Simon Business School

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Current Students

MS in Finance Class of 2019

Rose DePinto

Rose DePinto

“I chose Simon because of its great reputation and because the MS in Finance program is highly ranked. My values aligned with the values Simon stands for, and I believe the rigorous curriculum will give me the tools I need to succeed in my future career.”


 
Devanshi Goenka

Devanshi Goenka

“Simon had the extensive course work that I was looking for: it offered the perfect blend of mandatory and optional courses, which served my interests and objectives of coming to business school.”


 
Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

“I chose Simon because after extensive research into the program’s accolades, I immediately got the sense that the program would be immersive and beneficial to my future. The professors appeared to be more than qualified to educate us on real-world applications in finance, and many of them have significant achievements themselves in the financial industry, both in theory and application.”


 
Konstantinos Koutroumpas

Konstantinos Koutroumpas

“My favorite aspect of Simon is the numerous clubs, activities, and competitions you can take part in. I have the opportunity to work with exceptional individuals from all around the world on issues that we are passionate about. Students get the chance to represent Simon in national competitions and volunteer for the Rochester community by providing pro-bono consulting work to local businesses. They are unforgettable experiences that will prove useful in the workplace.”


 
Dilnoza Sidikova

Dilnoza Sidikova

“My favorite thing about Simon is the welcoming and diverse community. Since the day I started my application, I have always felt welcomed and supported.”


 
Pedro Tellez

Pedro Tellez

“The Simon community has been the best part of my experience. Meeting highly motivated people from all over the world has helped me understand business at a different level and solve complex problems with different approaches. Simon’s staff has also served a pivotal role in my learning process by offering training for interviews, financial modelling workshops, and other helpful resources.”


 
 
 

Alumni

MS in Finance, Class of 2018

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Veronica Mupazviriwo

Goldman Sachs

“My favorite part of Simon has been the people I have met here and the relationships I have built. I have the privilege to work with very smart people in a supportive environment, and each day I am motivated to do better. I also really like the experiential learning opportunities here at Simon that have allowed me to learn hands on skills that I can take with me to the workplace.”


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Nicholas Perpignan

Commercial Banking Credit Analyst I
TD

“By far, my favorite part of my Simon experience was being part of clubs and the different competitions throughout the year. It allowed me to connect with individuals from the MBA and the MS programs that I probably wouldn’t have met without being involved. I learned a lot about the different career paths, as well as other unique instruments that were very useful to me in my job search.”


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Jason Raymond

Real Estate Analyst
Continental Properties

“One of the reasons I chose Simon was the sense of community I felt. I first learned about Simon when an admissions counselor came to my undergraduate institution. The way she talked about Simon and the experiences there made me want to visit. On my first visit, the current students and alumni repeatedly spoke about the sense of community that Simon creates. Little did I know, I had already become a part of it, because some of my current friends at Simon were visitors at that same event.”


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Bowen Hu

Risk Management Intern, Data Center
Bank of China

“I chose Simon because Simon can help me succeed, and I’m a good fit with Simon. I want to find a job after graduation, and Simon has a really strong alumni network which can help me with my career search. Also, the courses at Simon are very interesting. I did some research before coming here and noticed that courses taught here are mostly focusing on real-world issues, which I think will help me secure a job before graduation.”


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Sijie Hao

Junior Analyst, TMT Dept.
Tiger Global

"Simon’s MSF program has a long history, with a respected brand both in US and in China. It is a great experience to learn from some of the finest professors in the world and study with classmates who share your passion for making a difference. Secondly, Simon has lots of excellent alumni. The connection between alumni is strong and remarkable, which drives your career."


 
 

MS in Finance, Class of 2017

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Mirko Cauci

Consultant
BNP Paribas

“It has been incredibly useful to see business unfold in the real world. In my courses I learned the general inner workings of companies and, also, how market forces directly affect them.”


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Farah Bou Abboud

Associate
PwC

“I was an analyst for the Simon Finance and Investment Club, which was very helpful for my job interview [at PwC]. They found it astonishing that Simon gives us $500,000 to invest. He asked me to pitch a stock, which was something I had already done with the club. I was able to impress him, and I got the job!”


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Siyi (Sea) Wu

Treasury Analyst
Conduent

“The presentations I did at Simon and our MGC class prepared me and positioned me very well for my internship, and ultimately, full-time offer at Conduent.”


