May 27th, 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 students’ 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
Congratulations to Professor Lynda Moore
Fall Semester Excel Teaching Assistant for UG Financial Accounting and MBA QA
Memorial Day

MBA Office Updates

Note From Mary D.

As we head into the first true weekend of the summer, I want to remind you all to figure out a way to stay on top of your work and enjoy the zillion graduations, weddings and BBQ’s that start to happen at this time of the year. The one thing I know for sure is that it is almost impossible to not do any work on the weekends and be successful in school. Life is about choices and the amount of work you put into school directly correlates to what you will get out of it. For those of you on team projects this summer, you have a responsibility to them as well to pull your share of the work.  I urge you to figure out a balance and make good choices about important family and friend events, work and school. You will have people yapping at you all summer to forget about school and join them. Plan, plan and then plan some more so that you can do it all!

Sports Analogies for Those Students That Like Them!

I watched the Celtics/Magic game last night and was struck by two things. Horrible officiating, the power of momentum, and the Magic climb back up the proverbial hill. The correlation to the officiating was our choices about what to do when faced with decisions you don’t agree with that directly affect you. Last night we saw the range of responses..trying to discuss it, walking away and not reacting, spouting off and then getting tossed out of the game. I would urge you to always think before you respond, put things in drafts folders before you send off a scathing email response, stay professional and level headed. Momentum is a crazy thing and it has definitely switched towards Orlando. For you, it could be a good grade on your Accounting quiz or Finance homework, or making a huge leap in Markstrat because of a decision you made. But, the downside is to take nothing for granted, and future success is never guaranteed. Hard work, preparation and execution is what it will determine outcomes. Let’s hope the Celtics put it together tomorrow night.

Quotes of the week

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” -Earl Nightingale

“When you're successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you.” -Annie Lennox

Congratulations to Professor Lynda Moore

I am pleased to announce that Professor Lynda L. Moore has been appointed Senior Scholar for Global Gender and Inclusive Leadership with the Center for Gender in Organizations. This one year appointment recognizes Professor Moore’s substantive and pioneering scholarship in studies of women leaders, and gender, diversity and inclusion across cultures.

Professor Moore’s body of research provides cross cultural and global perspectives in the study of women’s leadership identity and behavior. Her publications examine ethnocentric research models and the development of inclusive and global leadership theory. Recent studies have included research on women leaders in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, and India. Additional research includes the examination of gender, diversity and inclusion in Muslim majority countries. Her extensive publications appear in US and international journals, and have examined women in management and diversity, women entrepreneurs with an emphasis on women of color, and studies of women leaders and family business in a global context.

Professor Moore was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach and conduct research on corporate women leaders in the United Arab Emirates.  She teaches gender, leadership and inclusion at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. In addition, her contribution to the field of leadership research and practice resulted in her recent appointment as a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation, UK, the oldest leadership development organization in the UK.

Please join me in congratulating Lynda on this position.

Fall Semester Excel Teaching Assistant for UG Financial Accounting and MBA QA

The SOM is looking to hire a TA that is extremely proficient in excel and looking to get some teaching experience for the Fall 2010 semester. We are looking to hire an MBA student from September –December, to help in excel labs at both the UG and GR level. Students should forward resumes to Mary D. Pay is $15 per hour up to 100 hours for the semester by June 5.

Memorial Day

The SOM Building will be closed on Memorial Day, and students will not have swipe access to buildings when they are closed.

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!



Career Services Updates


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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.

Girls in Tech
June 17
Microsoft, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
To register & to see list of speakers visit

Girls in Tech Boston is excited to announce our first biotech focused event, coming up on Thursday, June 17th at the Microsoft NERD Center. We have a truly fantastic line-up of speakers from a wide range of biotech companies, and we'll be announcing our moderator in the coming weeks.

We hope you join us for an evening of professional development, learning from experts and leaders in the field, and networking with other women in the biotech field. And of course drinks and hor d'oeuvres!


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 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




*Human Resources and Recruiting Internship @ Zipcar
*Internship @ Crimson Hexagon
*Summer Internship Opportunity @ Partners Community Healthcare, Inc.
*Marketing Intern @ IDG
*Analyst Intern @ e-Dialog


*Manager of Trade Marketing – Home Robots Division @ iRobot
*Director of Operations @ Cradles to Crayons
*Homelessness Prevention Advocate @ HomeStart
*Consultant (four month consulting project) @ Propel Careers
*Marketing Manager @ Comcast
*Senior Site Manager - Longwood area MACC @ Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
*New England Regional Director @ Let's Get Ready
*Jr Analyst @ BFS Associates

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.


Job Search Time Management
One of the best ways to increase your odds is to manage your job search time, so you concentrate on high gain activities. This type of job search approach is foreign to many candidates.

Gender Segregation by the Clock
For many reasons, women are paid less than men. One is that many women have jobs with more desirable schedules.


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Library Updates

Summer Semester Hours

May 10th - May 16th
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

May 17th - August 13th
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

August 14th - August 31st
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Saturday, May 29th: CLOSED
Sunday, May 30th: CLOSED
Monday, May 31st: CLOSED
Sunday, July 4th: CLOSED
Monday, July 5th: CLOSED

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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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