May 20th, 2010



Headings marked in BLUE represent new information. Headings marked in PURPLE represent old information.

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.

New Information This Week

Note from Mary D
Sports Analogies for Those Students That Like Them!
Quotes of the week
Darla Returns!
2nd Floor Student Fridge

MBA Office Updates


Note From Mary D.

The summer term is officially underway and by the end of the first week, financial accounting will already be a quarter of the way done given they met three times this week! The fall schedule information will be out around June 4 and you will register around June 15th. Final tweaks are going in, but it is just about done!! For my students graduating in August, it sometimes is hard to get yourself geared up for this final semester, and each of you will have a moment where you are excited to graduate but have some bittersweet moments as you begin to reflect that the time with your classmates is counting down to August 12. It is very normal to have mixed feelings, but excitement about graduation usually prevails!

Sports Analogies for Those Students That Like Them!

I was listening to sports radio this morning and they were talking about golf, one of my favorite sports, and one of the guys said, every time you step up to hit the ball, it is a chance to do better! I thought, that is a great analogy for everyone entering summer term. Every class, every question, every paper, and every exam is a chance to do better than you did before, and like golf, you have lots of chances to build on things going well and make adjustments when things go a little haywire.

Quote of the week-- By Jim Rohn

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Darla Returns!

Darla returns from maternity leave on May 26 and we will be really glad to have her back!

2nd Floor Student Fridge

Please clean out your stuff from the fridge on the second floor by Friday, May 28th. If you do not clean it out before then, it will get thrown out. Thank you!

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF invites you to the third event in the 2009-2010 Women's Luncheon Series 

A Journalist's Perspective:

 The Effects of War on Women and Children in Iraq


Anne Garrels 

  Senior Foreign Correspondent for NPR's Foreign Desk 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 
12:30-2:00 p.m.
The Hampshire House
84 Beacon Street, Boston

Seating is very limited. Early response is suggested.

 Complimentary valet parking is available.

To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please call 617-266-7534 x105 or email

About Anne Garrels

Anne Garrels is a senior foreign correspondent for NPR's foreign desk. She covered Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime and through the U.S. invasion and its aftermath, and earned international recognition in 2003 by being one of 16 U.S. journalists to remain in Baghdad during the U.S. bombing. Her vivid, around-the-clock reports from the city under siege gave listeners remarkable insight into the impact of the war and the challenges to come. Her experiences in Baghdad are chronicled in her book Naked in Baghdad (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 2003).

Garrels, who first arrived in Iraq in 2002 under Saddam Hussein, led NPR's coverage there until 2008. Her reports anticipated and documented the sectarian violence; she traveled the country working independently as well as embedding with U.S. forces.

Since September 11, 2001, Garrels has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East. Before covering the Middle East, she concentrated on the former Soviet Union and its successor states for many years. Garrels has put a human face on conflict, combining experience in the field with a sharp understanding of the policy debates in Washington.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF 

420 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

617-266-7534 ext. 105



Career Services Updates


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Reinventing your career for new economies:
OPEN career fair and networking night             
Date: May 21, 2010
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 500 Boylston St, 14th Floor, Boston, MA
Register and more details:

Lauren Celano, co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers will be speaking on the power of networking for career success.  The event will be focused on opportunities in technology and life sciences.  The event will be organized into two tracks: a student track as well as a current industry employee track to discuss career opportunities for each type of individual. 


Networking Cocktail Reception
Greater Boston Professional Chapter of NAWMBA
Date:  Tuesday May 25
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Ivy Restaurant, 49 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Price:           $15 (The prices include hors d'oeuvres and there will be cash bar.)

Join us for a great networking event at Ivy Restaurant. Please bring plenty of business cards. Meet and greet the new leadership team of the National Association of Women MBAs Boston Chapter! Unwind over cocktails, grab a bite to eat, and help us celebrate the beginning of our new fiscal year.


Cleantech Focus Boston:
Navigating cleantech growth in China & India
Date: Thursday, June 10
For more information visit

Join the New England Clean Energy Council for a one-day event dedicated to navigating cleantech growth in China and India. Attend Cleantech Focus Boston to make connections and gain intelligence that will allow your company to take advantage of vast opportunities for cross-border cooperation.


Your Personal Brand isn't complete without a great head shot!
If enough women are interested, we will bring Carla Osberg, SOM Leadership Conference photographer, to the SOM this summer to take professional portraits. You'll get 2-4 high and low resolution images that you can use online or in print publications. Please email Jen if you are interested at Details follow.

