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Meet Current Students and Recent Graduates

Simon Business School attracts students from around the world who understand business success is never an easy ride. We have drawn students from over 130 countries and feature one of the most diverse student bodies of any business school. The Simon experience is rigorous and global. It’s the way the world does business. With a diverse community of more than 14,000 alumni worldwide, the power of the Simon Business School alumni network is behind you.

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    Allen Bediako

    MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

    Marketing, Competitive and Organizational Strategy

    Hometown: Houston, TX
    Undergraduate school and major: Kenyon College, Psychology
    Pre-MBA career: ICF International
    Post-MBA plans: Marketing/Brand Management
    Favorite thing about Simon: The mix of cultures and engaging interactions among students.
    Why Simon: The small community helps you feel connected to your fellow students and faculty.
    Simon clubs: Simon Ambassador, Simon Marketing Association, and Simon Basketball Club


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    Timothy "Fisher" McKenna

    MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

    Finance

    Hometown: Patchogue and Plattsburgh, NY
    Undergraduate school and major: Cornell University - Political Science
    Post-MBA plans: International Banking
    Favorite thing about Rochester: Being in a city that is rich in history and is easy to navigate
    Favorite thing about Simon: The camaraderie
    Why Simon: Its stellar reputation in finance


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    Peter Morelli

    MBA Candidate, Class of 2017

    Entrepreneurship, Competitive and Organizational Strategy - Pricing Track

    Hometown: Buffalo, NY
    Undergraduate school and major: Colby College - Economics
    Pre-MBA career: Financial management consultant for the US Air Force technology programs
    Post-MBA plans: Strategy Consulting
    Favorite thing about Simon: The student-to-faculty/staff ratio
    Why Simon: Support and impact. Simon is the best-kept secret among MBA programs.
    Simon clubs: Net Impact, GSA, Venture Capital Fund, Pricing Club


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    Nandita Agarwal

    MS in Finance, Class of 2016


    "My favorite thing about Simon and my entire experience here was the people. Not just my peers or classmates, but everyone I ever interacted with. From day one, everyone has been so helpful. Once I got here, I was in touch with Student Engagement all the time. From my job search to any courses I had difficulty with, I could go to anybody in Student Engagement and talk to them, and they would be more than willing to help me out."


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    Hao "Harry" Cui

    MS in Finance, Class of 2016

    Analyst
    Panorama Holdings LLC

    "I worked with the Simon Venture Fund for three quarters on two different projects. I was able to visit the client's headquarters, talk to the CEO face-to-face, prepare the pitch, and present it on a conference call with the board members. It was really beneficial to us, especially those of us without much work expereince before coming to Simon."


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    Jennifer Lee

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2016

    Computers and Information Systems, Operations Management

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Undergraduate school and major: University of California, San Diego - Molecular Synthesis Chemistry
    Pre-MBA career: QC/Operations in Biotech
    Post-MBA plans: Operations Program Analyst at Facebook
    Favorite thing about Simon: My peers - they are some of the most incredible people I've ever met.
    Why Simon: Simon is very community-oriented and it's apparent in every aspect of the School.
    Simon clubs: Simon Ambassadors, UNcorked, Simon Volunteers


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    Justin Semmes

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Finance

    Undergraduate schools and majors: Miami University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration; University of Rhode Island, Master's in Public Administration
    Pre-MS internships and experience: United States Debt Recovery Investment Management, State of Rhode Island General Treasurer, City of Fairfield, and Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs
    Why Simon: The choice was clear! When comparing MS in Finance programs, Simon offered a unique combination of exceptional academics and real-world experience. I chose Simon to develop the knowledge, skills, expertise, and resilience to navigate complex financial challenges.


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    Nandita Agarwal

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Finance

    Undergraduate school and major: University of Delhi - Economics
    Pre-MS internships and experience: International Tobacco Company, Reliance Capital Asset Management Limited, and Central Road Research Institute-CSIR, Government of India
    Why Simon: Simon’s eminent reputation for Finance and its proximity to NYC, the finance hub of the world, along with the superior quality of education imparted by highly erudite professors is what makes it one of the top choices for students looking for a career in Finance.


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    Alexandria Graham

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Accountancy

    Undergraduate school and major: Marist College - Accounting
    Pre-MS internships and experience: Sullivan and Associates Wealth Management LLC
    Why Simon: I chose Simon not only for the ranking of 5th in the nation for Accounting programs, but because I know it can help me build a solid foundation to my dream career.


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    Humaira Huda

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Accountancy

    Undergraduate school and major: Marist College, Bachelor of Science in Accounting
    Pre-MS internships and experience: Sullivan and Associates Wealth Management LLC
    Why Simon: I chose Simon not only for the ranking of 5th in the nation for Accounting programs, but because I know it can help me build a solid foundation to my dream career.


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    Isabelle Hoagland

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Marketing Analytics

    Undergraduate school and major: University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts, in Business and International Relations
    Pre-MS internships and experience: European Parliament and Fingerpaint Marketing
    Why Simon: I chose to attend Simon because it was the perfect place to expand my international horizon with its highly diverse student body and the innovative and advanced marketing research applications, that will offer me a certain edge on the rest of the competition.


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    Benita Vaz

    MS Candidate, Class of 2016

    Marketing Analytics

    Undergraduate school and major: D J Sanghvi College of Engineering - Chemical Engineering
    Pre-MS internships and experience: Jacobs Engineering, Hindustan Petroleum Co Ltd, and Larsen & Toubro - Chiyoda
    Why Simon: The intensive MS in Marketing Analytics program at Simon prepares you to confidently take on real-world business challenges. It offers you the right resources, guidance, and opportunities to develop your personality and demonstrate your leadership skills, paving the path to a successful career.


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