#WhitmanWatch: Hariharan Padmanabhan

MBA Class of 2016 Concentration: Supply Chain Management Hometown: Hyderabad, India LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hariharanpadmanabhan Blog: http://scmpro.blogspot.com/ In just two years at Whitman, Hariharan Padmanabhan has made a lasting impact on the school and community through his work in the field of…

Central Network of Entrepreneurial Collegiate Teams Collaboration

The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department at the Martin j. Whitman School of Management in collaboration with Stanford University’s Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), Columbia University’s Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), Harvard University’s Harvard College Ventures, Northwestern…

Siteworx Consurtio Pilot Project

Students Help Bring Innovative Research to the Forefront of the B2B Manufacturing Industry

Siteworx, a leading digital experience agency based in Washington, D.C., teamed up with Whitman students Margot Dileno ’15, Peggy Kanterman ’16, Alexandria Lee ’15 and Joseph Simek ’15 to study customer engagement among businessto-business (B2B) manufacturers as part of a Consurtio pilot project. Siteworx…

Minnowbrook Consurtio Pilot Project

Whitman Student Team Impresses SU Chancellor with Strategies to Bring Minnowbrook Back in the Black

Whitman faculty and staff brought together four high-achieving students—Brian Becker, a second-year J.D./MBA, Sandra Carruitero ’16, Kelley Long ’15 and Isaac Signorelli ’15—for a Consurtio pilot project. The challenge would be to make strategic operational recommendations to improve the struggling University-owned Minnowbrook Conference Center and…

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Goldman Sachs Challenges Students to Make Change Recommendations for Madison Square Garden

Whitman finance students David Kern ’15, Scott Rebhun ’15, Dylan Weinberger ’16 and Austin Wentworth ’15 were selected for a Consurtio pilot project sponsored by Goldman Sachs. The charge was to make a recommendation on a real-world business scenario involving Madison Square Garden (MSG),…

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Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Club Attends Harvard’s SPARK Conference

On Nov. 14 the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club took a trip to Boston to take part in Harvard University’s annual one-day Entrepreneurship Conference, SPARK. The conference was an exciting opportunity to connect with and learn from renowned entrepreneurs, investors, experts…

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Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises 2014-2015 Year at a Glance

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises is a flagship program at the Whitman School of Management, which is consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. Whitman EEE helps students discover their innate entrepreneurial potential, giving them a set…

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Whitman Supply Chain Management Students Helping Syracuse University “Fast Forward”

More than a dozen Whitman supply chain management graduate students are working on projects designed to help Syracuse University improve its sourcing processes, which could generate cost savings and create more effective purchasing processes for campus users. The projects engage…

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Whitman School’s Couri Hatchery Reaches Significant Milestone

 Incubator Has 100 Participating Student Businesses The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s Couri Hatchery, located within the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, recently achieved a major milestone – 100 student businesses are now part of the incubator, a student-centered, supportive co-working space…

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Leen Nsouli ’12: Discovering passions through diverse experiences

Leen Nsouli, a ’12 Whitman MBA alumnus, has been working as a marketing analyst for NPD Group, a leading global market research company, since graduation. During her time at Whitman, Leen incorporated different learning experiences to carve a unique career path…

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Whitman School’s Accounting Students Offer Free Income Tax Assistance April 3

Accounting students at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will offer free income tax assistance to all Syracuse University students, faculty and staff on Friday, April 3, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Flaum Grand…

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Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities

The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field. The collaboration will allow Whitman School…

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Experiential Learning Yields Mutual Benefits for Students and Businesses

The objective of EEE420/621 “Corporate Entrepreneurship” is for students to understand the entrepreneurial behavior of corporations. Student teams are assigned to local companies and examine growth, organizational structure, culture, employee compensation, knowledge management and human resource issues. The teams are…

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To begin, I would just like to say how grateful and appreciative I am to be given the opportunity to upload blog posts throughout the summer for the Whitman School of Management. I am truly blessed and hope my readers…

First Ever Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) Held at the University of Vermont

Content provided by Max Jones ’13 MBA – History was made on a recent trip to the University of Vermont over winter break. Under the guidance of Entrepreneurship Professor Alex McKelvie, a team of Whitman School of Management MBA candidates,…

Investment Analysis-Experiential Learning, Davis Hull ’13 MBA

“Buy”, “Sell”, “Hold” These are phrases people commonly associate with investments. Recently, as part of Whitman’s experiential learning program, we served as portfolio managers over millions of dollars in virtual money.  We had to pick investments weekly and were judged on our…

What Makes the Whitman MBA Experiential Learning Program Unique?

Last month I had the opportunity to present on the topic of “Measuring Experiential Learning Outcomes” at the GMAC/MBA Roundtable Leadership Conference.  Following my presentation, the subsequent discussions confirmed that our program is unique in at least a couple of…

The Corporate finance class

“Corporate finance is the most helpful course I’ve taken, and it works especially well in my internship”,  a second-year MBA told me last semester. Indeed, it covers quite a lot financial principles in the practical world, and also includes several cases; one group project and one simulation that help students to have a better command of the fundamental knowledge of corporate finance.

The online homework seems a little bit tough at the beginning, and I got many poor scores at first. This discouraged me a lot, to be honest. However, I do understand the ideas better through completing these assignments.

The group project topic we chose was “IPO analysis—Energy Industry in China”, which aimed to find the best time for a company to have its initial public offering in this specific industry.

KeyBank Case Competition – Davis Hull ’13 MBA

Can you say pressure to perform on a big stage?  This was our feeling leading up to the Key Bank Case Competition in Cleveland, OH on 2/24 – 2/25.  This was the first case competition that myself and the other members of our team had participated in. While we had done dozens of case analysis and presented plenty of times in class, this was different.

While we did not place in the competition, we learned so much.  We sat in on competitors presentations and saw different ways to convey our message.  We talked to the judges afterwards and found out exactly what they liked and did not like about all the different school presentations.   This feedback was useful as it helps us get better for the future.

Experiential Learning at Gaylord- Emily Bolton ’12 MSE

As a Masters of Entrepreneurship student, I am always looking for experiences that are both meaningful and will help me learn real skills that I can use in the future.  I was able to take advantage of one of these opportunities last semester at Syracuse in my Managing Product Development class.  The main focus of this course was to learn how to develop a new product, navigate it through the product pipeline, and take it to launch.  I felt confident that this was going to be a unique marketing class, but I was surprised at how interesting this class really was!

Instead of creating a theoretical project and taking that through the theoretical steps of the product pipeline, our groups got to develop a real product concept and pitch our final designs to the local company Gaylord, which specializes in library products.  This opportunity made the project so much more interesting because Gaylord was seriously considering adding our product suggestions to their current inventory.  We conducted our final presentations at Gaylord’s offices and with an audience of five Gaylord executives. 

Experiential Learning Towards the Full Time Job Search

Jennifer Dodd, ’10 MBA

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

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.