Burn Oberwager acknowledges that his life could have turned out much differently. It was the summer after his sophomore year, and he admits that he had spent his first four semesters squandering the chance he had been given by Syracuse University after they had taken a risk and permitted him to enroll without a high school diploma based on his potential. To become academically eligible, Oberwager had to improve his grades in summer school while taking a job off campus at the Syracuse University Research Corporation. Having a new outlook on life, Oberwager credits his boss that summer, a Whitman professor and two management courses for removing the brakes on his wheels of fate. That’s why he and his wife, Susan, established the Oberwager Prize for professors at Whitman.
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Amruta Ghodke has big dreams. She dreams of being a successful entrepreneur. Helping to strengthen the agro-supply chain of her home country, India. When Godke learned that the Whitman School housed nationally-ranked programs in both Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management, she made Whitman one of her top choices for pursuing her MBA. Read more about Amruta, her work history, and how she’s a great mimic who enjoys picking up the behavioral nuances of the people around her by clicking on her full profile.
By combining the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention, our students experience the best of both worlds. At Whitman, you’re part of a diverse and collaborative community that keeps you closely connected to classmates, professors and alumni while emphasizing experiential learning and global outreach in the international marketplace. With state-of-the-art facilities and access to Syracuse University resources, a Whitman education provides the tools to help you excel in the classroom and prepare for a promising career. Learn how to make the most of your Whitman Experience, how to build a resume that stands out, and most importantly, look back fondly at your time here. Read more from Whitman senior Hillary Tucker and her tips for success.