Tag: "University of Rochester"

New Faculty Members Join the Simon Community

I’m pleased to share with you that we have hired three distinguished scholars to join our world-class faculty as assistant professors of business administration.

Erin Smith is expected to earn her doctorate in Finance from the Stern School of Business in 2013. In her dissertation titled “Do Shareholders Want Less Governance,” Erin uses a novel instrumental variable of over-voting in passing anti-takeover provisions to estimate that anti-takeover provisions increase firm value rather than reduce as was previously theorized. She has been awarded the “Best Finance PhD Dissertation in Honor of Stuart Greenbaum” by Washington University in St. Louis. She will be visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission for most of the next academic year and will join us full time in Fall 2014. Erin earned a BA in Engineering and Economics from Dartmouth College.

Garrett Johnson combines marketing and cutting edge econometric techniques in his dissertation“The Impact of Privacy Policy on the Auction Market for Online Display Advertising.” He will finish his doctoral studies in Economics at Northwestern University this summer and will join the faculty in our Marketing department. In his innovative study, Garrett imputes the cost of privacy to advertisers by analyzing the bids for display ads. Hefinds that the website publisher’s revenue decreases by six percent under an opt-out policy, by 56 percent under an opt-in policy, and by 62 percent under a tracking ban. Garrett will be teaching courses in advertising and Internet marketing next academic year. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Jaewoo Kim will be receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa this summer. In his dissertation “Asymmetric Timely Loss Recognition, Private Debt Markets, and Underinvestment,” Jaewoo studies the collapse of the junk bond market and finds the firms that were timelier in loss recognition had better access to debt markets. Jaewoo is also working on papers on merger-related accounting manipulation and the importance of CEO career concerns and external governance. He earned an MBA from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and a BA in Economics from Korea University.

Targeting a Spring Application Deadline – Tips for Success

We get many questions from spring applicants wondering if it’s “too late” to apply or worrying about coming in after several rounds of applications are under review.  Many express concern that some of our spots are already reserved and wonder how competitive it will be for remaining spots.  Don’t worry – if you are a top candidate, you will be competitive, regardless of which application cycle you target.  Try not to over-think the situation as most top schools operate a waiting list to save some spaces for top candidates across each application round.  The Simon School also offers scholarship consideration across all of our application rounds, which is a huge benefit.  A few tips to keep in mind to help you put your best foot forward in the application process:

• Regardless of your reason(s) for applying in the spring, you should be confident and put your best foot forward in all of your application requirements – show how you expect to be an asset to your target school as a student and future alum.

• Be thorough in researching your target B-school and express clearly why you are a “good fit” for the program.  Typically the essay and interview components are good opportunities to express this to the Admissions committee.

• The Simon Admissions Committee will not ask you to address “why” you are applying during the spring.  It’s your decision on if/when to provide this information to us. • There will be little time to retake test scores or update items in your application after submission, so make sure you are really satisfied with your application items before submitting them for review.

• The interview timeline will likely be compressed given the time of year so be prepared to quickly respond if/when an offer is extended.

• Similarly, if admitted, the timeline for your response to our offer will likely be 3 weeks or possibly even less, depending on how late in the year you are admitted.  Make sure you ask critical questions up front, so that you are prepared to commit and enroll if you are admitted!

Each year, we admit some great students in the spring and we look forward to seeing you apply this year! Final application deadlines are as follows and rolling admission occurs in between the deadlines

March 15, 2013 – Final deadline for International candidates and 1-year MBA candidates

May 15, 2013 – Final deadline for Domestic 2-year MBA and MS candidates

To finalize your Simon School application: www.simon.rochester.edu/applynow

Rebekah Lewin
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration

Simon Student Clubs…Another Way to Learn, Network, Give, and Join the Simon Community

By: Uma Pansari

Clubs are a great way to enhance your leadership and social skills. The Simon School gives you great opportunities with a variety of different clubs. Simon Women in Business Club (SWIB) is a club for the Simon women to get together socially, whether for happy hour, networking , playing golf or listening to a panel of fellow women peers  about their internships/jobs/interview experiences. We learn from each other and become a stronger group. We also invite women who have been successful in their respective careers and life and have them share their stories to inspire the Simon Women. It’s a great way to connect with the other women and learn from each other. We all come from diverse backgrounds and there is so much to learn. Women are amazing, as they can put a smile on and act like everything is fine even if really the world is on their shoulders and life is slipping through the cracks of their fingers.

Simon Volunteers is a club where we believe that volunteering and giving makes us better human beings . Taking time out from the busy schedule to volunteer at a Ronald McDonald house, participate in the local events like the East Ave Grocery run ,Polar plunge, JA in a Day… just to name a few. We also organize fundraising events to raise money for the Secret Santa Fund  to buy gifts for the kids while partnering with the local schools and charities. Not only do the students participate, but the faculty and school staff join in too. This just makes for a great experience to work with your fellow students and teachers outside of the academics.

These are only a couple of examples of the many Student Clubs that you can participate in. Take a look for yourself!

 

 

 

A Great Class at Simon!

By: Xinrui (Cynthia) Yan

Greetings from Simon! I have some time to share my life with you and this time I’ve decided to introduce a class that I took last quarter. It is MGC–Business Management Communication. MGC is one of the essential classes that each Simon student (MBA and MS candidates) has to take. It consists of two parts: oral presentations and business memo writing. Like many other business writing classes, MGC teaches you how to write in a formal and professional way. However, MGC is more than just that. It gives students real opportunities to perfect their speech skills. Each student has to make their own presentations and evaluate other student presentations. Unlike those presentations that we made for class projects, these presentations are evaluated based on both content and professional presenting skills. The professor will give out feedbacks right after you finish a speech. You can also learn from professor’s comments on other presenters. Personally, I am always very nervous about presenting in front of a large audience. This class helped me improve a lot by giving me the opportunity to present in front of the professor and my fellow students. MGC class has benefited me more than that. In one of my recent job interviews, I was asked to talk about the market news that I have followed. We presented every week on recent news for our MGC class, so I was able to present confidently and professionally in front of my interviewers. I impressed them a lot!

MGC is just one of many great classes at the Simon School. When you have your chance to visit Simon, you will have an opportunity to visit one of the many great classes. I highly recommend that you explore Simon through this avenue; excellence on both academics and professionalism is absolutely what Simon takes great pride in.

Again, Simon welcomes you to visit and we invite you to sit in on a class. I hope that your new year has started out great and that your decision to apply to Simon is already in progress!