See Yourself Here: Visit Simon this Fall

Welcome to SimonFit is such an important part of deciding where you want to pursue your MBA, but how can you be sure of something so intangible? At Simon, we believe there is no better way to get a feel for student life than to live it. We hope you will join us at one of our fall on-campus events so that you can experience our #SimonStrong culture firsthand. 

Experience Simon Weekend with Diversity Conference 
– October 11–12, 2019

The event kicks off on Friday, October 11, at 11:30 a.m. with Diversity Conference, which includes conference sessions on community impact and diversity and inclusion, a Diversity Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni.

Diversity Leadership Panelists include:

  • Victor Anthony ’02 (MBA), Managing Director – Internet Media, Aegis Capital
  • Ronald Brien ’99 (MBA), Founder & Managing Director, AstroHire Recruiting and Staffing
  • Stevan Ramirez ’95 (MBA), Vice Chair, Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Belimar Velazquez ’09 (MBA), Marketing Director, Volpara Solutions

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, where you will have the opportunity to network with Simon alumni, faculty, staff, and current students. The evening will also feature a conversation with Jeremy Cooney, principal at Red Thread Strategies, LLC. 

On Saturday, October 12, you and other prospective MBA students will fill your day at Simon with the following activities:

  • Alumni and student panels
  • Admissions interview (optional)
  • Campus tour
  • Sample MBA class
  • Networking with faculty, current students, and alumni with work experience at companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Dell, Frito-Lay, Gartner, PepsiCo, and more. 

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending our annual Simon Gala, where you can meet and mingle with current Simon students and get a taste of student life.


Experience Simon Weekend with Women’s Conference – November 8–9, 2019

The event kicks off on Friday, November 8, at 11:30 a.m. with Women’s Conference, which includes conference sessions, a Women’s Leadership Panel, and an opportunity to network with Leadership Panelists, current students, and alumni. 

Experience Simon Weekend programming kicks off at dinner on Friday, and the event programming extends throughout the day on Saturday, when you will be able to:

  • Attend alumni and student panels
  • Conduct your admissions interview (optional)
  • Take a campus tour
  • Participate in a sample MBA class
  • Network with faculty, current students, and alumni with work experience at companies including Intel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.,  and more.

After our formal event programming concludes late Saturday afternoon, you will have the option of attending a social event with current students sponsored by Simon Women in Business.

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Visiting campus is a great way to assess fit, and at Simon we make it easy with generous travel stipends, complimentary hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, and meals during scheduled events. For more information email events@simon.rochester.edu.

We’re also flexible. Can’t miss work on Friday? Join us on Friday evening for the remainder of the weekend’s programming—dinner begins at 7 p.m. Please note that if you attend the conference, you are required to attend the entire Experience Simon Weekend event. 

Register today to take the first step toward immersing yourself in the Simon community. We hope to see you in Rochester this fall!

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