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Student Spotlight: Tyler Newman ’20

By Maya Bingaman | April 8, 2020

Tyler Newman ’20, finance and marketing double major, always knew he wanted to be part of the Syracuse University community. From a young age he attended sporting events on campus and heard about the University from older friends.  Newman has collected many success stories and memories as a student at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. One of his greatest achievements is winning…

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From Reader to Writer, Alumna Finds Her Passion Through Books

By Sandhya Iyer | April 6, 2020

Reading is Deedi Brown’s G’16 superpower. Last year, she read 120 books — dystopian fiction, memoirs, Malcolm Gladwell-type nonfiction and everything in between. She organized international book giveaways and met authors at local bookstores. She also documented all her thoughts and feelings about each book on her colorful, beautifully curated Instagram and blog. Brown makes time to read while running…

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Whitman Seniors Highlighted on Poets & Quants for Undergrads List of Best & Brightest

By Caroline Reff | April 2, 2020

Two Martin J. Whitman School of Management seniors, Ryan Houck and Kristen Wong, were selected by Poets & Quants for Undergrads to be highlighted in its annual “best & brightest undergraduate business majors” feature. Each year the publication seeks to honor 100 of the most accomplished seniors from top business schools. Houck is a CPA accounting and finance double major at…

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Co-Curricular Transcript Acts as Additional Resource for Students

By Mallory Carlson | March 30, 2020

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently joined other universities in introducing a co-curricular transcript. The transcript, which acts as a record of a student’s learning experiences outside of the classroom, was introduced in May 2019. At Whitman, the transcript is tied to the Goodman IMPRESS Program. “We hope students will take advantage of the goals and objectives of…

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Syracuse University’s MBA and Master’s Programs Adjust Admissions Timelines Due to COVID-19

By Kerri Howell | March 25, 2020

UPDATE (as of May 29, 2020): Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives and has added some flexible options to the Fall 2020 application process for master’s degrees. We had recently added a fifth application round with a deadline of May 15 with the hope that…

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Real Estate Students Prepared with ARGUS Training and Certification

By Kimmy Kimball | March 19, 2020

What sets Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management real estate management students apart? Many students will graduate with training in ARGUS Enterprise.  Through the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center, students are able to sign up for a one-day training to become certified in the ARGUS Enterprise. The ARGUS Developer Training Program aims to introduce Whitman’s real estate…

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Whitman Team Places in Top 10 at National Competition

By Mallory Carlson | March 18, 2020

A student team from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management placed in the top 10 at the annual Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) in January. After making it into the final round, the team finished in 7th place, solidifying a top slot out of an original 42 teams. Each year, the NDCC brings underrepresented minority business students from across…

Class Notes

March Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | March 18, 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: Mark W. Begor ’80: Board of Directors, NCR…

How Do We Rank?

Syracuse University’s MBA Ranked In Top 100 By U.S. News & World Report

By Kerri Howell | March 17, 2020

The full-time MBA program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s jumped 12 spots to #77 in the U.S. News & World Report’s publication of the 2021 Best Graduate Business Programs, released March 17. The rankings include 199 programs from the nearly 230 regionally accredited institutions nationwide that offer online master’s degree business programs. For the U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings, all…

Alumna Earns Two Degrees and a Leadership Position

By Sandhya Iyer | March 16, 2020

When it comes to planning her career path, Lu Yin G ’14, G ’19 has always been one step ahead. She chose to pursue an MBA at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management right after completing her undergraduate degree in China, because she knew that she would eventually want a leadership role — and she wanted to begin…

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Celebrating Women at Whitman

By Kimmy Kimball | March 9, 2020

In honor of International Women’s Day March 8, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University celebrates women at Whitman. Highlighted are Whitman community members celebrated for their social, cultural and economic achievements. #WhitmanWatch Nobi Nyabonda ’22 has taken full advantage of all the opportunities at Whitman. She is a member of the professional business fraternity, a peer…

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Embracing the Power and Potential of Women

By Mary Beth Horsington | March 3, 2020

Whitman senior Jamie Vinick ’20 founded The Women’s Network at Syracuse University to promote inclusion and opportunity for women on campus and in the workforce. During her first year as an aspiring finance major at Syracuse University, Jamie Vinick ’20 attended a lecture at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. “A powerful female financial executive spoke about the nuances of her career,…

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Entrepreneurship Alumnus Takes Advantage of Opportunities

By Sandhya Iyer | March 2, 2020

When Michael Smith ‘12 was a student at Syracuse University, the entrepreneurship culture wasn’t nearly as dynamic as it is now. The now integral Blackstone LaunchPad didn’t formally exist at Syracuse. And while entrepreneurship on campus was more underground then, Syracuse University was always a safe environment to experiment, Smith shares. Around the same time that Smith graduated with a…

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Matthew Shumer, Wins Syracuse University campus wide InVenture Prize

By Cristina Hatem | February 28, 2020

Matthew Shumer ’22, founder of Visos, the first virtual reality (VR) headset specifically designed for healthcare applications, won Syracuse University’s campus qualifier competition, sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries, on February 21. He received a $5,000 cash prize, sponsored by M&T Bank, and an all-expense paid trip to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture…

Brick-and-Mortar Retail: A Physical Advantage in a Digital World

By Lindsey Godbout | February 27, 2020

Back in September, the popular fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy. The company, which sells mostly women’s and teen girl’s clothing, has been struggling ever since. On Monday, Feb. 10, Forever 21 agreed to sell all of the brand’s assets for $81 million to Simon Property Group and Brookfield Properties. Forever 21 is just the latest in a long…

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Kevin Bailey: Minister by Training, IT Professional by Choice

By Maya Bingaman | February 25, 2020

Kevin Bailey is a jack of all trades and a master of a few too. He maintains busy as an assistant dean of Whitman and as an active community member in Syracuse, NY.

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Career Exploration Trip to the Big Apple

By Kimmy Kimball | February 20, 2020

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Career Services Center coordinates industry immersion trips to New York City several times a year. These trips help students understand different types of careers in a variety of industries in which they may be interested. These programs connect students to industry experts and alumni for direct knowledge, networking and advice. About 60 students explored New York…

Class Notes

February Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | February 19, 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 Berger ’84: Vice President of Member Engagement,…

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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…