March 26th, 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
As I have talked with students this week, clearly everyone is relieved that many exams are over, but it is also evident that people are tired, can’t wait for the weekend, and need a burst of energy to get through next week. The light at the end of this tunnel will get brighter for sure, but you have worked really hard to get to this point in the semester or your program. Do not let yourself get into a negative place that becomes unfocused and unproductive. For some of you, this could be a moment that requires you to dig a little deeper into your personal reservoir of strength to find the energy to study and focus on what is coming next week. Stay positive, take a moment this weekend and do something for yourself-whether that is going for a run, having dinner with friends or family, or whatever it is that always makes you feel better afterwards.
The Tennessee women’s team went down in the first round of the playoffs last weekend. First time ever that a defending champion lost in the first round. Tennessee was beaten by a good team, but something went wrong on that day, in that moment and they unfortunately didn’t have a second chance. In your MBA program, lots of points are on the table during the semester but don’t underestimate the importance of your best effort on each of them. For me, one lesson is always take nothing and no one for granted and never look too far down the road that you forget about the task at hand. Give it 100% each and every time you go into class, take a test, prep a case, work on a project. Each piece ends up contributing to your ultimate goal of learning the most you can and getting your MBA. But losing your focus might have some consequences that make it difficult to recover.
“There are no short cuts to any place worth going."-- Beverly Sills
"The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." -- Mark Twain
SDM and Strategy are a combined course under two different course numbers this summer. If you have taken SDM but not Strategy, you must register for SDM and will get a full tuition refund for those two credits. Fiona is aware that there are a couple of students that had the pre-req’s to take SDM last summer, and is planning to work with these students as a group. It is very important for your overall Strategy course experience that you take SDM.
BGGE A, March 27, class will be 12-3pm instead of 11-2pm.
SDM starts Monday, March 30.
No CSR Thursday, April 2.
CSR Sunday, April 5, 1-5pm.
Managerial Accounting will have a double session on Wednesday, April 1st.
Reminder that IT Management is a required course for all students that entered as of Fall 08 and later. It is an elective course for all other students.
CSR is now closed with a waiting list started.
Students finishing degree requirements in August meeting with the SOM Deans and Registrar, Tuesday, April 7, 5-5:50pm.
Please come to a meeting on Tuesday, April 7 from 5-5:50pm with Mary D, Deborah Merrill-Sands, Deb Marlino and Donna Dolan, our college registrar to discuss final plans regarding graduation.
There will be a track meeting for day students on April 8th at noon in room M223. Pizza will be served!
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The guide profiles graduate programs with Net Impact chapters, providing the student perspective on environmental and social themes in curriculum, extra-curricular activities, alumni networks, and career services. Last year's guide featured profiles of more than 60 programs, including the SOM, and input from more than 1,500 students. You can download the 2008 guide at www.netimpact.org/bizschoolguide.
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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!
Updates Regarding GSM 503B and GSM 512B
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.
Updates on Building Issues
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!
Recognition to Paula
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!
Room Locations for Susan Hass's Rescheduled Classes
Wednesday, April 1st: 10am -12pm, in room M223 (Make-up for Day Section)
MBA Perspectives: Business Focus Must Change
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.
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.
Please join President Helen Drinan and Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands to celebrate the opening of the School of Management and Academic Building on Sunday, May 3rd from 10:00am-12:30pm. Come enjoy the company of fellow students and staff, faculty, and alumnae as we celebrate the new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.
To register for the event, please call 800-246-0573 by April 17th
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Hult International Business School,
Register @ www.democampboston.org
IgniteChange is a forum for the community to share their ideas on how to apply innovation and creativity to solve social issues currently impacting both our local and global communities. The socially-focused, sustainable enterprises may be non-profit, for-profit, or somewhere in between. Presenters can focus on any subject area, such as energy, the environment, health, or technology
IgniteChange is made up of two important parts:
1. The presentations from those in the community
2. Connecting people with each other
How it works
IgniteChange will follow the 5x5 format. Presenters will have 5 mins to present (5 minutes - max 20 slides which will rotate automatically at equal intervals (ie. 10 slides 30 sec/slide; 20 slide = 15 sec/slide) followed by5 minutes for questions from the audience.
Please visit our website for more details.
Fashion With Impact-- Update!
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
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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.
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Simmons School of Management's Leading Women Entrepreneur Series Presents Betty Riaz, founder of Stil
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.”
Simmons School of Management's Leading Women Entrepreneur Series Presents Vidula Sukhatme, Award Winning Founder of GlobalCures Inc.
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.
CEC Presents: Careers in Public Health Panel
Public health professionals who represent multiple fields will speak about employment and internship opportunities in research, community practice, education, and health administration.
3rd Annual SOMAA Speaker Series
Dates: April 2 & 14
Part One: The State of the Economy
Part Two: Where Are The Jobs?
Boston Women in Finance 2009 Entrepreneur Panel
EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Boston’s NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair
Boston Healthcare Career Fair
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
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Demand down for foreign worker visas
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