Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

Experience Matters: Rony Funes, ’10 MBA

By Lyndy | January 10, 2012

Rony had several years of experience in Transportation & Logistics in his native Honduras, which sponsored him as a Fulbright scholar to pursue his MBA in the United States. He applied that experience and his…

Experience Matters: Jennifer Dodd, ’10 MBA

By Lyndy | January 10, 2012

Jennifer Dodd '10 MBA, Carestream Health, Rochester, NY

“The Experiential Learning program has greatly impacted my ability to add value to a loosely-defined project in my new career in Marketing at Carestream Health. For example, if two years ago my supervisor had given me a file of data and said, ‘Find something useful that we can do with this,’ I would have had no idea where to start. But that exact scenario happened to me early on, and I found that I had a lot of ideas that could positively impact our business.

Experience Matters: Lauren Hunter ’11 MBA/MS

By Lyndy | January 9, 2012

Lauren HunterAfter spending seven years in L.A. as a talent agent, Lauren Hunter enrolled in Whitman’s dual marketing and media management degree program because she recognized the value of studying in such a diverse academic environment and gaining solid professional relationships.

“My hands-on experience at 20th Century Fox in the International Home Entertainment Catalog Marketing Department gave me great insight into brand management. I worked on Fox Filmed Entertainment and MGM’s catalog titles that have been available in home entertainment formats for more than 18 months. During my time at Fox, I was able to play a role in development of key strategic marketing, digital marketing, video-on-demand, electronic sell- through plans for release campaigns ranging from $750K to $8 Million.

Whitman Watch: Student Stories

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#WhitmanWatch: Nick Andrade ’22

By Madeleine Kramer | March 17, 2021

Can you start solidifying your career path as a first-year college student? Nick Andrade ’22 proves that with Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management connections and resources, it certainly is possible. Andrade, a…

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#WhitmanWatch: Bettina Papageorge ’21

By Madeleine Kramer | March 1, 2021

College courses are vital when it comes to education, but the key to success is taking advantage of extracurriculars to make your experience as well-rounded as possible. If anyone knows about using extracurricular opportunities to…

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Riley 3+2 Dual Degree Program Helps Student Land Job That Combines Interests in Business and Engineering

By Caroline Reff | January 27, 2021

Patrick Riolo ’20 (ECS), ’21 MBA, had always had an interest in healthcare, as well as a desire to create things that “would give value to people.” This led him to pursue a degree in…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

By Caroline Reff | February 15, 2021

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the…

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Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

By Caroline Reff | February 15, 2021

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management,…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

By Caroline Reff | February 15, 2021

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at…

Alumni and Friends

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Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic

By Caroline Reff | December 7, 2020

Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic When Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA was studying at the Whitman School, she never imagined that a few years later she would be using…

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Alumna Leverages Opportunities to Expand Business, Gain Knowledge in Graduate EEE Program

By Karley Warden | September 24, 2020

As a young alumna, Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 M.S. is taking on Los Angeles with her startup and 10 team members. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Davis saw an opportunity at Syracuse University to explore…

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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…

Thought Leadership

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Whitman Women in Business Panel

By Alison Kessler | March 16, 2021

As part of our Women’s History Month programming, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University invites you to a virtual panel discussion featuring accomplished alumni and members of our advisory councils. Panelists will share…

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Fireside Chat with John C. Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

By Dawn McWilliams | March 15, 2021

Please join us! Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York invite faculty, staff, students and City of Syracuse business leaders, anchor institutions, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to join…

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Webinar: “Vaccine Supply Chains”

By Kimmy Kimball | February 10, 2021

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management presented a virtual discussion on vaccine supply chains. The webinar addressed the challenges in vaccine supply chains, including the increasing number of variants and equitable distribution of vaccines in the…

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