January 14th, 2010
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 studentsí success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
Note from Mary D.
MBA Analogy for Mary D.'s Sports Fans!
Quote of the Week
New Member of the SOM Community
Course Number for Eastern European Travel Course
Photo Shoot for Simmons Magazine on January 26th
SIMMONS Student Ambassador Program (SAP)
Academic Program Office Staffing Updates
Deliverables for Fall Term
The Leadership Conference is Coming!
Social Entrepreneur Contest
Free Open Forum for SOM Students!
MBA Office Updates
Welcome back! It is hard to believe that your break is almost over, but the E-ship students have been in class all week and Foundations started last night with 39 women in the new class, one of our biggest classes in many years, so it is very exciting! As always, some great stories with the Name Game! A new term for returning students and a new beginning of the program for the January class of 2010. For my new students, the month of January will be full of adjustments as you start school and make room for your studies in already full work and personal lives. For the returning students, please take a moment for some honest self reflection of what worked and what didn’t in the fall term, what you need to continue or change in your study skills, time management, etc. It is a new beginning for everyone and make the most of it!
So much happened while you were away-Tiger, the horrible performance by the Patriots, the Winter classic at Fenway for the pro, college and high school teams, and much more. Often in your MBA program we talk about not letting up, patience, and perseverance. I was at the St. Sebastian’s/ Belmont Hill HS Hockey game at Fenway over the break where St. Seb’s was ahead 5-2 in the 3rd period and lost in overtime. It was a classic case of one team never losing sight of one goal at a time, staying focused, and continuing to do the things that made you a great hockey team, as they tied it with 15 seconds left. In your program, you will find you need to do the same things. Stay focused, work hard, never let up and never give up.
“May today mark the beginning of many new joys and accomplishments... and a continuation of all of the good things that you have already achieved.” -- Unknown
Amy Modini gave birth to a new son, Aaron Matthew Modini on November 30, 2009. He was 8 pounds 3 ounces and 20 3/4 inches. Amy and Aaron are both doing great!
Anyone interested in going to Eastern Europe should know that it will be a GSM 545 course, which means it is the cross cultural leadership course. If anyone going to UAE is interested in this course as well, you will need special permission from Deb Marlino, Associate Dean for faculty and Curriculum as it is really the same course but to a different region of the world. She is open to talking to students though!
If you see folks taking pictures on January 26, it is for the spring edition of the SIMMONS magazine. It is only week two of the semester, so you will still be smiling!
The SOM MBA Student Ambassador Program (SAP) was launched last spring and we need your help! As an MBA Student Ambassador you may be asked to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering to be a part of this initiative.
As you know, Darla has had a dual role in Admissions and the Program office. As she gears up for maternity leave within a month, please use Mary, Paula and Katlyn for all your questions and concerns until she returns from maternity leave. She is due within a month and we will keep you posted!
Are all in your mailboxes on the 2nd floor!
Simmons Graduate Student Volunteers Needed!
Interested in volunteering for the Simmons Leadership Conference on April 30? Attend this Info session on Wednesday, January 20 at 5:00 – 5:45 pm in M222 (SOM building).
Volunteering for the Conference requires the following commitment:
All volunteers will:
Volunteers are essential to our success. Your time and effort directly support Simmons College. All proceeds raised by the Leadership Conference support the Simmons Graduate scholarship fund.
For detailed information on the 2010 Simmons Leadership Conference, visit: http://www.simmons.edu/leadership
The University of Texas at Austin and Dell are searching for student social entrepreneurs to dream up ingenious ideas to change the world.
College students worldwide are invited to enter the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition for a chance to win $50,000 to turn their ideas into a new business or nonprofit with a mission to change lives for the better.
The deadline to enter is March 1, 2010. Students can submit their ideas online at http://www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com.
Along with students, citizens worldwide are invited to comment on, vote for and discuss the ideas in the online community forum.
The RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin introduced the Social Innovation Competition in 2006, awarding more than $200,000 in prizes to student social entrepreneurs. The RGK Center builds knowledge about nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and volunteerism, and prepares students and practitioners to make effective contributions to their communities.
Summer Registration: Cancellations, Changes, and Additions
· Financial Accounting will add a section this summer. Managerial Accounting is likely now to be added as a fall night section.
· Travel Courses: MBA students are now eligible to enroll in the MGMT 245 Cross Cultural Leadership travel course to Eastern Europe for the full 12 days at $3200 or for 8 days at $2800. The whole trip covers Berlin, St. Petersburg and Moscow. The 8 day trip covers Berlin and St. Petersburg. Students will also have the tuition costs as well. This is a 3 credit elective. Please contact Prof. Gupta or Mary D if you are interested in enrolling for this elective.
· MGMT 247: Intro to Emerging Markets will be opened to MBA students as a 2 credit elective. It is listed as an UG course but will have its deliverables ramped up to be MBA level. This is a terrific opportunity for students wanting a global perspective course and is a weekend compressed course as well! Vipin is also contemplating adding a couple of sessions specifically for MBA students who enroll sometime in March or April. You should contact Paula if you are interested in this elective.
Changes: QA-Delete February 6 (Saturday) and add April 29. This will now clear up the Gender and Leadership conflict as well!
Cancellations: Public Speaking has been cancelled due to low enrollment but will be offered this summer.
FREE EVENT OPEN TO SOM STUDENTS
THIS FRIDAY EVENING, JAN 15
Forum with Lisa Lorimer, the founder and former CEO of Vermont Bread Company
Friday, January 15, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Simmons College School of Management
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Wine and cheese to follow
Lisa’s talk will center on the new book she co-authored with Margot Fraser, founder and CEO of Birkenstock, USA “Dealing with the Tough Stuff: Practical Wisdom for Running a Values-Driven Business.” The book offers personal insights, advice, stories, and tools for overcoming common and not-so-common challenges in the world of mission-driven business.
RSVP to Lori Johnston
Lori.email@example.com or Call 617-259-1767
Boston Professional Chapter of NAWMBA SOCIAL!
Date: Tuesday, January 19
Please join us for our first professional chapter event of 2010, and bring a guest! You'll enjoy social networking with members and guests, complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.
Network your way to success
Date: Tuesday, January 19
Anyone, regardless of how shy or outgoing, can network successfully to grow their business. In fact, today it is a necessary business skill. In this fast-paced session you will join Marilyn Edelson of OnTrack Coaching to learn:
Career Paths in Therapeutic Life Sciences Companies
Date: January 27th, 2010
Join us for a night of networking among companies and fellow students to build your connections in the life sciences industry. This panel event will feature life sciences leaders from Boston area companies involved in the development of therapeutics for the treatment of human diseases (Amplicea Therapeutics, FORMA Therapeutics, Genzyme & Novartis). The panelists will share their experiences and insights into their career paths, lessons learned, and emerging industry trends for students to consider as they contemplate their future careers.
SOM: CSR & SUSTAINABILITY
10 Climate Trends That Will Shape Business in 2010
Green Teams: Engaging Employees in Sustainability
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference www.connectionmiami.com
TALENT ACQUISITION EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
We have received excellent feedback from students and graduates who have met with our new Talent Acquisition Executive-In-Residence, Lauri Rich. SOM students & graduates benefit from Lauri’s expertise in sourcing, evaluating and hiring candidates in today’s competitive marketplace. She brings over 20 years of experience working with top financial services, healthcare and nonprofit organizations, among other sectors. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lauri directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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