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Intern and Full-Time Business Analytics Student: “One of the Best Decisions I Have Made”

Before she came to Simon, Monica Perez ’17 MS in Business Analytics discovered her passion for providing data-driven insights while she was working as a research analyst at a medical school. The Business Analytics program was a natural fit for Monica, but what surprised her was having the chance to intern as a data analyst while simultaneously managing a full-time course load.

When her Career Management Center career advisor alerted her to an exciting opportunity for Business Analytics students, she never imagined she would have the chance to put lessons in R, SQL, and Tableau from her Introduction to Business Analytics class into practice so soon. She felt well equipped to contribute with senior management and inform recommendations to clients.

Her packed schedule has made Monica a “professional” time manager, and though hectic at times, she knows her efforts have been worthwhile. She sums it up best: “If I had the chance to do it again, I would definitely do it again.”

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What are you capable of? Surprise yourself at Simon.

As you work on your application, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar:

MS in Business Analytics Information Session – Thursday, October 19 at 12 p.m. EDT

In this session you will:

  • Learn about the MS in Business Analytics program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes
  • Hear from current Business Analytics students
  • Receive an introduction to the Career Management Center
  • Meet faculty members from the Business Analytics program
  • Receive an application fee waiver ($150 value) if you attend the live session

We hope to review your application soon, and look forward to speaking with you on Thursday!

MS in Marketing Analytics Grad Begins Career in NYC

Darya Benison ’17 MS in Marketing Analytics arrived at Simon with two clear goals: to round out her profile with more technical marketing skills, and to find a position in New York City after graduation.

Academically, Simon offered the courses Darya was looking for to “rewire” the way she thought about marketing. In particular, her Marketing Research Using R class with Prof. Mitch Lovett pushed her outside her comfort zone and rewarded her with a rich portfolio and diversified marketing skillset to continue building upon throughout her career.

In terms of networking, Darya participated in various career days Simon hosts in New York City, frequently kept in touch with the NYC-based Career Management Center staff member who helps students cultivate corporate relationships, and maximized her class-free Fridays by spending long weekends networking and interviewing in New York. Her dedication and laser-like focus paid off: she’s now a data strategist at Codeword in Manhattan.

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You’re driven to succeed. We’re committed to your success. Apply today.

As you work on your application, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar:

MS in Marketing Analytics Information Session – Tuesday, October 17 at 12 p.m. EDT

In this session you will:

  • Learn about the MS in Marketing Analytics program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes
  • Hear from current Marketing Analytics students
  • Receive an introduction to the Career Management Center
  • Meet Paul Nelson, faculty advisor for the program
  • Receive an application fee waiver ($150 value) if you attend the live session

We hope to review your application soon, and look forward to speaking with you on Oct. 17!

MS in Accountancy Grad Heads to Deloitte

After graduating with an undergraduate business degree, Kal Tiruneh ’17 MS in Accountancy, managed accounts payable and receivable for two New York City restaurants. This experience helped her realize that she needed a master’s degree to build technical accounting skills. Simon’s MS in Accountancy program was the right fit for her because of its academic credentials (the curriculum satisfies the academic requirement to sit for the New York State CPA exam) and its close-knit, collegial community.

At Simon, she sharpened her accounting knowledge – even auditing a class to strengthen her foundation – and learned how to lead a diverse team of peers, tapping into each person’s unique strength. These are the talents she’ll bring with her when she joins Deloitte as an audit staff member, where she will support the audit team and advise clients on their financial statements.

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Where will Simon take you? Take the first step toward your future and apply today.

As you work on your application, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar:

MS in Accountancy Information Session – Tuesday, October 10 at 12 p.m. EDT

In this session you will:

  • Learn about the MS in Accountancy program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes
  • Hear from current Accountancy students
  • Receive an introduction to the Career Management Center
  • Meet Heidi Tribunella, faculty advisor for the program
  • Receive an application fee waiver ($150 value) if you attend the live session

We hope to review your application soon, and look forward to speaking with you on Oct. 10!

Aspiring Portfolio Manager Sharpens Skills with an MS in Finance

While working at Goldman Sachs after completing her undergraduate degree, senior managers at the firm encouraged Jenny Gao ’17 MS in Finance to pursue a specialized master’s to open doors to more opportunities. When it came to making a decision about where to pursue her degree, she chose Simon because she was impressed with the School’s academic environment and employment outcomes.

Jenny nurtured a close relationship with the Career Management Center right away, and quickly realized that the connections fostered by that office pay big dividends to the students. Companies are frequently in touch with CMC to inquire about hiring Simon students, and those same companies are often willing to come to Rochester to conduct interviews, making it convenient for busy students.

She landed a position as a treasury intern with Conduent in New Jersey, one of the companies that came to Simon for an interview day. Jenny looks forward to building expertise in corporate finance, as well as where that expertise will lead her in the future.

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One year can change a career. Get started at Simon.

As you work on your application, we encourage you to attend our upcoming webinar:

MS in Finance Information Session – Monday, October 9 at 12 p.m. EDT

In this session you will:

  • Learn about the MS in Finance program structure, course offerings, and career outcomes
  • Hear from current Finance students
  • Receive an introduction to the Career Management Center
  • Meet Jerry Warner, faculty advisor for the program
  • Receive an application fee waiver ($150 value) if you attend the live session

We hope to review your application soon, and look forward to speaking with you on Oct. 9!