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We Welcome our January 2013 entry Students

On behalf of the Simon MBA/MS Admissions Office – Happy New Year!  This week we are excited to welcome incoming full-time MBA, MS and Exchange students to the Simon School for January 2013 entry and orientation.  Here’s an early look at the incoming class:

  • We expect to enroll just over 40 Full-time MBA students and 9 MS or Exchange students.
  • Within this cohort, 19 countries of origin are represented including Azerbaijan, Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peoples’ Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria, the USA, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.  What a diverse group of incoming students!
  • Students have a wide variety of industry and company backgrounds with prior work experience at a number of top companies including Aon Hewitt, Bank of Nova Scotia, Deloitte Consulting, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, SMBC, and US Bank.
  • Members of the class have academic backgrounds that are wide-ranging and include such areas as accounting, biology, business, communications, computer science, economics, engineering, law, linguistics, political science, and Spanish.

We extend a warm welcome into the Simon community and best wishes as students begin Business school classes next week!

Rebekah Lewin
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration


Visit Simon and Make the Best Choice for You

By: Jerrica

Congratulations on deciding to look into Business schools; having been in your shoes only a year ago, I completely understand the enormity of that step.  Everyday we’re faced with choices— from the very small and insignificant, to those with lasting repercussions—and every day we have to make a conscientious decision to put our efforts into the best choices for us.

Personally, I didn’t realize that Simon was the best business school for me until I visited campus and had a chance to talk with current students. Aside from the beautiful campus (though I feel like I need to mention Rush Rees Library specifically—one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve had the pleasure of spending time in) the people at Simon are second to none.  Your fellow students will come from across the globe, and it is very likely that you will be able to get some career advice from some of your friends, as well as the Career Management Center. Within the first few weeks of being on campus, you will have created a network of friends and resources (which will even include Dean Zupan after you attend his famous lasagna dinner) that will always be united by Simon.

Simon Clubs & Organizations: What is Vision?

By: Tyler R. Converse, MBA ‘14

There are many opportunities to contribute to the Simon community. If you have an interest, chances are there is a club or organization that caters to your interest. As a 1st year MBA student, I have the privilege of being a Committee Member for the Simon Vision Partnership Program. The Vision Program partners with companies from the area that are looking for real solutions to real business problems. Working on these projects is a great way to put what you’ve learned to work, build your team collaboration skills, and give you a competitive edge on your resume.

This year, Simon students will be working on projects for companies within the health care, luxury car, education, and technology sectors. We anticipate even more industry differentiation as the year progresses. The projects span every concentration area, including consulting, pricing, marketing and finance, and provide Simon MBA and MS students with valuable experiential work experience.

The Vision Committee is comprised of 1st & 2nd year MBA students, MS students and prominent members of the CMC and Student Services. Additionally, Simon professors serve as faculty advisors to the teams as they work on projects. As a member of the Committee, I get to work with clients to vet projects and make sure that the deliverables will be beneficial to the client. Additionally, I make sure that the project provides students with ample opportunity to apply course materials to real-world business problems and exercise perspicacity within their area of discipline.  Once the teams have been selected, I serve as liaison between the team and client and manage the deliverable timeline (read: drill sergeant).

I love every minute of it. What I like most about the program is that it offers international students an opportunity to work on projects for domestic companies, Simon Early Leaders the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and it offers the rest of the student body the chance to optimize a new skill set. I can’t think of a more satisfying role within a program that stays more true to the Simon motto – – Meliora!

Greeting from the Simon Asian Club!

By: Bonnie Liu

Hi everyone, hope everything is going well! It’s been a long time since my last post. The fall quarter of my second year has been super busy, but I really enjoy it because to challenge myself is an important part of my MBA life. Today I am writing this blog not only as a Simon Ambassador, but also as a representative from the Simon Asian Club introducing our club to you.

Diversity is a key feature of the Simon Community since students and faculty from different countries all over the world make up Simon’s unique international environment and close atmosphere. Simon Asian Club is one of the active contributors to Simon’s diversity, especially in promoting and introducing Asian Culture and improving multilateral understanding.

The Simon Asian Club focuses on introducing Asian Culture to all Simon community members and providing a unique cultural experience. The annual Asian Trip is our club’s most important event. During the past several years, we have organized an Asian Trip to countries including Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, etc. Besides the cultural experience, we also offered corporate visits to top global companies during the trip, which provided fresh business experience and networking opportunities to Simon Students. Some participants even got job opportunities throughout the trip! All the past participants were extremely satisfied with the trip and endorsed our trip as being one of the most precious experiences at Simon, and this is indeed how we realized that our club’s target is to provide more eye-opening experiences to students.

With the holiday season approaching, guess what makes me most excited? Our Asian Trip group this year is going to Tokyo, Japan! I am so looking forward to this trip since we are going to enjoy our Christmas and New Year during the trip. I just cannot help imagining how much fun it will be during our Christmas Eve Karaoke party or the New Year countdown cruise! The 10 day trip includes visits to many landmarks in Tokyo, all kinds of cultural experience and food tasting, as well as corporate visits to 8 top international companies. I am sure that all the participants will have a great experience there!

So it’s time for me to fight through my final exams and pack for my coming trip. May all of you have a great Christmas holiday and a happy New Year! Please stay tuned for a future update after the trip; I’ll see you in the New Year!

P.S. For all the prospective students, please don’t forget to submit your application as early as possible before enjoying your holiday season!

Bonnie Liu (he.liu@simon.rochester.edu)