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Whitman Student Takes Ample Leadership Opportunities In and Out of the Classroom

Before coming to college, Bryan Reynoso ’23 was always drawn in by Syracuse University’s atmosphere, opportunities and comradery. Once he started classes, he realized the Whitman School of Management had all the same characteristics.  The finance and entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises double…
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Whitman Student Uses Entrepreneurship Courses to Help Run Business

Wanting to study both business and communications at a university with a strong alumni network, Phoebe Gullingsrud ’24 (WSM/NEW) knew that Syracuse University would be the right place for her.  The dual major, studying entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises (EEE) at…
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Big Tech Employee Takes On Not One But Two Online Graduate Degree Programs at Whitman

For Matthew Stockhaus ‘22 MBA, ’22 M.S., one graduate degree and a full-time career were not enough. So, instead, the senior business program manager at Microsoft in Virginia decided to pursue an online MBA, an online Master of Science in…
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Chanel Webb ’23 MBA Is Pursuing Her Online Degree and Getting a Seat at the Table

When Chanel Webb ’23 MBA was determined to find an online MBA program, she wanted one that would help her differentiate herself from others in her field. She found it at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, and, after starting the program…
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Jordan Jackson ’24 MBA Has Learned to Foster a Sense of Community While Earning Her Degree Online

For years, Jordan Jackson had thought about continuing her education, but the timing never seemed right. A graduate of Andrew’s University with a degree in journalism and communications, she finally made the leap in January 2022 when she enrolled at…
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Melissa Rencehausen ’22 M.S. Credits the Whitman School’s Online Master’s Degree Program for Helping Advance her Accounting Career 

On any given day, Melissa Rencehausen ’22 M.S. might wave hello to Shrek, Bart Simpson or even Harry Potter as she heads into work at Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, where she is the manager of financial reporting on the…
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Bryan Perry ’23 MBA Lives Local But Finds Online MBA Program to be the Best Fit

Bryan Perry ’23 MBA can see Syracuse University’s JMA Wireless Dome in the distance from his driveway. But, even though he lives only a few miles from campus, he still chose to pursue an MBA through the online program at…
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Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA: U.S. Army Paratrooper Makes It His Mission to Complete Online MBA from Whitman School

In August of 2021, Staff Sergeant Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA was deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, an elite infantry specializing in parachute assault operations. When he found out he was deploying, Pokorny told his professors…
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Chris Douglass ’23 MBA Is Already Applying What He Learned at Whitman as Both an Employee and a Business Owner

As a principal sales manager at HubSpot, a co-owner and coach of CrossFit and a new dad, Chris Douglass ’23 MBA has plenty on his plate, but he decided he could add something more with an online MBA from Syracuse University’s…
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Shital Mars ’23 MBA: Online Student Manages the Demands of Business, Family and Pursing an MBA for a “Better Tomorrow”

“Do better today than you did yesterday, so you can be better tomorrow than you are today.” That’s the motto Shital Mars ’23 MBA lives by every day, as she juggles her career as a management consultant and executive coach…
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Kyle Trusch ’22 M.S.: Online EEE Grad Student Follows His Passion Towards a Teaching Career 

“When my life is ideal, I am ________.” That open-ended phrase, from the book “The Passion Test” was the impetus for Kyle Trusch ‘22 M.S. to make a change. His answer? “When my life is ideal, I am helping others…
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Tia Thevenin ’18, MBA ’23, L’23 Is On the Fast Track to a Joint JD/MBA Degree 

Tia Thevenin ’18 (A&S), ’23 MBA, L’23 has never stopped moving at a fast pace. From breaking track and field records at Syracuse University as an undergraduate to concurrently earning an MBA at the Whitman School and a law degree from the…
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Elmir Guluyev ’23 M.S. Seeks to Use Business Analytics Knowledge and STEM Designation to Become a Data-Driven Decision Maker 

Elmir Guluyev ’23 M.S. came to Syracuse University’s Whitman School to increase his knowledge of business analytics, an area that has become a critical force across all business disciplines. When he graduates, Guluyev will not only enter one of the…
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Jasleen Dhariwal ’23 M.S.: Curious Student Is Eager to Embrace the Knowledge and Skills for a Career in Finance in NYC

A self-proclaimed “curious person,” Jasleen Dhariwal ’23 M.S. is so eager to learn everything she can about business that she was willing to travel half-way around the world to earn a master’s degree in finance at Syracuse University’s Whitman School.…
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Shubham Krishna ’23 M.S.: Over 100 Years of Supply Chain Expertise Drew Graduate Student Around the World to Syracuse University

Coming from Patna, India, an ancient city along the banks of the Ganges River, Shubham Krishna ’23 M.S. was interested in another place steeped in tradition: Syracuse University and its supply chain program at the Whitman School of Management, which…
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Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S.: Marketing Student Couldn’t Pass Up Opportunity to Earn a Master’s Degree at Hometown University

Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S. knew she wanted to pursue a master’s degree right after finishing her undergraduate education at Hartwick College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Unsure of exactly what area of business she wanted to…
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Julia Fiedler, ’21, ’22 M.S.: Master’s Degree Has Prepared Her for Real-World Requirements of Today’s Professional Accounting Field

