Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The semester has come to a close, faculty are working on finals grades, and the campus is quiet. I want to thank all of the students from the School of Business and Leadership for another great semester. Have a wonderful holiday season and a nice relaxing break. I look forward to seeing you in the Spring.

I wish the best to you and your family and Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Opportunity for Graduate Students

American Society of Safety Engineers/Oregon State University Environment, Safety and Health PhD Fellowship

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is committed to creating a vibrant future for the field of occupational safety and health. Towards that end, ASSE has created a PhD fellowship opportunity in conjunction with Oregon State University to fund tuition costs for two PhD candidates admitted to OSU’s PhD in Public Health, concentrating in Environment, Safety, and Health.

ASSE wants to ensure that there are enough qualified educators to teach the next generation of occupational safety and health professionals that have been schooled in formal academic research practices and pedagogy.

This fellowship program is also intended to produce a thread of evidence-based research in the economic and financial analysis of environmental, safety and health issues and practices. Doctoral candidates will be required to complete a number of research projects to advance this subfield of safety management research.

Eligibility Requirements:
· Basic Requirements: The ASSE PhD fellowship program is only open to applicants that are natural or naturalized citizens of the United States. All candidates must have attended a higher education program in the United States. Proof of citizenship and a copy of the individual’s bachelor’s and master’s degree diploma will be required upon final offer.
· Acceptance to Oregon State University: In order to apply for this fellowship, the applicant must initially apply to Oregon State University’s PhD program in Public Health with a concentration in Environment, Safety and Health. For more information on the PhD program application requirements, please see the PhD graduate program website where more detailed information about the PhD in Public Health as well as fellowship information can be read.
· Academic and Professional Background: Applicants for this PhD program may have an academic and professional background in Public Health, Business, Engineering or other allied discipline.
· Personal Statement and References: In addition to the OSU PhD program application materials, the applicant must submit a 2 page personal statement describing why they believe environment, safety and health education is important for the nation. In addition, the applicant must produce at least 2 references that can be contacted by OSU to validate the applicant’s intentions to teach and do research.

Terms of Appointment:
The fellowship recipient must enroll in the PhD program at Oregon State University as a full-time student for a period of three years.

Application Deadlines and Award Notification:
All applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Scholarship Opportunity

The National Black MBA Association-San Francisco Chapter was recently awarded additional Scholarship funding for African-American MBA and undergraduate Business students in Northern California. The chapter is seeking to distribute a scholarship to qualified graduate and undergraduate applicants.

For further information, please visit the National Black MBA Association San Francisco website:

From Career Services

Internship Position Information

Employer: Antenna Audio, Inc.
Title: Antenna Audio Sales Internships
Description: Are you an innovative go-getter with a passion for business and sales? Are you excited by the possibility of identifying and developing new business opportunities and generating revenue? Looking to learn more about the business of media and audio?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, an internship with Antenna Audio in beautiful Sausalito, CA through Discovery Communications is for you! We're looking for motivated interns to join our Sales Department.

Some of the things you can expect to do include:
* Learn how the Sales Department generates revenue from new and existing clients in their core business and identifies and develops new business opportunities
* Conduct market research
* Implement and participate in development of sales initiatives
* Create and traffic marketing materials...or
* Complete margin analysis
* Analyze sales cycles and efficiencies
* Create highly effective sales models utilizing phone, web and interactive conferences

Location: Sausalito, CA

Position Type: Internship Part-time
Desired Major(s): Business Administration or MBA
Salary Level: UNPAID
Job Function: Business, Sales and Marketing
Start Date: January 25, 2010
Duration: Jan 25, 2010 - April 16, 2010
Approximate Hours Per Week: minimum 10 hrs/week
Travel Percentage: No Travel
• Currently be enrolled in undergraduate degree program OR graduate school, preferably an MBA program (with emphasis in Business or Marketing degree)
• Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
• Be able to receive academic college credit for participation in the program

Must also have
. great written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills
. solid PC/Mac skills
. coursework in Marketing and or Web design....or..
. Undergraduate college/university degree with excellent financial modeling skills using Excel; experience using databases and familiarity with web and web conferencing (preferred)


How To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in interning for Antenna Audio to:
Search for job requisition 9377
Requested Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Applications Accepted Until: Jan 15, 2010


ALPFA and ASCEND Holiday Mixer
December 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Bubble Lounge 714 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA

Dear ALPFA Members and Friends, It's time to celebrate! Your local ALPFA chapter, in conjunction with our friends from ASCEND, would like to invite you to a joint holiday mixer which will be held at the Bubble Lounge in San Francisco. Come join us for a night of fun and holiday celebration. This is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and learn about other professional organizations. Members and non-members are welcome so don't forget to invite a friend. Free appetizers will be served and a no host bar is available.

Cost: $5 members / $15 non-members if registered online; $5 extra if you pay at the door.

We hope to see you all there!

To register and view event information, visit:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


You're Invited!
School of Business and Leadership


Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican campus

Please RSVP
to 415-458-3737 or
And More...
Finals are here and although you may be hitting the books and ironing out those presentations, don't forget to register for your Spring classes! If you have not yet had an advising appointment, please contact Moriah. If you have had your advising appointment, but have not registered, please do so ASAP. Classes are filling up.
Remember that the Spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 19.
Good luck on all your finals and have a wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of the School of Business and Leadership, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

I know finals are right around the corner, but I hope you take some time this holiday weekend to enjoy family, friends, and the season. I wish you all the best of the holiday.

Also, please note that campus will be closed this Thursday and Friday. See you all on Monday.

Gobble Gobble!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Gala

You're Invited!

