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#WhitmanWatch Sean Fernandez

Name: Sean Fernandez Hometown: Shelton, Connecticut Grade: Senior Major/Minor: Finance/Public Communications GPA: 3.53  Clubs&Organizations: Otto’s Army (President), Delta Sigma Pi (President), Peer Facilitator/Mentor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanfernandez Growing up as a Syracuse fan in Connecticut was not easy for Sean Fernandez. Despite being heavily outnumbered by UConn Huskies fans, Sean held…

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.

Experiential Learning Towards the Full Time Job Search

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

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: Lauren Hunter ’11 MBA/MS

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.