravelry.com, a two year old social networking site for knitters, crocheters and other fiber arts enthusiasts to keep track of their yarn and pattern information, as well as to seek inspiration. With over 250,000 members it has grown to feature Ravelry brand products sold through an online store and has fostered a worldwide community of knitters.
Net Impact Brown Bag Session - Tuesday, March 17th from 12-1 pm
Upcoming CGO Event
Topic: The Accumulation of Disadvantage: A Simulation of How Perceptions Advance Women's Leadership
Organizations have used a wide range of strategies in an effort to increase the proportion of women in leadership. Understanding which interventions are most effective, however, can be difficult. In this presentation, Professor Barbara Lawrence, drawing on the work she has done with co-authors Jim Blythe and Cathy McGrath, offers a simulation-based approach to reproduce the micro-dynamics of hiring, retention and promotion decisions. Eventually, this simulation will facilitate comparisons of explanatory theories and organizational interventions that produce effective change. This Speaker Series session will include an overview of this exciting new approach, a discussion of the critical simulation parameters, and a chance to think about how to apply this approach to your organization.
Also, be sure to join us next month, April 29, 2009 in welcoming Karen Proudford of Morgan State University, for a talk on “Putting conflict in its proper place: a look at outside influences on competition and controversy among women.”
This talk examines the influence of cross-gender interactions on the relationships among women, such that conflict originates outside and erupts within woman-to-woman interactions. Implications for building networks of supportive relationships among women, and for establishing a solid base of support for women in leadership, will be discussed.
The 2008/09 Speakers Series is sponsored by The TJX Companies, Inc.
Contact Person: Kerri Kivolowitz, CGO Coordinator (email@example.com)
Associated Grant Makers Diversity Fellowship Program
MITX Start-Up Clinic: Business Models & Cost Efficiencies
STYLE MATTERS: A Celebration of Fashion, Entrepreneurship and Giving Back
Keynote Speaker: Patricia Hambrick - Since founding the Hambrick Group in 1999 she has been creating marketing strategies & solutions for fast-paced Internet and Fortune 500 companies. Recently, as acting CMO of Bag Borrow or Steal, Pat managed all branding & marketing elements including creating & executing the promotion which featured BBoS in Sex and the City: The Movie.
Fashion Entrepreneurs Panel:
Guest speaker - Cheryl Damian
THE FIRST ANNUAL The Association for operations Management (APICS) NORTHEAST STUDENT CASE COMPETITION (April 2009)
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Women for Hire
Boston Career Fair (Co-sponsored by National Career Fairs and Monster)
Boston Healthcare Career Fair
Massachusetts Society of CPAs Career Fair/Networking Expo
Boston Career Fair (Co-sponsored by National Career Fairs and Monster)
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
When ethical investing pays off
Just for a laugh, and to show that creativity is key and there is no limit to it…
Selling Silly iPhone Apps in a Recession
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.
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