School of Business and Leadership
Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican campus
Drinks and appetizers will be served.
Opportunity to network and reconnect with fellow alumni and business students.
Please RSVP by November 27
to 415-458-3737 or
School of Business and Leadership
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901

More Opportunities For You

The Library

The Library has added another database to it's collection - First Research from Hoovers

It is available via the Library's main database page, the Business subject guide and the Green MBA subject guide. First Research provides industry information. You can search Industries by keyword, SIC, NAICS, State, or by your choice of metrics and industry drivers. Each industry report provides information on:

-Industry Overview
-Recent Developments
-Business Challenges
-Trends and Opportunities
-Executive Insight
-Call Prep Questions
-Financial Information
-Industry Forecast and Rating
-Web Links and Acronyms

NOTE: Although there is a Hoover's search box embedded in the industry information we do not have access to Hoover's Company Information. If you need company info, please have them use the Reference USA database.

If you need any help using this database or you would like a demonstration please feel free to contact:

Michael Pujals
Reference Librarian
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.485.325 or
Career Services - Internship and Career Opportunities
Position Information

Employer: Juice Beauty
Title: Accounting Assistant Intern
Description: Dominican University Paid Internship available with the responsibilities of assisting the Controller with all aspects of accounting. All duties would be performed within Juice Beauty’s core cultural values of:
 Brand Driven Culture
 Leadership Accountability
 Continuous Innovation
 Execution Excellence
 Eco-Conscious, Fun and Respectful

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions
-Assists Controller with auditing invoices against purchase orders, and researches discrepancies
-Investigates problems that Juice Beauty Sales reps encounter with chargebacks
-Investigates problems for vendors or purchasing agents regarding invoice discrepancies
-Prepares vouchers, invoices, account statements, reports, and other records, and reviews for accuracy as directed by Controller
-Assists Controller with reconciliation of general ledger accounts with various registers
-Extracts general ledger information as directed by Controller
-Codes and records data for input to financial data processing system according to company procedures
-Reviews, balances, and interprets computer reports, and makes corrections as instructed by Controller

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
-Maintains complete confidentiality for all data
-Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
-Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time;
-Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Education and/or Experience -Dominican University enrolled finance or accounting student
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Excel. SAP experience is a plus!

Location: San Rafael
Salary Level: $10/hour plus accounting credit
Job Function: BusinessApproximate Hours Per Week: 15
Travel Percentage: No TravelImportant DatesPosted On:Nov 17, 2009
Applications Accepted Until:Nov 30, 2009
Contact Information
Christa Peatman
Juice Beauty
711 Grand Ave. Suite 290
San Rafael, California 94901
415-457-4600 ext243
Position Information

Employer: Private OceanDivision
Title: Electronic File Clerk/Office Assistant
Description: We are looking for someone with a friendly demeanor to fill the position of electronic file clerk/office assistant. Initially this will be a part-time position but could become full-time for the right person. Primary duties will include scanning, naming and filing documents using our computer system. It will also include some general office duties such as keeping supplies organized and copy machines loaded with paper. The right person for this position must be organized with good computer skills and enjoy repetitive tasks. Salary DOE
Location: San Rafael
Position Type: Part-time
Desired Major(s): BUSADM, Pre Law, Politics, International Studies, Communication, English, Philosophy, Management, Buisness
Salary Level: DOE
Job Function: Office/Administrative, Customer Support
Desired Start Date: November 19, 2009
Approximate Hours Per Week: approximately 20 hours-flexible
Responsible, detail-oriented, organized, quick-learnerAdditional Information: Seeking a Dominican student with strong ethics, GPA, and dedicated worker. Submit a well-wrtten resume and cover letter to
Compensation Details: Depending on experience
Position Information
Employer: GC Micro
Title: Inside Sales Representative: Looking for a Career in Sales!
Description: Join a firm that will treat you like a business partner and not like an employee! Join a sales team of fantastic people who are successful, professional, energetic and will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Our outstanding sales team is the primary reason GC Micro is recognized nationally for exceptional service from both our corporate and government accounts since 1986.
GC MICRO continues to be one of California's most successful and award winning suppliers of computer hardware, software / IT products for over two decades. We are a national supplier of all major product lines including Apple, IBM, HP, Toshiba, Microsoft, Cisco and SUN. GC MICRO has received major awards from our customers and suppliers for excellent performance as well as national awards for our company leadership in the industry.
GC MICRO'S unique approach to business is chronicled in numerous newspapers, magazine articles, and on television. Working at GC MICRO with our motivating and inspiring team is like no other experience you can have. We will provide you the highest levels of professional and financial growth available anywhere. Our employees rave about our positive environment of teamwork and support. We develop sales professionals!
We are expanding our inside sales team and have the following sales position available:
Inside Sales Representative
You are a career motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude, using your sales talent to prospect and develop business over the phone with corporate and government procurement staff. The successful candidate will be providing superior customer service that includes helping to prepare quotes, researching customer accounts and providing sales support. As you progress you will be making outbound calls to present our company and develop business, responding to bids, sourcing products, providing product pricing and availability, and providing excellent customer service. Exceptional on-site sales training is provided
Benefits:We believe our team is our most valuable asset. We offer an exceptional on-site sales training program and a very generous compensation plan based on experience and performance. We also offer paid medical and dental insurance, paid vacations, holidays and personal days.
Our on site exercise facility will help keep you in shape!
Applicant SHOULD BE LOCAL IN THE NORTH BAY AREA , as we will not relocate.
For more information about our company please visit
Location: Petaluma
Position Type: Full-time
Salary Level: $2,000 - $5,000/ month base salary DOE, competitive commission structure. Compensation based on experience and performance.
Job Function: Sales and Marketing
Duration: Full Time M-F
Approximate Hours Per Week: 40+
Job Requirements :
* Sales or customer service experience
* Pleasant and confident phone voice
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Proficient using MS Office, email and the internet
* Good organizational skills
* Able to multi-task and set priorities
* Able to use critical thinking skills in a variety of situations
* Have a working knowledge of computer / IT products
Preferred Skills:
* Inside sales / telesales experience
Applications Accepted Until:Dec 12, 2009
Email For Resumes

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Global Ambassadors

The Global Ambassadors Program is proud to present the second Campus Forum of the semester, today, Tuesday, November 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Creekside.

