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    Facebook COO to Speak on Gender Differences in the Workplace

    PwC is hosting a special event on career development focused on gender differences in the workplace. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, ignited a conversation about gender differences and ambition when she published her book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” Sheryl has authored a new book titled, “Lean In for Graduates,” and has agreed to share her perspective on this topic and respond to questions in a live webcast from Facebook’s studio in California with PwC colleagues from across their global network. As Whitman and Syracuse University students, you have a tremendous opportunity to participate, learning tips on finding the right job, negotiating your first salary, transitioning from campus to career, and how to best position yourself for success as a college student or recent graduate.

    RSVP required by April 17th

    Date: April 24, 2014
    
Location:  Syracuse Sheraton – Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor
    Time:  12:00-12:30pm – Arrive/Refreshments

    12:30-1:30pm – Live Webcast

    1:30-2:30pm  – Panel Discussion
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    Couri Hatchery Students Take Lead in Panasci Business Plan Competition

    The Panasci Business Plan Competition, in conjunction with the RvD IDEA Awards, Invention & Creativity Competition and Demo Alley, recently took place at the Whitman School. This campus-wide business plan competition, hosted by our Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, rewards both the innovativeness of the business idea and the quality of the business plan – including original thinking regarding new markets, products and services, coupled with the ability to strategize on how to make it happen.

    And, teams from our own Couri Hatchery – a student-centered, low-cost, and supportive business incubator focused on streamlining innovative, emerging student ventures get established to the point where they can stand on their own, took four of the give top spots in the competition. Listed below are the top three-finishers, as well as specialty recognition and awards:
     
    First Place ($20,000): Screen-Bridge
    Team member: Melanie Witkower
     
    Second Place ($7,500):ThunderCakes
    Team member: Courtnee Futch
     
    Third Place ($2,500): Golden Gear
    Team member: Daniel Goldberg
     
    Fetner Prize for Sustainable Enterprise ($5,000): El Dorado Energy LLC
    Team members:Kiven Pierre, Gordon Dinnall, Tesia Alder
     
    Goldberg Prize for Technology & Innovation ($2,500): ElectroChem Tracking
    Team members: Jeremy L. Gilbert, David Pierre, Corey Jackson, Marcus Amilcar

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    Yildirim named Falcone Chair in Real Estate, will direct Kuhn Real Estate Center at Whitman School

    Yildiray Yildirim, professor of finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, has been announced as the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate in recognition of his work within the real estate field and for his continuing contributions to the School. Additionally, Yildirim will assume the directorship of the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center at Whitman. His appointments are effective at the conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester.  As Falcone chair and director of the Kuhn Center, Yildirim will lead the School’s efforts in the areas of real estate research, teaching and outreach.
     
    “The real estate field is an important part of today’s business curriculum and I am glad that the Whitman School has a thought leader in this critical area,” says Michael Falcone ’57 BS, SU trustee and a member of the Whitman Advisory Council. 
     
    The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center was inaugurated in 2006 by a generous donation from Whitman alumnus James D. Kuhn ’70 BS, ’72 MBA, president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the fourth largest global real estate brokerage firm in the world. Kuhn, vice chair of the SU Board of Trustees and chair of the Whitman Advisory Council, also established the Leo and Sunnie Kuhn Scholarship for students interested in the study of real estate.
     
    “The Kuhn Center has great potential and a bright future under Professor Yildirim’s leadership,” says Kuhn.
     
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    Whitman student places second in Toastmasters international speech contest

    Sainarayanan Radhakrishnan, a first-year MBA-finance student at the Whitman School of Management, was the second place winner at the Toastmasters Eastern Division Spring International Speech Contest held earlier this month. Radhakrishnan represented Whitman’s Master Toast Club at the competition in two categories: International Speech Contest (prepared speech) and Table Topics (extempore speech contest).
     
    To compete at the division level, Radhakrishnan first competed in the Area Contest, involving contestants from three other clubs, including the Orange Orators at Syracuse University. Every contestant was given 5-7 minutes to speak on a self-selected topic.  Radhakrishnan was the winner in both the International Speech and Table Topics categories. His topic was “Break the Rules,” drawing inspiration from his great-grandmother’s life story, and he seemed to have broken the rules himself in more ways than one: Radhakrishnan was the youngest competitor at the event; the competitor with the least experience as a Toastmaster; the only international contestant at the event; and finally, the only contestant who competed in both categories of the event.
     
    Read more about Radhakrishnan’s success >

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    Let Carlos Ferrari put his knowledge in action for you

    Carlos is a 2014 Whitman MBA candidate who knows that experience matters and has worked hard to build a resume to showcase it. Through his experiential learning and internships, combined with his practical application in the workplace, Carlos understands that business is not about one set of applied skills, but having the experience, passion and knowledge needed to solve complex, integrated, real-world business problems.

    At Whitman, we understand that industry is constantly changing, requiring a constantly changing approach to teaching future business leaders. Through program offerings and discussion topics, our students (like Carlos) gain a sense of emerging technologies―how they immediately impact business through two-way engagement and interaction―and how that real-time information, available at the click of the button, is invaluable in logistical analysis and strategic decision-making. And, our faculty is at the forefront of critical research impacting industry, combining the theoretical to the practical in the classroom.

    Learn more about Carlos and his experiential learning >

    Learn more about how our MBA students put their knowledge in action through resources, relationships and real-world readiness >