May 20th, 2010
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MBA Office Updates
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!
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.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
Darla returns from maternity leave on May 26 and we will be really glad to have her back!
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
Senior Foreign Correspondent for NPR's Foreign Desk
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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617-266-7534 ext. 105
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Reinventing your career for new economies:
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
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:
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!
Possible times: June 26 & 27th or July 10th &11th
Mass Innovation Nights
CONFERENCES AND EXTERNAL CAREER FAIRS
Sustainable Brands ’10 www.sustainablelifemedia.com
FORTÉ MBA Women’s Conference www.fortefoundation.org
2010 Financial Services FAST Track Conference: How a Career in Financial Services Can Work For You www.fortefoundation.org
ALPFA National Convention
Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Fair www.asianmba.org
National Black MBA Conference www.nbmbaa.org
National Association of Women MBAs Conference www.mbawomen.org
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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