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Simon School Career Management posts strong results and improvement for 2012 MBA grads

The results are in and posted and the Simon School Career Management Center has shown a strong result and significant improvement over 2011.  Here’s a snapshot for your referral:

• 93% of students had a job offer within 90 days of graduation
• 92% of students had accepted a job offer within 90 days of graduation
• Two-thirds of employment offers were School-facilitated
• Average Salary for 2012 MBA graduates was $86,553
• Average Bonus for 2012 MBA graduates was $15,318
• Top employers for the past three years include a number of nationally known firms such as: Deloitte, Constellation Brands, Ernst & Young, Citigroup, KPMG, Cognizant, General Electric, Toys-R-Us, Unilever, Nielson, and Bank of America

Interested in seeing the details behind the 2012 Employment Report?  This link provides a broader list of employers, as well as charts that give breakdowns by industry, function, geography, and more.   At the Simon School, we are committed to helping each of our students start on the path toward a successful and rewarding post-MBA career!  Have questions?  Send me an e-mail or post a comment.

Simon School accepting registrations for November 11-12, 2012 Diversity Weekend

Each year, Simon Admissions hosts Diversity Weekend – an event that brings prospective Under-represented minority candidates who are considering the Full-time MBA or Master’s program to our campus to meet current students, alumni, faculty and Admissions staff.  This year our Diversity Weekend will be held on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 and the agenda will include the following sessions:

  • Admissions Q&A Panel Discussion –tips on how to position yourself as a competitive candidate
  • Current Student and Alumni Panel Discussion – hear from those who chose to attend Simon
  • Tour Simon School and University of Rochester Campus
  • Meet Faculty and visit a class
  • Career Management Center presentation  – learn how the School supports your career success
  • Social Activities
  • Admissions Interviews (by request)

To learn more or register to attend, view details on our Web site.  All event meals and hotel accommodations for Sunday evening are provided by Simon on a complimentary basis.  You are encouraged to inquire about the possibility of a stipend to support your travel to Rochester for the event via e-mail to Lisa Bravo at Lisa.Bravo@simon.rochester.edu

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration



A Pleasure and Honor to Welcome New Students!

By Eileen:

Last week Simon had quite an enjoyable reception in the Rotunda.  The Admissions Office along with Student Services and the Career Management Center hosted a Welcome Reception for all of our new and current Simon students in the Rochester area.  This was the first summer welcome event of its kind, so we were not sure if the new students currently participating in ELUSC or taking classes this summer would have time to stop by, but what a delight to have a turnout of nearly 100 students, faculty, and staff!   This was a great opportunity to finally meet a number of students that we have been emailing for months and have arrived in Rochester, or to catch up with those we’ve met throughout their application process.  The entire reception was very relaxed, no formal schedule of any kind, rather a chance to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. 

As I mentioned earlier, a number of professors and staff from other offices were able to stop by as well, including Mark Zupan!  Lots of students told me how excited they were that the Dean attended, and many took the opportunity to introduce their selves.  It was also impressive that new students were not the only ones to take advantage of this event, as many of our current students & recent grads who are still in the area made it a point to attend and meet our new students.  As you can imagine, they offered a wealth of information from their perspective, and helped give our newest students an idea of what they can look forward to in the coming 1-2 years. 
Overall, the Welcome Reception was a wonderful afternoon that I anticipate will certainly happen again in the future.  It was an honor to meet with our newest members of the Simon MBA and MS classes, and to hear more about them beyond what was on their applications.  Looking forward to getting to know all of our incoming students who continue to arrive within the next few months and become part of the Simon community!

Consortium Orientation Program is an Exhilarating Experience!

By Julie:

I was lucky to be chosen to represent our Office of Admissions in attending the 46th Annual Orientation Program for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, in Minneapolis earlier this month.  Joined by other Simon School associates, specifically from the offices of Career Management Center and Student Services, along with four of our current Consortium students, I eagerly welcomed 15 incoming Consortium MBA students for the Class of 2014.   A fantastic group to say the least!  

Consortium OP was an exhilarating but rigorous program for our students; however, the benefits far outweighed their cost of sleep deprivation!  To kick off the conference, we attended several special events hosted by corporate sponsors (i.e. 3M, Target and General Mills—where we were happily greeted and energized by the Grammy award-winning group, Sounds of Blackness!).  Included in the 6-day event was special programming for those interested in pursuing consulting, brand management, finance, healthcare as well as several other areas of interest.  Numerous professional and behavioral workshops were held each day, all leading up to the much-anticipated Career Forum, where each student had the opportunity to interact and interview with representatives from more than 65 top companies. 

By the end of my OP trip, I had formed new friendships and bonded with these amazing students…leaving me even prouder to work at the Simon School.  The experience left me with a renewed ambition not only for my current role as a member of the Admissions Committee, but also to further assist in promoting the Simon School to underrepresented U.S. minorities.