Class of 2020 MBA Spotlight: Vibhor Mishra and David Schryver

Next up in our Class of 2020 Spotlight series are Vibhor Mishra and David Schryver, recent MBA graduates:

Vibhor Mishra ’20 (MBA)

Vibhor.Mishra'20 (MBA)Where are you headed after graduation?
I’m joining Amazon’s Pathways Operations Leadership Development Program.

What was your favorite class and why?
Competitive Strategy with Professor Guy Arie. The course focuses on important strategic and tactical frameworks to tackle business issues and develop economic decision making processes. The cases covered in the course are highly relevant to the modern business environment and provides you the firsthand experience of learning from real life situations. Professor Arie did an incredible job with the Q&A discussion forum, where the entire class can post recent news articles and discuss them in a comprehensive manner.

If you could use three words to describe your MBA experience, what would they be?
Stressful, rewarding, and enlightening.

What have you learned that will help you most in your new role?
Time management, multi-tasking capabilities, solid business foundations, handling ambiguity, and leadership skills.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
Orientation week! Coming to your first week at Simon and getting to know your incredible classmates from all different backgrounds through series of events is the most fun experience of Simon. These classmates become your family for the next two years, and the first week of events really helps to solidify that bond.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
When you arrive at Simon, whatever you will go through will prepare you for what you asked for. Just cherish the time, follow the process, and support each other. Meliora always!

 

David Schryver ’20 (MBA)

David.Schryver '20 (MBA)Where are you headed after graduation?
After graduation, I will be living in Hoboken, New Jersey (NJ is home sweet home). I’m joining Guggenheim Partners in August.

What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class at Simon was Dean Bauer’s Macroeconomics class. It was probably one of the most difficult classes I took at Simon but also the most rewarding. Taking this class gave me a whole new perspective and a whole new tool set for making sense of the times we are living through. I would recommend that every Simon MBA takes this class before they graduate.

If you could use three words to describe your MBA experience, what would they be?
Challenging, collaborative, and rewarding.

What have you learned that will help you most in your new role?
I believe a data-focused mindset that I developed at Simon will help me the most in my new role. Simon’s analytical focus changed the way I perceive and approach challenges or problems that need to be solved.

What is your favorite Simon memory?
My favorite memory at Simon was Black Jack Ball at the end of my first year. It was the perfect way to end our first year at Simon, celebrate our hard work, and blow off some steam before heading off for our summer internships.

What advice do you have for prospective Simon students?
I have two pieces of advice for prospective or incoming Simon students. The first piece is a saying from my college football coach, “find a way to win.” Life at Simon, especially as a new first year student, can be extremely challenging and stressful. It is important to remember that while Simon does an excellent job providing support and all the resources needed, at the end of the day, it is up to each student individually to do what it takes to make their own story work out and recognize that this will not be the same for everyone. 

My second piece of advice is take things one day at a time. The MBA experience can be overwhelming at times and impossible to manage. It is important to take things one day at a time and keep your focus on the present.

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