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Internship Experience: Xinyu Wang, Purchasing Assistant at Hill & Markes

By Kimmy Kimball | August 13, 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: Xinyu WangGraduation Year: Fall 2020Major: M.S. in Supply Chain ManagementHometown: ChinaIntern Company/Title: Hill & Markes – Purchasing Assistant Describe your position and some of your daily…

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Internship Experience: Nicole Jaskot, Digital Marketing Intern at Romer Skincare

By Kimmy Kimball | August 11, 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: Nicole JaskotGraduation Year: May 2021Major: Marketing / BiotechnologyHometown: Wallington, NJIntern Company/Title: Romer Skincare – Digital Marketing Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As…

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Marketing Professor Finds Passion in Digital Marketing

By Maya Bingaman | August 11, 2020

Guiyang Xiong, associate professor of marketing, found his way to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management while attempting to escape the heat. Working as a professor at the University of Georgia, Xiong decided it was time for a change. “After spending decades in ‘Hotlanta,’ I figured that I needed some cool air and snow. I went to work in Boston for a…

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Internship Experience: Dean Herrera, Supply Chain Intern at Dyson

By Kimmy Kimball | August 6, 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: Dean HerreraGraduation Year: May 2021Major: Supply Chain Management / Real EstateMinor: GeographyHometown: Glenview, ILIntern Company/Title: Dyson – Supply Chain Intern Describe your position and some of…

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#WhitmanWatch: Mitchell Gordon ’22

By Maya Bingaman | August 5, 2020

Mitchell Gordon ’22 left his tight-knit family in Santa Clarita, California to join a second one at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

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Internship Experience: Lindsay Cohn, Financial Crimes and Analytics Intern at KPMG

By Kimmy Kimball | August 4, 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: Lindsay CohnGraduation Year: May 2021Major: Finance / Advertising (Whitman/Newhouse dual major)Hometown: Hewlett, NYIntern Company/Title: KPMG – Summer Intern: Financial Crimes and Analytics Describe your position and…

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Virtual Reality, Coming to Retailers Near You?

By Maya Bingaman | August 4, 2020

Imagine a world where you can try on multiple outfits without pulling a single hanger off the rack. Even better, you don’t even need to take your outfit off. This futuristic idea is becoming a reality with the surge of virtual fitting rooms, otherwise known as VFR. The technology has been growing in popularity behind the scenes of major malls and retailers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From Intern to Manager, Alumna Builds Career at Unilever

By Maya Bingaman | August 3, 2020

Emily Fishman ’12 from Langhorne, Pennsylvania had her life changed by Syracuse University’s  Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Not only did she gain skills she needed to be successful working for Unilever, but she also made lifelong memories, close friends and even found her husband.  Fishman was a supply chain management major with a finance minor. She shares that the job market was tight for…

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Whitman Professor Unveils Wine Futures Report Calling 2019 Bordeaux an Excellent Investment Option

By Kimmy Kimball | July 28, 2020

Researchers at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lally School of Management are out with their yearly assessment of wine futures and have determined the 2019 Bordeaux vintage to be an excellent investment option. “Futures came out below their real values, meaning chateaus are selling at significantly reduced prices,” said Syracuse University’s Burak Kazaz, who along with RPI’s M. Hakan Hekimoğlu released a…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Improves SAGE Business Journal’s Impact Factor

By Kimmy Kimball | July 28, 2020

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognizes Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, for his role in significantly improving the SAGE Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice’s (ETP) 2019 Impact Factor published by Clarivate (part of the Journal Citation Reports 2020). As editor-in-chief, Wiklund has helped the ETP’s impact factor jump from 6.193 to 10.75. “Let’s put that number of…

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Irma Finocchiaro: From Comptroller Student, to Director of the Program

By Maya Bingaman | July 28, 2020

Irma Finocchiaro graduated from high school in Panama in 1968. That same year, she began a lifelong career serving the country and forging relationships that have lasted a lifetime.

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Gartner Gives Top 25 Ranking for Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program

By Kimmy Kimball | July 20, 2020

Gartner, Inc. announced that the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 25 in the country for its supply chain management (SCM) program, granting a #23 ranking to the undergraduate program. Gartner’s biennial North American Supply Chain University Program Survey evaluates the curricula, experiential content and public reputations of accredited, campus-based supply chain programs in the U.S. and Canada.…

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Whitman’s Earliest Ph.D. Graduate Reflects on Experience Over 50 Years Later

By Maya Bingaman | July 20, 2020

Eli Seggev ’69 recalls one of his best days at Syracuse University, a story that he claims will forever be imprinted on his brain.

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COVID-19 Relief and Inclusive Excellence Scholarships Support Returning Whitman Students

By Kimmy Kimball | July 16, 2020

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has announced two new scholarship funds for returning undergraduate and graduate students. Current students must apply for either scholarship by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020. Students will be contacted within two weeks of their application. “These are challenging times for many of our students and their families and in different ways. We…

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#WhitmanWatch: Jenna Thomas ’23

By Maya Bingaman | July 15, 2020

The first time that Jenna Thomas ’23 visited Syracuse University she was moved by the potential that she knew Syracuse University held. Thomas, from Bethlehem, PA, recalls, “I wanted to go to Syracuse University ever since I first stepped foot on campus.” The enthusiasm that her tour guide brought and the beautiful campus excited her as she imagined what her college experience could be like.

July Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | July 14, 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: Rick Elfman ’76: Tucker Sales LLC, Owner Peter…

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From Analytics to Academics, Management Professor Now Earning Research Awards

By Mallory Carlson | July 14, 2020

Many students may know Cameron Miller as a management professor at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, but he also spends a lot of time working on various research projects. And outside of the office, Miller enjoys spending time with his family or dedicating time to his other hobbies, like playing guitar.  “I’m not a big fan of…

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Death of Malls and Changes in Retail

By Maya Bingaman | July 9, 2020

This year alone 25,000 stores are expected to close. This news surfaces as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly eases up and companies have a moment to reevaluate their circumstances. More than half of the closing stores will be accounted for in malls across the country.  Sixty percent of malls host department stores, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that when those steadfast entities…

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Whitman Workbook: Essential Business Terms and Phrases

By Karley Warden | July 8, 2020

Welcome to the Whitman Workbook! This workbook serves as a source of working definitions and phrases for Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management undergraduate and graduate students. The Whitman Workbook is a collection of essential terms and phrases to understand during your time in the business school. Each week there will be new words and definitions from our…

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How to Become an Influencer?

By Maya Bingaman | July 8, 2020

When you hear the word influencer, what image do you picture? Many of you might think of Instagram pages with young women who share flawless selfies and make up hacks. Others might picture a professional male athlete wearing name brand apparel. This is far from an overall representation of the social media influencer industry.