Category: MS Programs

New on the Pod: Preparing to Apply to Business School

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightRebekah Lewin, Simon’s assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, joins Heather to chat about the ways in which prospective students can use the summer months to prepare for business school before the application opens. Rebekah walks through the elements of the Simon application, pieces she recommends starting now, and her best advice on how to shine as a candidate. She also mentioned ways to engage with the Admissions Committee over the summer including:

Visiting Campus
If you’re interested in Simon’s full-time MBA, mark your calendar for Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference on October 11–12 and Experience Simon Weekend with Women’s Conference on November 8–9. Our signature events allow you to picture yourself as a Simon student and offer the option to conduct your admissions interview in person. 

If you’re interested in one of our full-time MS programs, schedule an individual campus visit to get a taste of life as a Simon master’s student in Rochester. 

Check Your Eligibility
If you’re interested in getting personalized feedback on your candidacy before you apply, please email your résumé or CV (and test scores) to admissions@simon.rochester.edu. We will respond in 3–5 business days with our experienced feedback on your qualifications.
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Class of 2019 MS Spotlight: Chia-Yi Lee, MS in Marketing Analytics

Next up in our Class of 2019 Spotlight series is Chia-Yi Lee, a recent MS in Marketing Analytics graduate:

chia-yi_lee'19Where are you headed after graduation?
Edelman Intelligence, Data Analyst Intern

What was your favorite class and why?
Marketing Research with Professor Lovett. I like how this class gave me a rough picture of how marketing research would look in the real world.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Challenging, satisfying, and refreshing.

What have you learned that will help you most in your new role?
I’ve understood the power of data, but interpreting the data and communicating the outcome is way more important. Always digging into the data to find out valuable information is my biggest take away from school.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
I enjoyed discussing problems and finding solutions with my fellow classmates. The courses sometimes could be intensive, but I enjoyed every moment that I was able to be a better version of me.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
Be open minded and willing to understanding others, and embrace as many cultural differences as you can.

Class of 2019 MS Spotlight: Minjia Zhan, MS in Business Analytics

Next up in our Class of 2019 Spotlight series is Minjia Zhan, one of our MS in Business Analytics graduates: 

Minjia Zhan PhotoWhere are you headed after graduation?
I’m joining Conde Nast as an analyst.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was Marketing Analytics with R. Professor Haviv taught the class in a way that made it interesting and practical. The course content and cases encouraged me to dig deeper to understand the meaning of the numbers generated by quantitative methods and to learn to apply analytical techniques in real-world scenarios.

If you could use three words to describe your MS experience, what would they be?
Challenging, thought-provoking, intriguing.

What have you learned that will help you most in your new role?
I’ve learned to generate insights using analytical skills and utilize those insights to develop solutions or recommendations. I find this skill handy in all projects and experiences.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
My favorite Simon memories are all tied to Simon Master’s Association—a club that focuses on creating initiatives to support MS students. I got the chance to connect with students from different programs and work with amazing people for event planning. In addition, it was very rewarding to find out that students enjoyed our events.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
MS programs are very short, so you want to be prepared. You need to plan in advance what you want to achieve through the program and start to work towards that goal. If you hope to make friends, there are lots of opportunities at Simon to meet new people; if you aim to job hunt, you can start reaching out to people, work on your résumé, and participate in projects. Make sure you enjoy your time here and use your time wisely.

New on the Pod: Clubs at Simon

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightStudent-led clubs and organizations are an integral part of the MBA and MS student experience, allowing students to follow their passions outside of the classroom, develop leadership skills, and build their professional networks. Learn more about the various club offerings at Simon from Nate Kadar, director of student life in our Office of Student Engagement, and a panel of current and former club leaders:

David Pearlroth ’20 (MBA) – president, Simon Marketing Association; vice president of marketing, Simon Volunteers

Sam Drexler ’20 (MBA) – president, Simon Data Analytics; vice president of finance, Outdoor Adventure Club

Ben Johnson ’20 (MBA) – president, UNCorked; vice president of case competitions, Simon Marketing Association

Quentin Schneider ’20 (MBA) – president, Simon Finance & Investment Club; vice president of marketing, Simon School Venture Fund; vice president of finance, Club Europe

Arjun Arora ’19 (MBA) – outgoing president, Simon Pricing Club

Gavin Hall ’19 (MBA) – outgoing president, Simon Consulting Club; managing director, Simon VISION Consulting

Sanjan Panchal ’20 (MBA) – president, Simon Consulting Club

Aisha Yusuf ’19 (MBA) – outgoing president, Simon Volunteers; outgoing vice president of marketing, Simon National Black

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