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Welcome Week | Study Local

January 5-8, 2021 (Spring Entry)

MS Welcome Week, as part of Orientation, is the next step toward becoming a #SIMONSTRONG leader. This week of programming is designed to bring out your inner leader, help you develop a lasting bond with your new classmates, enhance your personal and professional brand, and prepare you to be a successful job candidate.

MS Welcome Week is mandatory for all incoming MS students. Student participation is expected for all Welcome Week programming.

Learn more about Welcome Week using the links below.


Registration | Schedule | Communications | Attire



We invite you to join us online for all Welcome Week programming.



Please follow the Study Local - MS Class of 2022 Google calendar for the most updated MS Welcome Week schedule. Note that schedule and details are subject to change.

Date MS Welcome Week Program

January 5, 2021

7:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (Beijing Time)

6:30 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. (EST)



Join us on Zoom here:

January 5, 2021

8:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. (Beijing Time)

7:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. (EST)

#SimonStrong Welcome

Join us for a welcome from Simon Business School Dean Sevin Yeltekin, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Rebekah Lewin, Interim Assistant Dean of the Benet Career Management Center Julie Bazan, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement Wendy Clay, Director of Advising Karen Mach, and Director of Student Life Nate Kadar.

Join us on Zoom here:

January 5, 2021

9:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M. (Beijing Time)

8:45 A.M. - 9:45 A.M. (EST)

Network with Classmates

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with your fellow MS classmates!

Join us on Zoom here:

January 5, 2021

11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. (Beijing Time)

10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. (EST) 


By MS Program: Meet Your Program Director | Q&A
Learn more about your MS program director.

January 6, 2021

8:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. (Beijing Time)

7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (EST) 


By MS Program: Benet Career Management Center Program Timeline

These sessions run by the Benet Career Management Center Career Advisors will cover specific timelines and deadlines you should consider as you begin your academic journey at Simon. Your program-specific advisors will walk you through how to access the most relevant career platforms available including SimonWorks, Handshake, Meliora Collective, and the Benet Center Learning Library. They will review extra-curriculars that you may consider joining to enhance your career readiness efforts and the next steps you should keep in mind as you begin your academic course work while balancing your career search efforts. This session is mandatory as part of your Welcome Week activities.


January 6, 2021

10:15 P.M. - 12:15 A.M. (Beijing Time)

9:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. (EST)

Team Building

Discover tips and tricks for bringing out the best in your MS team!

Join us on Zoom here:



January 7, 2021

9:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. (Beijing Time)

8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. (EST)


Optional: Small Group Discussions with the Benet Center & OSE Academic Advising Meetings

Benet Career Management Center Career Strategy Meetings:

Career planning can be an overwhelming process, complicated by many factors including self-perceptions, others' expectations, and the economy. The Benet Career Management Center Team is here to support your career search efforts. The goal of these optional small group discussions during Welcome Week is to allow incoming MS students the opportunity to begin to build a professional relationship with your discipline-specific Benet Career Advisor. Students who choose to register are asked to turn their cameras on and be prepared to briefly introduce themselves to the group. We also encourage you to bring any general career questions you may have so far.


  • Career Advising is a chance for you to find out about yourself, so come ready to talk with your advisor and be open to questions and suggestions.
  • The Benet Career Advisors will NOT tell you what career is best for you but will give you more information to help you decide on your own.
  • Benet Career Advisors are NOT your academic advisor and will not assist with academic curriculum assistance and will defer you to your Office of Student Engagement Academic Advisor for these matters.

If you have questions specific to your individual career search, 1:1 advising will open for all students who have completed the Benet Center Onboarding Program on Monday, January 11, 2021.

These 30-minute-long sessions are limited to groups of 5 and sign-up is on a first-come-first-served basis. To register for this optional session visit SimonWorks > Events > Workshops or click here.

OSE Academic Advising Meetings: To request a 1:1 advising appointment, email your academic advisor directly.

January 7, 2021

7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M (EST)

January 8, 2021

8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. (Beijing Time)

Keeping Simon Social (KSS)

Network with classmates, and learn more about getting involved from representatives on the Master's Advisory Council (MAC) and MS Association.

Join us on Zoom here:

January 8, 2021

9:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. (Beijing Time)

8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. (EST)


1:1 OSE Academic Advising Meetings

To request a 1:1 advising appointment, email your academic advisor directly.



Make sure you are following the Study Local - MS Class of 2022 Google calendar for the most updated Welcome Week schedule and details.


Slack is one of the main communication platforms that Simon will use for Welcome Week. Please watch Slack for more information and to ask questions.


Please watch your personal email inbox and your Simon inbox for more information.


Office of Student Engagement (Orientation 2021)
  • Please remember to view all mandatory webcasts and recordings, as part of Online Orientation, before the start of Welcome Week.
Benet Center Onboarding:
  • All incoming students should complete Benet Center Modules 1-4 before the start of Welcome Week. Completion of this program is directly tied to access to 1:1 appointments with Benet Center Advisors during Welcome Week and beyond.
  • All four “Career Education Series” and all five “Careers in…” recordings are available for review on the Benet Center Onboarding Blackboard site. Please take time to review this content prior to your 1:1 meeting requests.


Please dress in business casual attire.

Business Casual: Less formal than business attire, and includes: dress pants or skirt, collared shirt or blouse, sport coat, more unique jewelry, dressy sweater, golf shirt, loafers/more relaxed shoes, and closed- or open-toe shoes.


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