March 19th, 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.
There is no question that many of you are feeling the midterm pinch right now. A lot of you had the Operations midterm last night, Finance today, Managerial Accounting is coming for a huge group on Monday, and Economics is around the corner for another group of you! Another whole group start Negotiations and SDM very soon. Next week marks the beginning of week #10, which means that you are heading into the backstretch of the semester and spring is this weekend, which always brings hope that sunny days and warmer weather are just around the corner!
To My Sports Crew
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." - Tim Duncan
“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.”- Peter Drucker
Summer registration deadline has passed, though you should be able to still login to AARC and register. If you have any difficulty please email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need advising please contact Mary D. or Darla. All registration materials can be found on the SOM Gateway at: http://my.simmons.edu/som/courses/registration.shtml. Registration for Fall will begin on April 24th. More details will come in mid April!
GSM 503B: Risky Business's pre-requesites are GSM 420: Financial Reporting and Analysis and GSM 421: Managerial Accounting. GSM 435: Finance, is NOT a requirement.
GSM 512B, Corporate Social Responsibility, will start on June 7th.
We have put a Brita filter on the 2nd floor kitchen faucet as a green initiative step and an effort to reduce the amount of water we are consuming weekly. We cleaned out the fridge over break and Mary D. finally relented and bought a toaster, coffeepot, coffee, tea and hot chocolate!
Paula Bent just completed the Foundations of Management class last week which was a series of professional development management sessions aimed at building skills and competencies. She was nominated and selected by the SOM to participate in these sessions and I was thrilled to see her selected!
Economics B: Saturday class, 9-noon.
Economics Review: Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm.
Wednesday, April 1st: 10am -12pm, in room M223 (Make-up for Day Section)
Mary D has been invited to attend a meeting with students finishing degree requirements in August to talk about graduation issues. This meeting will be on Monday, March 23rd, from 5:15 to 5:50 on the second floor.
Today Net Impact, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, released the results from a survey that gathered the opinions of 1,850 MBA students (not just Net Impact members), representing over 80 graduate business programs. The study, “New Leaders, New Perspectives: A Survey of MBA Opinions on the Relationship Between Business and Social/Environmental Issues,” was conducted in order to understand current student opinions on careers, graduate programs, the economy, and the relationship between business and social/environmental issues.
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.
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.
Speaker: Dr. Indra Guertler, Senior Lecturer, SOM
Date: April 14, 2009
Time: 7:45 – 10:15 am
Location: Room M501 (5th Floor), School of Management/Academic Building
Admission: FREE for all Simmons faculty and staff
If you are discouraged with the recent performance of your investments, now is the time to take control of your financial future. In this workshop, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to choose investments that offer the best hope for long-term performance. Through self-analysis, in-class discussion, and a live simulation, you will discover how your personal traits and stage of life impact your approach to investing and learn how to set attainable financial goals. You will also learn how to pick stocks and funds, monitor your portfolio like a pro and anticipate and prepare for market changes. Attend this seminar to discover practical steps for deciding where to put your money in today’s turbulent marketplace.
How you will benefit
· Identify through self analysis how your personal traits may have an impact on your investment behavior
· Develop strategies for long-term and short-term investing including stock selection and portfolio evaluation from an unbiased financial expert
· Gain the skills and confidence to manage your own portfolio though a hands-on in-class simulation
· Understand the importance of anticipating market changes and how it can impact your investments
Dr. Guertler specializes in corporate finance, although her management skills reach far beyond its boundaries. Many companies, both domestic and international, have benefited from her skills in consulting, program development, client management, and financial modeling. Through her own consulting company, Strategic Financial Performance, Dr. Guertler played an integral role in the development of management strategies for companies such as Siemens AG, Lotus Development, and several banks across the world. She is currently involved in senior level management development programs with Genzyme and the Dover Corporation. Guertler has over 20 years of teaching experience and has won the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.
To register, please email email@example.com
SOM Alumna and Proxy Apparel, Inc. Founder Heatherjean MacNeil and her design team have been working on a Fashion With Impact documentary that will feature footage from the Simmons fashion show as well as the vignettes crafted by Alex Montone of Edun Live (ELOC) for the show. The film is scheduled to be released at the end of March.
In addition, FWI’s premier collection, re-fashen (/rē-ˈfa-shən/: remake, alter), will debut in the Simmons College Bookstore this Spring on April 9th. The collection will bring together the talents several local Bostonian designers focused on refashion, featuring unique garments made from old and recycled clothing. The collection specializes in refashioned blouses and dresses, the perfect way to celebrate being green this Spring! Featured designers include Dama Designs (damadesign.com), Lyric Couture (www.lyriccouture.com), Photosynthesis (www.photosynthesis.etsy.com), Shannon Glasheen (www.shopsubstance.com), and Wildewear (www.wildewear.etsy.com).
