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Category: Video

Trista’s Tips: Preparing for Your Interview

Join Trista Kukucka, associate director of MS and online admissions, as she walks through her best advice on how to prepare for your Simon Business School interview. Learn more about when interview invitations are extended, who your interviewer might be, what a “blind” interview is, and more. Trista also shares her biggest tip—actually something to avoid—that will ensure authenticity in your admission interview.

As Trista mentioned, we extend interview invitations on a rolling basis, so you could receive your invitation any time between when you submit your application up until when an admission decision would be due. We encourage you to follow these tips so you’ll be prepared to conduct your interview at any point, and we wish you the best of luck!

Simon Students Make a Positive Impact in the Rochester Community

Social impact is a key part of our Simon culture. Students pursue campus leadership opportunities to make a difference not only in our business school community but also in Rochester, the city we call home. 

To celebrate Earth Day this year, Simon students volunteered at several local organizations, sprucing up community gardens and even building a tiny library where local residents can pick up something new to read and leave books they would like to share with others. 

But our commitment to social impact goes way beyond Earth Day. During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Graduate Business Council and Net Impact created the Simon Impact Initiative, which culminated with a Net Impact award ceremony. To be eligible to win, Simon clubs were posed the following challenges:

  1. Have an impact—both with the club’s voice and its budget.
  2. Document the impact consistency throughout the year.
  3. Communicate that impact effectively in a way that demonstrates value to the club’s stakeholders.

After submitting both a metrics report and white paper to three committees consisting of faculty, alumni, and staff, Simon Volunteers won the social club category, Simon Black Student Alliance won the DEI club category, and the Simon School Venture Fund won the professional club category. Each winning club received additional budget to be used for impact-focused programming next year. We are so proud of our student leaders’ hard work and dedication to making a difference.

Here’s a look at the Simon Impact Initiative by the numbers:

  • 132 impact events held
  • 740 hours volunteered
  • 4,015 people engaged
  • $66,764 donated to or invested in community initiatives

Learn more about the Simon Impact Initiative in this video created by Andrew Datu ’21S (MBA):

If you’re looking to take the first step toward your future career while having a lasting impact on your business school and local community, you belong at Simon.

We are still accepting MBA applications for 2021 entry on a space-available basis and prospective students interested in our full-time MS programs—Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics—can apply through June 15 to begin their studies this year. Better yet: our $90 application fee is waived for all 2021 applicants!

Contact admissions@simon.rochester.edu to discuss your candidacy.

It’s Never Been Easier to Apply to Simon!

Did you know there is still time to apply and begin your full-time MBA or MS degree in 2021? Check out this video to hear Trista Kukucka, assistant director of admissions, talk about Simon’s flexible application requirements, including the potential to waive a standardized test if you meet certain criteria, the ability to apply without an application fee, and more!

Our Round 5 application deadline is Saturday, May 1, but we will continue to accept applications after that date on a space-available basis. In fact, if you’re interested in one of our four full-time MS programs—Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics—you can apply through June 15. It’s not too late to begin your graduate business degree this year. Don’t wait—apply now!

Trista’s Tips: Next Steps to MS Enrollment

Trista Kukucka, assistant director of admissions, is back with advice for admitted MS students on several things they should be thinking about as they prepare to enroll at Simon.

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Be sure to keep an eye on your email because as Trista pointed out, that’s where you’ll find prompts for important deliverables and invitations for upcoming virtual events. Additionally, check out the Enrollment Guide on the Admitted Student Portal if you haven’t already!

Please contact us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu with any questions you have about the enrollment process.