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Trista’s Tips: Preparing to Apply

We are in the midst of welcoming our full-time students to campus, which is our absolute favorite time of year. Seeing the students we’ve worked with arrive to begin their business school journeys is incredibly gratifying and exciting! We also love this time of year because we in the Simon Admissions Office shift our focus to the future—to the students we will be welcoming at this time next year, to be exact!

We know many of you are likely also turning your attention to the future. If business school is your next step, Trista Wesley Kukucka, assistant director of admissions, has advice on what you can start working on right now to prepare your most competitive business school application for Fall 2019 entry.


If you’re curious about Simon and want to learn more, check out the recording of our “Why Simon?” webinar. We also have a “Preparing to Apply and Common Application Mistakes to Avoid” webinar coming up on August 29 if you’re looking for more specific advice on how to best position your candidacy.

Best of luck to you as you prepare for business school. When you’re ready to apply, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Trista’s Tips: Clubs and Co-curricular Activities with Bryan Carlo ’18S (MBA)

Regardless of the program you enroll in, business school goes by very quickly. In order to get the most from your experience, Bryan Carlo ’18S (MBA) recommends you get involved with clubs and co-curricular activities on campus. In particular, he discussed his experience with the Simon Finance and Investment Club and the Simon Sports Club, and why he feels it’s so beneficial for students to get involved in the Simon community.

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If you’re thinking about starting business school this fall, apply to Simon by May 15! International applicants are welcome and merit scholarship awards are still available. Apply today!


Learn Why 82% of MS Students Choose Our Internship Track

At Simon, all four of our MS programs – accountancy, business analytics, finance, and marketing analytics – offer two programs of study: a 10-month track and a 17-month internship track.  This year, 82% of MS students chose the internship track. Listen to what past students have said about their internship track experience:


With a Simon MS, you have the flexibility to choose the course of study that best suits your situation. If you’re trying to decide between the two tracks, here are a few additional things to consider:

  • Internships are not required. The Career Management Center will supplement your networking efforts by posting internship opportunities you can apply for. If you do not end up completing an internship, you may use the summer to study for the CPA or CFA exam, network for your full-time job search, or build programming skills for specialty certifications.
  • The internship track gives you options. Whether it’s gaining experience in a new field prior to the full-time job search or building your professional network, the 17-month track builds flexibility into your program.
  • Regardless of the track you choose, the curriculum is the same. The only difference is timing. On the internship track, you will delay one of your classes until the second fall term. This class is offered remotely, but in order to complete the program you must return to Rochester for your last three hours of lecture and final exam at the end of the fall term.

Whether you take the 10-month track or the 17-month track, the path toward your future career begins at Simon. Apply now — we are still accepting applications for Fall 2018 entry! Applications are reviewed as they are received and scholarship support is always available.

If you have questions about the MS program tracks or any aspect of the application, please reach out to the Admissions Office

Campus Visit Reflections: Mike Alcazaren, MBA Class of 2019

Selecting the right MBA program is important. That’s why we are inviting you to spend some time with us on campus in Rochester! During Experience Simon Weekend March 23-24, you will be able to attend a sample MBA class, tour campus, network, and more.

Students often tell us their campus visit — and the warm, collegial atmosphere they were greeted with — ultimately helped them choose Simon. Mike Alcazaren, MBA Class of 2019, noted the sense of community at Simon was something he was looking for in a small school experience:

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See yourself at Simon. Register for Experience Simon Weekend by this Friday, March 9 for the opportunity to take advantage of a generous travel stipend and hotel accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you!