March 18, 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 students’ success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
Information This Week
Note from Mary D
Quotes of the Week
Summer Schedule Updates
Credits For Graduation Clarification
The 2 vs 3 credit option after Summer 2010
Join the MGMA!
SOM Students in the News
Upcoming Track Meetings with Mary D.
Grad Assistant Needed in Student Life Office
Help HBP test new Change Management green business Simulation
Changing the Face and Shape of the Fashion Industry: A Young Entrepreneur's Story
MBA Office Updates
There is no note this week, as Mary D. is on vacation!
“I'm not old enough to play baseball or football. I'm not eight yet. My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren't going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldn't need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I'll just hit them out of the park. Then I'll be able to walk." ~Edward J. McGrath, Jr.
"I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day." ~Abraham Lincoln
E-ship Practicum and Managing High Growth: first class now May 14 for Practicum and May 15-17 for MHG.
Masters in Communications Management summer courses open to MBA students. 4 credit courses will count as 3 cr MBA electives.
· MCM 451 - Integrated Marketing Communications
Focuses on the marketing concepts and methods needed to capture fragmented customer-centric markets. Emphasizes the need to integrate all marketing communications, including public relations and advertising.
· MCM 488M - Organizational Comm. and Cult-TRAVEL COURSE-ITALY
Examines several types of organizational communication, including marketing communications, public relations, crisis communications, and managerial communication, as they are practiced in Italy and the U.S. Focuses specifically on how culture shapes the practice of organizational communication. Includes lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and field trips. Offered in Rome during a two-week period in summer session. 05/17/2010 - 05/28/2010
GSM 550 B, Human Resources is now eligible for the 2 or 3 credit option. It will need to be declared by the first class.
Students with the IT/Finance Conflict
HCA 522- Health Info Systems is being taught on Monday nights from May 17th- July 12th, 5:30-8:30pm. Attached is the syllabus from last summer. Marty Belscher-former CIO at Emerson taught it in summer 2009. This Summer 2010 course has been approved by Deb Marlino and Mary Finlay to count towards the SOM IT course degree requirement.
GSM 559 B Public Speaking
Please know that Public Speaking is not on the schedule for next year as an elective, so if you are really hoping to take it, you should think about it for this summer!
For students that started in January 08 or earlier and took Econ for 3 cr, have SDM/Strat 1 for one credit, and are not required to take IT, you will all be cleared to graduate with 47 credits! We took the credit from Econ and the credit from SDM to make the 2 credits for IT, so you are one short, and will be ok!
We had a great question on whether after Sept. 1, there will be any flexibility to take a 3 cr elective for 2 credits and the answer is no! As of September 1, all electives will be 3 credits and students will need to take electives for all 3 credits. This is the last summer of the 2 or 3 credit option.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Get a head-start on being a part of this growing field by joining the association as a student member. Jump start your health care career using the resources and networking that MGMA offers for only $35 a year. Here are a few of the benefits student members enjoy:
Career resources and job database
Access to the EBSCO Health Business article database containing more than 450 health care administration journals Research assistance and advice from MGMA's library professionals Discussion forums and member-created e-groups Discounted registration on 100+ educational programs offered annually
To join or learn more, visit www.mgma.com/join. Contact MGMA if you have questions toll-free, 877.275.6462, ext. 1888.
Kelly Fox has been asked to be the keynote at the Athena Award luncheon in Attleboro later this month and will address about 125 people on leadership!
March 29, 5pm, New January 2010 students
March 30, 12 noon, day students
31, 5pm, returning evening students
Pizza will be provided!
The Student Life Office would like to hire a student worker to begin in mid-late March. We currently have a grad assistant in our office that will be graduating in December 2010 and a senior nursing student that will be graduating in May 2010. Ideally, we would like to find an adult student that can work 8-10 hrs. the remainder of the spring semester, help with coverage over the summer, and continue with our office in the fall and beyond. I would like to seek your help for recommendations.
Below are some responsibilities of this position:
Answer the phone in a professional manner and have the ability to be resourceful in the moment to answer questions or direct calls to the appropriate person/department.
Portray confidence and professionalism as the first point of contact for students, parents, faculty, and staff coming into the office.
Work on projects as assigned, handle confidential student information, bulletin board management, and website management (RedDot). The student does not need to have prior experience using RedDot.
