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New Student

Welcome to the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University!

We are so glad that you decided to join the 'Cuse Community and even better, the Whitman family!

Part of your transition to college life and the Whitman community includes selecting courses for your first semester as well as some assignments related to the IMPRESS Program. You will receive information from Assistant Dean, Lindsay Quilty, on the 15th of each month from May through August, explaining what you need to know! In each email will be a short video and any follow-up information will be on this website – so please bookmark it. We will continue to add new information to this site regarding your registration selections, summer reading, assignments, and your first House Challenge for the IMPRESS Program.

Your Housemaster, also your SOM122 instructor, has asked that you listen to the following 8 episodes of:

‘How I Built This’ podcasts:

You should listen to these podcasts prior to arriving on campus as they will be used as examples throughout the course.

  • Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger
  • Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher
  • Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal
  • Chipotle: Steve Ells
  • Stonyfield Yogurt: Gary Hirshberg
  • Rent the Runway: Jenn Hyman
  • Spanx: Sara Blakely
  • Lyft: John Zimmer

Enjoy your summer and get ready for a great new beginning!