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Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships

Students Honored with D’Aniello Internships

Each semester, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s EEE department selects senior and graduate level students to participate in the prestigious D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program, which provides unique entrepreneurial opportunities for highly qualified candidates. 

D’Aniello interns work directly with an entrepreneur, president or senior executive in a high-growth, innovative company located in the greater- Syracuse area, where they receive exciting, hands-on, experience-based learning opportunities in entrepreneurial work environments. 

The fall 2019 semester interns and their host companies were Kedar Ramanathan ’20 (VPA) at Acropolis Realty; Benjamin Berk ’20 at Maxian and Horst Landscape; Felicia Johnson ’20 at Bey Designs; Maxwell Carbone ’21 (A&S) at Metta Therapeutic; Alex Manfredi G’20 (NEW) at Northland Communications and Kenneth Hubbard G’20 (iSchool) at Vertical Bioscience. 

The spring 2020 semester interns and their host companies were Tyler Cianciola ’22 at SGTR, LLC; Eamonn Stewart ’20 at E Smith Contractors LLC; Liz Gonzalez ’20 (NEW) at CrossFit Syracuse; Lindsay Sayour ’20 at WISE Women’s Business Center; Jing Sun ’21 M.S. at Knifehand Nutrition; Rex Anderson ’20 at SaluberMD; Barbara Dimas ’21 M.S. at Medobar, LLC; and Emma Sargent ’21 at Syracuse University’s College of Education. 

During their internships, students worked on a wide variety of projects to develop skills in business development, marketing, social media planning, supply chain logistics and more. For the first time in the program’s history, during the spring 2020 semester, students completed their internships remotely due to the COVID-19 shutdown. 

“It was also the first time the D’Aniello program had interns placed at the WISE Center and Syracuse University’s College of Education,” says Todd Moss, associate professor and chair of entrepreneurship. “Sayour conducted market research for WISE, and Sargent created a business model to optimize the i-Move courses at the College of Education.” 

As a market research intern for WISE, Sayour completed audience research, created a social media strategy and wrote various content, as well as found grants and funding opportunities. “I’m thankful to have been part of the D’Aniello Internship Program for the spring 2020 semester. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget, as I gained many skills in market research and connections with resources in the Syracuse community.” 

The D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship program is supported by Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68, founder and chairman emeritus of The Carlyle Group.