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June 2013 Archives

Summer Courses in Communications Management

The decision to take a summer course is not always an easy one for students. What really motivated me: the opportunity to take a summer course with Virginia Healy-Tangney in the Communications Management program. Classmates that took her course could not stop raving about Professor Healy-Tangney.

Just Ask - Negotiations and Conflict Management

As part of the Simmons MBA program, I recently completed the Negotiation and Conflict Management (GSM 470) class taught by Dr. Paula Gutlove. We learned that women tend to have difficulty asking for something, especially if that something is for themselves. Whether it is asking for a pay increase, asking for help, or asking for a simple introduction to a colleague, we have a difficult time asking. However, by not asking, we leave something on the negotiating table.