Five Fast Questions with Tanisha Howell, MBA Class of 2017

The following blog post was written by Tanisha Howell, 2017 MBA candidate, who is studying competitive and organizational strategy and interned with HP Inc. in its HR Management Associate Program. After graduation she will join HP Inc. as a management associate.

How did you know that Simon was the school for you? How did you know it was the right fit?
I visited Simon three times before I made my final decision, and each visit just solidified my decision that this was the best school for me. I had an unbelievably positive experience every time I stepped onto campus. Every interaction I had with alums, current students, faculty, and staff convinced me over and over that this was the environment where I would most be able to learn, be challenged, grow my network, and find the right career path. Other top schools I visited paled in comparison to what the University of Rochester had to offer, and I’m happy to say Simon has truly become my home away from home.

tanishaDescribe the activities of a club you’re involved in.
I’m heavily involved with Simon Volunteers, an organization that aims to connect students with community service opportunities in the Rochester area. We’ve volunteered at places like the Ronald McDonald House, a local nursing home, the East Avenue Grocery Run, and Habitat for Humanity. In the fall we hosted a Fall Ball auction where we raised money for our annual Secret Santa gift exchange for underprivileged Rochester children. We’re active the entire school year and it’s absolutely free to join!

What is your favorite Career Management Center resource/program/offering?
The Rochester Alumni Exchange (RAX) is an amazing tool that connects current students and University of Rochester alumni. This was instrumental in my job search and helped me find and network with people in the field I wanted to pursue.

What is your favorite thing to do in Rochester?
There are a lot of great parks and scenic trails that are fun to explore all year round.

What is your favorite song?
It’s hard to choose just one… Right now, I’m a pretty big fan of Trndsttr (Lucian Remix) by Black Coast.

If you have additional questions for Tanisha about her background or he experience at Simon, feel free to email her. 

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