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Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2015
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What I Learned at the Simon Scholars Case Competition
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014
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What the Simon Scholars Competition Taught Me
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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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Bridging the Gap: My Gap Year
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My Gap Year: Temporary Immersion in Israel
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Rochester Gay Pride Weekend
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Rochester Jazz Festival

Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?

by Jesse Reichenstein, member of the Class of 2016 and president of Spark Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship (n) en·tre·pre·neur·ship: A word most of us have probably heard but are still kind of unclear on what it means. As a part of the Spark Entrepreneurs student community, that’s what we try to clear up on campus. We get a lot of students saying, “Oh…[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2015

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions   Looking up from my coffee-scented office on a Friday afternoon, the snow piling up outside my window, I take a break from reading applications to refill my mug. As I walk down the hallway, I see a once-familiar sight from this time last year: Carla has put[…]

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What I Learned at the Simon Scholars Case Competition

By Nirupama Muralidharan, Class of 2018 We had twelve hours. Twelve hours to solve the world’s problems. Well, maybe it wasn't that serious, but it definitely felt that way. Let me start from the beginning. I applied to the Simon Scholars Case Competition on a whim. I didn’t know what to expect and wasn't even sure[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions And the winners are… Congratulations to all of our Simon Scholars Case Competition participants!  On Sunday February 9, we welcomed 38 students to campus for our second annual Simon Scholars Case Competition. This event was modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Graduate School of[…]

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What the Simon Scholars Competition Taught Me

Written by Kate van der Sloot, Class of 2017 and winner of the Simon Scholars Case Competition, 2013. When I first heard about the Simon Scholars competition, I had no intention whatsoever of applying to compete. I didn’t know much about business at all. Sure, I had taken a couple of business classes in high[…]

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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Campbell Halligan and I am the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. I actually graduated from Rochester in 2013 with a double major in English literature and psychology! I worked throughout my undergraduate years at the Office of Admissions in[…]

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Bridging the Gap: My Gap Year

Howdy! My name is Graeme McGuire, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I graduated this year from the Friends School of Baltimore, and am currently enrolled in Rochester’s Class of 2018. I opted to take a year off (gap year, as many call it) between my final year of high school and my first year[…]

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My Gap Year: Temporary Immersion in Israel

Today's guest blog post is by Shoshi Preuss, an admitted student who chose to take a gap year between high school and college. Hi, my name is Shoshi Preuss and I am currently on a gap year program in Israel called Mechina Beit Israel ("preparation, house of Israel"). Following this gap year, I will be returning[…]

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Rochester Gay Pride Weekend

Today's guest post is written by Serra Sevenler, Class of 2015.   The annual City of Rochester’s Gay Pride Weekend was held July 19–21 this year. Organized by the Genesee Valley Gay Alliance, the highlight of the weekend was the Pride Parade and Festival held on Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate with the LGBT community.[…]

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Rochester Jazz Festival

Today's guest post is written by Serra Sevenler, Class of 2015. For me, the highlight of a summer in Rochester is the Rochester International Jazz Festival. This world-renowned nine-day festival dedicated to all genres of creative improvised music never fails to disappoint. There are over 1,200 musicians from all over the world and more than 300 concerts, including 81 free[…]

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