Simon students in Zurich Switzerland

Learn, grow, reflect. 

Not every business situation can be replicated in the classroom. The Office of Student Engagement fosters a sense of community by connecting students and serving as a resource for support and academic advisement.

Our hands-on, experiential learning opportunities help you gain new perspectives and real-world experience that are about more than just sharpening your skills—they’ll enable you to reflect, internalize, and grow in your abilities and confidence.

Simon Students on Immersion

International Immersions

Whether in Bern, Switzerland or Singapore, Simon Immersions give you firsthand experience in the global economy and an inside look at both well-established and brand new ventures. Learn from people you could rarely access on your own—and gain life-changing insight.


Build your skills and your network.

From managing investments and advising local businesses to competing against other business school students in case competitions, our professional clubs will not only help you sharpen your competitive edge; they’re a great way to build your network of business professionals and future business leaders.

Project Sponsorship

Project-Based Courses

Make an impact while at Simon. You can help a local nonprofit, work with a small startup to attract a new market segment, or help a larger company look at their core business differently. Simon gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference.

Client-based projects provide immense value for both Simon students and the organizations they serve. If your organization is interested in learning more about sponsoring a Simon Business School project, please visit this link for more information.


Simon VISION Consulting

Simon VISION Consulting enables engagements between Simon’s graduate students and Rochester’s community of professionals through 6–8 week consulting projects. The organization aims to develop mutually beneficial partnerships by challenging students to utilize both previous work experiences and coursework to deliver valuable insights to clients, while providing businesses with fresh perspectives for overcoming their most pressing obstacles. VISION's consultant teams capitalize on strengths derived from students’ diverse education, professional, and cultural backgrounds, as well as Simon’s unabashedly analytical brand, to deliver high-quality recommendations and deliverables—from pro-forma financial plans to robust go-to-market strategies.


Meliora Fund

Managed by a team of MBA and MS students and members of the Simon Finance & Investment Club, the Simon Meliora Fund is invested in various sectors from healthcare and finance to energy and technology, media, and telecom (TMT). Its mission is to provide a forum for students to gain insight into investment selection and portfolio management through hands-on learning. It also provides funds for the current and future support of Simon Business School.

Simon Venture Fund

Simon School Venture Fund

The Simon School Venture Fund (SSVF) is an early stage seed fund run by MBA and MS students at the Simon School, University of Rochester. The SSVF is an evergreen fund made possible through the support of alumni donations. The Fund is guided by an alumni advisory board that consists of VCs, successful entrepreneurs, and accomplished professionals in finance, law and other disciplines. Its purpose is to create a unique experiential learning opportunity for students with respect to venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurship. The Fund provides hands-on due diligence, interaction with entrepreneurs, presentations to advisory board members, direct participation in investment decisions, and ongoing monitoring and analysis of investments. The objective is to make sound investment decisions based on comprehensive due diligence and investment analysis with the intent to perpetuate the life of the fund.

Case Competition

Case Competitions

Help us build on Simon’s winning tradition by competing against other top business schools. Work alongside fellow students to analyze business issues, develop creative solutions, and present your findings to a panel of experts.


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Real-world learning.

An MS from Simon provides you with a well-rounded experience filled with hands-on learning opportunities designed to prepare you for the challenges of a constantly evolving business world. Consider choosing our internship track so you can gain valuable real world experience through an internship that will not only prepare you for career success, but can help differentiate you from other candidates during your job search. A majority of our students choose this path for the career preparation it provides as they search to find the right internship, and gain work experience.