Upcoming FWI Events:
FWI/ELOC at D2E Conference: April 3rd, 4th & 5th http://www.d2eboston.com/
FWI and ELOC are hosting a table at the D2E Conference the weekend of April 3rd. The event will serve as a valuable networking opportunity as well as an opportunity to sell shirts. Pieces from the FWI collection may be shown in the fashion show, and the event may also serve as the debut of the FWI documentary.
FWI Fashion Show, Design Hive's Green and Groovy event: April 5th, 1:00pm http://www.designhivemarket.com/
In celebration of Earth Day, FWI will adorn the runway with recycled fashions at Design Hive’s Green and Groovy extravaganza. The fashion show will debut pieces from FWI’s Spring Collection /Rē-ˈfa-shən/ and showcase the work of several local designers focused on the art of refashion: creating unique garment from recycled clothing and fabric.
FWI Spring Collection Launch Party: April 9th, 11:00am-2:00pm
To celebrate the debut of FWI’s Spring collection in the Simmons College Bookstore, FWI will be hosting a launch party on April 9th in the Fens, which will feature models wearing the collection, music and food.
Professor Susan Duffy
Help your women friends and colleagues achieve their leadership potential. Refer a friend to Simmons Executive Education today and you will be entered to win a Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, one of Simmons Leadership Development programs, or Professor Deborah Kolb’s book: Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success.
Refer a friend today!
Betty Riaz founder of the boutique Stil, “followed her heart” and opened a small retail boutique introducing unknown and exciting designers to “fashion-forward” women in Boston. With two stores, Betty wove her early experiences in fashion and retail, with her years of living abroad in Scandanavia, England and Switzerland and her own artistic sensibility, to fill a retail niche for women 20-55 who are looking to wear “something different.”
Monday, April 27, 2009, 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Room 501-502
Join us for an inspiring discussion with Vidula Sukhatme, founder of GlobalCures Inc, a nonprofit designed to bring alternative drug therapies to cancer patients. After her friend died of breast cancer, Sukhatme, trained as an epidemiologist, saw the enormous gap between what happening in basic scientific research and what was available in the market. Her organization is leading the worldwide effort to research therapies that have substantial scientific merit but for a variety of reasons are not being developed by other organizations, including the for-profit pharmaceutical companies.
Ms. Sukhatme is Simmons School of Management’s 2009 Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Monday April 6, 2009, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at The University of Massachusetts Lowell
As a member of the Simmons Community you are eligible for a $50 discount off registration when you enter Promo Code SCES09
Register today: http://summit.mvvf.org
The Women’s Economic Summit is the first of its kind, targeting an educated, influential audience of businesswomen and addressing the incredible impact of women on today’s economics.
Join Simmons at The Women’s Economic Summit. You will learn from some of the world’s leading experts on the economics of women, including:
*Dr. Deborah Kolb, Simmons School of Management’s internationally recognized negotiation expert
*Alison Maitland, co-author of Why Women Mean Business- Understanding the Emergence of our Next Economic Revolution
*Sharon Hadary, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Business Research
*Marie Cocco, award-winning columnist of the Washington Post
*Former Lt. Governor Evelyn Murphy, author of Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It.
Ride It Out:Assessing Your Career During An Economic Crisis Panel Discussion
Recent SOM graduates will be joining us for a panel discussion. The Alums will be sharing stories and answering questions about what their internship experiences were like. We are looking forward to having a wonderful conversation with them.
Guest speaker - Cheryl Damian
NSHMBA 2009 PANEL DISCUSSION & NETWORK RECEPTION
Women of ALPFA Luncheon
3rd Annual SOMAA Speaker Series
Part One: The State of the Economy
Date: Thursday, April 2
Part Two: Where Are The Jobs?
Date: Tuesday, April 14
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)
Second Annual Entrepreneurial Energy Expo: Powering a New Era of Innovation
Massachusetts Society of CPAs Career Fair/Networking Expo
Boston Career Fair
CSO Career Expo
1st Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair
Recent Job Postings – Visit Career Connect
Recent Internship Postings – Visit Career Connect
Market Trends Update from the Market Trends Guide
For more information on In-Demand Jobs and Market Trends visit the Simmons Career Resource Library and the new Market Trends section of the site.
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Staying Afloat in Today's Crowded Talent Pool
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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