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Women’s Weekend- Don’t Miss this Opportunity!

By: Stephani Springer

As I think back on my admissions journey to the Simon School, there is one event that always seems to stick out in my mind; Women’s Weekend.  This weekend provides a great opportunity for prospective female students to come to the University of Rochester campus to learn about Simon and mingle with current students, alumni, faculty, and admissions staff. I am looking forward to joining the event this year to share my experience, as a current student for the first time!

When I attended Women’s Weekend as a prospect in 2011, I had the opportunity to network with alumni from my intended program who wound up becoming great contacts as I continue my time here at Simon. Female alumni fly in from all over the country to share their stories with future Simonites.  Hearing their stories can shed some light on what you can do with a degree from Simon and I can say from experience, you will not be disappointed. It also turned out that the alumni and admissions staff present at the networking dinner conducted admissions interviews the following day as well. Having the opportunity to chat in a casual setting ahead of time made the actual interviews the next day much more relaxed. This was one of the greatest advantages of attending the event.

Women’s Weekend also gives prospective students the opportunity to hear from current students what the Simon experience is really all about.  What better way to get the inside scoop than to talk to those currently going through it? Current students volunteer to help with these events, so take advantage of our presence and ask tons of questions; we are willing to help. Please click the link below for details and registration for this year’s event. I hope that all prospective female students will come join us for Women’s Weekend 2012 to hear the inspiring stories of these female powerhouses, learn about the program from current students, and maybe even have your admissions interview.

Women’s Weekend 2012 Event Details and Registration



Visits Persuade Decisions…

By: Mauricio Leyva’14 MBA Candidate

My advice to business school applicants is to visit the schools that they are applying to. As you are aware of from your college experience, there are things about college life that you would not have known as a high school student unless you would have visited the college in person. Personally, I have visited all the business schools that I applied to. Let me tell you some of the benefits: (1) You get to experience life as a business school student; (2) You get to better understand the culture of the school; (3) You are able to ask personal questions with current business school students; and (4) You can better articulate why it is that you want to attend that specific business school. Visiting a school is not cheap, but neither is this important decision in your life to attend business school.

Let me tell you about my experience at the Simon Business School prior to being accepted. When I first reached out to Simon students and alumni I was amazed by the quick and friendly responses that I obtained. This impressed me because all I mentioned was that I wanted to know about their experience. It showed to me that people had a valuable time at Simon, which they wanted to share. When I was coordinating my schedule at Simon I was helped by a current student who arranged for me to meet other students, attend a class, get a tour of the school, and try some delicious food. We are good friends today and he is a great mentor to me. The Dean Mark Zupan personally emailed me to connect me with three high powered professionals in my industry of interest. As a career switcher this was very important for me to have senior executives who can provide guidance and support. Now that I am a student I see the same benefits of being part of the Simon community, which is an amazing cohort of students who want to see each other succeed as well as alumni who are excited to share their professional experience.                 Come visit and I’m sure you will get to know the Simon culture and why we care so much about our community. I wish you all the best and I hope to see you at the Simon School of Business in Rochester, NY.

Mi casa es su casa!


Simon School accepting registrations for November 11-12, 2012 Diversity Weekend

Each year, Simon Admissions hosts Diversity Weekend – an event that brings prospective Under-represented minority candidates who are considering the Full-time MBA or Master’s program to our campus to meet current students, alumni, faculty and Admissions staff.  This year our Diversity Weekend will be held on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 and the agenda will include the following sessions:

  • Admissions Q&A Panel Discussion –tips on how to position yourself as a competitive candidate
  • Current Student and Alumni Panel Discussion – hear from those who chose to attend Simon
  • Tour Simon School and University of Rochester Campus
  • Meet Faculty and visit a class
  • Career Management Center presentation  – learn how the School supports your career success
  • Social Activities
  • Admissions Interviews (by request)

To learn more or register to attend, view details on our Web site.  All event meals and hotel accommodations for Sunday evening are provided by Simon on a complimentary basis.  You are encouraged to inquire about the possibility of a stipend to support your travel to Rochester for the event via e-mail to Lisa Bravo at Lisa.Bravo@simon.rochester.edu

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration



Simon School and our Partnership with Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Simon has been a proud member of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep program for the past three years. The mission of MLT – to equip African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with the hard and soft skills, career roadmap, mentoring, and door-opening relationships required to become high-impact business and community leaders.

What is MLT MBA Prep?

MBA Prep guides Fellows through the application and interview process and shows them what it takes to be successful in B-school and beyond. This includes:

  • Application roadmap: MBA Prep clarifies the application process with cogent goals and been-there advice from Admissions officers and MLT.
  • One-on-one coaching: Fellows benefit from a personal relationship with an MLT coach, who guides them through our curriculum and helps develop actions plans and solid application strategies.
  • Unprecedented early exposure: Participants build meaningful relationships with representatives from outstanding business schools and corporations several months prior to matriculation.
  • Unique skill development curriculum: Our curriculum is delivered in partnership with leading business schools, top corporations and non-profits who seek the best talent.
  • Lifelong alumni network: MBA Prep alumni share resources, knowledge and influence with the entire MLT community, furthering our mission to change the leadership landscape.

2012 Success:

  • 99% of MLT Fellows were admitted to business school
  • 96% of MLT Fellows rated their MLT experience as life-changing
  • 99% of MLT Fellows would recommend the program to others

Meet a First-year MBA student from Simon who participated in MLT

If you are considering the MBA for 2014 entry, then review the Fellowship application process for MLT MBA Prep before October 28th. Rebekah S. Lewin

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration
Univ. of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business
Rochester, New York 14627-0107
Phone – 585-275-3533
Fax – 585-271-3907