March 25th, 2010
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Information This Week
Note from Mary D
Quotes of the Week
Save the Date: April 13th, 2010 from 4:30pm-6pm for UAE Presentations!
Access to Garage on Saturday, April 3rd
Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter and Invitations
Summer Schedule: The Econ Conflict on August 4 with IT and Finance
Summer Schedule: Communications Strategies and Public Speaking
CSR panel/LGA Conflict
Brown Bag Lecture: Redefining Gender Research
CWE Breakfast at the State House 2010
MBA Office Updates
I was in Disney last week and we had a blast, but it is hard not to think about Disney as a business. Disney is a great case study of so many different parts of your MBA education. From its global brand to having every ride dump into a retail store, to fulfilling its original mission of having a place where families and friends could go to have fun, to the magnitude of its operations when you think of how they manage lines, Fast passes, crowd control as examples. When we were there it did rain a few days, but every cash register had umbrellas and ponchos on the days it is scheduled to rain, all located in the exact same place! I also love to think about things like how many cheeseburgers or ice cream sandwiches they serve every day, because the scale is enormous!
March Madness started while I was away and you have to love the fact that there have been so many upsets already in this tournament. I had Kansas winning the whole tournament and that bracket is shot, but Kansas was clearly outplayed. The upsets of Kansas, Georgetown, Villanova, Wisconsin, to name just a few of them, are wonderful testimonials about working as a team with a common goal, believing in yourself and confidence in your ability to compete with anyone. Tonite you will see #14 Cornell take on #1 Kentucky. How cool is the fact that Cornell even made it to the sweet 16 and are going up against a basketball powerhouse and people are giving them a chance to win! If they have a shot at winning, they will have to stay focused, stay on task, and never give up. At this point of the semester, you also need to stay focused and stay on task. This tournament is my favorite tournament of the year and next week we should have some new stories!
"Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success."--Brian Adams
”It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.” --Walt Kelly
UAE Study Abroad course students will share learning and pictures from their trip on Tuesday, April 13th from 4:30-6pm in M222! Come join them!
There will be a large crane in the main driveway on Saturday, April 3 from about 6 am to 5 pm. No traffic will be able to use the main driveway off Avenue Louis Pasteur to enter the campus during this time. The garage will remain open. There will be 3 Simmons police detail officers to help direct cars to the Palace road driveway to enter and exit the garage during this time.
As many of you know, one of the wonderful benefits of AACSB accreditation is the eligibility to start a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at Simmons. BGS is the academic equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa at other schools. It is an academic honor society based on the top 10% of the UG management students and 20% of the MBA students. Many of you saw Prof. Linda Boardman Liu and/or Dean Deb Marlino visiting classes over the last week announcing all the students that have been invited. The ceremony will be on April 22 and all students are welcome to attend!
If you have not registered, please register ASAP. We will start making decisions on running or cancelling electives next week and we want to make sure we have accurate data!
We have resolved the econ conflict on August 4! Please remove Econ from Wednesday, August 4 and add Saturday, 7/24, 11-2pm.
June 8 is an on line class for Public Speaking and a face to face class for Comm Strat. This is appearing in the system as a conflict, but it is not!! Please email Katlyn and she can register you into the other class!
The CSR panel is a requirement of all LGA students to attend, so if you are being blocked in the system because it is telling you there is a conflict, send an email to Katlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it fixed! This is also not a real conflict!
The Center for Gender in Organizations invites you to the Brown Bag Lecture "Redefining Gender Research" with Entrepreneur Scholar in Residence Helene Ahl of Jönköping University in Jönköping, Sweden. The lecture will be held from Thursday, April 8, from 12:30-2 in M-337 (Faculty Conference Room). Please bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.
Summer Schedule Updates
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!
Credits For Graduation Clarification
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!
The 2 vs 3 credit option after Summer 2010
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.
Join the MGMA!
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.
SOM Students in the News
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!
Help HBP test new Change Management
green business Simulation
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
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
Simmons – Women MBA’s Networking Group
Monday, March 29 from 5-6pm in M222
Join us at one of the informational meetings- learn how to expand your network, connect with a mentor, and attend conferences to grow professionally.
Bring your drink! We’ll bring the snacks!
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.
NSHMBA BOSTON 2010 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
**They are looking for 10 MBA Students to volunteer at this event to welcome guest as they arrive. If you are interested please email email@example.com ASAP**
This panel discussion will give you insights to assess your career during these times.
Panelist will represent a broad range of industries and companies including:
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.
Mass Innovation Nights
CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Asia Business Conference www.asiabusinessconference.org/2010/
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!
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