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Bryan Carlo

Bryan Carlo, Class of 2018

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate School and major: Rochester Institute of Technology - Management Information Systems
Simon concentrations: Finance and Corporate Accounting
Pre-MBA career: Ernst & Young, Senior Consultant
Post-MBA career plans: Citigroup, Financial Management Associate
Favorite thing about Rochester: The fall season.
Favorite thing about Simon: The small intimate feel and proximity to home.
Why Simon: Renowned faculty, particularly in finance.
Simon Clubs: Simon Finance and Investment Club, Simon Sports and Gaming Club, Event Ambassador, Admissions Ambassador, SCA, Simon Career Leadership Board, and First Year Coach

Raven Hudson

Raven Hudson, Class of 2018

Hometown: Jeffersonville, IN
Undergraduate School and major: University of Louisville - Political Science with a concentration in Law & Public Policy
Simon concentrations: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Pre-MBA career: Workers’ Compensation Paralegal, Legal Marketing Consultant
Post-MBA career plans: Baxter International, Commercial Leadership Development Program Marketing Manager
Favorite thing about Rochester: Festivals held in the summer and fall months and the wineries.
Favorite thing about Simon: International immersion trips and experiential learning opportunities.
Why Simon: When I first visited Simon during the Diversity Conference, I immediately connected with the current students. Also, the analytical and finance rigor of the program is second-to-none which I can leverage for a career post-grad in marketing. Regardless of what function you pursue finance is always involved.
Simon Clubs: President for Simon Vision Consulting, Vice-President for Marketing of Simon National Black MBA Association (SNB), Simon Marketing Association, Simon Women in Business, Simon Volunteers, Simon Event Ambassadors, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, and Forté Foundation

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 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 UNcorked

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 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

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 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

Gregory Schneider

Gregory Schneider, Class of 2018

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Undergraduate School and major: University of Arizona - Psychology
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy and Finance
Pre-MBA career: United States Marine Corps, Infantry Officer
Favorite thing about Rochester: Proximity to family, the change of seasons, and the snow!
Favorite thing about Simon: The diversity, both professionally and personally, of the student population.
Why Simon: I wanted a school that had a challenging quantitative and analytical program where I could develop the business acumen and experience necessary to succeed in the real world.
Simon Clubs: Simon Veterans Alliance, Net Impact, and Simon Volunteers

Chris DiGiacomandrea

Chris DiGiacomandrea, Class of 2018

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate School and major: SUNY Geneseo - History, Certification in Adolescent Education
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy
Pre-MBA career: Non-Profit Executive
Post-MBA plans: Strategy Consulting
Favorite thing about Rochester: Rochester is a vibrant city with music, arts, festivals, food, and amazing outdoor activities.
Favorite thing about Simon: Availability of the professors and staff - everyone is willing to go the extra mile.
Why Simon: The opportunity to take on real leadership and build my skills, as well as contribute to Simon's future.
Simon clubs: Consulting, Operations, Technology, and Analytics (COTA), Data Analytics Club, Simon Outdoor Adventure Club, and Simon Net Impact

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Treadwell Singfield, Class of 2018

Hometown: Uniondale, NY
Undergraduate School and major: Georgia State University - Physics
Simon concentrations: Marketing, Finance, Computers and Information Systems
Pre-MBA career: Operations Management
Post-MBA plans: Business Development
Favorite thing about Rochester: It's only hours from where I grew up.
Favorite thing about Simon: The people at Simon are dynamic, intellectual, and welcoming - they are the kind of people that I want in my life beyond my business-school journey.
Why Simon: Global diversity and quantitative, finance-focused rigor.
Simon clubs: The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Simon Venture Fund, Simon Entrepreneurs Association, and Simon Sports and Gaming Club

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Alyssa Rinck, Class of 2018

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate School and major: Fashion Institute of Technology - Merchandising Management
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy, Finance
Pre-MBA career: Corporate Retail (Macy's Inc.)
Post-MBA plans: Management Consulting
Favorite thing about Rochester: Wegmans!
Favorite thing about Simon: The comradery and pride among Simonites is absolutely infectious.
Why Simon: The Simon community is loyal, dedicated, diverse, and intellectually curious. The Simon curriculum is quantitatively rigorous but also places emphasis on experiential learning.
Simon clubs: President for Graduate Business Council, and Forté Foundation Ambassador

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Nessi Harari, Class of 2018

Hometown: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Undergraduate School and major: Tel-Aviv University - Psychology and Communication
Simon concentrations: Competitive and Organizational Strategy
Pre-MBA career: Internal Consulting and Project Management for NGOs
Post-MBA plans: Management Consulting
Favorite thing about Rochester: The Rochester Public Market on Saturdays.
Favorite thing about Simon: The superb and diverse mosaic of people here.
Why Simon: Exquisite academic level, amazing leadership opportunities, and the strong feeling that your success as an individual and as a group is important to everyone.
Simon clubs: Simon Net Impact, Consulting, Operations, Technology, and Analytics (COTA), Simon Spectrum, and Simon Volunteers

 

 
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