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#WhitmanWatch: Kara Sciscente

By Meghan Rimol | May 17, 2016

Class of 2016 Major: Retail Management Hometown: Congers, New York LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/karasciscente Kara Sciscente’s Syracuse University education has been jam-packed with internships that have provided her with valuable retail management experience. For her, the most beneficial aspect of her Whitman education has been the many industry connections that she has gained through these opportunities. “As a result of being a retail…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Joe Bednar ’97 VPA, ’00 MBA, ’00 MS WHIT/NEW

By Joe Bednar | May 17, 2016

It is no secret that the nightlife industry has been impacted heavily by the proliferation of mobile socialization technologies. LGBT venues, in particular, have been affected. Their historic nature as “safe spaces” for the LGBT community to peacefully and confidently meet, socialize and date is being compromised. Facing economic pressure, venue owners are always looking to cut costs while providing…

#WhitmanWatch: Amal Mehic

By Arielle Spears | May 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!  Class of 2016 Majors: MBA Minor: Marketing Hometown: Stillwater, Oklahoma LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amalmehic Fun Fact: “I…

Whitman School of Management Hosts 7th Annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship

By Kerri Howell | May 13, 2016

The Kiebach Center’s Africa Business Program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host the 7th Annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship May 19 through 21 at the Whitman School. The conference offers a unique forum for participants to meet and discuss their current work on business and entrepreneurship in Africa with other academic researchers and business professionals from around the world.…

#WhitmanWatch: Douglas Knopf

By Arielle Spears | May 12, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!  Class of 2016 Majors: Marketing and Advertising Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/knopfdouglas Fun…

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Alumni of the Week: Michael Lombardi ’03, ’12 MBA

By Michael Lombardi | May 12, 2016

1999. It’s hard to believe my SU adventure started more than 15 years ago, but after attending undergrad, marrying a fellow alum, and returning again for my MBA, I’ve remained connected to the Syracuse and Whitman communities. During my undergrad years, I was very active in student groups across campus, and one of my most rewarding experiences was founding the SU chapter…

#WhitmanWatch: Ethan Waltersdorf

By Arielle Spears | May 11, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!  Class of 2016 Majors: Marketing and Public Relations Hometown: Latham, New York…

Annual Beta Alpha Psi Banquet Recognizes Students’ Academic Achievements

By Kerri Howell | May 11, 2016

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting was pleased to recognize these students at its annual Beta Alpha Psi spring banquet in April. STUDENT RECOGNITION INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS AWARD Manisha Maroo NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CPAS CAREER PREPARATION AWARD Undergraduate: Kelly Benjamin Graduate: Mandy Boyce NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CPAS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Undergraduate: Siyao Xu Graduate:…

Five Ways to Make Money From Moving

By Meghan Rimol | May 11, 2016

With the end of the semester in sight, thousands of students will be spending the next few weeks packing up and moving off campus. Moving can be stressful, not to mention expensive—shipping boxes home, paying for storage or driving furniture across the country can quickly add up. But with a little creativity, there are plenty of ways that you can…

Student Start-Up Encourages Students to Engage with the Local Community

By Ethan Waltersdorf | May 10, 2016

Richard Lewis launched his company, StudentTicket, during his first year at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, where he is currently double majoring in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and finance. “Almost every member of my extended family has started a business, so it is almost in my blood to create and do things on my own,” said Lewis.…

#WhitmanWatch: Byron Delarosa

By Meghan Rimol | May 10, 2016

Class of 2016 Major: Accounting Minor: Economics Hometown: Somers, New York LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/byrondelarosa Fun Fact:  “I am a first-generation college student.” Byron Delarosa chose to attend Syracuse University for the many opportunities offered at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and on campus. “From the multitude of study abroad options to the large-scale career fairs all combined with the beauty of…

#WhitmanWatch: Meghan Rimol

By Kerri Howell | May 9, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University! Class of 2016 Majors: Public Relations, Information Management & Technology…

Five Tips for an Unbeatable Resume

By Meghan Rimol | May 9, 2016

It’s time to start polishing off your resume. Whether you’re starting a new internship, hunting for a job or just preparing to attend networking events, it’s an important time to make sure that your resume is up-to-date. Check out some of our tips for making sure your resume is in top shape by Whitman’s Career Services office. Tailor it to…

#WhitmanWatch: Nishtha Choudhary

By Arielle Spears | May 6, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!  Class of 2016 Majors: MBA Minor: Marketing Hometown: New Delhi, India LinkedIn:…

Whitman School Celebrates IMPRESS Goodman Cup Competition

By Arielle Spears | May 6, 2016

All year-round the four houses of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Goodman IMPRESS program—Adams, Waverly, Harrison and Marshall— competed in the annual Goodman Cup Competition. This week the Whitman School crowned its 2015-2016 winner, Adams House. To celebrate the Whitman School hosted a brunch honoring students with the highest IMPRESS scores and a dinner honoring students of Adams…

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Alumni of the Week: Megan Clark ’14

By Megan Clark | May 6, 2016

Arriving at Syracuse University almost six years ago, I never could have imagined the endless opportunities the Whitman School would provide me during and after school. From my first class to my last, the faculty at Whitman were accessible, supportive and motivating. Coming into Syracuse as a Newhouse/Whitman dual student, I was undecided which majors were the right pair for…

New Research from Syracuse University’s Whitman School Finds Firms that Reveal Internal Innovations at Trade Shows Can Positively Impact Shareholder Value 

By Kerri Howell | May 5, 2016

New research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that companies that participate in trade shows, demonstrating not only market-ready new products but also product concepts in early stages of development are recognized by investors; firm value is positively impacted as a result. In “Product concept demonstrations in trade shows and firm value,” Tridib Mazumdar, Howard R.…

#WhitmanWatch: Sarah Graham

By Kerri Howell | May 5, 2016

Editor’s note: This week’s #WhitmanWatch students are all graduating members of the Whitman School’s social media team. They’ve been blogging for the past several months; this time, they are the featured stories. Whitman thanks them for all their hard work and wishes them well as future alumni of Syracuse University!  Class of 2016 Majors: Marketing Management, Public Relations Minor: Chinese…

Spring 2016 Capstone Competition Results

By Lindsay Wickham | May 4, 2016

The Spring 2016 Capstone Competition final round results are as follows: 1st Place: Monsoon Foods Team members: Julia Higgins, Alex Moore, Robby Bodner, Huijin Yang, Brett Stein Description: Monsoon Foods has developed a product to alleviate the hunger and dehydration prevalent in underdeveloped countries and natural disaster affected regions. Made up of organic plant materials, rice protein, and soy powder, Monsoon provides 750…

Whitman School Professor John Petosa Weighs in on Martin Shkreli and Turing Pharmaceuticals

By Sarah Graham | May 4, 2016

When businesses make praised, innovative decisions, the media will cover it in a story, maybe two. When businesses make mistakes, the media will keep the company in headlines for weeks as people try to make sense of the situation. Whitman professors are a resource that can provide additional perspectives on current news stories to boil the situation down to “lessons…