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Watch: Hear from #Sims17.

With the school year now officially underway we thought it would be great to meet and introduce some of the newest members of the Simmons community, our incoming class of 2017. We all know that starting a new chapter can be nerve racking and even a bit scary, but there is also a lot of optimism and hopefulness. We thought hearing from them would at least calm some fears and build excitement.

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Undecided? You need the new WCIDWTM

Hey, first-years and sophomores! Are you losing sleep at night over a big question looming over you: what are you going to major in? Well, lose sleep no more. Instead let your fingers do the walking across your keyboard...

Posted by Doug Eisenhart on October 30, 2014
CEC News Blog


10 Reasons Why RHA is a Great Organization

This is a short list of the reasons that the Simmons College Residence Hall Association is an awesome up-and-coming organization on campus. Not familiar with us and what we do? E-mail us at reshallas@simmons.edu for more information. We can't wait...

Posted by Stormy Shark on October 30, 2014
Simmons Life


Photo Friday: October 31st

Welcome back to Photo Friday! It's been a wild week on campus -- we celebrated Founder's Day, Halloween and had a powder puff football game!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 30, 2014
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Celebrating Founder's Day: 5 Simmons Fun Facts

Happy Founder's Day! Every year on October 30th, we celebrate our amazing founder, John Simmons. Check out the ways we celebrate, and 5 Simmons fun facts!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 30, 2014
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Craving Contemplation

Whats up, Clauds? is a new series that chronicles the funny, off wall, and sometimes reflective experiences of Claudia, a Simmons Student just trying to make it to her next class.     First, I just want to take a...

Posted by Claudia Lawry on October 28, 2014
Simmons Life


An Inspiring Interview with Amanda Wagner, SM '06 and One of the 2014 BBJ's 40 Under 40

In September Amanda Wagner, SM '06, was named one of Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 for 2014. Amanda serves as the Senior Director of Product Planning & Program Management at Concert Pharmaceuticals and was selected out of 350 Boston...

Posted by Audrey Markarian on October 28, 2014
SOM Blog


NEA Mentoring Program

A few months ago the New England Archivists sent around an email to the Simmons email list looking for students or early professionals in the archives field to join a mentoring circle, wherein a few seasoned archivists will give career...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on October 28, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


SLIS Alum Published in Programming Librarian

Martha Penzer '14LS published "Transformations: The Power of Reading Aloud" in the American Library Association Programming Librarian online magazine. She writes about her experience bringing the works of Louisa May Alcott to women in a correctional facility and the unexpected...

Posted by GSLIS Webmaster on October 27, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Student Stories: Zara Ali '15

Meet Zara Ali from the class of 2015. Zara spent her summer interning at the Bank of Tokyo in its New York City office! She filled us in on what its like to work for the third largest bank in the world.

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 27, 2014
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Silicon Valley vs. Boston: Is one friendlier to women?

Congratulations to Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management who was quoted in the October 26th issue of the Sunday's Globe Magazine about Boston's startup community and women. To read the full story click here. Her wonderful...

Posted by Leslee Digirolamo-Magee on October 27, 2014
SOM Blog


Losing It

Well, I lost it. I thought I was doing a pretty great job at keeping it all together.  School, kids, work, check.  House, parents, in-laws, friends with issues, got it.  Crazy scheduling? Husband travelling? Bring it on. Until I lost...

Posted by Alison Mitchell on October 26, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Small victories this week

Making an Important Decision I'm staying in the archives concentration after a little internal debate about whether or not to study something more general. I can't do everything I may love, so I'll do one thing I'm certain I love....

Posted by Samantha Quiñon on October 25, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Where Are They Now? Erica Moura '10

Welcome back to Where are they now? Erica Moura from the class of 2010 filled us in on working as the Multimedia Reporter at the Boston Herald. She'll be attending and speaking at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference on Saturday. We got to ask her a few questions!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 24, 2014
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Photo Friday: October 24th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! Stormy visited Martha's Vineyard and the crew team rowed in the Head of the Charles!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 24, 2014
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Student Stories: Federika Garcia Muchacho '15

We're continuing Safety Week with another Student Story! Meet Federika Garcia Muchacho, another one of our amazing Wellness Ambassadors on campus. She answered our questions about her program, study abroad and more!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 23, 2014
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Want to spend more time writing this November?

Many people who like to read also like to write. I definitely belong in this group. In fact, every November, I am one of those crazy people who participate in NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo you might be asking? NaNoWriMo is...