Overall, we would like to find a responsible student that enjoys interacting with students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis and can handle working in a fast-paced environment. There are times when the student will be responsible covering the front office in my absence.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I welcome all recommendations and will be in touch with the students the week after spring break. Thank you in advance for your help.
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) is
seeking volunteers to participate in the beta testing of our new online
Change Management simulation on Wednesday, March 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm at
Harvard Business School. Can you persuade colleagues to adopt green
initiatives at a sunglass manufacturer? Explore how your influence,
urgency and resources impact your success as a change agent.
Please note you must provide your own laptop (wireless-enabled; browser; Flash 9 plug-in).
A $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com
will be provided to all testers.
This usability beta test will allow you to
give valuable feedback on an in-progress version of our change management
simulation. This test is open to undergrad, MBA, and/or doctoral
business students with an interest in business simulations. Knowledge
in organizational behavior is useful, but not required.
· Please confirm your plan to attend by emailing email@example.com (include your school affiliation and use “Request to participate in CM Sim Beta-SOM” as the subject). Space is limited. If you are confirmed you will be sent specific directions.
· Wednesday, March 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Harvard Business School (be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the test starts)
· NOTE: this test is NOT at Harvard Business Publishing in Watertown
· Laptop: ethernet and/or wireless-enabled; browser; Flash 9 plug-in
Wednesday, March 24, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Changing the Face and Shape of the Fashion Industry: A Young Entrepreneur's Story
Meet bestselling author and entrepreneur Ben Barry, who founded the Ben Barry agency out of the basement of his home at age 14. Barry is helping to rewrite the fashion industry’s rules on beauty with a new paradigm that includes models of all sizes, ages, and races.
Internship Search Drop-In: Sharing Needs and Leads
DATES: March 29, April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3, & May 10
New – Join the CSO list serve to receive internship (and search-related) announcements! If you are interested, please email Georgette to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOLLOW THE CSO ON TWITTER! simmons_mba_cso
Mass Innovation Nights
JOBNOB BOSTON (Simmons SOM is participating sponsor!)
*Check out Jobnob’s Chicago Event here: http://www.youtube.com/user/jobnobdotcom
Special Invitation for International Students and New Grads!
Join Dan Beaudry, author of, “Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States” for a look into how international students can find jobs in the United States. What you hear might surprise you: stay away from job boards, don’t invest time wrestling with HR, speak for yourself instead of through a resume, and other unusual ideas. Dan is the former head of campus recruiting for Monster.com, and now directs the careers division of international education media company QS.
SIMMONS CAREER EDUCATION CENTER (CEC) CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Innovation Forum - Greater Boston's Clean Tech Cluster
Moderated by: Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe
New in 2010, this breakfast forum will feature prominent leaders from business and government in the dynamic and growing fields of clean energy, life sciences, biotechnology and high technology. The first Innovation Forum of 2010 will feature leaders from Greater Boston's clean tech industry for a discussion on the economic impact of the local clean tech cluster on our region and the prospects for continued growth.
CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Boston’s NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair www.psijobfair.com
International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2010 www.bcccc.net
Global Health & Innovation Conference www.uniteforsight.org/conference
Women MBAs 2010 Virtual Career Fair! www.womenmbavirtualcareerfair.com
Women for Hire Expo www.womenforhire.com/career_expos/spring_2010/boston
Good Jobs, Green Jobs: 2010 Green Innovation Expo www.greenjobsconference.org
RECENT INTERNSHIP AND JOB POSTINGS
NOTE: PLEASE LET LISA OR GEORGETTE KNOW IF YOU WILL BE APPLYING FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS, OR OTHERS ON CAREER CONNECT!
INTERESTING CAREER ARTICLES
Job Seekers - Tell your readers WIFT (What's In it For Them)
Does your resume tell your audience WIFM (What's In it For ME - the candidate), or does your resume describe WIFT (What's In it For Them - the hiring company)? Unfortunately, most of the resumes I see now, and have seen through out my career are the WIFM variety, and fail to capture the hiring manager's attention ... because quite frankly, the hiring manager isn't so concerned about what you want. The hiring manager is primarily concerned about WIFT - what their company wants.
Work Smart: How to Make Procrastination Productive
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