Category: Travel

Trista’s Tips: Making the Most of a Business School Fair

We’re in the midst of travel season here at Simon, and because we are meeting several times per week with prospective students domestically and abroad, we thought the timing would be right to offer some advice for maximizing your time at a graduate business school fair. Trista Wesley, assistant director of admissions and one of our staff member who you might meet out on the road, breaks down how to prepare for and make the best impression during your next fair.

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We hope to connect with you out on the road! Check our travel schedule to find out when we’ll be coming to a city near you.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take the first step toward your future at Simon. Apply now.

Interested in application tips? Tune in to our “Preparing to Apply and Common Application Mistakes to Avoid” webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 30. at 12 p.m EDT.

Admissions Travel Preview – August 2017

July was a full month of travel for the Admissions Office, and August promises to be just as busy! Here’s a peek at where you can meet up with Simon in the US and across the globe in the coming month:

Albert Chatigny '15 MBA and Nicole Guzski, senior assistant director of admissions, were impressed by the prospective students they spoke with in Atlanta in July.

Albert Chatigny ’15 MBA and Nicole Guzski, senior assistant director of admissions, were impressed by the prospective students they spoke with in Atlanta in July.

Saturday, August 12: Mexico City, Mexico – Marquis Reforma, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 12: Toronto, Canada – Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, August 14: Lima, Peru – Swissotel Lima, 3:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Monday, August 14: Washington, D.C. – Renaissance Washington, DC, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Tuesday, August 15: Boston, MA – Liberty Mutual, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

 

Wednesday, August 16: Bogotá, Colombia – AR Centro de Convenciones Torre AR, 3:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16: Atlanta, GA – Doubletree by Hilton – Atlanta Buckhead, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Saturday, August 19: São Paulo, Brazil – Inter-Continental São Paulo, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gaurav Mittal and Bryan Carlo, rising second-year MBA students, assisted Jennifer Crandall, senior associate director of admissions, at a recruitment event in New York City in July.

Gaurav Mittal and Bryan Carlo, rising second-year MBA students, assisted Jennifer Crandall, senior associate director of admissions, at a recruitment event in New York City in July.

Monday, August 21: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 24: Mexico City, Mexico – Hotel Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, August 28: Chicago, IL – Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Tuesday, August 29: New York City, NY – Goldman, Sachs & Co., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Wednesday, August 30: New York City, NY – Goldman, Sachs & Co., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Thursday, August 31: New York City, NY – NYU Stern School of Business Paulson Auditorium, Tisch Hall, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Consortium MAPS event)

Thursday, August 31: Toronto, Canada – One King West Hotel & Residence, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MBA Forté Forum for Women)

Thursday, August 31: Beijing, China – Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Review our full travel schedule here, and we encourage you to request more information or contact the Admissions Office to receive emails when Simon is coming to a city near you. Use #SimonTravel on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with our travels and to share pictures from events!

If you can’t connect with us in person, we welcome you to register for our upcoming webinars to learn more about our full-time programs:

The Simon MBA – Wednesday, August 9 at 12 p.m. EDT
MS Programs Information Session – Wednesday, August 16 at 9 a.m. EDT

‘Oh the Places We Go’ — Fall 2017 Admissions Travel Preview

July marks a very busy and exciting time for the Admissions Office. Our 2018 application just opened, we are looking forward to seeing our new students at orientation over the coming weeks, and travel season is about to get underway!

Our admissions officers are going to be all over the globe this fall, so if you were hoping to connect with us out on the road, we wanted to provide the July schedule as well as a preview of the upcoming larger international trips. Review our full travel schedule here.

airplane in the skyJuly Travel Schedule:
Thursday, July 13: Seattle, WA – Downtown Marriott Waterfront, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: Los Angeles, CA – LA Hotel Downtown, 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16: San Francisco, CA – Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18: Houston, TX – JW Marriott Houston, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20: New York, NY – Westin New York at Times Square, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20: Atlanta, GA – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: New York, NY – Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 24: Chicago, IL – DoubleTree by Hilton Magnificent Mile, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26: Washington, D.C. – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27: Boston, MA – Hynes Convention Center, 5:00-9:30 p.m.

Extended International Travel:
Aug. 12-24: Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Bogotá, Colombia; São Paulo, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico)
Aug. 31-Sept. 4: China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai)
Sept. 14-18: Africa (Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa)
Sept. 18-23: India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai)
Oct. 21-28: Latin America (São Paulo, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Mexico City, Mexico)

We encourage you to request more information or contact the Admissions Office to receive emails when Simon is coming to a city near you. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Use #SimonTravel on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with our travels and to share pictures from events!

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.