Posted by Hayley Botnen on October 23, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


BAHFest

What do you think when you read the words, 'Bad Ad Hoc Hypothesis Festival?' If you think that the event is going to be as ridiculously fun as it sounds, then you are correct. Sponsored by the online comic strip...

Posted by Jill Silverberg on October 22, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Safety at Simmons: Resources and Tips

At Simmons, we're passionate about the health and safety of our students. Today we're chatting with Lieutenant Randy Cipoletta from the Simmons College Police Department about what kinds of services Public Safety offers -- and his top 5 safety tips for students!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 22, 2014
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Apply for the Spring by November 1st!

The spring 2015 application deadline is November 1st. Don't wait another semester to jump start your education!  Click here to learn how to apply.  Because we're so close to the deadline, here are some tips from our admission counselors on how to get everything...

Posted by Dayna Bradstreet on October 22, 2014
Adult Undergraduates Blog


Demystifying networking: 10 tips to making successful connections

Even just hearing the word Networking may conjure scary images of a room full of strangers, all eyes on you, waiting for you to make the first move. Step 1: disregard this initial reaction and think more along the lines of a...

Posted by Clare Orenstein on October 22, 2014
CEC News Blog


Going Outside the Classroom: Alumni Panels Inspire Creativity and Connections

When I told my family that I was planning on pursuing an MBA, I received a lot of support.  When I explained that I was planning to pursue entrepreneurship as my focus, however, I received some pushback. One person in...

Posted by Audrey Markarian on October 21, 2014
SOM Blog


Head of the Charles

I love fall here in New England.  We've covered that topic pretty well, I think, but I don't think I can really stress it enough, now that the foliage is changing in earnest and color is everywhere.  I think I...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on October 21, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Student Stories: Isabel Milosevich '16

We are loving safety week! Isabel Milosevich, one of our Wellness Ambassadors, took the time to answer a few questions about her life, work and more!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 21, 2014
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Simmons College Undergraduate Management Students are selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizon's College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter

Congratulations to the Simmons College Undergraduate Management students Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, Kaitlyn DiPietro, and Norma Tentori, who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizons' College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter! The...

Posted by Leslee Digirolamo-Magee on October 20, 2014
SOM Blog


Simmons Speaks: Health, Wellness and Safety

It's our first annual Safety Week! Watch representatives from our health, wellness and safety departments talk about the great services they offer. Don't miss the events we've got planned for the week.

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 20, 2014
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The Librarians - Coming to a television near you!

Often librarians in pop culture are reduced to over-sexualized stereotypes in low tops and glasses, so I can't help but be excited about librarian portrayals that don't fall into this category.   Throw in some corny fantasy and I am completely...

Posted by Alexandra Bernson on October 20, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


What Everyone Is Talking About

The schedule of Spring 2015 classes came out this week, and for a while, it was all anyone could talk about. I still walk through the halls and overhear conversations about it. Generally, people are excited or stressed about it....

Posted by Samantha Quiñon on October 18, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Aretha Franklin and Arianna Huffington to Speak at Simmons Leadership Conference

We've announced the keynote speakers for the premier Simmons Leadership Conference! Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Media Mogul Arianna Huffington and many more amazing speakers.

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 17, 2014
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Photo Friday: October 17th

Welcome back to Photo Friday! Our athletic teams have been busy this week. Take a look at what they've been up to!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 17, 2014
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Connecting Past and Future: Libraries on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Lewis and Clark's expedition in search of a water route to the Pacific has a near-mythic place in American history. In 1803, on the heels of the Louisiana Purchase, Thomas Jefferson charged his personal secretary, Merriweather Lewis, with a mission...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 17, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Usability, UX and MOOCS: A Global Perspective

Usability testing, UX, user behavior research: these terms may not have originally been a part of the Library and Information Science lexicon, but these concepts are inescapable these days--and with good reason. In a field focused on meeting users' needs,...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 17, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Library Services for the 21st Century Student

Like many in the LIS field, MLIP (Managerial Leadership in Library Professions) Ph.D. student Kimberley Bugg didn't set out to be a librarian when she began her college career. A Communications and Media Studies major at Georgia State University (GSU)--she...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 17, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Interview: Kendra Giannini, Capstone Coordinator

Kendra Giannini, Simmons alum and now SLIS staff-person, talks about her role as Capstone Coordinator, provides some insight into the curriculum changes and Simmons' internship and alumni network, and offers advice to students on the wealth of professional opportunities for...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 17, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Explore

This week has been fantastic for adventuring. October is drawing to a middle, but the weather is still lovely, and with having Monday off from school, I felt like this was a mini-break in the middle of a busy semester....

