Category: Off-Campus Events

‘Oh the Places We Go’ — Fall 2017 Admissions Travel Preview

July marks a very busy and exciting time for the Admissions Office. Our 2018 application just opened, we are looking forward to seeing our new students at orientation over the coming weeks, and travel season is about to get underway!

Our admissions officers are going to be all over the globe this fall, so if you were hoping to connect with us out on the road, we wanted to provide the July schedule as well as a preview of the upcoming larger international trips. Review our full travel schedule here.

airplane in the skyJuly Travel Schedule:
Thursday, July 13: Seattle, WA – Downtown Marriott Waterfront, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: Los Angeles, CA – LA Hotel Downtown, 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16: San Francisco, CA – Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18: Houston, TX – JW Marriott Houston, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20: New York, NY – Westin New York at Times Square, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20: Atlanta, GA – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: New York, NY – Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 24: Chicago, IL – DoubleTree by Hilton Magnificent Mile, 5:00-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26: Washington, D.C. – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27: Boston, MA – Hynes Convention Center, 5:00-9:30 p.m.

Extended International Travel:
Aug. 12-24: Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Bogotá, Colombia; São Paulo, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico)
Aug. 31-Sept. 4: China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai)
Sept. 14-18: Africa (Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa)
Sept. 18-23: India (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai)
Oct. 21-28: Latin America (São Paulo, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Mexico City, Mexico)

We encourage you to request more information or contact the Admissions Office to receive emails when Simon is coming to a city near you. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Use #SimonTravel on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with our travels and to share pictures from events!

Simon Club Soccer Has Strong Showing at 2016 Yale Cup

The following blog post was written by Sebastian Nsanzugwanko, 2017 MBA candidate

The Simon Soccer Club participated at the 37th Annual Yale Cup, a business school soccer tournament with 16 teams from around the country. We brought together a strong team of alumni and current students, many of whom had experience playing D3 soccer.

Simon's Soccer Club advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Yale Cup.

Simon’s Soccer Club advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2016 Yale Cup.

The first game took place against one of Yale’s teams. Although they had some aggressive tacklers, our team dominated play led by Andrew Holliday ’15 MBA, who nearly scored directly from the corner twice. Much of the game was spent in the opponent’s half, and great buildup play led to goals from Rinat Gusev ’17 MBA, Wyatt Buerkle ’17 MS, and myself. Our solid defensive partnership of Sean Leaks ’14 MBA and Matt Peckham ’14 MBA allowed Simon keeper Hunter Burson ’16 MBA to only touch the ball once the entire game. The game finished 5-0.

The next game against Tuck was much more challenging, but Simon scored early on a deep cross from Charlie Thornton ’13 MBA. Evan Munderville ’11 MS ran onto the cross, dribbled towards goal, and finished with a smart chip over the goalie. Throughout the game, there were several more chances to score, particularly due to quick pace of Weizhi Wang ’17 MS. We were punished for our profligacy when Tuck scored on a mistake between Simon defenders and the keeper in the final five minutes. The game ended 1-1.

Heading into the final game, the group points were: Duke 4, Simon 4, Harvard 5. In order to advance, we either needed to win against NYU, or needed Duke to lose. Our game against NYU finished 0-0, as both teams were tired and had trouble keeping possession and creating chances. However, Duke lost to Tuck, which meant Harvard and Simon advanced to the next round.

The quarterfinal stage took place Sunday morning, and injuries began taking a toll. Simon lost three key players in Andrew Holliday, Evan Munderville, and Rinat Gusev. Without them, we toiled in possession and Columbia took advantage by quickly scoring two goals. Unable to capitalize on few chances, Simon eventually lost the game 2-0.

Overall, the Simon team performed very well. Without injuries, Simon easily could have competed in the final, in which Columbia lost to Babson.

Nevertheless, the tournament showed us that our team has great potential and inspired us for future success. For the Tuck tournament in the spring, we plan to be more fit and involve more players—some of whom were away at the National Black Conference and others who had midterms. With this type of team, we look forward to entering the 2017 MBA World Cup at Tuck as a title contender. Stay tuned to the Admissions Blog for future Simon Soccer Club updates!

