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As an incoming student, you probably have lots of questions. Our student ambassadors are happy to tell you anything you’d like to know about the Simon experience. Send any of them a personal email by clicking their name below. If you don't see someone with a similar background to yours, email us at admissions@simon.rochester.edu and we’ll do our best to match you with a candidate with more closely aligned interests and career goals. Keep in mind our students are currently completing their summer internships, so there may be a small delay in response. We thank you for your patience!

Mike Alcazaren

Mike Alcazaren, Class of 2019

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate School and major: University at Buffalo, Double Major - Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Simon concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Competitive and Organizational Strategy
Pre-MBA career: Mechanical Engineering and Program Management
Post-MBA career plans: Management Consulting - Technology
Favorite thing about Rochester: I'm excited to be close to family once again and my Buffalo Bills community.
Favorite thing about Simon: Its small, tight-knit community and its world-renowned faculty.
Why Simon: The personalized admissions experience - I was impressed by the team's commitment to me as an applicant and their willingness to speak with me about the process. Also the quantitative rigor of the program and the quality of the faculty.
Simon Clubs: Simon Net Impact, Simon Venture Fund, Consulting, Operations, Technology, and Analytics Club (COTA), Simon Outdoor Adventure Club, and Simon Volunteers

Tanur Madaree

Tanur Madaree, Class of 2019

Hometown: Durban, South Africa
Undergraduate School and major: University of KwaZulu-Natal - Finance and Economics
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy
Pre-MBA career: Social Impact Investing
Post-MBA career plans: Strategy Consulting
Favorite thing about Rochester: The people of Rochester, and the city sights during fall are also great!
Favorite thing about Simon: The cultural, geographical, and professional diversity of my classmates creates an exceptional learning environment.
Why Simon: The Simon faculty and the focus on being unabashedly analytical.
Simon Clubs: Simon Venture Fund, Simon Vision Consulting, Simon Net Impact, Simon Consulting Club, and Simon UNcorkedTanur Madaree, Class of 2019

Choudhury Shahariar

Choudhury Shahariar, Class of 2019

Hometown: Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Undergraduate School and major: Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology – Mechanical Engineering
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy, Finance
Pre-MBA career: Drilling Engineering and Upstream Operations
Post MBA career plans: Strategy Consulting, Operations Management
Favorite thing about Rochester: Quality of life, scenic trails for outdoor activities, its all-at-once big city and college town feel.
Favorite thing about Simon: The incredible support system and superb mix of classmates who challenge me to be better every day.
Why Simon: Opportunities to lead, quant and analytics focused curriculum, world renowned faculty, and above all, the feeling of belonging from my initial contact.
Simon Clubs: Simon Net Impact, Consulting, Operations, Technology, and Analytics (COTA), Data Analytics Club, Simon Outdoor Adventure Club, and Simon Venture Fund

 

 
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