Category: Events

Experience Simon Weekend featuring Women’s Conference Programming, Nov. 10-11

The following post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant director of admissions and financial aid

It’s hard to believe the fall term is well underway already! In the Admissions Office, we are also excited about our November on-campus recruitment event for prospective MBA students, Experience Simon Weekend featuring Women’s Conference programming.

As in past years, we are running these events concurrently and most of the programming is shared, which creates a cohesive environment where our prospective students can get acquainted with Simon and with each other.

Women’s Conference begins midday on Friday, Nov. 10. First, attendees will participate in “The 5½ Beliefs & Behaviors of Highly Successful Women,” a professional development session presented by Maureen Berkner Boyt, founder of The Moxie Exchange Movement, a training and mentoring organization for companies who want to develop, promote, and retain women and create inclusive workplaces.

The afternoon continues with a Women’s Leadership Panel with impressive alumnae panelists:

  • Ileana Chu ’97S (MBA), Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • Leslie Falconio ’92S (MBA), Executive Director, UBS Wealth Management
  • Kelly Stone Geer ’03S (MBA), Chief Marketing Officer, Sphero
  • Stephanie Hogue ’04S (MBA), Managing Director of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Dinner on Friday is where the Experience Simon Weekend registrants join up with Women’s Conference attendees, and participate in the remainder of the weekend’s programming together. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with faculty, alumni, and current students at dinner.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, our prospective students will fill their day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Campus tours
  • An overview from Simon’s Career Management Center
  • A sample MBA class
  • Admissions interview (you have this option as long as you have created an application to Simon)

We are very much looking forward to these events, and November will be here before we know it! We encourage you to register for Experience Simon Weekend or Women’s Conference by Friday, October 20 to be considered for complimentary hotel accommodations for both Friday and Saturday nights and a partial travel stipend (note that you must complete the registration process before requesting a stipend). Please send all event-related inquiries to events@simon.rochester.edu.

As always, if you have any questions about Simon or the application process, don’t hesitate to email the Admissions Office. We are always happy to help.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in November!

If you’re interested in applying to Simon Business School, get started now.

Experience Simon Weekend Featuring Diversity Conference Programming — Oct. 6-7

The following post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid

Classes are in full swing now at Simon, and it’s hard to believe our first application deadline is less than two months away! We are also getting excited about our recruitment event schedule, particularly our upcoming event for prospective MBA students, Experience Simon Weekend featuring Diversity Conference programming, on Oct. 6-7.

As in past years, we are running these events concurrently and most of the programming is shared, which creates a cohesive environment where our prospective students can get acquainted with Simon and with each other.

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Students from Simon’s MBA Class of 2019 gather at The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management’s OP in June. Simon has been a Consortium member school for 49 years.

Diversity Conference begins midday on Friday, Oct. 6 and celebrates Simon’s powerful partnerships with Management Leadership for Tomorrow and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. The afternoon features a Diversity Leadership Panel and a Simon Social where you will network with current students and alumni, as well as the opportunity to conduct your admissions interview if you’ve started your application.

Our panelists include:

  • Deborah Brundage ’01 MBA, associate brand director, NA Always Discreet, Procter & Gamble
  • Michael Burkeen ’98 MBA, senior manager, marketing learning & development, Intuit
  • José Chan ’03 MBA, vice president of business development, Celect
  • Emerson Fullwood, retired corporate vice president, Xerox Corporation; University of Rochester Board of Trustees
  • Peter Jones ’82 MBA, chief executive officer of Mind Safety Management, LLC and agent at New York Life

Dinner on Friday is where the Experience Simon Weekend registrants join up with Diversity Conference attendees, and attend the remainder of the weekend’s programming together. We are very excited about Friday’s dinner, which features a keynote presentation by Alyssa Whitfield, founder and executive director of Dress for Success Rochester, an organization that promotes the “economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.” Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with faculty, alumni, and current students at dinner.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, our prospective MBA students will fill their day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Campus tours
  • Financial Aid Q&A session
  • An overview from Simon’s Career Management Center
  • A sample MBA class
  • Admissions interview (you have this option as long as you have created an application to Simon or to the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management with Simon designated as a target school)

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you’ll have the option of attending a Saturday social event where you will be able to meet and mingle with current Simon students and get a taste of student life.

We are very much looking forward to these events, and we know October will be here before we know it! We anticipate registration being at capacity for these events, so I encourage you to register for Experience Simon Weekend or Diversity Conference today.

