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Scott Lathrop

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think

By E. Scott Lathrop | December 1, 2020

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think Politics and the Perception of Economic Well-being So, are you better off today?…

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

By Caroline Reff | December 1, 2020

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s.…

Hands typing on laptop

Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats

By Karley Warden | December 1, 2020

Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats When the 2020 spring semester transitioned online, the School began bringing instruction online but also wanted to find ways to ensure that…

screenshot of the winning fall 2020 capstone team

Fall 2020 Capstone Competition: Meet the Winners

By Kimmy Kimball | November 30, 2020

As the Fall 2020 semester comes to an end, seniors at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management completed a three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “Capstone.” This course is…

Ying Zahn

Student Profile: Ying Zhang ’21

By Maya Bingaman | November 27, 2020

Student Spotlight: Ying Zhang ’21 Hometown: Xi’an, China Degree: Ph.D. in Accounting Before deciding to earn her Ph.D., Ying Zhang ’21 already knew she had a keen interest in financial research. After completing a bachelor’s…

Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez

Student Profile: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21

By Maya Bingaman | November 26, 2020

Student Spotlight: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 Hometown: Miami, Flordia Degree: Online M.S. in Professional Accounting Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 M.S. is an individual who exemplifies the term “life-long learner.” Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting…

Manpreet Singh

Student Profile: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21

By Maya Bingaman | November 25, 2020

Student Spotlight: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 Hometown: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Degree: MBA Specializations: Finance and Business Analytics Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 MBA earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology in 2015 from Dr. A.P.J.…

Salvatore Pepe

Student Profile: Salvatore Pepe ’22

By Maya Bingaman | November 24, 2020

Student Spotlight: Salvatore Pepe ’22 Hometown: Yorktown Heights, New York Major: Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises and Supply Chain Management (WHIT); Information Management & Technology (iSchool) Minor: Environment & Society (A&S) Salvatore Pepe’s ’22 (WHIT/iSchool) initial…

image of Diane Crawford and some of her student interns outside of the Whitman School

Whitman Promotes Diversity and Equity Through Inclusion Student Leader Internship

By Kimmy Kimball | November 18, 2020

Whitman Promotes Diversity and Equity Through Inclusion Student Leader Internship Syracuse University aspires to be a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused institution, preparing engaged citizens and leaders for participation in a changing global society by promoting…

Sarina Sherman posing in Flaum in front of the core value banners

#WhitmanWatch: Sarina Sherman ’21

By Maya Bingaman | November 18, 2020

Most students say goodbye to their high school jobs once they’re ready for college, but, for Sarina Sherman ’21 (WHIT/NEW), it was only the beginning of a potential career.  “I worked for Nordstrom in high…

women typing on computer with AI graphics floating above her

Business: An Essential Part of the Technology Industry

By Mallory Carlson | November 18, 2020

What comes to mind when thinking of the ever-growing technology industry? Many times, topics include coding, computer science, software engineering, information technology (IT) and other traditionally “techy” areas. However, what may go unnoticed is that…

Meghan Florkowski and Carolyn Tucker outside the WISE Center

Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help Small Businesses

By Kimmy Kimball | November 17, 2020

Meghan Florkowski (left) and Carolyn Tucker. Please note, this image was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect current public health guidelines. Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help…

Joshua Fishman and Kelly Ryan Jaffe

Young Whitman Advisory Council Announces Leadership Change, Welcomes New Members

By Alison Kessler | November 17, 2020

Joshua Fishman and Kelly Ryan Jaffe Young Whitman Advisory Council Announces Leadership Change, Welcomes New Members The Young Whitman Advisory Council (YWAC) has a new leadership team and eight new members. Founded in 2014, the…

Class notes

November 2020 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | November 16, 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…

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Whitman Supply Chain Professor Elected VP of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society

By Caroline Reff | November 16, 2020

Burak Kazaz, Ph.D., was elected vice president of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society, one of the largest societies within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The position not only…

women working on a computer with financial sheets on her desk

Why Study Finance?

By Karley Warden | November 16, 2020

When you hear the word finance, what comes to mind? Money? Banks? Wall Street? While many of these terms are associated with a finance degree, the field of study is much more complex.  If you’re…

Jeff Grasso

Jeff Grasso ’09: Funding the Making of Stand-Out Job Applicants

By George S. Bain | November 13, 2020

Jeff Grasso ’09: Funding the Making of Stand-Out Job Applicants Building a successful career in real estate is all about forming relationships. It’s a lesson Jeff Grasso ’09 learned during his days as a double…

headshot of moderator and speakers for the 2020 Salzberg Webinar 2

Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

By Kimmy Kimball | November 12, 2020

Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?” This webinar is the second in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in honor of the Global Supply…

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$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition

By Kimmy Kimball | November 10, 2020

On Oct. 22, 2020, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the sixth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition virtually. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in…

photo of El-Java outside the Whitman School, posing with a suit and mask

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship

By Kimmy Kimball | November 7, 2020

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship The undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, is a hidden gem that presents perspectives on entrepreneurship not often studied. “Readings, assignments and…