Possible times: June 26 & 27th or July 10th &11th
                       Please email date preference to Jen at
Location: Simmons School of Management
Photo Package: 2-4 images high (print) and low res (Web) headshots 
Estimated cost if enough are interested is $250.00 per person.
Examples of previous headshots:


Mass Innovation Nights
Mass Innovation Nights connect Massachusetts-based innovators with the marketplace using social media. The monthly Launch Parties (second Wednesday of the month) and networking events are FREE for everyone — companies and guests alike.  All we ask is that guests help spread the word about cool new products they see at our events.  Blog, Tweet (#MIN), Facebook, LinkedIn or tell a neighbor or a friend (yes, in person, you know, talking…)



Sustainable Brands ’10
June 7-10, at the Monterey conference center, Monterey CA

FORTÉ MBA Women’s Conference
June 18-19, Chicago, IL

2010 Financial Services FAST Track Conference: How a Career in Financial Services Can Work For You
June 24-25, at the Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City

ALPFA National Convention
July 31- August 4, at Lake Buena Vista, FL (Disney)

Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair
August 26-28, in New York City

National Black MBA Conference
September 21-25, in Los Angeles, CA

National Association of Women MBAs Conference
October 1-2, in Louisville, Kentucky



  • Analyst Intern  @ e-Dialog
  • Marketing Intern @ IDG
  • Prosperity Candle Marketing Internship @ Prosperity Candle
  • Social Media Content Developer Internship @ The Think Big Project
  • Department of Athletics Ticket Office Internship @ Harvard University           
  • Life Sciences Internship Challenge @ The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center


JOB Postings

  • Program Manager, Supporting IT Professionals @ Forrester Research
  • Marketing Manager @ The Marketing Communications Collaborative
  • Outsourcing Program Manager  @ Millipore Corporation           
  • Associate Director for Operations  @ Simmons College
  • Manager of Corporate, Foundation & Government Giving  @ The Center for Women & Enterprise 

Visit Career Connect for all the latest internship and job posts.  
As a reminder, please keep your Career Connect profile up to date. If you forgot your username and password, please contact Please do not re-register yourself as past information about you will be lost.


Career transitions
How workers acquire new skills or update old ones will often depend on their ages. For young workers, graduate school and a second degree might provide the avenue to a new career. For older workers, a better answer might be short-term training that gets them to work quickly.

What Chief Executives Really Want
A survey from IBM's Institute for Business Value shows that CEOs value one leadership competency above all others. Can you guess what it is?


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Library Updates

News from the Library:
Current Library Hours:
 January 19th - May 8th
         o Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 11:00pm
         o Friday: 7:30am - 8:00pm
         o Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
         o Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

New from the Library: Schedule a research appointment online.
Starting a research project and don?t know where to begin?
In the middle of researching and not finding what you need?
Struggling with a library resource? Go to the Library home page and click on the link that says Book a Research Appointment Online.  Your request will be answered and scheduled asap!

Popular Research Clinics available on Wednesdays from 2-4.Drop in!
Are you writing a research paper? Drop by one of our on-going clinics in L225 for individual assistance with any stage of the research or writing process. Clinics will be staffed by a Writing Center tutor and a reference librarian to help you with things such as:

   * finding books, articles, and high-quality websites on your topic
   * searching electronic databases
   * evaluating the quality of your information sources
   * organizing your information and ideas
   * conveying your argument clearly
   * using APA, MLA, or other documentation styles
   * avoiding plagiarism
No appointment necessary! Drop by with a few quick questions, or stay longer for more extensive help. Or just come in to use a computer and work on your paper, knowing that professional assistance is conveniently nearby.

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Technology Information

Alerts, Announcements and Events from Technology are all available through the my.simmons portal.

  • For other tip sheets and descriptions of technology resources visit We even have some podcasts on iTunes U.
  • Need help with your computer?  Sign up for a Technology Self Help Clinic by calling (617-521.-2222) or emailing
  • Media Services has a variety of equipment is available for you to borrow including laptops and cameras:
  • The Technology Desk on the 1st floor of the Beatley Library Information Commons is staffed with Simmons students eager to help you use the computers and study rooms available to you throughout the Library. This includes the Media Viewing and Listening Room, where you may watch or listen to DVDs, VHS tapes, and broadcasts.


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