The forum topic will be EDUCATION

The Dominican Global Ambassadors Club celebrates the diversity of our Global Community here at Dominican and all over the world. Our Ambassadors will share personal anecdotes about their educational systems and cultural experiences overall, including:

-Educational system structural differences
-Public money for higher education
-Public/private school distinction
-The transition from international school to US schools
-The biggest differences between the educational system in the US and other countries
-Gender differences and opportunities in education
-Popular areas of study in other countries
-Global focus of modern education

Please come and support our international students. Bring your lunch and your questions, and join us for this informative, cultural forum. Dessert will be provided.

Marketing Internship through Career Services

Employer: Dance Palace
Title: Marketing Assistant
Description: Assist Executive Director in all marketing and publicity for performances and special events including web postings, PSA's, ads, press and radio features. Attend select events and shows. Position is not paid but will get free tickets to events and learn marketable skills in publicity/marketing.

Location: Point Reyes Station
State: California

Desired Major(s): DANCE, ARTH, HUMANT, DANC, COMM, ENGL, Music, Buisness
Salary Level: volunteer/intern
Job Function: Arts/Design
Desired Start Date: December 1, 2009
Duration: three to six months
Approximate Hours Per Week: 10-15
Travel Percentage: <>

Posted On:Nov 11, 2009
Applications Accepted Until:Dec 19, 2009
Email For Resumes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time for Registration

Regsitration Starts Monday...Are You Ready???

If you are a(n)...

Day student - you have one more opportunity to come to Peer Advising and that is tomorrow, Thursday, November 12 from 12:30-2:00pm in Library 222.

Accounting student - contact Liz Capener at to schedule an appointment.

Freshmen, Pathways or MBA Global Management student - contact Moriah in the School of Business and Leadership on the second floor of Bertrand Hall for an individual appointment. I can be reached at

MBA Strategic Leadership student, I will automatically register you for your next two courses.

Thank you and happy registering!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Are you Graduating in the Spring 2010?

If you are graduating in the Spring of 2010, there are a few things you need to do now! Please make sure you have done the following:

  • Met with an advisor to make sure you are on track with all of your requirements, This includes major, GE and minor courses (if applicable).
  • Filled out the application for graduation. If you don't have one of these, please see Moriah or the Registrar's Office.
  • Register for your classes NEXT WEEK! This is very important so you get the classes you need for the Spring.

If you have questions, please stop by the School of Business

Thank you and Congratulations to those who are almost done. You are almost there!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Advising Time is NOW!!

If you haven’t been advised yet, you still have time! Please come to one of the two remaining sessions in Library 222.

TOMORROW!! Wednesday, November 4 12:30-2:30pm
Thursday, November 12 12:30-2:00pm

You may show up at any time during the session, so please do not skip class.

Accounting Concentrations – If you are a student interested in Accounting or have already declared Accounting, please sign up for advising with Liz Capener in Bertrand Hall, room 26.

Freshmen – Please make your individual appointment in the School of Business, Bertrand Hall room 26.

To help you create your schedule, stop by Bertrand 26 to pick up your individual degree audit form. Please bring this and a preliminary schedule to peer advising.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Information from Career Services!

FBI Information Session

When: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Where: Creekside Room
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

ALL MAJORS are encouraged to speak with the representative about career opportunities with the FBI!Come and have all of your questions answered.

Employment Opportunity

Employer: Marin Yacht Club
Title: Part Time bookkeeper
Description: Marin Yacht Club is currently looking for a part time Bookkeeper. Candidates must be available weekends and for the end of month financial closings. Experience with Quick Books software, knowledge of General Accounting Principles and experience in A/R and A/P is required.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Recording and verifying all charges to the member’s account.
• Recording payments and credits to the member’s account
• Monthly billing of members. (membership dues, quarterly minimums, berth rentals, dry dock rental, locker rentals, PG&E charges, tennis facility charges, dining room and bar charges and ship store sales)
• Printing, mailing and emailing of monthly statements
• Recording and preparing deposits
• Bi-weekly issuing of checks for invoices and reimbursements due
• Maintaining billing data base for members in Quick Book
• Tracking of UBI
• Tracking of service charges and proper distribution
• Reconciliation of petty cash bank and bar bank
• Preparing monthly Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement

Location: San Rafael

Applications Accepted Until:Nov 13, 2009
Email For Resumes

SF AMA Career Seminar

DATE & TIME: Thursday, November 5, 20096:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION:Aquent222 Kearny Street, Suite 308,San Francisco, CA
COSTSFAMA Members: FreeSVAMA Members: $5.00Non-members: $15.00

In this 60 minute SFAMA SIG, John will discuss:
-Standing Out When It Matters Most
-Evaluating your network
-Networking basics
-How to create a winning resume
-Job searching basics
-Getting the job

Attendees should bring the following to the SIG:
Notebook and pencil
A fresh copy of your resume (that you don’t mind writing edits on)
Register at

ABOUT THE SPEAKERJohn Poore, Account Director, AquentJohn has 16 years of experience as an independent and agency recruiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern Nevada, and Pacific Northwest. He's worked with angel funded start ups to Fortune 100 organizations to source, hire, and retain staff while creating and delivering dynamic, talent delivery systems.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mentor Program with Alumni

New Opportunities

We are seeking current students who are interested in having a mentor in the professional world. Here are mentors that are interested in mentoring you, as a student:

-Founder of Birkenstock USA, Author, International Business

-Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising 40 year career, worked for Foote,Cone, & Belding now runs his own company in Sausalito

-Advertising and Journalism, Runs his own advertising company out of Novato

-Government, Planning working on transportation and public works

If you are interested in this mentoring program and getting connected, please let me know at

Thank you

Monday, October 26, 2009

Peer Advising Today!

