Category: Events

Visit Simon: Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming

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

Travel season is well underway, and our counselors are visiting cities throughout the US and the world over the coming months. In addition to meeting in a city near you, we also hope you will visit us on campus to get a taste of what life as an MBA student is like at Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference Programming on October 12–13.

The event kicks off on Friday at 12:30 p.m. with our Diversity Conference Programming, which includes a professional development session, a Diversity Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni.

Diversity Leadership Panelists include:

  • Kenyatta Andrews ’06 (MBA), Fiscal Director of Federal Programs, Achievement School District
  • Ken Burkeen ’02 (MBA), Founder & CEO, Heutiful and Heutiful Salons
  • Salim Holder ’07 (MBA), CEO, Find Your Plug, LLC
  • Lydia Perez Poole ’06 (MBA), Shopper Insights & Analytics Manager, Rite Aid Customer Service, Procter & Gamble

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, where you will have the opportunity to network with Simon alumni, faculty, staff, and current students. The highlight of the evening will be a keynote presentation by Ronald Homer ’71 (MBA), president of access capital strategies for RBC Global Asset Management. Ron leads RBC GAM’s impact investing effort and is responsible for servicing the firm’s impact investing clients and ensuring that investment solutions are implemented based on each client’s customized impact requirements. His background and extensive experience in community investing enables him to identify a broad range of impact investment solutions for clients.

On Saturday, October 12, you and other prospective MBA students will fill your day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Admissions interview (if you’ve started your application)
  • Campus tour
  • Sample MBA class
  • Networking with faculty, alumni, and students

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending our annual Fall Ball, where you can meet and mingle with current Simon students and get a taste of student life.

Visiting campus is a great way to assess fit, and at Simon we make it easy with generous travel stipends, complimentary hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals during scheduled events. For more information email events@simon.rochester.edu.

We encourage you to register by Friday, September 21, to take the first step toward immersing yourself in the Simon community, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

Campus Visit Reflections: Mike Alcazaren, MBA Class of 2019

Selecting the right MBA program is important. That’s why we are inviting you to spend some time with us on campus in Rochester! During Experience Simon Weekend March 23-24, you will be able to attend a sample MBA class, tour campus, network, and more.

Students often tell us their campus visit — and the warm, collegial atmosphere they were greeted with — ultimately helped them choose Simon. Mike Alcazaren, MBA Class of 2019, noted the sense of community at Simon was something he was looking for in a small school experience:

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See yourself at Simon. Register for Experience Simon Weekend by this Friday, March 9 for the opportunity to take advantage of a generous travel stipend and hotel accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you!

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.