Volunteerism and Community Service Projects are Part of the Simon Experience

There are many opportunities for volunteerism and service projects during the Simon School experience.  Earlier this week, several staff from the Simon School MBA/MS Admissions office took time out of our busy schedules and went to Foodlink Rochester to volunteer.  While there, we received a brief tour and overview of the organization – learning that they rescue and redistribute more than 13 million pounds of food annually to a network of 450 member agencies in a 10-county service area!  As you can imagine, the warehouse is enormous and the network of paid staff and volunteers needed to run the organization is quite large.

After the tour, we were put to work inspecting and sorting the food and readying it in boxes for future shipments to Foodlink’s network of their partner organizations and agencies.  The time passed really quickly and we all agreed that it was a rewarding way to “give back” and make an impact within our community.

Simon students have similar opportunities – either through involvement in the Simon Volunteers student-run club, or by directly connecting with non-profit agencies and organizations within the Rochester community.  We strongly encourage our students to follow your passion and interests and stay involved in service projects during grad school.

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