Can’t-Miss Winter Activities in Rochester

The following blog post was written by Braden Dwyer, 2016 MS in Finance Candidate

I would like to preface this post by letting you in on a little secret…I’m actually from Orlando, FL, and this winter is the first REAL winter that I have ever experienced. That is, in part, why I chose to write this piece; while all of the born-and-raised northerners get annoyed and distraught by the first sign of snow, I look at it with the same childish view that I had the first time I saw snow some 15 years ago.

For simplicity, I broke this piece down into two categories: “Outdoor Activities” and “Keep-You-Warm Activities.”

Outdoor Activities:
I’ve learned that sometimes you can’t escape the cold, so you might as well embrace it. Rochester has plenty of activities to help you do just that. For starters, you could go downtown to the Blue Cross Arena and catch a hockey game. The Rochester Americans are an AHL (not NHL, but that just means the beer is cheaper) team that plays from October to late April, and tickets are relatively inexpensive.

Students hang out on a lift at Hunt Hollow during the annual ski trip on Feb. 20, 2016. (Photo provided by Mikalya Hart, 2016 MBA Candidate.)

Students hang out on a lift at Hunt Hollow during the annual ski trip on Feb. 20, 2016. (Photo by Mikalya Hart, 2016 MBA Candidate.)

If you’re looking to get outside and play in the snow, you won’t have to go far. The City of Rochester’s Recreation Bureau schedules park hikes on weekends from 10:00-11:30 a.m. to tour different parks. But if you’re a more advanced hiker and are looking for something more challenging, the Recreation Bureau rents out snowshoes so you can go search out your own trails.

Now if you were wondering if I was saving the best for last, well then you’re in luck! Each year Simon holds an annual ski trip hosted by the Simon Outdoor Adventure Club. It’s a day-long event on a Saturday near the end of February and it’s a can’t-miss event for sure. You can choose to ski or snowboard, and if it’s your first time don’t worry, because lessons are available.

Keep-You-Warm Activities:
The key to staying warm in a Rochester winter is staying inside. Now you could go the easy route, buy a Netflix subscription, some hot cocoa, a blanket and hunker down on your couch, but that’s too obvious and a few of you reading this have probably already marked something like that down in your calendar. Instead, I suggest you make the quick drive to a few of these local places to enjoy the winter from a warmer (indoor) perspective.

One thing in particular that I have really come to enjoy about Rochester is its overwhelming supply of microbreweries. Rochester is home to roughly 15 microbreweries and counting.  Many of the breweries offer tours and tastings, which come in handy after a long week of studying.  But if beer isn’t your thing, don’t worry, because there are plenty of distilleries and wineries in the surrounding Finger Lakes area, so it won’t be hard to find your perfect getaway.

Rochester also has more than its fair share of music and concert venues. If you fancy the finer things, you could catch a show at the Eastman Theatre, which is home to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman Opera. Eastman hosts over 700 shows per year, meaning you should be able to find at least one that works for your schedule.  On the other hand, if you prefer to listen to some live music from bands on tour, the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial hosts all kinds of popular artists.  Dates are set pretty far in advance, so check ahead to see what’s coming while you’re in town.

I hope I’ve provided enough reasons to get out and enjoy the Rochester winter!

If you have questions about life in Rochester or any other part of the Simon student experience, feel free to contact me!

Meet Tim Hayward, 2016 MBA Candidate

Simon’s first-year MBA students are keeping busy this summer by fulfilling the internship requirement as part of the program. Our students are interning in various industries and roles across the globe. Meet Tim Hayward, 2016 MBA Candidate, who is currently doing a consulting internship at Bain & Company. Check out this video to learn how b-school made him a competitive candidate during the internship process.

Interested in learning more? The Simon Admissions Team is kicking off recruitment travel this week and may be visiting a city near you! Off-Campus Events and On-Campus Events are listed on Simon’s website. For questions, contact Simon Admissions at or 1-585-275-3533.