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 Statesmanager@licenzing.com(415) 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 SustainableCareerForum@gmail.com 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, GreenBiz.com
You can access full bios of these panelists at www.rmi2009.org
RMIQ registration is $35. To register, please visit www.rmi2009.org

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, http://www.getmoneysmart.info/, 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 mary@marinlink.org

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 SustainableCareerForum@gmail.com: 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. http://greenmba.ning.com/ 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 https://dominican-csm.symplicity.com/students/. 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 jennifer.armstrong@dominican.edu.

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!