Peer Advising Today!
Monday, October 26 4-6pm for Marketing Concentrations

If you don’t have a concentration yet or if you are unable to make it to your concentration meeting, PLEASE ATTEND ANY SESSION that is convenient to you. You may show up at any time during the session, so please do not skip class.

Accounting Concentrations – If you are a student interested in Accounting or have already declared Accounting, please sign up for advising with Liz Capener in Bertrand Hall, room 26.

Freshmen – Please make your individual appointment in the School of Business, Bertrand Hall room 26.

To help you create your schedule, stop by Bertrand 26 to pick up your individual degree audit form. Please bring this and a preliminary schedule to peer advising.

See you there!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Upcoming Events

Warriors Career in Sports Day

Join the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 3, 2009 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. as a panel of top Warriors executives discuss the business side of sports as well as how they broke into the sports industry, their path to their current positions, and advice they would give to students interested in a career in the sports entertainment industry. Executives from various departments including Sales, PR/Marketing, Game Operations, Finance, and Broadcasting will participate in this valuable executive panel. The registration fee also includes a ticket to the Golden State vs. Houston game later that evening.

Leadership Lecture Series

Barbara Ehrenreich
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Friday, October 23, 2009, 7:00 p.m., Angelico Hall
Free lecture and book signing
No RSVP • Limited Seating

Ehrenreich reveals how positive thinking has infiltrated every part of American culture and she exposes the downside of this insistence on always and only seeing the bright side. Positive thinking has become a beacon of hope for many but all blind optimism has its consequences, not least a failure to find the real culprits or tackle the real causes at work. Bright-Sided is a call for a clear-eyed assessment of the problems at hand and a return to realism in America.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peer Advising Starts TODAY!!

Peer Advising in Library 222
Tuesday, October 20 4-6pm
for Finance and International Business Concentrations

To help you create your schedule, stop by Bertrand 26 to pick up your individual degree audit form. Please bring this and a preliminary schedule to peer advising.

Accounting Concentrations – If you are a student interested in Accounting or have already declared Accounting, please sign up for advising with Liz Capener in Bertrand Hall, room 26.

Freshmen – Please make your individual appointment in the School of Business, Bertrand Hall room 26.

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Great Opportunity!

Interested in working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney?

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Rafael is looking for a business student seeking exposure to the retail-end of the securities industry by working part time (15 - 20 hours/week) as a marketing person for our team. The job would include direct marketing by phone and processing mailers. We would provide all materials, lists etc. although we would welcome any suggestions. By working closely with our team, the student would learn about various fixed-income securities including municpals, corporates, US govs and agencies, foreign , MLPs and more.

The job would run to the end of January with flexible hours. It pays $15.hour + incentives, but we guarantee an interesting experience for the ambitious student.

If you are interested, please contact Moriah for more information. Thank you

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mentoring Program with Alumni

Are you interested in getting connected and networking with alumni?

How about learning more from an alumni in your field of interest?

Dominican is piloting a new mentor program through Alumni Relations. The goal of this program is to connect undergraduate students and recent alumni to mentors, in a one-on-one mentoring relationship for career/life guidance, advice, and advocacy. Through the extensive experience of the mentors, the program helps students develop a deeper understanding of their career goals and gain insights into the professional world while providing an active reconnection to Dominican mentors.

Please contact Moriah today if you are interested at

Now is the time to think about your future!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Advising is Right Around the Corner

Academic Advising for Spring 2010 is here, so mark your calendars now!

Peer Advising dates are as follows and will be held in Library 222:

Tuesday, October 20 4-6pm for Finance and International Business Concentrations
Monday, October 26 4-6pm for Marketing Concentrations
Wednesday, November 4 12:30-2:30pm for Management Concentrations
Thursday, November 12 12:30-2:00pm Make up Session

If you don’t have a concentration yet or if you are unable to make it to your concentration meeting, PLEASE ATTEND ANY SESSION that is convenient to you. You may show up at any time during the session, so please do not skip class.

Accounting Concentrations – If you are a student interested in Accounting or have already declared Accounting, please sign up for advising with Liz Capener in Bertrand Hall, room 26.

Freshmen – Please make your individual appointment in the School of Business, Bertrand Hall room 26.
Pathways and MBA Global Management students - please contact Moriah at to schedule an advising appointment.

MBA Strategic Leadership students - we automatically enroll you in the next two classes for your cohort, so you do not need to make an advising appointment. If you would like to take a prerequisite (foundation) class, please let Moriah know.

To help you create your schedule, stop by Bertrand 26 to pick up your individual degree audit form. Please bring this and a preliminary schedule to advising.

Thank you

Monday, October 5, 2009

This Week

Global Ambassadors

The Global Ambassadors Program is proud to present the first Campus Forum of the semester on Tuesday, October 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Creekside.

The forum topic will be the Family Traditions.

The Dominican Global Ambassadors Club celebrates the diversity of our Global Community here at Dominican and all over the world. Our Ambassadors will personal anecdotes about their family traditions and cultural experiences overall.

Please bring your lunch and your questions, and join us for this informative, cultural forum.

