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What Do Whitman Students Look for While on Corporate Visits?

By Sandhya Iyer | February 17, 2020

Every year, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management organizes multiple experiential trips in New York City, giving undergraduate students the unique opportunity to connect with a variety of companies and professionals within their industry. The trips are specific to a student’s major — finance, marketing and retail management have been ongoing for more than 12 years. A trip for entrepreneurship and…

Love at First Bite, A Whitman Valentine’s Day Story

By Karley Warden | February 14, 2020

The holiday season filled with flowers, heart-shaped candies and sweet chocolates is right around the corner, but for Ryan ’11 and Christie Novak ’11, Valentine’s Day means much more than one day out of the year for a few reasons.  At just 15 years old, Valentine’s Day and the sweet chocolates sold on that day mattered to Ryan. At that…

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Unsung Hero Award Winner Grateful for Dual Degree Opportunity

By Lindsey Godbout | February 12, 2020

Jack Ramza ’22 is almost halfway through his time at Syracuse University and has already achieved great success. Ramza was recently honored with an Unsung Hero Award at the 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. These awards are given annually to community members who have made a positive impact on the lives of others but are not widely recognized. Ramza…

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A Champion of Truth in an Artificial World

By Kerri Howell | February 11, 2020

Some might call Michael Chin an auditing cheerleader – he scoffs at the idea that it’s boring and has embraced the transparency and truth that it brings to organizations. Originally a public accountant at EY, Chin’s curiosity led him across the country to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a Ph.D. and began his academic…

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Internship Opportunities Abroad in Singapore

By Mallory Carlson | February 10, 2020

If speaking to a Syracuse University Whitman School of Management student who has either studied abroad or done an internship abroad, you’re likely to hear a lot from students who spent time in Spain, England or Italy. However, there is a lesser-known summer program that may be just what many students, especially business students, are looking for – the Singapore Summer…

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Syracuse University Startup CLLCTVE Selected for LaunchPad Lift Cohort Program

By Cristina Hatem | January 30, 2020

Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), G’20 (Whitman School) and CLLCTVE, a team of student entrepreneurs from Syracuse University, have been selected to participate in the spring 2020 cohort of LaunchPad Lift. The program takes 10 college student business ventures from the United States and Ireland to the next level by providing a $10,000 grant, dedicated mentoring, peer networking and critical education…

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From WISE Exito! Program Graduate to Guest Speaker, Working Towards her Dreams

By Maya Bingaman | January 28, 2020

On Dec. 17, the WISE Women’s Business Center, a project of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, held its 2019 Exito! Program Graduation and Pitch Event. Exito! program graduate Diana Jaramillo served as the guest speaker and shared her personal experience with the new graduates. Jaramillo shared with the women in attendance that their business may not come to fruition right…

student Luke Strang presenting with his capstone team

Capstone Profile: Luke Strang ’20, 3rd Place Goalie Guardian

By Lindsey Godbout | January 27, 2020

Luke Strang ’20 has played lacrosse since childhood and is on the men’s lacrosse team at Syracuse University. Originally from Olney, Maryland, he is now a senior finishing a degree in marketing at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Primarily interested in sales marketing, Strang chose to pursue this area of study because it encompasses an array of skills…

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Capstone Profile: Evelyn Teperman ’20, 2nd Place ReSpice

By Lindsey Godbout | January 27, 2020

Evelyn Teperman ’20 decided to attend Syracuse University for the wide array of majors offered. Originally from Randolph, New Jersey, she is now a senior finishing a dual degree in advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and marketing from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Teperman began a second major in the Whitman School as a…

student Tyler Newman presenting with his capstone team

Capstone Profile: Tyler Newman ’20, 1st Place Clear Coast Systems

By Lindsey Godbout | January 27, 2020

Tyler Newman ’20 has had a passion for business since he was young. Originally from Suffern, New York, Newman is pursuing a double major in finance and marketing at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Newman’s time at Syracuse has given him the platform to follow his passion. In December, Newman was a part of the…

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Studying Abroad Reflection: Experiencing the World with Your Friends

By Mark Weiss | January 23, 2020

Coming into college, I always knew I wanted to study abroad and experience different cultures firsthand. The only real question about going abroad came when I had to decide where I actually wanted to study. After speaking to a lot of my upperclassmen friends as a first year and second year student, I heard an overwhelming amount of support for…

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Studying Abroad Reflection: Learning Outside of the Classroom

By Brittney Loper | January 23, 2020

One of my favorite things about Syracuse University was that studying abroad wasn’t just something I could do if I had a semester to spare; it was something that I was encouraged to do from the moment I stepped onto campus.  When I came back home from my semester in Florence, I had countless friends and family members tell me…

Scott Mueller and classmates posing on a boat during their travels

Studying Abroad Reflection: Experiencing Madrid

By Scott Mueller | January 23, 2020

In the Fall of 2020, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. I had never been outside of the U.S. before, so I was very excited but also a little bit nervous going into the semester. Thankfully, I had some knowledge of Spanish, so that eased a lot of my fears.  We went in having been assigned…

Adena Rochelson rowing a boat through the mountains

Studying Abroad Reflection: Experiencing a Global Business Perspective

By Adena Rochelson | January 23, 2020

This past semester I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. It is hard to fully capture how 118 days of both studying and traveling throughout Europe has transformed my perspective. While I spent most weekends exploring other cities and countries, my favorite aspect of studying abroad was being welcomed into the home of an Italian family.…

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From Attorney to Professor – How Lisa Quinn Knych Changed Her Career Path

By Lindsey Godbout | January 17, 2020

Before teaching at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Lisa Quinn Knych, professor of law and public policy, practiced as an attorney working for two Upstate New York law firms, serving as an in-house counsel for a savings bank and as an assistant bar examiner for the New York State Board of Law Examiners. While working at a…

alumnus Daniel Fridliand stands with business partner Dylan Sen

Dan Fridliand ’18 tackles anxiety and stress management with new app, Awning

By Sandhya Iyer | January 16, 2020

Alumnus Daniel Fridliand ’18, entrepreneur and co-founder of the stress management app Awning, almost didn’t pursue a business degree at Syracuse University. He started as an intended international relations major. When Fridliand started his first semester through the SU Discovery Strasbourg program, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management was offering the EEE 370 course to non-majors for the first…

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Whitman School Creates New Role Focused on Corporate Relations

By Kerri Howell | January 15, 2020

Seeking to grow, evaluate, and optimize current relationships with corporate partners, as well as identify new connections, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently appointed Sara Garvey to a newly created position in corporate relations.

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Internship Experience: Emma Tangel, Multistate Tax Intern at Deloitte

By Lindsey Godbout | January 14, 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: Emma Tangel Graduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Accounting / FinanceHometown: Westport, CT      Intern Company/Title: Deloitte Tax LLP – Multistate Tax Intern  Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As a tax intern at…

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Whitman Hosts Diversity Panel in NYC with Industry Professionals

By Maya Bingaman | January 14, 2020

Over 80 Whitman students spent time in New York City Jan. 6-8, where they had the opportunity to network with companies such as Citi, Goldman Sachs, NBC Universal, Tommy Hilfiger, as well as a variety of others.  Students visited respected companies in groups divided by their professional interests of finance, marketing and retail. They were able to learn more about…

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Internship Experience: Sydney Levy, Summer Markets Analyst Intern at Citigroup

By Kimmy Kimball | January 9, 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: Sydney LevyGraduation Year: 2020Major(s): Finance and Public RelationsHometown: Port Washington, NYIntern Company/Title: Citigroup – Summer Markets Analyst (Sales and Trading) Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? As a summer…