We encourage you to register by Friday, September 8 to be considered for complimentary hotel accommodations for both Friday and Saturday nights and a partial travel stipend (note that you must complete the registration process before requesting a stipend). Please send all event-related inquiries to events@simon.rochester.edu.

As always, if you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to email the Admissions Office. We are always happy to help.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in October!

If you’re interested in applying to Simon Business School, get started.

Simon Students Attend Annual Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Orientation Program

The following post was written by Rebekah Lewin ’02 MBA, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid.

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta, GA with Dean Ainslie and staff from the admissions, career management, and advancement offices. Our visit to Atlanta coincided with the 51st annual Orientation Program hosted by The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. As a board of trustee for The Consortium, I was excited to see the organization in action as they work to support the advancement of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business management roles.

CGSM_OP2017When we arrived Friday afternoon, I spent time with Julie Sadwick and Kelly Umansky greeting our 15 incoming MBA students and providing them with some Simon swag to wear during the conference. Later that evening, we hosted a private dinner for our students, alumni, staff, and guests at White Oak. Following engaging dinner conversation, we were honored to have Kathy Waller, Simon MBA and Consortium alumna and CFO of Coca-Cola, provide welcoming remarks and advice to our students. We then heard from Jim Doyle Jr., a successful entrepreneur and generous Simon donor and scholarship supporter who provided additional words of advice and encouragement to our students. Alumni and current students who attended the dinner provided lots of networking opportunities with work experience at companies such as 3M, Accenture, Bank of America, Booz Allen, Kimberly Clark, Merrill Lynch, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, and more.

CGSM_Classof2019Saturday morning marked the official kick-off to the conference, and after an engaging session with over 475 students from all 18 member B-schools, we moved into our School-hosted meetings. After our incoming MBA students were taught the School cheer “UR Simon,” we moved into an interactive session of practicing interview questions and introductions, designed to help students as they navigate the career fair and networking opportunities with more than 50 corporate partners. Later that morning, we had our School photo taken – one with just the students and another with all of the staff, alumni, and Simon contacts who were on site.

I left Saturday afternoon to return to Rochester, but the conference continued through Tuesday for our incoming students. Even though I was only there a short time, it was an amazing experience. I left with a sense of pride in our students, alumni, and staff – we have an amazing and talented group of individuals who are deeply committed to supporting each other, and I am honored to be a part of the Simon family.

Women’s Conference and Experience Simon Weekend, Dec. 2-3

The following post was written by Rebekah Lewin, assistant director of admissions and financial aid

It’s hard to believe November is here, and fall quarter wraps up in just a few short weeks! In the Admissions Office, we are also excited about our next recruitment event Women’s Conference and Experience Simon Weekend on December 2-3.

As in past years, we are running these events concurrently and most of the programming is shared, which creates a cohesive environment where our prospective students can get acquainted with Simon and with each other.

Women’s Conference begins midday on Friday, Dec. 2, and the afternoon features a Women’s Leadership Panel with impressive alumnae panelists:

  • Dorothy Coleman ’16 MBA, Executive VP and CFO of Excellus BCBS
  • Melanie Huet ’03 MBA, Global Brand Director, Baby & Child Care at Kimberly-Clark
  • Diana Nole ’01 MBA, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Sheffali Welch ’02 MBA, COO and Head of Regional Strategy for Global Transactional Banking in the Americas at Deutsche Bank

Dinner on Friday is where the Experience Simon Weekend registrants join up with Women’s Conference attendees, and attend th26021959242_0a59344240_ze remainder of the weekend’s programming together. We are very excited about Friday’s dinner, which features a keynote presentation by Nithya Ruff ’91 MBA, director of Western Digital’s Open Source Office. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with faculty, alumni, and current students at dinner.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, our prospective students will fill their day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Campus tours
  • An overview from Simon’s Career Management Center
  • A sample MBA class
  • Admissions interview (you have this option as long as you have created an application to Simon)

We are very much looking forward to these events, and we know December will be here before we know it! As a prospective student, you may be considered for complimentary hotel accommodations and a partial travel stipend if you register for Experience Simon Weekend or Women’s Conference by Friday, November 11. Inquiries about travel stipends and all event-related questions may be directed to Kailey Ludemann, events manager.

If you are a Simon student or alum who would like to register for Friday’s Women’s Leadership Panel, networking reception, or dinner keynote presentation, please do so here.

As always, if you have any questions about event programming or the application process, don’t hesitate to email the Admissions Office. We are always happy to help.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in December!

If you’re interested in applying to Simon Business School, get started now.