Professional Resume Writing Workshop

Your resume is your most important marketing tool for getting that job or internship!
Wednesday, October 7th
12:15 – 1:30pm
Library 207

¨ Develop a PROFESSIONAL resume and cover letter to WIN that interview!
¨ Learn how to emphasize your specific skills and accomplishments
¨ Update your resume focusing on your career objective and the employer’s needs.

Internship Opportunity

Employer: Juice Beauty
Title: Part Time Sales Associate
Intern Description:
• Ensure highest levels of customer service resulting in increased productivity and achieving sales goals
• Contribute to the success of the business by working with the team in support of the Kiosk Team Leader’s direction.
• Achieve personal sales goals on a daily basis
• Serve as a resource for general product knowledge to all customers and staff members including demonstration of products
• Enforce and maintain the highest visual standards, including displays, signage, lighting and props
• Seek and communicate product feedback from staff and customers to management
• Assist in the flow of merchandise from stock areas to the selling floor in a timely and organized manner
• Adhere to policies and procedures of the store
• Perform other duties as required

Applications Accepted Until: October 30, 2009
Default Email For Resumes
Contact Information Tanya Espe 415.457.4600

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Around Campus

From the TLC
Sign-Up Sheets for the Computer-Competency Exam are Ready!
Students who have not yet taken the computer exam may sign up for appointments on

· Tuesdays at 7:00pm,
· Wednesdays at 7:00pm, or
· Fridays at 11:00am

Test sessions are limited to 6 students, so be sure to come by and choose a date soon. Sign-ups are posted opposite the TLC door, on the wall just outside Bertrand 109.

From Career Services

Internship Opportunity

Employer: LicenZing
Title: Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Description: Requirements/Skills: Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, marketing, advertising or other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relations skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients, and good judgment. A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. The public relations intern will be mentored by the President and public relations manager. The public relations manager will help the intern prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

Interns will work schedule will be flexible based on time requirements, but no less than 10-15 a week. Prior relevant experience is preferred.

Some Responsibilities: We are looking for a non paid intern to work with us on a wide variety of client projects.
• Drafts basic public relations materials including press releases, media alerts, newsletters, press kits, status reports and other materials as directed.
• Carries out special and media event planning activities and arrangements as outlined by the public relations manager.
• Attends and participates in client meetings, media training sessions presentations, and brainstorming sessions as directed.
• Assists with the development and updating of media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases. Other tasks include database creation, data entry and update additions and corrections. The intern will provide data output in the form of letters, e-mail lists, data lists and other reports as requested.
• Assists with the distribution of client information/materials or the agency’s marketing materials. Also ensures completeness and accuracy of information and assists with the management of destination lists, and coordination of e-mail, mailing or broadcast activities. In addition, conducts appropriate follow up when necessary.
• Assists with the management of outside vendors to successfully complete outside work, including, but not limited to printing of materials, renting of audio/visual equipment, photography, graphic arts services or supplying needed products.
• Assists agency staff with other client, business development and agency management projects as needed. Is creative, thinks “out of the box” and has fun!

Applications Accepted Until:Oct 28, 2009
Default Email For Resumes
Contact InformationLicenZing LLC10 Mahogany DriveSan Rafael, California 94903United 507-1596

For Those Interested in Marketing

Even in an era of economic turmoil, budget cuts (business and personal), price sensitivity, and massive layoffs, the short answer to this question is an emphatic "No." In this one-hour session, we will examine the current state of the Customer Satisfaction/Loyalty discipline in business today including how it has evolved over time and where it’s heading. We will discuss a framework for understanding the critical factors that create and enhance Customer Loyalty in both B2C and B2B environments:

  • Understanding and managing customer experiences
  • The role of rational and emotional motivations
  • How building and maintaining trust creates emotional bonds with customers
We will also discuss some of the best practices that companies have used to ensure that their Customer Loyalty and Customer Experience initiatives are effective and successful:
  • Employing multiple customer listening posts to measure and model customer insights
  • Developing and maintaining organizational capabilities to effective manage CL and CEM initiatives
  • Leadership competencies
  • Innovation competencies
  • Integration & embedment
  • Continuous learning and knowledge management
DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
TIME: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (please arrive by 12:00pm)
LOCATION: Aquent, 222 Kearny Street, Suite 308, San Francisco
COST: Members - Free
Non-Members $15 Lunch: Brown-bag (bring your own lunch and beverage to this event)
Jon Masland, Ph.D., President, Masland Loyalty GroupJon has more than two decades of specialized experience in customer loyalty research and consulting. As President of Masland Loyalty Group, Jon is responsible for developing and delivering solutions that bring insight and value to companies interested in improving customer relationships. Prior to starting MLG, Jon was CEO of Symmetrics Marketing Corporation, which was acquired by Synovate in 2004 as the foundation of its growing Customer Experience Practice. While at Synovate, Jon was Sr. Vice President and Global Director of Synovate Customer Experience. Jon has also held leadership roles at several other research organizations, including Walker Information, Field Research Corporation and the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University. Jon received a B.A. from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Indiana University.

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Almost October

October is almost here and it is my favorite time of year. Not only because the air gets crisp and the leaves start to change colors and Halloween is fun and the holidays are right around the corner, but also because I get to do what I love most about my job and that is ADVISING!! So, please keep in mind that we will start advising very, very soon for the Spring term. I will be sending out schedules and making appointments as we move into October, so keep your eyes open.

In the meantime, I hope your Fall classes are going well and if you need anything from me, let me know.

Remember, tutoring is available through the tutoring center on the first floor of Bertrand Hall. If you are having difficulty in any of your classes, please see them immediately.

MBA's if you are interested in traveling to Athens and Instanbul in the Spring, you have till this Wednesday, September 30 to get your deposit into our front desk. Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Change in Green MBA Event

Due to multiple Bay Area events in October, the all-day October 2nd MBA Sustainable Career Forum at Dominican University of CA - “Economy x Ecology: Partnering for a Better Future” - has been postponed until Spring 2010.