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Yunfan (Rolf) Bao

Global Investment Research Analyst
Goldman Sachs Hong Kong

“I received a full-time offer from Goldman Sachs. It’s a really exciting experience for me because I will be looking at what’s happening on the ground floor in the whole Asian market. I’ll also have cross functional collaboration within different centers and teams.”


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Katie Jett

Associate Client Advisor
Bessemer Trust

"I chose Simon because, when I came here, I could just see concrete steps to achieving my goal. My goal is to live and work in New York City. Whenever I came and talked to current students, they talked about their classes and they just loved them and loved how hands-on they were. I talked to alumni, and seeing where they are now and how far the program has taken them, I could just see clearly that my dream could come true if I came to Simon."

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Erika Robles Araya

Financial Analyst
Conduent

"I knew I wanted to be in a program that had a very rigorous academic environment that would help me enhance my quantitative and analytic skills. I also knew I wanted to be part of a program with a close-knit community that would give me individualized attention, and where I could work to further my career."


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Vitaliy Sokyrka

Product Control Analyst
Citi

"I can say that I enjoy every single part of Simon, starting with the International Student Orientation. I was so amazed by everything, starting with a really beautiful campus and ending with how much I gained from attending networking and job search sessions. It's impossible to describe my emotions and what I gained with just words. It's something that you need to experience for yourself."


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Tianyu (Jenny) Gao

Treasury Analyst
Conduent

"I believe faculty members are the soul of a business school, and Simon has fantastic professors. I'm a finance nerd, I love asking 'Why?' and I can easily find a professor who has published a research paper relevant to my questions. If you're passionate about finance, like I am, you should consider Simon."


 
 

MS in Finance, Class of 2016

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Sukhmani Bakshi

Finance Manager
Gartner

"The main reason I would recommend Simon to prospective students is the Internship Track. That really, really helped me to get where I am today. Obviously the curriculum and classes helped as well, but that extra six months of the internship that I got, I think that's very, very important for an international student."


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MINGYI CHEN

Investment Banking Analyst
J.P. Morgan

"My overall experience at Simon empowered me to reach bigger and to reach those opportunities that seemed really distant to me when I was an undergraduate student, such as landing my dream job as an investment banking analyst at a world-class bank.”


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HAO (HARRY) CUI

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 experience before coming to Simon."


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SIEGFRIED EGGERT

Analyst
GeoInvesting LLC

"The community may be the most important factor to me. The great students I've met will be my colleagues, friends, and partners in the future. The professors I've met will continuously support me. The people from the Career Management Center will also continuously support the students in the pursuit of their dream careers. I'd say the people are the greatest thing about Simon."


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PATTEERA HENGBORIBOONPONG

Senior Business Analyst
Braviant Holdings

"My favorite part of my Simon experience was the people. I met many amazing people here and fostered strong personal and professional relationships. Also, the alumni network was very helpful and instrumental in my job search. One of them actually helped me prepare for the job interview with Discover. His insight was invaluable."

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VIRAAJ VASANTH KUMAR

Analyst
Ellington Management Group

"I'd recommend Simon to students because you get to learn with great financial minds like Gregg Jarrell and Robert Novy-Marx. Apart from that, you also build relationships with many people from all over the world, which is a good thing to have when you're starting your networking in the United States."


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CAROLINA MAZZOCCHI

Business Valuation Consultant
Deloitte

"Knowledge is being created here, it's not just being taught. Whenever I have a question about finance or I'm just curious to learn something, I could always find a professor who has been studying it or who has been researching what I want to know. That's just amazing."


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BIANCA SÓ

Business Valuation Consultant
Deloitte

"I always felt like I could ask others for help here, even from people who weren't in my program. I remember one situation when I was preparing for an interview, I talked to three or four MBA students. They made time to talk to me on the phone and meet me at school to really make sure I was ready for my interview, even though they were all so busy. One even helped me with a mock interview over the phone as he was driving to New Jersey for a meeting. That was really important to me."


 
 

MS IN FINANCE, CLASS OF 2013

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MORGAN FOULKES

Operations Manager
Aon

“The size of the school was very important to me. After seeing how well I worked in a small program during my undergraduate years, I knew that this was something I needed to excel, academically and socially.”


 

 

 
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