January 28th, 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!
Quotes of the Week
Schedule Updates for Next Week
Congratulations To Siva Subramanian!
Simmons Graduate Student Volunteers Needed!
MBA Office Updates
The majority of courses are underway now and the day section of Negotiations is actually finished! We have started the conversations with all students about the rollout of concentrations for Fall 2010 and know we need another round to discuss more logistics, but also what it means to open our courses to other graduate students around the College and potentially the local MBA programs. We know that this conversation needs further discussion and Deb and I are committed to hosting those conversations. We appreciate the candor you have expressed so far, but the general sense is that concentrations are a great direction to pursue. There has also been a good size group of students asking that non profit not be delayed as a concentration and included in the initial offerings, so we are putting that discussion back on the table for the faculty!
I had a great hallway conversation with Jane Mooney about this area of the update and she offered the following reflection for this week. We were talking about the start of a new semester and she reminded me of the NY marathon where the Derartu Tulu turned to the defending champion that was struggling and said “we can do it”, and then waited for her and then ran with her for a while inspiring her to keep going. Tulu also won the race! We talked about collaborative competition and that it is possible to use partnerships and relationships so that everyone comes out ahead and feels empowered by the process. You have many opportunities within the program to learn this notion of collaborative competition through each of your courses, your teams and your peers. Thanks Jane for giving me this analogy!
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."-- Robert Collier
"If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else."-- Yogi Berra
Negotiations B has its weekend module this upcoming weekend, Friday night and Saturday, 10-1pm.
BGGE meets on Saturday from 10-1pm.
M. Accounting day and evening is meeting on Sunday afternoon, 1:30-4:30pm.
Sivakama Subramanian, a current MBA student that is finishing up this spring found out today that she passed the level one CFA exam. Only 34% of all December test takers passed, making it really a wonderful accomplishment!
Interested in volunteering for the Simmons Leadership Conference on April 30? Attend this Info session on Tuesday, February 2 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.
There is a student initiative underway to have an SOM chapter or similar student group working on the MBA Oath that has become popular at many business schools. Dana Weller is leading this initiative and will work with the Net Impact chapter to see if we can launch it at the SOM. She has also met with the Dean who is very excited about this initiative!
New Americorp Student Leaders in Service Positions Now Available
SIMMONS Student Ambassador Program (SAP)
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.
Social Entrepreneur Contest
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.
One day – two events
Join the Career Services Office for a quick review and practice of your “elevator speech” — what you might say to a company representative in the time you were riding an elevator together. It should be short but compelling, and most students find practice is the key to perfecting it!
One day – two events
Join Elaine Berke, founder of JobSmartz.net, for an interactive workshop focused on making connections while you’re networking, and positioning yourself with confidence.
JobSmartz.net is a service of EBI Consulting specializing in university to employment career strategies and professional skills to help students, grads, and alumni compete successfully for jobs in 21st century organizations.
Innovation Economy Industry Expo: Exploring and Thriving
According to the New York Times, “Many of the great job creators of the past 25 years are companies that were barely visible in 1980 or even nonexistent: Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Starbucks, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Genentech, Medtronic and others. All of them were founded by entrepreneurs and are run by innovative leaders. Their ingenuity created the jobs boom in those years and enabled them to dominate global markets for their products.”
For those of you thinking about career advancement and/or a career transition in 2010, don’t miss this opportunity to meet some of the state’s hottest entrepreneurial ventures.
5:00-6:10pm Industry Expo: Meet with Representatives from Entrepreneurial Ventures
Sponsored by SOM Career Services Office in partnership with the SOM Entrepreneurship Program.
SOM: CSR & SUSTAINABILITY
Lighting: A Path to a Greener Bottom Line
The Green Guide to Obama's State of the Union Address
CONFERENCES & CAREER FAIRS
Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference www.connectionmiami.com
Boston’s NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair www.psijobfair.com
Recent JOB Postings -
Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Study Asks: Who Has Easy Path to Top?
Jobs will feature more women in charge by 2018
Alerts, Announcements and Events from Technology are all available through the my.simmons portal.