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Supply Chain Professors Offer Thought Leadership and Expertise During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kerri Howell | May 8, 2020

The Whitman School’s supply chain management faculty are thought leaders in their space, frequently interviewed by top tier national media outlets. Below are recent placements secured for Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice and Rong Li, assistant professor of supply chain management. All the news items are related to supply chain…

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Master’s Students Place 3rd in Regional Case Competition

By Kerri Howell | May 8, 2020

The first annual Graduate Business Thruway Invitational Case Competition was held April 17-18, 2020 via Zoom. Hosted by the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, it featured three teams each from SUNY Buffalo, University of Rochester and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. One of the Whitman teams placed third in the business analytical…

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Whitman and Maxwell Co-Host a Forum on the Economic Impact of COVID-19

By Kerri Howell | May 7, 2020

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is pleased to collaborate with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to present a virtual faculty forum on the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Content Kings and Streaming Wars

By Lindsey Godbout | May 7, 2020

With the vast majority of the world population spending most of their time at home in recent weeks, viewership of streaming service content has skyrocketed. With COVID-19 restrictions forcing people to stay home and practice social distancing, more people are turning to subscription services to binge-watch movies and television as a way to pass the time.  Some services have added new…

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Spring 2020 Capstone Competition: Global Pandemic Edition

By Karley Warden | May 7, 2020

Each semester, graduating students at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management complete their undergraduate degrees with the three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “capstone.” Students form teams of four or five students to turn an original business idea into a reality by pitching a for-profit business plan to a panel of judges. Throughout the semester, students…

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#WhitmanWatch: Lucas Krupkin ’20

By Karley Warden | May 6, 2020

Like many students, Lucas Krupkin ’20 did not perform as well as he had hoped to when taking standardized tests for college. For him, the exams were incredibly difficult, and for some colleges, only numbers determined a student’s eligibility for admission.  Throughout the college search process, Krupkin applied for and became a Posse Scholar through his strengths as a leader, student and teammate.…

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Local Businesses Find Innovative Ways to Help the Community During Pandemic

By Julia Fiedler | May 5, 2020

While COVID-19 has hindered the normal operations of businesses and institutions across the country, many leaders have quickly shifted their attention from “How can we continue to operate?” to “What can we do to help?” With this perspective, several local businesses have found innovative ways to utilize their existing resources to give back to the Syracuse community. Many of these…

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Women’s History Month Panel Empowers Women in Management and STEM

By Sandhya Iyer | May 5, 2020

Women’s History Month, celebrated every March, recognizes and honors the contributions of women to our history, society and culture — and more importantly, gives rise to conversations and initiatives that work to make the future brighter and opportunities more pervasive for women around the world. On March 5, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted a panel, discussing…

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“Quarantivities” Recommendations from the Whitman Community

By Mallory Carlson | May 4, 2020

While we all would rather be at the Whitman School, there is so much business content out there that can keep you entertained and engaged during the COVID-19 quarantine. From podcasts to movies, we have a collection of recommendations from the Whitman community on how to keep things professional at home. Books As for books, “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis and “The Ride…

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Higher Education Recruitment Changes in Response to COVID-19

By Mallory Carlson | May 4, 2020

COVID-19 has had no shortage of effects on nearly all industries around the world, and higher education is no exception. While current college students have had their routines upended and are now taking classes from home, prospective college students have also been affected as they are not able to visit campuses or have a truly authentic feel for the usual…

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How COVID-19 Impacts Students with Disabilities

By Maya Bingaman | May 1, 2020

Online learning can have its challenges for any student. However, having a disability may pose its own unique advantages and disadvantages to this transition. When Paula Possenti-Perez, director of the Office of Disability Services, which will soon be called the Center for Disability Resources (CDR), began working at Syracuse University in 2014, there were only about 1,200 students registered with a disability on campus. Currently,…

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Why Should You Earn a Graduate Degree in Business Today?

By Maya Bingaman | April 29, 2020

Uncertainty is a lingering feeling that many people are experiencing right now given the current events surrounding COVID-19. This feeling is especially prevalent for individuals considering whether to apply and commit to a graduate program.  Recent graduates, full-time workers trying to advance their degrees and individuals who are seeking a career change may all be asking themselves this question, “Is…

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Whitman Trending Topic Webinar: COVID-19 and Supply Chain

By Kerri Howell | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the world’s supply chain in myriad ways. Hear more on why this is happening and what can be done to mitigate future supply chain risk.

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Student Entrepreneurs Successful at both Techstars Startup Weekend Remote USA and Hult Prize Regional Competitions

By Cristina Hatem | April 28, 2020

A group of five Syracuse University students and one alumni, all active members of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries (LaunchPad), were selected as a top ten team in the east division at the Techstars Startup Weekend Remote USA (Techstars) event held online from April 24 through 26. In a separate online competition held over the…

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Syracuse University Professors Co-author Book on Collaborative Success

By Mallory Carlson | April 27, 2020

Two Syracuse University faculty members recently published a book centered around team collaboration, titled “Team Being: The Art & Science of Working Well with Others.” The publication is a culmination of years of research conducted by the authors, Martin J. Whitman School of Management Professor Emeritus Gary Gemmill and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Professor and Chair of the…

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What are Employers Looking for in Internship and Job Candidates?

By Julia Fiedler | April 27, 2020

As a college student applying for internships and potential future careers, you may find yourself asking, “What are employers really looking for?” Often with no professional experience, it can be hard to figure out how to prove yourself to be a worthy candidate. However, employers and interviewers understand this, and are looking to see how a student develops a solid…

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#WhitmanWatch: Arianna Boyce ’23

By Lindsey Godbout | April 22, 2020

Arianna Boyce ’23 chose to attend Syracuse University because of the welcoming atmosphere she felt in the campus community and the countless opportunities she saw for herself to grow personally, professionally and academically.  In addition to pursuing a major in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and a minor in information management and technology…

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Rachel DuBois Shares Her Passion for Her Work and Family

By Mallory Carlson | April 21, 2020

If spending a day at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, it’s likely you’ll run into Rachel DuBois, director of undergraduate recruitment. A familiar face to students, faculty and staff alike, DuBois is often seen in the halls of Whitman and always makes a point of engaging with the Whitman community whenever possible.  As director of undergraduate recruitment, DuBois…

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New Accounting Course Introduces Advisory Practice Area

By Kerri Howell | April 21, 2020

In January 2020, students had an opportunity to study the fastest growing practice area in accounting professional services through the new Accounting Advisory course, offered as part of the “Janmester” session in New York City. Taught by Kofi Appiah Okyere, the course provided direct daily interactions with panels of experienced advisory practitioners from leading global CPA firms, as well as hands-on skills development in state of the…

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Students Experience Guatemala Through Syracuse University Enactus

By Julia Fiedler | April 20, 2020

Over winter break, from Jan. 2-7, I was fortunate to have the opportunity as part of Team Guatemala, a Syracuse University Enactus project, to travel to Guatemala with project leaders Sarah Ferranti ’20 and Emily Rosen ’22, fellow team member Paige Koss ’20, and our faculty advisor Amanda (“A-Game”) Nicholson, assistant provost and dean of student success. Each year, A-Game…