There will still be a modified Sustainable Career event focused on student/alumni career topics on Friday, October 2nd, 8:30am-noon in Guzman Lecture Hall.

Current MBA students and alumni are strongly urged to attend: the morning will include a provocative, facilitated session around taking charge of your career choices and how we as a community can build bridges to Bay Area organizations and partner for a sustainable future as we work together.

The interviewing/resume prep session scheduled for September 29 has been canceled, and some of its content will be included on Friday, October 2nd, 2009.The Spring 2010 Forum will again offer an opportunity for all constituents - Bay Area organizations, MBA students and faculty, and community leaders - to partner in re-imagining the future of work and gain insights for new business solutions. We believe that current economic and political conditions highlight the need for new models of partnerships and sustainability-trained professionals – such as our MBA students and alumni.

We look forward to seeing you on October 2nd, 8:30 - noon in Guzman Lecture Hall. Please email if you would like to attend.

Monday, September 21, 2009

More to Do!

Toastmasters: Area C9 Contest 2009
Hosted by: Dominican Toastmasters at Dominican University of CA
September 21, 2009 (today)

Please come and join this event by listening to Humorous and Evaluation speeches!!!
Fun to watch and get to know others in the area!

Guzman Hall: Room 306. Watch for signs. Please park in the Event parking, which is located right at the corner of Acacia and Grand. (There is a large sign on the right hand side pointing to the parking area.)

Library Workshops

· An Introduction to Library Resources for Graduate Students
o Wednesday Sept. 23rd, 4 – 5 pm, Library 211
o Covering the catalog, journal list, ILL, and other resources.

· Getting the Most out of Google
o Thursday, Oct. 1st, 3 – 4 pm, 2nd floor Science Computer Lab
o Covering advanced search skills and Google Scholar

· An Introduction to Databases for Graduate Students
o Wednesday Oct. 7th, 4 – 5 pm, Library 211
o An intro to database basics and advanced tricks if time permits

· An Introduction to RefWorks for Graduate Students
o Wednesday Oct. 21st, 4 – 5 pm, Library 211
o Basic RefWorks, setting up an account, creating bibliographies, organizing citations, entering/grabbing citations

Off Campus Event

The Rocky Mountain Institute is hosting an RMI Quest for Solutions (RMIQ) panel discussion in San Francisco, October 2, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Westin – Market Street, and Dominican MBA students are encouraged to attend.

The RMIQ will focus on strategies and solutions to spark the transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables, and highlight the opportunities that this shift presents. This event will be a great opportunity for Dominican students to interact with leaders in business and energy, as well as network with likeminded students and professional at a reception following the panel.

RMIQ panelists include:
• Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
• Paul Holland, General Partner, Foundation Capital
• Bill Joy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
• Host: Joel Makower,
You can access full bios of these panelists at
RMIQ registration is $35. To register, please visit

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming events:

1 unit classes are available. You can register for them now.

BUS 1900 Microsoft Office Workshop October 2 & 10 with Jane Droogsma

BUS 3902 Strategies for Leading Change October 30 & November 7 with Alice Cochran

BUS 1903 Team Development and Leadership November 13 & 21 with Jennifer Yount
Free Financial Seminar Series and Financial Resources Website
To celebrate the launch of their new website for financial information and resources,, MarinLink is offering free financial seminars.
The first session is:
Holiday Spending Workshop - September 29 or October 19
  • Create a spending plan for your holidays this year. Invest an hour and a half to write a clear plan for all your holiday spending. This plan will reflect your values, include inspiring ideas and offer support for creative holiday gifting and entertaining. Take control and have the holidays of your dreams!

This session will be located at MarinLink, 5800 Northgate Mall STE 250, San Rafael (Mezzanine Level)

To enroll call MarinLink at 415-472-0211 or contact Mary O'Mara at

For MBA students and Alumni

MBA Sustainable Career Forum "Economy x Ecology"Partnering for a Better Future
Friday, October 2, 2009 at Guzman Lecture Hall

The Forum will explore effective collaborations that join the power of economy with ecology.
Details on the event are below.

This is your chance to connect with potential partners and employers and make the Sustainable Career Forum sustainable for YOU. Register now to get priority for interview opportunities at the Forum. Register by emailing Please note one of the following:

  • "I will attend for the day and would like to be included in the lunch" or
  • "I am interested in interviewing" (you will be advised via email during the week of Sept. 28 which companies will conduct interviews) or
  • "I have a recommendation of an organization or individual to invite: "

Dress: Participants should look ready for a job interview, with appropriate dress and grooming.

Pre-Forum Prep: Be ready! Green MBA Faculty member Julianne Maurseth will conduct a resume and interviewing prep session on Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 – 10pm in Guzman Hall 306.

Opening speaker Michael Dimock, executive director of Roots of Change, will address the challenges of creating partnership around the regional sustainable food policy for the Bay Area.

A panel of leaders from different sectors, including:

  • Ted Droettboom, Regional Planning Program Director for the Joint Policy Committee (JPC), a consortium of four San Francisco Bay Area agencies: the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  • Zoey Koppelmann, Senior Consultant at WSP Environment & Energy and Green MBA alumna
  • Leilani Latimer, Director, Sustainability Initiatives for Sabre Holdings
  • Alex Michel, Managing Director, Hub Bay Area

In the afternoon participants will develop Bay Area partnerships through multiple interview opportunities and breakout sessions with MBA students, alumni and potential employers.

