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A Week in the Life: Chris DiGiacomandrea, MBA Class of 2018

You’ve done your homework about b-school: checked out program strengths, faculty reputation, career outcomes, and rankings. But what is getting an MBA truly like? The student experience can’t be quantified like a statistic – in order to know what your life at Simon will be like, you have to live it. But how do you do that before you start classes? How can you be sure you’re finding the right fit?

Chris DiGiacomandrea, 2018 MBA candidate and soon-to-be pathways operations intern at Amazon, found his fit at Simon. He also documented a week in his life as a student, covering the daily activities that define his Simon experience – from group meetings to cooking dinner with his roommates. Curious about what your life as an MBA student could be like? Take a look.

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No two student experiences are exactly alike, but that’s part of what makes business school such an exciting, challenging, and rewarding endeavor. We’re confident that no matter where you’re heading in your career, we can help you get there.

In fact, you may even get there faster than you think. Don’t rule out a fall 2017 entry to the Simon MBA program – our final application deadline is May 15, and scholarship support is still available.

Take the first step toward your future career and apply now.

Trista’s Tips: What to Expect After Submitting Your Application

After you submit your business school application, you might have a few questions about what comes next. Trista Wesley, assistant director of admissions, breaks down the behind-the-scenes Admissions processes after an application deadline and offers tips on how to stay connected with Simon while you wait for a possible interview invitation.

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If you are still considering business school for Fall 2017, submit an application to Simon! We encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity, as there are still spots available for our MBA and MS programs and merit-based scholarship support will be offered to select candidates.

From Nonprofit to the NBA: Katie Freiert, MBA Class of 2017

What did Katie Freiert, MBA Class of 2017, do when she learned she had been accepted to the NBA Internship Program?

“My first call was my dad, and he cried on the phone.”

Basketball had always been an important part of Katie’s life, and after spending five years in the nonprofit sector, she hoped that pursuing her MBA would help her realize her dream of working in professional sports. As athletes do, Katie set a goal and then worked to achieve it. She prepared for business school long before she submitted her application by taking a few classes to bolster her résumé and studying for the GRE. Her hard work—both before and during her MBA program—paid off when she received that call from the NBA.

Perhaps Katie’s dad summed it up best: “He just couldn’t believe this [program] had gotten me to where I really wanted to be, and that I was going to really live my dream.”

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Achieve your dreams. Get started at Simon.

Trista’s Tips: Preparing for Your Interview

The admissions team is very busy conducting interview this time of year. Trista Wesley, assistant director of admissions, offers advice to help you put your best foot forward during your admissions interview.

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If you haven’t applied to Simon, now is the time — our March 15 deadline is roughly five weeks away. Start your application today, and tune into our Application Tips Webinar on at 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 22, to get answers to any questions you might have about the application process.