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Internship Experience: Ryan Klinger, Ratings and Research Support Intern at Moody’s

By Kimmy Kimball | September 24, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Ryan KlingerGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Real Estate / Finance Hometown: New Albany, OHIntern Company/Title: Moody’s – Ratings and Research Support Intern Describe your position and some of your daily…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Announces a Major in Business Analytics

By Kevin Bailey | September 23, 2020

A distinctive characteristic of conducting business in the 21st century is collecting and utilizing vast amounts of data in decision making. Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has launched a new undergraduate major in Business Analytics to train tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers to turn this wealth of data into powerful insights for business. “As we prepare students for…

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Study Abroad Strasbourg: A Small City Made a Big Impact

By Sandhya Iyer | September 23, 2020

Michael Wood ’21, born and raised in a small town near Syracuse, always knew he would study abroad. He wanted to travel to the other side of the world and embrace another culture, stepping out of the upstate New York bubble, even if it was only for one semester. His original plan was to go to Hong Kong, China, but because…

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Virtual Event: Fall 2020 Whitman Dean’s Update

By Kimmy Kimball | September 22, 2020
Please join Dean Eugene Anderson for an update on how Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management faculty, staff and students have adapted to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He will discuss the start of the fall semester, as well as the adjustments and innovations Whitman has made to continue our work to prepare students for a…

September Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | September 22, 2020

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email rather than in print. To update your address or contact details, please visit https://securealumni.syr.edu. NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS: Robert J. Laughlin ’87: Global Head of Trust…

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A Message from Dean Gene Anderson

By Gene Anderson | September 22, 2020

Dear Whitman Community, We have completed the first month of a Fall semester like no other. In a world seemingly overrun with troubling news, we have reason to remain cautiously optimistic that we will be able to stay together on campus through the end of the semester just before Thanksgiving. The Summer was a time of extraordinary adaptation and preparation…

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Internship Experience: Karen Henao, Merchant Analyst Intern at Kohl’s

By Kimmy Kimball | September 22, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Karen HenaoGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Retail Management / Marketing ManagementHometown: Morristown, NJIntern Company/Title: Kohl’s – Merchant Analyst Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As a Merchant Analyst…

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Study Abroad Hong Kong: Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

By Mallory Carlson | September 21, 2020

Hong Kong, China isn’t the biggest study abroad program at Syracuse University, but for recent graduate Tyler Newman ’20, his semester living and working in Asia was unforgettable.  “No matter where you go, you’re going to learn something,” Newman shares. “I think what’s really unique about studying abroad is that you can expand your horizons as much as possible.”  Newman…

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Internship Experience: Patrick Penfield Jr., Wealth Management Intern at UBS

By Kimmy Kimball | September 17, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Patrick Penfield Jr.Graduation Year: 2021Major: FinanceHometown: Baldwinsville, NYIntern Company/Title: UBS – Wealth Management Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? Originally, I was supposed to…

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Study Abroad Florence: Finding a Second Family with a Host Mother

By Mallory Carlson | September 16, 2020

From taking trips to places like northern Italy and seeing the Dolomites to decorating a Christmas tree with her host’s family, Brittney Loper ’21 had a study abroad experience that many students aspire to have.  Loper, a senior dual major in marketing management and television, radio and film, spent last fall in Florence, Italy. She and another Whitman student, Adena Rochelson ’21, lived…

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#WhitmanWatch: Amanda Blutig ’22

By Maya Bingaman | September 16, 2020

Contrary to what many would assume, Amanda Blutig ’22, was not originally thrilled to join the Syracuse University Orange family. Why? Well, because ironically her older brother beat her to it.

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Internship Experience: Courtney Terr, NBC News Audience Development Intern at NBCUniversal

By Kimmy Kimball | September 15, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Courtney TerrGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Marketing / AdvertisingHometown: Bucks County, PAIntern Company/Title: NBCUniversal – NBC News Audience Development Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As an…

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Childhood Dream Comes True Teaching Analytics, Statistics

By Mallory Carlson | September 15, 2020

Kivanç Avrenli has been a professor of practice at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management for five years, but he is still just as enthusiastic about being a part of the faculty as he was on his first day. Avrenli continues to pursue his passions through teaching multiple courses, research and hobbies.  Avrenli grew up in Turkey and earned his first…

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Study Abroad Madrid: Immersion Trip for Two Brothers

By Sandhya Iyer | September 14, 2020

Madrid is well-known for its great food, art and history — and is one of Syracuse University’s most popular study abroad destinations — so it was a no-brainer choice for Connor and Justin Laurent ’21 when they were deciding where to spend their semester overseas. The brothers, who just completed their junior year at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, were…

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Virtual Event: Brand Activism

By Kimmy Kimball | September 11, 2020
“Brand Activism: The Intersection of Social Movements and Marketing” The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is pleased to bring you a virtual forum to discuss brand activism. The panelists will discuss the drivers of the growth of brand activism during the last decade, as well as explore the economic, strategic, psychological and social mechanisms that determine the effectiveness of…
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Internship Experience: Max Kennedy, Global Sourcing Department Co-Op Student at ITT Inc.

By Karley Warden | September 10, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Max KennedyGraduation Year: 2021Major: Supply Chain ManagementHometown: Virginia Beach, VAIntern Company/Title: ITT Inc. – 6-Month Global Sourcing Department Co-Op Student Describe your position and some of your…

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Study Abroad London: Finding a Second Home

By Mallory Carlson | September 9, 2020

Patrick Penfield Jr. ’21, finance major, didn’t have the most typical study abroad experience, but he was still able to make the most of his time in Europe and make memories that will stay with him for a lifetime.  Penfield studied abroad in London, England during the Spring 2020 semester. Or, more accurately, for about two months before the COVID-19…

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Internship Experience: Genna Atkins, Information Services Intern at Reckitt Benckiser

By Kimmy Kimball | September 8, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Genna AtkinsGraduation Year: 2021Major: Supply Chain ManagementMinor: Information Management and TechnologyHometown: Mountain Lakes, NJIntern Company/Title: Reckitt Benckiser- Information Services Intern Describe your position and some of your daily…

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Study Abroad Santiago: Learning from the Women of Chile

By Sandhya Iyer | September 7, 2020

Cafui Awasu ’20 knew she was going to spend a semester abroad in Santiago, Chile from her first week at Syracuse University. Right after she attended the Syracuse University Study Abroad Fair during Welcome Week with her parents, she made her decision.  “I couldn’t even tell you anything about the other programs,” she shares, laughing. But at the start of…

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Internship Experience: Andy Torres-Lopez, Summer Extern at United Talent Agency

By Kimmy Kimball | September 3, 2020

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Andy Torres-LopezGraduation Year: 2021Program: MBAHometown: Queens, NYIntern Company/Title: United Talent Agency – Summer Extern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? Out of more than…