The Forum is free of charge; continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Green MBA

The Green MBA is very much a part of the School of Business and Leadership and I recognize that I don't refer to them as much as we should. Those who are a part of the Green MBA know that there is a lot going on with them as well. So, please feel free to check out their very extensive newsletter and even sign up to recieve a copy monthly. We will be sure to post highlights here but feel free to visit their site as well. It is from the wealth of knowledge, talents, and experiences of our GreenMBA community that this site is brought to you.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Are you Out There?

Good Monday morning to all of you who may be reading. I would like to emphasize the importance of the updates and information that is given out via Penguin Briefs and encourage you to tell your Business School friends we are here. With Academic Advising just around the corner, we want to make sure you are notified of all important information. So, please, tell your classmates about Penguin Briefs and leave me a comment so I know you are reading. Thanks and have a great day!

One update, the deadline has been extended for the Spring 2010 MBA Executive Study Abroad trip to Turkey and Greece. You have till September 30 to get your deposit in! Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Internships from Career Services

Attention Business Students!!

Check out the list of internships now available through Career Services.

Company: SAP (Palo Alto, CA)
Job Title: Intern-Operations
Description: Support projects such as Industry Solutions Management Centres (ISMC) & NA Operations, MBA Staffing/On-Boarding/Integration into ISMC, Global Location Strategy and other projects as required. Support all phase from planning and execution to analysis and reporting.

Company: SAP (Palo Alto, CA)
Job Title: Intern-Solutions Management
Description: The objective of this internship is to assist the product management team in a variety of activities throughout the product lifecycle at a leading, global software company.

Company: Sage Femme/EcoBirth
Job Title: Marketing Intern
Description: Oversee creation of marketing materials- graphic design and printing. Oversee internet marketing efforts on website and social networking sites. Oversee marketing efforts for events.Oversee film sales efforts and affiliate program. Oversee website optimization and updating.

Company: Sage Femme/EcoBirth
Job Title: Sage Femme/EcoBirth Publicity Intern
Description: Oversee fund-raising efforts online and offline. Create and run publicity for affiliates. Oversee donor communications. Create and run PR campaign worth $50,000.

Company: Margot Duane Images
Job Title: Commercial photography business internship
Description: Researching new client prospects via the internet, library and phone and entering info into Excel database. Archive managment (organizing slides/burning DVD's).Possible photo editing in Photoshop and/or Lightroom. Researching internet business ideas

Company: Viv
Job Title: Business Development & Marketing Intern
Description: As we ramp up Viv is looking for a few all-star interns to help us grow in San Francisco. You will be working with us during the early stages of the company, which means you will have the ability to heavily influence the growth, impact, and direction of Viv. 1) Business Development: Merchant Sales / Management- - Setting up the Viv greening program & managing businesses, - Working with the Viv team to reach out to larger retail chains- Helping businesses become more eco-friendly by developing "Green Action Overviews"2) Consumer Marketing: Stickering & Driving Usage - This role will be focused on getting 100,000+ people stickered. - Design and develop Viv Events, such as attending events (e.g., SF Marathon, SF Street Festivals) - Run Viv's Volunteer Program including recruiting volunteers - Direct and grow Viv's social media & online presence (e.g., our website, facebook, twitter, blog, wiki).

Company: Insurance Wholesalers, Inc
Job Title: Insurance and Financial Advisor
Description: Insurance Wholesalers, Inc, a nationwide firm is screening candidates for open sales positions in your area. This is a full time position for career minded individuals. We screen all candidates purely for work ethic, drive and enthusiasm. Full time Insurance Planners at our firm all earn over $100,000 annually and as much as $350,000. All leads provided. Our planners work with our over 350,000 clients. No cold calling. All training provided as well as full administrative support

Company: Annie Chun's
Job Title: Business Management Intern
Description: Provide assistance to the company's principals and staffng by generating charts from data, finding data using the internet,doing literature reviews, and some web development.

Company: Nestle Purina PetCare Company (out-of-state)
Job Title: Intern (Trainee Sales)
Description: Interns gain nothing from being a summer go-fer; therefore, tasks and projects that provide key learning about our Company and industry are essential for a mutually rewarding internship at Nestl Purina PetCare or Nestl Sales Division. We are an industry leader and learning organization, which seeks to create a challenging, stimulating environment that provides a wide array of resources to help associates grow ' professionally and personally. So, if the following opportunity excites you, if it matches your career interests and if you are willing to make the effort and can contribute to a high performing organization that has high expectations and standards for its employees, we may be what you are looking for -- and vice versa!

Company: SingersMarin
Job Title: Public Relations Intern
Description: The Public Relations Intern will report to Ms. Schiff, the Artistic Director. This is a great opportunity for a student who wants to better understand Public Relations while sharing in a love of music.

Company: Modern Woodmen of America
Job Title: Financial Representative
Description: Play a vital role in helping families realize their financial dreams. Have the tools, financial resources, and local and home office support to serve the family and small-business market. Offer a quality portfolio of financial products to help meet individuals short- and long-term financial needs Represent a financially strong organization that has been in business for 125 years.
Unlimited Income

Company: Keep Marin Green Cooperative, Inc
Job Title: Business Developer
Description: Market KMG recycling services to local businesses. Assist in the development of formal business plan.
Could lead to a paid position part-time to start

Company: United Way of the Wine Country
Job Title: Community Benefit Internship
Description: The ideal intern will work with the Vice President of Community Benefit at United Way to further develop the Earned Income Tax Credit campaign in Sonoma County. We are seeking an individual to serve as a project manager. Work with staff to convene current partners and new stakeholders in the development of a steering committee. This committee will be charged with developing the vision and mission for the campaign. Work with the steering committee on developing a county-wide fundraising plan, marketing plan, and volunteer recruitment.

