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Meet Josh LaFave, Director of Graduate Enrollment

By Danielle Goodroe | February 17, 2012

My experience for the past seven years has included a wide range of higher education disciplines. I have experience in most facets of graduate enrollment management including recruitment, admissions, yield and retention. I have researched and developed models for more efficient recruiting practices, creatively utilized technology in developing processes to improve productivity and ease of use for others, and continue to…

Renyi Pan MS in Finance’ 12

By Renyi Pan | February 16, 2012

  Hi,  I’m an MSF from Shanghai, a coastal city in China.  Before completing my undergraduate degree at Shanghai University last year, I had two internship experiences – one in a commercial bank, and one in a fund company. I decided to apply for the MSF program at Whitman for more insight into the financial industry before entering formal work. It seems to be  a good choice for…

Learn by Doing as a Whitman MBA

By Amy McHale | February 16, 2012

I am the inaugural Director of Experiential Learning for the Whitman MBA program.  The experiential learning requirement was introduced for the Class of 2010.  Full-time MBA students build an experiential portfolio through internships, consulting, specialized courses, community engagement, and other practical experiences that make them more valuable in the marketplace.  Students complete a minimum of 6 approved experiential elective credits through…

Get to Know Rebecca Schied

By Rebecca Schied | February 16, 2012

My name is Rebecca Schied, I am 22 years old, and from a tiny town called Bradford, NY. I have always been into sports and have played tennis, basketball, softball, and rugby. I am also a huge fan of football and I love the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills. Beyond sports, I like to play violin and trumpet, and watch…

Emily Bolton MS Entrepreneurship ’12

By Emily Bolton | February 8, 2012

I’m an MS Entrepreneurship student originally from Cincinnati, OH.  Some of my favorite things to come out of that city are Skyline Chili, the Bengals and Graeter’s ice cream.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Philadelphia as a double major in International Business and Spanish, and I am greatly enjoying my year here at Whitman in the MS Entrepreneurship program!…

Meet Davis Hull MBA ’13

By Jim Hull II | February 3, 2012

Waking up to a few inches of snow is what living in Syracuse is all about! Living in Syracuse has definitely been an adjustment for me. I am originally from Mississippi and have lived in Houston, TX for the last 5 years.  This time of the year I am accustomed to playing golf.  However, I have had some experience with…

Meet Allie Chapman MBA ’12

By Allison Chapman | February 3, 2012

Hi! I am Allie Chapman and I am a second year MBA student concentrating in Supply Chain and Marketing. Prior to returning to school I worked in Inside Sales for 5 years in Boston, MA. In my time here at Whitman, I have served on the Whitman Graduate Student Organization (WGSO), Whitman Women in Business and am an acting Student…

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Open Houses go Virtual: Fulltime MBA Program

By Danielle Goodroe | January 13, 2012

Last fall, the Masters Program Office embarked on a new project of creating an open house experience for students that were unable to come to campus in person.  Understanding the questions students have about our MBA program, a comprehensive open house was designed with videos, interactive conversations, and presentations specific to what the students would see on campus, only offered…

Experiential Learning Towards the Full Time Job Search

By Amy McHale | January 12, 2012

Jennifer Dodd, MBA 2010

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.

Experience Matters: Michael Palermo, ’11 MBA Finance

By Lyndy | January 10, 2012

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.

Experience Matters: Rony Funes, ’10 MBA

By Lyndy | January 10, 2012

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 new setting at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, first as an intern and then in his Lean Six Sigma class. Crouse…

Experience Matters: Jennifer Dodd, ’10 MBA

By Lyndy | January 10, 2012

Jennifer Dodd '10 MBA, Carestream Health, Rochester, NY

“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.

Experience Matters: Lauren Hunter ’11 MBA/MS

By Lyndy | January 9, 2012

Lauren HunterAfter 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.