Getting Started at Simon

The following blog post was written by Zachary Lynch, 2017 MS in Finance candidate

My preferred study space is in Rush Rhees library. I could really get used to learning in such a beautiful space.

My preferred study space is in Rush Rhees library. I could really get used to learning in such a beautiful space.

As I write this, it’s crazy to think that we’re already done with our first round of classes. Like many students, I was a bit nervous starting out and didn’t fully know what to expect. Thankfully, the master’s programs at Simon begin with a week-long orientation, which gives everyone time to adjust to business school life and meet classmates in the program. The pre-fall term consists of a few important courses and job search lessons that are condensed in order to prepare us for the recruiting season and the fall semester. Every master’s student is assigned to a study group, which I have found to be very helpful during my first few weeks of classes.

Park Ave Fest was awesome -- it was the 40th annual event and is just minutes from the University of Rochester.

Park Ave Fest was awesome — it was the 40th annual event and is just minutes from the University of Rochester.

I’ve also found the coursework requires more effort than I had to put into my undergraduate studies, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for anything else. I went with a group of fellow master’s students to Park Ave Fest, a huge weekend-long gathering that showcases all the food and art Rochester has to offer. Many of the students have also made it out to places like The Beer Market in College Town and many other restaurants throughout Rochester. Even though classes started just over a month ago, I’ve already had the chance to visit New York City with some classmates. Going to NYC is exciting because of the great opportunities to network with Simon alumni and everything else the city has to offer.

To sum up, the past few weeks have been everything I wanted in a graduate business program, and I’m ready for the fall term to get started!

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