Company: Emily Riddell Photography
Job Title: Marketing Intern
Description: In need of an energetic self-starter to help me explore new corporate, client direct and advertising markets. Job includes researching new names, titles and emails, research value of "Linked-in" professional face book, assist in email campaigns. Coordinate marketing efforts with my consultant.

Company: U.S. Commercial Service
Job Title: International Marketing Assistant
Description: We offer students an internship to gain invaluable practical business experience in the field of international trade. A keen ability to understand the international business environment and global geography is essential. Numerous opportunities will be available to interact with North Bay businesses. International Trade Interns become involved in the daily operational aspects of managing an Export Assistance Center.

Company: The Morris Family
Job Title: bookkeeping/personal financial assistant
Description: This is perfect for an accounting type entry position. It's handling the management of my business qAware, profit and loss statement, in my home office. Need someone who is good with numbers, organized, meticulous, communicates well and follows instructions. good at asking questions if doesn't understand. Willing to teach everything. It would require about 6 hours every three weeks minimum or can be spread out as one wishes. Very flexible. Can offer more hours as personal assistant/errands/driving help.

Company: Remedy Interactive
Job Title: Customer Support Intern
Description: The Remedy Interactive Customer Support Intern will provide customer support and troubleshoot end-user questions and connectivity by telephone and email for Fortune 500 companies. Monitor all incoming calls and emails requesting support, notify appropriate personnel of network or server related outages, and document all pertinent information within trouble ticket system.The Customer Support Intern will assist the Customer Support team with a variety of projects and software implementations. Assist our Tier 1 Support Specialist and work directly with our end-users via telephone and email to identify problems, determine causes and provide resolutions.

Company: Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc
Job Title: Intern - Fall, Spring or Summer
Description: Burns Entertainment has been the industry experts in celebrity spokesperson campaigns, endorsements, gifting, and music licensing and professional speakers for over 39 years. Burns is not a talent agent, we serve as a talent procurement partner leveraging experience and expert industry savvy to negotiate and execute deals in the entertainment and sports space. Interns receive hands-on training in all aspects of the sports & entertainment marketing business. Training will cover contracts, research methods, use of the database, as well as general office skills.

● For more detailed information on these internships log-in to your account with the Dominican Career Network at For log-in questions contact Jennifer Armstrong in the Career/Internship Services office in Bertrand-104.

● Career Services can also assist students in creating their own internships or finding internships out of the area. Drop-in hours are Monday-Thursday 2-4 PM and Fridays 11-12PM at the Career and Internship Services Office, located in Bertrand Hall 104. Contact Jennifer Armstrong for questions or an appointment by phone at 415-485-3235 or by email at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

I am sure you have not forgotten that this coming weekend is Labor Day weekend, so Monday is a holiday. What you may have forgotten is that Tuesday, September 8 is the Last Day to Add a Class. If you are dropping a class, Tuesday is also the last day to drop a class with an 85% refund. So, although you may have a long weekend of fun ahead, please remember that Tuesday is very important. The Registrar's Office opens at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm.

Just so you know about another important date, here it is:

September 14 - last day to drop a class without a "W" on your transcripts (also the last day for 70% of your refund)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An Official Welcome Back!

Well, classes have been in session for over a week now and I want to welcome everyone. Welcome back to those who have been with us and welcome to those who are brand new. I hope you had a restful summer and that you are ready to start the new year fresh. For new students, I hope Dominican has welcomed you and you feel that this is your new home. We are excited to see all the new faces.

I want to remind everyone that the School of Business is on the second floor of Bertrand Hall and the majority of your Business faculty can be found here. If you are looking for your intructor's office hours, they are listed on the door of his or her office. If you can't find their office, come to the front desk in room 26 and we can help. As the Academic Advisor, I can also be found in room 26, so if you have questions about classes, schedules, adding and dropping, or just about anything, please feel free to stop by Monday through Thursday. I am not in the office on Fridays.

I hope you have had a great start and I look forward to seeing each of you as the semester continues!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Leadership Lecture Series Fall 2009

The dates are set! Please mark your calendars for a wonderful season starting with:

Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
Friday, September 18, 2009
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
Past books: Secret Life of Bees

Dominican University of California
Angelico Concert Hall
7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Announcements Galore!

REMINDER - The last day to drop a class with 100% refund is Monday, August 31.

1 UNIT CLASSES - Register for them today!

BUS 1900 Microsoft Office Workshop October 2 & 10 with Jane Droogsma

BUS 3902 Strategies for Leading Change October 30 & November 7 with Alice Cochran

BUS 1903 Team Development and Leadership November 13 & 21 with Jennifer Yount

MBA SPRING EXECUTIVE STUDY ABROAD - There's still space available for the Spring 2010 trip to Athens and Istanbul! Your $500 non-refundable deposit is due on September 1st. Contact Thea Bellos for more information 510.540.5725 or

HEALTH INSURANCE - All students taking at least 6 units are required to have health insurance. To avoid being charged you must opt-out of the plan before September 18th if you have coverage from another provider. Contact Business Services on the first floor of Bertrand Hall or 415-257-0161 for more information.

All MBA Strategic Leadership classes begin on Saturday, September 12
MBA 5009 Economics begins on September 14
MBA 5006 Statistics begins on September 10
MBA 5202 Business Communications II begins on October 20

The School of Business and Leadership is happy to annouce our newest minor in Leadership Studies. The first class is being offered this semester, BUS 1051/3051 Leadership in Individuals, Organizations and Society meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:50 - 12:05. For more information contact me!

Thank you for reading and if you have questions, post them in comments. I bet other students have the same questions.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Welcome to Penguin Briefs, the new blog for the School of Business and Leadership!!

As I send many emails and newsletters out to students on a daily basis, I am hoping that you, the students of the School, can find information here as well. I will post reminders, announcements, job and internship information and much more to this blog. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more...