#WhitmanWatch: David Skoler

Class of 2015
Finance, Information Management & Techonology (iSchool)
Hometown: Milton, Massachusetts
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrskoler/en

When David Skoler first visited the Syracuse campus, he was blown away by the school spirit that he saw from the students, especially after his visit to the Carrier Dome. Learning about the dual program between Whitman and the iSchool solidified his decision to attend Syracuse. “The dual major program between the iSchool and Whitman is unique, because every business relies on technology to thrive and not many get educated on both aspects,” he explained.

With majors in finance and information management and technology, David has found that his extensive understanding of technology and how it fits into a business environment has made him a strong candidate for many roles that involve both aspects of his education. Throughout his four years, David has held internships at Fidelity Investments, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and McGladrey, leveraging technology to solve business problems in each of these roles.

“Whitman gave me the skills to thrive in all my internships and set me up for success afterwards,” he said. Following graduation this spring, David will continue to combine his knowledge of finance and technology as he starts his career as a business technology analyst at Deloitte Consulting in New York City.

For David, spending a semester studying abroad in London to learn business in a global setting was another particularly beneficial aspect of his Syracuse education. “I was able to take the same classes offered on campus, but with a global twist to them,” he explained. “This improved my marketability to employers in the increasingly global marketplace.”

On campus, David serves as the vice president of judicial affairs for the Whitman Student Government, working with other executive board members to enhance the Whitman undergraduate experience. He has previously been involved as a peer advisor for the iSchool and as a facilitator for the Freshfrest pre-orientation program through Hillel. David also participated in an alternate winter break program through Hillel, traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to volunteer in the local community over the course of a ten-day trip.