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Webinars

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Simon webinars give admitted students a simple way to get to know more about Simon online. Explore all our webinar topics from clubs, careers, and co-curricular opportunities to navigating your next steps for enrollment with easy-to-follow presentations hosted by staff and current students.

Note: Please register for the webinars with the name and email you used in your application; you may reset your password if you do not remember it. This is essential for tracking purposes—if you do not use this email address, you will be marked as absent from the session and could be asked to review the materials again.

Upcoming Webinars

Understanding the F-1 OPT STEM Extension
Friday, September 25, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

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This workshop provides an overview of the STEM OPT Extension and is geared toward students and recent graduates of STEM-designated academic programs who may plan to apply for STEM OPT in the future. This workshop covers STEM eligibility and employer requirements, Form I-983, reporting, and relevant timelines.


MS Leadership & Club Opportunities
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

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Members of the Office of Student Engagement will discuss the leadership opportunities that are available to students when they enroll in classes in January. In addition, the Student Life team will go over all Simon clubs that are available for students to join NOW—which includes professional clubs, diversity and educational clubs, and social clubs. Make sure you register to attend this event to learn about all of the great opportunities you have that create the full Simon student experience!


Archived Webinars

You will be prompted to register for the webinar once you select the "View Webinar" link. Once you register, you'll be able to view the recorded webinar in its entirety.

Updates, Next Steps, and What to Look Forward to This Fall

For January Starts: Receive updates on your immigration documents, go over next steps in the onboarding process, and hear about virtual programming that Admissions, the Office of Student Engagement, and the Benet Career Management Center will host throughout the fall. (Date recorded: September 2, 2020)

MS Incoming Student Town Hall

Simon Business School continues to respond to the changing conditions resulting from COVID-19, particularly as it relates to challenges with obtaining a visa and traveling to the United States. Join Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, as she discusses new program flexibility options for incoming MS students. Be the first to know about exciting enhancements for your Simon master’s program! (Date recorded: July 1, 2020)

MS Student Involvement at Simon

From managing a $2 million venture capital fund to activities designed to bring you from the classroom to the business world, Simon offers valuable opportunities for hands-on learning. Join this interactive webinar to hear from our director of student life, executive director of experiential learning, and director of advising as they share information on how to get involved as a master’s student at Simon. (Date recorded: June 2, 2020)

Ask Anything: MS Admissions Committee

Join the MS Admissions Committee as they stand by to answer any questions you have about the enrollment process—this is your chance to get more information regarding housing, I-20s, and other onboarding to-dos! (Date recorded: May 19, 2020)

Ask Anything: MS Current Student Panel

Learn about life at Simon from current MS students! Panelists will talk about their own experience as master’s students and address the most commonly asked questions about the MS curriculum, faculty, diversity, student life, career opportunities, life in Rochester, New York, and more. (Date recorded: May 11, 2020)

Preparing to Finance Your Business Degree

Join Simon’s financial aid team as they discuss the financial aid process, both prior to enrollment and as a matriculated student. You will learn about when to apply for loans, how reimbursement works, steps in the process, and helpful tools. (Date recorded: May 6, 2020)

Housing and Life in Rochester, NY

Join a panel of current students as they talk about housing options, locations, and how to find the right place to live. Our panelists will also talk about life in Rochester, how to prepare for your move, and what to expect once you settle in! Note that an on-campus housing lottery is conducted each spring, and this year’s lottery will take place the first week of May. If you are interested in living on campus, we encourage you to submit your application by the end of April to ensure all materials are in on time. (Date recorded: April 27, 2020)

Welcome to Your Simon Master's Program!

An MS program at Simon is an immersive experience that prepares you for career success—congratulations on your admission! Our incoming class has so much to look forward to; attend this webinar to learn more about new and exciting facets of our programs, including STEM designation, program study plans, the Integrated Student Experience—which intentionally links your coursework, co-curricular activities, and career search activities—employment outcomes, and more. (Date recorded: April 21, 2020)

MS Admitted Student Town Hall

Simon Business School continues to adapt, respond, and plan for your enrollment in the midst of global uncertainty. Our admitted MS students are important stakeholders, so we invite you to join Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, as she answers questions, shares information about the onboarding process, and reviews recently communicated plans related to program timing. (Date recorded: April 10, 2020)

Ask Anything: MS Current Student Panel (Conducted in Mandarin)

Learn about life at Simon from current MS students! Panelists will talk about their own personal experiences in the programs as well as address the most commonly asked questions about the MS curriculum, faculty, diversity, student life, career opportunities, life in Rochester, New York, and more. This session is moderated by a current MS student and conducted in Mandarin. (Date recorded: March 27, 2020)

Welcome to Simon's Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) at Simon Business School provides experiences that support your success with academic and personal advising and many co-curricular opportunities. During the webinar we discuss academic advising and how Simon’s curriculum aligns with your career focus, how we support you and your success, teamwork, experiential learning, leadership roles, and more. (Date recorded: March 25, 2020)

A Parent’s Guide to Simon (Conducted in Mandarin)

This session includes a special introduction from Andrew Ainslie, dean of Simon Business School, and is led by a Simon staff member so your parents can learn about the Benet Career Management Center and the Office of Student Engagement, hear from alumni, and more. This discussion is in Mandarin. (Date recorded: March 20, 2020)

Supporting Your Career Advancement at Simon

Join Benet Career Management Center staff for an interactive virtual workshop specifically designed for members of Simon’s MS Class of 2021. During this session, you will learn more about Benet Center resources and programming (including onboarding activities), hear insights from current MS students, receive an overview of hiring trends and the MS job search process, and more. (Date recorded: March 17, 2020)

Chinese Alumni Panel (Conducted in Mandarin)

Join a panel of our Chinese MS Alumni working at companies such as BlackRock, Condé Nast, and Robert Half, as they speak about their experiences at Simon. Learn firsthand where their MS degree has taken them and how the resources at Simon helped get them there. This webinar is moderated by a Simon alum and conducted in Mandarin. (Date recorded: March 13, 2020)

Enrollment Planning for 2020

Hear from Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, to gain insights on the University of Rochester, Simon Business School's plans for admitted students who may be located in a region that is impacted by COVID-19. She will share early information about the on-boarding process and several options that we will offer to ensure that candidates can begin their study in 2020. (Date recorded: March 6, 2020)

Q&A with MS Alumni

Join a panel of our MS alumni as they speak about their experiences at Simon and answer questions. Learn firsthand where their master's degree has taken them and how the resources at Simon helped get them there. (Date recorded: February 22, 2020)

Overview of the I-20 and Visa Process

Join our financial aid team as they present on important topics, including filling out the I-20 request form, the I-20 process and timelines, tips for student visa applications, International Student Orientation programming, and more. (Update: Note that financial documents must now be dated March 2020 or later due to our delayed start date.) (Date recorded: February 14, 2020)

MS Internship Option

Join panelists from the Admissions Office, Benet Career Management Center, Office of Student Engagement, and International Services Office as we cover information regarding the option to extend your MS program to complete an internship. This option is available for all of our MS programs—MS in Finance, MS in Accountancy, MS in Business Analytics, and MS in Marketing Analytics. (Date recorded: February 11, 2020)

Why Simon?

This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about Simon Business School—our community, competitive strengths, and the Full-Time MBA and MS programs. (Date recorded: August 14, 2019)

 
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