Category: MS Programs

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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New on the Pod: Q&As with MBA and MS Alumni

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightWe may be winding down recruiting for 2019 entry, but we are already turning our sights to our incoming MBA and MS classes of 2020!

If you’re interested in beginning your business school journey, check out recent episodes of Simon Bizcast to virtually “meet” MBA and MS alumni and get a taste for life at Simon. The Q&A sessions are moderated by members of the Simon Admissions team, and our alumni touch on a range of topics, including why they chose Simon, impact of the Simon alumni network, skills they learned at Simon that are most helpful in their day-to-day professional lives, advice to prospective students, favorite Simon memories, and more!

 

MBA panelists (Ep. 12) include:

Alyssa Rinck ’18 (MBA)
Senior Consultant – Retail & Consumer Goods, Cognizant

Erika King ’17 (MBA)
FirstNet Project Manager & Analyst (Leadership Development Program), AT&T

Philip Myers ’13 (MBA)
Director – Treasury, Global Liquidity Management, Bank of America

Shahbaaz Mubeen ’18 (MBA)
Senior Program Manager, Amazon

Dre Collier ’15 (MBA)
Manager, Accenture Strategy

MS panelists (Ep. 13) include:

Skanda Sandeep ’18, MS in Finance
Corporate and Investment Banking Analyst – Global Power and Utilities, Citigroup

Paul Wehner ’18, MS in Accountancy
Risk Assurance Associate, PwC

Stacy Xu ’17, MS in Marketing Analytics
Data Analyst, SIGMA Marketing Insights

Su Zhou ’15, MS in Business Analytics
Assurance Senior Associate, PwC

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New on the Pod: MS in Marketing Analytics Overview

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightIf you’re interested in Simon’s MS in Marketing Analytics program, join Jennifer Crandall, senior associate director of admissions, as she facilitates a panel discussion with current marketing analytics students; Paul Nelson, clinical professor of marketing and the faculty advisor for the MS in Marketing Analytics program; Libby Bakken, assistant director of MS Marketing/Business Analytics for the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center; and Karen Platt, director of MS advising in the Office of Student Engagement. They share information about the program structure, course offerings, STEM designation, and career outcomes for our MS in Marketing Analytics program. 

View MS Class of 2018 employment results.

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Advice from the Assistant Dean: Spring Applicant To-Do List

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

Rebekah.LewinThis time of year we often receive questions from applicants wondering if it’s “too late” to apply or worrying about submitting their application after several rounds of applications are already under review. They express concern that a portion of the class is already reserved and wonder how competitive it will be for remaining spots. 

Don’t worry—if you are a top candidate, you will be competitive regardless of when you apply in the cycle. Don’t overthink the situation, as most top schools have a waiting list to save some spaces for top candidates in each application round. Simon also offers scholarship consideration in all five of our application rounds, which is a huge benefit. 

Here are a few tips that will help you put your best foot forward as a spring applicant:

  • Be confident. Regardless of your reason(s) for applying in the spring, you should be confident in your talent and work diligently on all aspects of the application. Show the Admissions Committee how you will be an asset to the school not only as a student, but as a member of its alumni community as well.
  • Do your research. Be thorough in researching your target B-schools so you understand the culture of the schools and can clearly express why you are a “good fit” for the program. Typically, the essay and interview components are good opportunities to express this to the Admissions Committee.
  • Apply when the timing is best for you. The Simon Admissions Committee will not ask you to address why you are applying in the spring. It’s your decision on if/when to provide this information to us. We understand circumstances change and people are creating new education and career goals all the time—we would love to help you achieve yours!
  • Plan ahead. All of our full-time programs begin in mid-July, so applying in March will provide more time to arrange the move to Rochester if you live outside of western New York.
  • Take stock of your scores. There will be little time to retake test scores or update items in your application after submission, so make sure you are really satisfied with your application items before submitting them for review.
  • Be ready to interview. The interview timeline will likely be compressed given the time of year, so be prepared to quickly respond if/when an offer is extended.
  • Don’t wait to secure your spot in the class. If admitted, the deadline to respond to our offer will likely be roughly three weeks, or possibly even less, depending on how late in the year you are admitted. Make sure you ask critical questions up front so that you are prepared to commit and enroll if you are admitted.

Each year we admit great students in the spring, and this year we hope you will be among them! Our remaining application deadlines for 2019 entry are as follows (rolling admission occurs in between the deadlines):

March 31, 2019 – This is an ideal deadline for international students to target, as it allows your I-20 to be processed earlier and expedites the Visa process.

May 1, 2019 – Final deadline for 2019 entry.

We hope to see you this summer to begin your business school studies. Put the finishing touches on your Simon application—we look forward to reviewing it soon!