Category: Podcasts

New on the Podcast: Recent Episodes Cover MBA Overview and Student Experience

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightIf you’re traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this week or are simply looking to get a jump on business school research ahead of the holiday rush, tune in to the latest episodes of Simon Bizcast for everything you need to know about the Simon MBA. 

On this week’s episode, Julie Sadwick, senior associate director of admissions, sits down with Greg Bauer, associate dean of full-time programs, to discuss the ins and outs of Simon’s MBA curriculum, the Integrated Student Experience—which intentionally links coursework, co-curricular activities, and career search activities—and the STEM-designated MBA option.

In addition, Dean Bauer answers pre-submitted questions about examples of client projects, alumni interaction with current students, the requirements to attain a STEM-designated MBA, and more!

In another recent episodeAndrew Brayda, senior associate director of admissions, is joined by a panel of current MBA students to discuss life at Simon. The students weigh in on how they determined the number of b-schools to apply to, coming to an analytical MBA program from a “non-traditional” background, the benefits of Simon’s STEM-designated option, things they would have done differently during the application process, and more! MBA panelists include: Calvin Crockett ’20, Miguel Garcia ’20, Wallace Gundy ’20, and Raazgi Haidri ’20.

Check out past episodes of Simon Bizcast on our website, and stay up to date on new episodes by subscribing: search for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify.

Happy listening!

New on the Podcast: On-Campus Events Student Roundtable

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightFit is important when deciding on a business school, and at Simon we believe there is no better way to truly get a sense of what your life will be like as an MBA student than to experience it for yourself.

Julie Sadwick, senior associate director of admissions, chats with MBA students who visited Simon during the admissions process—they reflect on favorite campus visit memories, how attending events influenced their decision to enroll, and more!

MBA Panelists:
Emily Bader ’20 
Sean Dozier ’21 
Joshua West ’20 
Sayuri Yassuda ’20 

Check out our Experience Simon Weekend events for 2019-20 and mark your calendar. We hope to see you in soon in Rochester! 

Never miss an episode of Simon Bizcast—subscribe to the podcast by doing one of the following:

  • Visiting our website (tap the “subscribe” link in the top right corner from your smartphone)
  • Searching for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts

Happy listening!

New on the Pod: The Full-Time Application is Live!

SimonBizcast_podcast_logo_MR1_LightHeather Cobbett sits down with Julie Sadwick and Trista Kukucka, two members of Simon’s Admissions Committee, to discuss elements of Simon’s full-time application, pitfalls to avoid as you’re preparing to apply, common misconceptions about the process, and how to distinguish yourself as an excellent candidate.

View our application checklist to ensure you’re prepared with everything you’ll need to apply, and review our application deadlines to target the round that works best with your business school timeline. The checklist and deadlines are identical for MBA and MS applicants.

Next Steps:

Attend one of our live upcoming webinars and receive an application fee waiver (a $90 value).

Check your eligibility and receive personalized feedback on your fit with Simon—including advice and how to best position your candidacy—before you apply. Send a copy of your resume and test scores (if you have them) to CYE@simon.rochester.edu, and we’ll respond in 3–5 business days.

Start your application!

Never miss an episode of Simon Bizcast—subscribe to the podcast by doing one of the following:

  • Visiting our website (tap the “subscribe” link in the top right corner from your smartphone),
  • Searching for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Happy listening!

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.
Never miss an episode—subscribe to the podcast by doing one of the following:

  • Visiting our website (tap the “subscribe” link in the top right corner from your smartphone),
  • Searching for “Simon Bizcast” in iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Happy listening!