I just started the first week at my post-MBA full time job at Carestream Health, a medical imaging system manufacturer headquartered in Rochester, NY. My first days as a Marketing Analyst have been going pretty well, and looking back I feel that the Experiential Learning component of the MBA program at Whitman made me well-prepared to enter the working world. In addition to classroom work, I had three distinct internship experiences, all helping me get a step closer to the elusive full time placement.
Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Michael Palermo chose the Whitman School of Management so he could gain the necessary skills to make a transition from personal finance to investment management. With the combination of a well-structured finance curriculum, unparalleled student resources, and cutting-edge technology, Palermo knew Whitman was the right place for him to study investment management.
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 Whitman class work to a…
“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.
After 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.