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October 2013 Archives

SOM Dean Cathy Minehan Quoted in The Boston Globe on the Mayor's Women's Workforce Council

Simmons School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan was quoted in The Boston Globe on Mayor Menino's Women's Workforce Council's efforts to make Boston the number 1 city for working women by eliminating the gender wage gap. The Mayor plans...

Inside the Simmons SOM Career Expo

The SOM hosted its annual Career Expo on October 24, 2013. Several top Boston employers attended, many of whom had current job openings or positions in the pipeline for May graduating students....

Prepping for the GMAT? Tips from the Student Experience Blog

Standardized testing may be the bane of any student's existence, but it's a necessary "evil" to further along your studies, and subsequently further along your career. And the GMATs are no exception. Preparation is key to your success for this...

What Does Simmons Mean to You?

October is synonymous with many things: the start of fall and cooler weather, the end of baseball and start of football, Breast Cancer Awareness month, etc... and, as I recently found out, it is also the month when Simmons College...

Simmons School of Management Ranked #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

BOSTON (October 15, 2013) -- For the 5th consecutive year, the Simmons College School of Management has been ranked the #1 MBA with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women" by The Princeton Review. The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's...

Join Forte for their part-time MBA webinar and hear from Simmons alumna Oby Ukadike

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level, start your own venture, or change careers all together, an MBA gives you the skills, confidence and...

Why Janet Yellen is the right choice for Fed chair

President Obama's nomination last week of Janet Yellen to be chairman of the Federal Reserve System should be welcomed by our nation. As a former colleague for a decade on the Federal Open Market Committee, I can say that Yellen...

Dean Minehan Quoted in Boston Globe Article on Federal Reserve

Dean Cathy Minehan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston was quoted in The Boston Globe article "Yellen's nomination signals continuity" discussing President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen to the head of the Federal Reserve. "Few people have...

Two Voices, Forty Years, Same Problem

As the founding and current Deans of the School of Management at Simmons College, we have both been asked many times why the only MBA program designed for women in the US (and we suspect, the world) was at all...

Grad School Advice: Class Participation and Why It's Important

Upon receiving a professor's syllabus, the first thing that I check is How much is Class Participation worth? The obligatory grade is typically around 20%! Meaning, if you don't speak up and get your voice in the discussion, you could...