Saturday @ Simon

by: Andrew Brayda

Happy Holidays everyone! My last blog was in response to one of the most common questions I hear from prospective students: How do I get a feel for the culture of a specific business school? My recommencation to best experience the culture of a business school is to make a campus visit. My colleague, Dana Eagle, also touched on this topic in her latest blog: “Making The Most of Your Campus Visit.”

Our most recent on-campus event was Saturday @ Simon. The full-day Saturday event allowed prospective students to meet with Admissions officers, conduct their official admissions interview (if scheduled in advance), and meet other prospective students.  Additionally, students attend discussion panels with faculty, current student, sand alumni, receive a personal tour of the Simon School and also have the opportunity to hear news and information from the Career Management Center.

By completing their official admission interview, a large portion of the attendees took one step closer to receiving an admissions decision. Interviews are staggered throughout the day, which allowed students to arrive later or leave earlier depending on their interview time. The panel sessions were helpful and informative, while the lunch hour provided prospective students the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and engage with other prospective students, admissions staff, alumni, and current Simon students.

One of the most beneficial sessions was presented by Bob Park, Director of Corporate Relations and Recruitment for the Career Management Center. Bob highlighted the revitalized effort the Career Management Center is placing on helping students find jobs post their Simon MS or MBA program. He stressed the need and desire to personalize the career placement process through engaging with each student in honest dialogue to find the right “fit” in terms of career placement.

Overall, the day was a huge success. So that you might benefit from a similar experience, here are a few of the upcoming campus visit opportunities for you to discover what Simon has to offer:

  • Monday, January 24, 2011: Simon Interview Day
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2011: Information Reception
  • Monday, February 28, 2011: Simon Interview Day

You can view and register for any of our Simon events online at:

http://www.simon.rochester.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions/events/index.aspx

We hope to see you on campus very soon!

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