Julia Fiedler ’21, ’22 M.S. grew up around Syracuse University’s Whitman School. Long before she decided to attend Whitman and pursue a career in accounting, she could often be found hanging out in the office of Professor of Accounting Practice…
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Bruno Gonzalez Hauger ’21, ’22 M.S.: Entrepreneur Surpasses $100,000 in Prize Money While Completing EEE Master’s Degree

Bruno Gonzalez Hauger ’21 (WSM/NEW), ’22 M.S., not only just graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree, but this entrepreneur also walked away with a stunning $102,000 in winnings through various Whitman School business competitions over his five years…
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Ruixia Zheng ’21 MBA, ’22 M.S.: International Student Grateful for Support of Whitman Community While Earning MBA and Master’s in Business Analytics

The determination of Ruixia Zheng ’21 MBA, ’22 M.S., took her from a self-described “small and remote town in China” across the world to Syracuse University’s Whitman School. There, she earned not one but two master’s degrees, while at the…
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Tackling Classes, Exploring Cultures and Running a Startup While Studying Abroad

Ben Ford ’23 brought his entrepreneurial spirit with him while he studied abroad at Syracuse University’s London Center this past semester. As a marketing management student at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Ford balanced classes, travel and work on…
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Full-Time Graduate Student Spotlight: Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA

Full-Time Graduate Student Spotlight: Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA Hometown: Thane, India Degree: MBA Concentrations: Marketing and Supply Chain Management Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA came to the Whitman School after working in advertising in her home country of India for a…
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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23 Hometown: Mumbai, India Majors: Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance Minor: Psychology Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23 was initially drawn to the Whitman School’s finance program and its emphasis on experiential learning. He says, “During…
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Kara Montellano ’23 MBA: Unexpected Detour Led Her to an MBA at Whitman

Kara Montellano ’23 MBA believes that life “has a way of taking you on a detour you didn’t plan for.” Fortunately, her most recent detour took her to Syracuse University’s Whitman School this past fall to pursue an MBA with concentrations in…
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Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA: MBA Program Introduces Real-World Scenarios, New Traditions and a Welcoming “Orange Family”

Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA came to Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management after working in the advertising industry in her home country of India for a number of years. Equipped with an undergraduate degree in finance, she hopes to expand…
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Student Finds Passion for Entrepreneurship, Education in Cryptocurrency

Sophie Waldman ’22 starts every day by reading the news and checking the markets. As a finance and entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises (EEE) double major, staying on top of current events is a must, but this isn’t the only reason…
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Accounting Student Finishes Her Master’s Degree While Preparing to “Break into the Stratosphere”

When Emily Woodilla ’20, ’21 M.S. was a little girl, her mother bought her a calculator because she just wanted to push the buttons. Since then, Woodilla pushed all the right buttons, it seems, as she works towards a master’s…
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First in his Family to Graduate, Whitman Accounting Major is on the Fast Track to Success

As Joseph Colon graduated with the Syracuse University Class of 2021, he not only celebrated earning two bachelor’s degrees and landing a great job at a New York City accounting firm, but he had the honor of being the first…
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Gaining Knowledge and Perspective: Student Pursues Graduate Degrees in Supply Chain Management, Finance

Xinyu Wang ’20 M.S. had two main reasons for coming to Syracuse University for graduate school. First, the view. “To be honest, at first I was attracted by the fabulous view of campus,” she admits. However, her plans were solidified…
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M.S. in Business Analytics Allows International Professional to Dive Deeper

After graduating from PES University in 2017 with a degree in electronics engineering, Prathik Reddy ’21 M.S. entered the workforce. He stayed in Bangalore, India, which is where he grew up and went to college. After two years of working…
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Student Continues Education at Whitman with M.S. in Professional Accounting

When Emma Tangel ’20 G’21 graduated from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in spring 2020, she decided that couldn’t be the end of her time in Syracuse. “After completing my undergraduate education at Whitman, I knew returning would…
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Whitman MBA Pursues Ph.D. to Share Research on the Intersection of Psychology and Female Entrepreneurship

Whitman MBA Pursues Ph.D. to Investigate the Intersection of Psychology and Female Entrepreneurship Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam Degree: Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises After participating in the Orange Tank Pitch Competition and the Panasci Business Plan Competition while pursuing her…
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Riley 3+2 Dual Degree Program Helps Student Land Job That Combines Interests in Business and Engineering

Patrick Riolo ’20 (ECS), ’21 MBA, had always had an interest in healthcare, as well as a desire to create things that “would give value to people.” This led him to pursue a degree in bioengineering at Syracuse University’s College of…
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#WhitmanWatch: Ze Zeng ’23

Ze Zeng ’23 has a passion for people and a desire to change the world similarly to his role model, Elon Musk. Although Zeng admires many people, he explains, “I think that the ideas that Musk has are for the greater good. Tesla and SpaceX are a couple of the companies that he runs. They are for humanity’s future. He wants to do things for the greater good, the entire population. I may not achieve something like that, but if I have a chance, I hope to be a person like him.”