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Institutional Culture Partnerships

The Whitman School of Management works with several leading organizations that help underrepresented students, including the National Black MBA, Ph.D. Project, Say Yes to Education and Network of Executive Women (NEW). Through these partnerships, our students have access to professional development, mentorship opportunities and access to building their professional networks. In addition, the collaborative partnerships assist Whitman in building diverse student pipelines and access to the top diverse professional talent.

The Whitman School is also the collegiate sponsor of the Metro New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Entrepreneur Accelerator Summit (EAS) 2020. EAS aims to help minority and women-owned businesses, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, succeed in New York City with a series of workshops to help them accelerate their business goals.

Whitman's leadership is working on future initiatives with other organizations to bring more opportunities to current students. These partnerships include:

Build Local Initiative, a student volunteer program that provides an opportunity to expand students' skill sets and apply the theoretical management knowledge to help solve real-life business solutions for small minority and women-owned local businesses in Syracuse.

EY/Whitman Young Executives of Color Initiative partners with EY has to implement its Young Executives of Color (YEOC) program, a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the Whitman School. The purpose is to focus on engaging and assisting high school students from historically underrepresented minority communities. Over the course of the year, YEOC participants are exposed to a comprehensive curriculum, including college preparation, professional development, leadership activities and lectures rooted in business disciplines. Each Young Executive is paired with a Whitman student mentor who helps them navigate the program, develop tools for academic and personal success, as well as prepare for college applications and scholarships. The YEOC program will introduce students to Whitman's outstanding faculty, staff and alumni of color, a collective group of extraordinary role models.