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As an incoming student, you probably have lots of questions. Our student ambassadors are happy to tell you anything you’d like to know about the Simon experience. Send any of them a personal email by clicking their name below. If you don't see someone with a similar background to yours, email us at and we’ll do our best to connect you with a candidate with more closely aligned interests and career goals.

Jaime Staengel

Jaime Staengel, MSF Class of 2018

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School and major: Murray State University - Economics and German
Simon concentrations: Finance
Pre-MS career: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Intern
Post-MS career plans: Investment Banking or Corporate Finance
Favorite thing about Rochester: The George Eastman Museum, located on the estate of George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It's beautiful, and I highly recommend a visit!
Favorite thing about Simon: The faculty - I appreciate the extra mile they go to help me on my business school journey.
Why Simon: It's renowned finance program. The rigor of a Simon degree stands out to employers. From the moment I started applying to jobs, I was immediatley competitive because of the Simon brand and the blend between academic and applied approaches to the learning material.
Simon Clubs: Simon Women in Business, Simon Finance and Investment Club

Jen Park

Jen Park, MSBA Class of 2018

Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Undergraduate School and major: University of California, San Diego - Economics
Simon concentrations: Business Analytics
Pre-MS career: Access Bio, Inc., Business Planning Associate
Post-MS career plans: Data Analyst, Strategic Planning
Favorite thing about Rochester: People are generally very kind.
Favorite thing about Simon: The students and faculty relationships - faculty are open-minded and caring, and students are actively engaged. This allows students to enjoy full benefit from the program.
Why Simon: Simon not only has the top curriculum on data analytics, but also well-rounded business tracks to prepare you to become a successful professional.
Simon Clubs: Data Analytics Club, SWiB, Simon Vision Consulting and Uncorked Club

Lucas Nudelman

Lucas Nudelman, MSMA Class of 2018

Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Undergraduate School and major: Eastern Illinois University - Marketing
Simon concentrations: Pricing and Data Analytics
Pre-MS career: Rich Products Corporation, Marketing & Consumer Insights Intern and Target Corporation, Executive Team Leader Intern
Post-MS career plans: Data analyst in a university, consulting, or CPG firm.
Favorite thing about Rochester: The restaurants and the beautiful University of Rochester campus and quad.
Favorite thing about Simon: All of the wonderful career connections.
Why Simon: The great professional network and Simon brand recognition.
Simon Clubs: Masters Advisory Council, Simon Vision Consulting, and Data Analytics Club

Wenxin Din

Wenxin Ding (Nancy), MSA Class of 2018

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Undergraduate School and major: University of Iowa - Accounting
Simon concentrations: Accountancy
Pre-MS career: Taxation
Post-MS career plans: Taxation, Auditing
Favorite thing about Rochester: The underground tunnel from Simon to the library.
Favorite thing about Simon: Fantastic instructors and professors.
Why Simon: Strong academic preparation for CPA exams, the Career Management Center (CMC) staff, and alumni connections.
Simon Clubs: Simon Consulting Club


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