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How to Keep Millennial Debt to a Minimum

By Karley Warden | November 19, 2019

Each year, projections of debt totals for millennials rise. As the cost of a college education rises, as well as the need for a college education for many industries, the student debt crisis has become a phrase heard around the globe. Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study predicts that millennials accumulate an average of $27,900 in debt. Business Insider…

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Internship Experience: Mingshun Lu, Market Research Intern at Cocoon Construct

By Kimmy Kimball | November 15, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Mingshun Lu Graduation Year: May 2020 Major: M.S. in Marketing Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan Intern Company/Title: Cocoon Construct – Market Research Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks? Some…

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Whitman Alumni Testimonials from Around the World

By Kimmy Kimball | November 15, 2019

The Orange Network spans all around the globe, from the United States to Asia and beyond. Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management alumni are an integral part of our community. During the 2019 Whitman International Week, the Graduate Student Organization and Olivia and Walter Kiebach Center for International Business Studies brought international activities to campus to celebrate the international diversity that all of us…

From New Delhi to Syracuse, Shubhankar Goel’s ’13 Passion Led Him to Amazon

By Sandhya Iyer | November 14, 2019

Even before applying to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Shubhankar Goel `13 knew he was passionate about marketing and meeting new people — and the reason he made the trek to snowy Syracuse, New York from New Delhi, India, was to continue pursuing those passions. Now an account management manager at Amazon, Goel says he ended up…

PhD Profile: Zhiyuan Yu

By Karley Warden | November 14, 2019

Many college students switch their fields of study and career paths several times before discovering their true passion. It wasn’t until Zhiyuan Yu ‘23 discovered the strategic management doctoral program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, 10 years into his law career, that he discovered his own passion.  As a practicing lawyer in Shanghai, China, Yu had…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

By Kerri Howell | November 14, 2019

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, known for its many categories of annual college and graduate school rankings, selected the Whitman School for its lists, “Top 50 Undergraduate, Top 25 Online…

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Internship Experience: Mark Weiss, Accounting Control Intern at PepsiCo

By Kimmy Kimball | November 13, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Mark WeissGraduation Year: May 2021Major(s): Accounting / FinanceHometown: Bethel, ConnecticutIntern Company/Title: PepsiCo– Accounting Control Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?I was one of three accounting interns at PepsiCo’s global…

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Student Spotlight: Thomas NovoGradac ’20

By Sandhya Iyer | November 11, 2019

If Thomas NovoGradac ’20 hadn’t interned at the Federal Reserve Board two summers ago, then they wouldn’t have the Veteran Employee Resource Group that they do today. As a student-veteran at Syracuse University, NovoGradac noticed a lack of veteran-focused resources at the institution and suggested launching a two-part resource group and hiring initiative, which was implemented last month. But that…

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Internship Experience: Brianna Gorczynski, Advisory Risk Consultant Intern at KPMG

By Kimmy Kimball | November 8, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Brianna GorczynskiGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s)/Minor(s): Finance / Retail ManagementHometown: Branchburg, New JerseyIntern Company/Title: KPMG – Advisory Risk Consultant Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?As a risk consultant…

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Singles Day: The World’s Largest Shopping Event

By Sandhya Iyer | November 8, 2019

As soon as the clock strikes midnight Nov. 1, it becomes time to brace for the onslaught of days dedicated to bulk holiday sales and shopping. Everyone knows Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, but what about the biggest e-commerce shopping experience of the year? Singles Day, which takes place Nov. 11, has nothing to do…

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#WhitmanWatch: Nicklaus Brincka ’20

By Julia Fiedler | November 7, 2019

Name: Nicklaus Brincka Graduation Year: May 2020 Majors: Accounting (CPA Track) Hometown: Sacramento, California Nicklaus Brincka ’20, a United States Army veteran, wants to continue serving his country in addition to pursuing a degree. “My grandfather had always pushed me to get an education, because it was something that no one could ever take away from me,” he shares. “While…

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Internship Experience: Haina, Marketing Strategy Intern at Syracuse University

By Kimmy Kimball | November 4, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Haina Graduation Year: May 2020 Major: MS in Marketing Hometown: China (Inner Mongolia) Intern Company/Title: Syracuse University’s Division of Marketing and Communications – Marketing Strategy Intern Describe your…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Ranked Among Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools of 2019-20

By Kerri Howell | November 4, 2019

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-20, jumping 12 spots to number 65 on the list.

Internship Experience: Madison Paddock, Public Relations Intern at Viacom

By Kimmy Kimball | November 1, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Madison PaddockGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Marketing Management / Public RelationsHometown: Antioch, IllinoisIntern Company/Title: Viacom (Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land) – Public Relations Intern Describe your position and some of your…

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Whitman Students Learn About Entrepreneurship from Alumni in the Big Apple

By Kimmy Kimball | November 1, 2019

Thirteen students explored New York City during this year’s inaugural Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise career exploration trip. This year’s trip allowed students to visit companies such as NewLab, WeWork, Harry’s Razors and RTS Inc. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Career Services Center coordinates industry immersion trips to NYC several times a year. These trips help students understand different…

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#WhitmanWatch: Gina Giudice ’20

By Lindsey Godbout | October 30, 2019

For Gina Giudice ’20, choosing to attend the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University was a no-brainer. When applying to schools, Syracuse University had everything she wanted in her college experience: school spirit and sports, a large campus, a variety of organizations to get involved in, a top-rated business school and a strong alumni network.  Giudice, a…

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Diversity in Leadership Teams

By Lindsey Godbout | October 30, 2019

Last month, WeWork parent – the We Company – pulled its IPO after disclosing conflicts of interest and ousting its co-founder and then-CEO Adam Neumann for mismanagement. The company’s IPO filings were rocky from the start. Back in August, they faced backlash after their original filing for a lack of gender diversity among the board of directors. To address the…

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Internship Experience: Dylan Wheeler, Communications Intern at Colorado Avalanche

By Kimmy Kimball | October 29, 2019

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Dylan WheelerGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Finance / EEEMinor(s): Sport AnalyticsHometown: Golden, ColoradoIntern Company/Title: Colorado Avalanche (KSE) – Communications Intern Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?I worked in the front office, mainly…

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Fifth Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition Presents $40,000 to Promising New Ventures

By Kimmy Kimball | October 29, 2019

On Oct. 24, 2019, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the fifth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback and winning a cash prize to further advance their venture. Thanks to John Couri ’63 (A&S) and Mark ’83 and…

#WhitmanWatch: Azarius Williams ’20

By Julia Fiedler | October 23, 2019

For Azarius Williams ’20, attending Syracuse University has been a dream come true. He explains, “I like to say that Syracuse University chose me. In high school, I honestly did not envision myself pursuing higher education because of my family’s financial limitations.” Williams continues, “The Posse Foundation introduced me to Syracuse University. During my initial interview process, it was explained to…