May 6th, 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 studentsí success and support them as they launch, advance, and change their careers.
Information This Week
Note from Mary D
Sports Analogies for Those Students That Like Them!
Quote of the week-one of Mary D’s favorite “end of the semester” quotes!
Farewell Celebration for Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands
SOM Faculty in the News
Party for the Dean
Finance B Class Meeting Clarification
Registration Updates-LAST CHANCE TO DECLARE AN ELECTIVE FOR 3 CREDITS
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF invites you to the third event in the 2009-2010 Women's Luncheon Series
MBA Office Updates
You made it or are just about there! Those genuinely happy MBA student faces have re-emerged! I was lucky enough to see the Marketing and BGGE presentations, and it is so much fun for me to see you all in action! The Strat 1 students finish up tonite and are the last class of the Spring 2010 semester! Simmons graduation is next Friday and we will have 40 plus UG majors and 28 MBA students walking, so it should be a terrific day!
I have to admit, I do like playoff time in sports and it is so interesting to me to watch what happens at this next level. Why do you see higher levels of performance in the playoffs than the regular season? The Bruins barely made the playoffs and are one game away from the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics were expected to lose both games in Cleveland and gained a split. More intensity, more concentration, more focus…The corollary is probably closest with your big presentation classes and final exams, more at stake, stand up and deliver time, and the give it your absolute best effort. From all that I have seen this semester, you have all risen to the occasion and delivered!
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it.” --Margaret Thatcher
Monday, May 10, 2010, 5:30-7:30pm, SOM 5th Floor
Simmons College, the SOM Alumnae Association, and the SOM Business Advisory Council will be co-hosting a farewell celebration for Deborah Merrill-Sands on Monday, May 10th, 2010 from 5:30-7:30pm on the 5th floor of the SOM.
Please join us as we honor Deborah’s service to the SOM and to wish her the best as she takes up her new leadership role at Mills. To RSVP for this event, please click here. (https://alumnet.simmons.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1827&srctid=1&erid=767047)
Note from Mary D about this event: They would like students to go through the link and register, although your first instinct will be that it is not designed for students or general guests! If you have trouble, just email Katlyn and we will keep a list as well and give it to the Alumnae Office. We really want you to come though if you are free!
Prof. Shuili Du did a 4-minute segment on NECN yesterday focused on the findings of the new research from the SOM/HP survey conducted at the leadership conference last year. The study showed that female employees who perceive that their companies have strong commitment to corporate social responsibility have higher job satisfaction, higher levels of motivation, and greater extent to stay at their companies. The interview can be seen at http://www.necn.com/05/05/10/Retaining-women-workers/landing.html?blockID=229579&feedID=4215
Reminder that the farewell party for the Dean is Monday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30pm up on the 5th floor! All students are very welcome to attend!
Class does meet on both Tuesday and Wednesday during its first week!
Goes live this weekend!
You have up to the first day of an elective to declare it for 3 credits with the exception of the Public speaking elective. Once the first class has passed, you cannot change your elective declaration up or down, so please think about it in advance!
Fall Registration will be in mid June and the schedule is 99% set and being built at the registrar’s office next week!
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 email@example.com
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
617-266-7534 ext. 105
Ann Fudge Scholarship for Global Business Leadership
We had some wonderful applicants in this year’s pool, and Simmons College has awarded the first Ann Fudge Scholarship to Chandace Richardson. This scholarship program is through the Executive Leadership Council and the scholarship award includes: a $5,000 scholarship award for one year, an 8 day international trip (in 2010, they will return to South Africa), a trip to DC for an April Public Policy meeting, and a trip to DC for Annual Executive Leadership Council dinner in October where the student recipients are recognized.
New Member of the SOM community
Brooke Pilawa gave birth to a baby boy, Nikolai Declan Pilawa-Podgurski on April 13th at 1:56 am. He weighed in at 8 lbs 11.6 ozs and is 21.5 inches long. Brooke, Robert and little Nicola are all doing great!
Buy a Support Haiti T-Shirt Today!
MGMT 237 student entrepreneurs are selling Support Haiti: Buy a T-Shirt shirts for $15/each. This student-run venture has a triple bottom line:
1) It supports economic development in Africa (Edun Live Africa Grower to Sewer fair trade shirts are high quality and ethically produced).
Sales will be at Simmons College at the following dates and locations:
Or, you could speak with anyone in MGMT 237, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Search Drop-In: Sharing Needs and Leads
For students looking for a summer 2010 internship, please join us! This will be an informal group brought together to share how your searches are going, and for seeking advice and networks. If possible, students are encouraged to bring internship postings of interest, as well as their target organizations so we can brainstorm on how a door may be opened. Bring your snacks!
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The Capital Network: Early Stage Capital for Cleantech Companies
Wind, solar, waste-to-energy, geothermal, biofuels, smart-grid, carbon-emissions capture and storage - How Active is it? Who is in investing and got investment? Is it Angel, VC, large utilities, software giants or Government that is investing? Explore the available early stage capital funding options for CleanTech startups in New England and learn what it takes to successfully attract capital from Boston-area funding sources. Cocktail reception to immediately follow program.
The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
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.
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
Conference on Small-Scale Urban Wind Turbines www.cleanenergycouncil.org
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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