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Internship Experience: Lindsay Sayour, Human Resources Intern at Quantum Networks

By Kimmy Kimball | December 12, 2019

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: Lindsay SayourGraduation Year: May 2021Major: Marketing ManagementMinor: Information Management and TechnologyHometown: Queens, NYIntern Company/Title: Quantum Networks – Human Resources Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? Over the summer, I…

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Internship Experience: Perri Vimadalal, ETF & Index Investing Intern at BlackRock

By Kimmy Kimball | December 10, 2019

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: Perri VimadalalGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Finance / Marketing ManagementMinor: Political ScienceHometown: Weston, MassachusettsIntern Company/Title: BlackRock – ETF & Index Investing Summer Analyst  Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As a…

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Fall 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition Winners

By Kimmy Kimball | December 10, 2019

Every student’s business education at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is concluded by what is known as “Capstone.” This three-credit course is designed to inspire graduating students’ entrepreneurial spirits and teach tangible skills. The final product of this course is a persuasive and profitable business plan for a completely novel good or service. Ultimately, the practical skills and…

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LaunchPad Student Teams Sweep Award Competitions, Winning Nearly $80,000 in Fall 2019

By Cristina Hatem | December 6, 2019

Numerous student startup teams from the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library (LaunchPad) have won business competitions and prizes totaling $79,500 this past fall 2019. The LaunchPad is Syracuse University’s innovation hub, connecting the entire University’s resource-rich ecosystem with a global net­work that provides support for aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and creators. “The LaunchPad remains a library service supporting all…

When Employees Leave to Create their Own Entrepreneurial Ventures

By Kerri Howell | December 6, 2019

A new study investigates the relationship between human capital, parent company size and destination industry of spinouts.

Career Tips: How to Become a 10X Intern

By Julia Fiedler | December 5, 2019

The goal of an internship is to gain experience while positioning yourself for a full-time job after college. While some internships can lead to an offer after completion, it’s always important to stand out to capitalize on your opportunities and prepare yourself for new ones. So how do you stand out and become a star intern? To get a better…

Internship Experience: James Carver, Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs Summer Analyst Intern at Bank of America

By Karley Warden | December 5, 2019

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: James CarverGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Finance / Public RelationsHometown: Wayland, MAIntern Company/Title: Bank of America – Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs Summer Analyst Intern Describe your…

Study Shows One Bad Mood Can Harm Creativity

By Kerri Howell | December 4, 2019

It’s often said that one bad apple can spoil the barrel. This is true even in teams. When one person is in a bad mood, it often affects those around them, even to the point of deterring great ideas from coming forth.

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The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain

By Karley Warden | November 27, 2019

Since 1621, the Thanksgiving holiday has been celebrated in the United States with a group of people gathering around a large feast. Although the Thanksgiving menu has evolved since the first meal, over 45 million turkeys are served across the country every year. A turkey can be found at any food market throughout the year, but November is peak season…

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Internship Experience: Tianxing Hu, Data Analyst Intern at Ecredigital.com

By Kimmy Kimball | November 26, 2019

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: Tianxing Hu Graduation Year: May 2020 Major: MS in Marketing Hometown: China Intern Company/Title: Ecredigital.com – Data Analyst Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?…

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Internship Experience: Victoria Tramontana, Strategic Media Planning Intern at Mindshare

By Kimmy Kimball | November 22, 2019

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: Victoria Tramontana Graduation Year: May 2020 Major(s): Marketing Management / Supply Chain Management Minor: Public Communications Studies Hometown: Plainview, New York Intern Company/Title: Mindshare (GroupM) – Strategic Media Planning Intern…

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Social Influencers, Celebrities Roles in Leveraging Brands

By Julia Fiedler | November 22, 2019

It is no doubt that social media presence is crucial for modern businesses. As an entrepreneur, social media acts as a free resource to engage with consumers and build up personal brands. For those who have mastered the art of social media, like influencers and celebrities, the development of personal product lines and other business opportunities are more than accessible.…

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Whitman Brings Cultural Experiences to Students

By Kimmy Kimball | November 22, 2019

During the Whitman International Week 2019, students gathered to learn more about international sports and cultures. Members of Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s graduate student organization organized a week of events. This year’s events included cricket, table tennis and volleyball competitions. The week concluded with a cultural expo, filled with international food dishes, music and global informational tables.…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Appoints Meghan Florkowski Director of the WISE Women’s Business Center

By Kerri Howell | November 21, 2019

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Meghan Florkowski to the position of director of the WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Women’s Business Center, effective Nov. 11.

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Companies Pledge to Go Green

By Lindsey Godbout | November 21, 2019

In September, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a plan in which the company will take leading strides in the fight against climate change. Amazon’s Climate Change Pledge is a plan to make the company carbon-neutral by 2040. Carbon-neutral means that no greenhouse gases, which scientists have proven contribute to overall global warming temperature, will be emitted into the environment.  The goal…

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November Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | November 20, 2019

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: Jeffrey Rainville ’87: Senior Vice President for Carrier…

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A Message to Our Alumni and Friends

By Gene Anderson | November 20, 2019

I am sure that many of you are aware of and deeply concerned about the recent stream of abhorrent racist and anti-Semitic behavior that has occurred on and near Syracuse University. Whoever has perpetrated these acts, whatever their motivation, neither they nor their behavior have any place on our beautiful campus. I believe those responsible will be found and held accountable. I am…

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How to Keep Millennial Debt to a Minimum

By Karley Warden | November 19, 2019

Each year, projections of debt totals for millennials rise. As the cost of a college education rises, as well as the need for a college education for many industries, the student debt crisis has become a phrase heard around the globe. Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study predicts that millennials accumulate an average of $27,900 in debt. Business Insider…

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Internship Experience: Mingshun Lu, Market Research Intern at Cocoon Construct

By Kimmy Kimball | November 15, 2019

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: Mingshun Lu Graduation Year: May 2020 Major: M.S. in Marketing Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan Intern Company/Title: Cocoon Construct – Market Research Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? Some…

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Whitman Alumni Testimonials from Around the World

By Kimmy Kimball | November 15, 2019

The Orange Network spans all around the globe, from the United States to Asia and beyond. Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management alumni are an integral part of our community. During the 2019 Whitman International Week, the Graduate Student Organization and Olivia and Walter Kiebach Center for International Business Studies brought international activities to campus to celebrate the international diversity that all of us…