Posted by Hayley Botnen on October 16, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Media Mogul Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference

BOSTON (October 15, 2014) -- Simmons College has announced the keynote speakers for its April 2, 2015 premier Simmons Leadership Conference.Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco...

Posted by Leslee Digirolamo-Magee on October 16, 2014
SOM Blog


Matarazzo and Pearlstein publish

Drs. Toby Pearlstein '77LS '87DA and James M. Matarazzo '65LS published an article, "The Business Case for Information Literacy: Why Training is an Important Information Service Function" in Online Searcher, V.38, September/October, 2014 pp. 42-49. Case Studies that accompany this...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 16, 2014
SLIS News & Events


ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellows Selected for 2014-2016

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) has chosen three SLIS master's students to participate in their Mosaic Program: Micha Broadnax, Adriana Flores, and Sara Powell. A total of five master of library and information science students...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 16, 2014
SLIS News & Events


ALA President Young: Advocate. Today.

ALA President Courtney L. Young's article "Advocate. Today" was published in American Libraries Online on September 12, 2014. Young writes: "Libraries really do change lives. That reality is well known and proudly understood by every one of us. I don't...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 16, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Alum publishes translation

Children's Literature alum Winnie Shen '04MA has had a second translation published. She has translated two of Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson books into Chinese....

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 16, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Herrera and Schneider win ALA Awards

Two members of the SLIS community are among the 2014 award winners from the American Library Association for Honoring Excellence & Leadership in the Library Profession. MLIP Professor of Practice Luis Herrera received the Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators...

Posted by Alisa Libby on October 16, 2014
SLIS News & Events


Meet the CEC staff - student edition!

While the Career Education Center (CEC) employs several full-time staff members (whose photos and bios are available on our Meet The Staff page), our office would not be able to operate as effectively in serving you if not for our...

Posted by David Kovacs on October 15, 2014
CEC News Blog


Aretha Franklin and Arianna Huffington to Speak at Simmons Leadership Conference

We're so excited to announce the keynote speakers for our premier Simmons Leadership Conference! Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco Chief Technology and...

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 15, 2014
Simmons Leadership Blog


Prospect Research Internship - Part 1

Right now my plan is to write about my Prospect Research internship twice - once now, when I'm a few weeks in and feel like I can talk about it semi-intelligently, and once in late November or early December as...

Posted by Gemma Doyle on October 14, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Avoiding a quarterlife crisis

This past week a senior student mentioned to me that she thought she was having a "quarterlife crisis".   She described feeling stressed and anxious about her future.  Her career decision making process was filled with starts and stops; she thought she had...

Posted by Peggy Grace on October 14, 2014
CEC News Blog


Domestic Violence: Awareness and Remembrance

Every year, the Simmons campus comes together to remember alumna Elizabeth "Betsy" McCandless, and all victims of domestic violence with the Clothesline Project. Gina Capra from Violence Prevention and Educational Outreach Program answered our questions about domestic violence, her office and the Clothesline Project.

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 14, 2014
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Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you?

Is the Part-Time to Full-Time track right for you? While the Simmons School of Management has both full-time and part-time tracks for earning the MBA, there is a third option to help students transition from pre-MBA life to the full...

Posted by Noelle San Jose on October 13, 2014
SOM Blog


#LibrariansReadComics

Ever since I picked up my first comic book, the possibility of one day visiting Comic Con was the goal.  Middle School Alex would probably be rather disappointed in her current day counterpart with regard to my nerd cred: I...

Posted by Alexandra Bernson on October 13, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


"Bring Them Back": How a Parody Helped Me Learn More About Disability

I was going to write about how draining the last week was for me, but then I realized that no one wants to hear about the minutiae of my life, especially when the draining parts don't actually have to do...

Posted by Alison Mitchell on October 12, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


Supporting Women and Girls

Today is the National Day of the Girl! At Simmons, we're passionate about the advancement of women and girls. Take a look at some of the ways we get involved!

Posted by Mary Delaney on October 11, 2014
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Myths about SLIS and Library School

Myth: I'm going to have a tough time getting a job when I graduate. Truth: You aren't going to graduate from SLIS and become director of the New York Public Library, but you are going to graduate and find employment....

Posted by Samantha Quiñon on October 11, 2014
SLIS Student Experience


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