TCNJ graduating seniors share their post-graduation plans in this video on the College Youtube page, which includes interviews with business seniors Bob Mika (marketing), Samantha Codner (accounting), Kristen Duke (economics) and Winnie Rene (accounting.)
Junior Harcourt Scholar Sade Baker is majoring in accounting with plans to to apply to Teach for America or pursue an MAT after graduation. In an interview for TCNJ Magazine, she discussed how she dicscovered a passion for teaching through her freshman Community Engaged Learning assignment: “Through my service, I’ve learned that I love teaching. I love the classroom. I love the kids. I love the feeling of them knowing something new after I leave.”
John Vanore ’13 (left) was the student speaker at the NJSCPA 2013 Scholarship Awards event at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel on April 25th. A 2012 NJSCPA scholarship recipient, John is the Vice President Historian of TCNJ’s Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, and Chair of the Faculty Awards Committee. The 2013 TCNJ NJSCPA award recipients are: Greg Baroni, Joshua Carty, Erik Marcus, Greg Oriolo, Michael Palatone, Erin Silkowski and Howard Telson. Read more here.
Congratulations to the business students who were recognized at the 6th Annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony on April 24th:
Who’s Who: Jennifer Green, marketing senior; and Grace Moran, economics junior
Student Organization President of the Year: Elen Faris, accounting junior
Blue & Gold Awards: Joe Dispoto, finance junior; Kyle Magliaro, marketing senior; and Sarah Stefanelli, management senior
Outstanding Student Leader of the Year: Christina Kopka, marketing senior
In April, 14 business students toured the NY Stock Exchange in a program hosted by TCNJ alumnus, Tom Sabroe ’88 of Broadridge. They were joined by Raymond Raszka ’04 (also at Broadridge), Assistant Dean Tammy Dieterich, and Finance Professor Seunghee Choi. Read more here.
Graduating seniors Paige Osborne (economics; left) and Kristen De Lorenzo (accounting; right) are shown at the April 17th Reception in Recognition of Students in the Honors Program. In all, 8 business students were recognized. Kristen’s senior thesis was “Can Corporate Social Responsibility be Added as an Asset on a Balance Sheet?” Paige wrote hers on “The Impact of Governance Structure on Productivity.”
Tim Pfenninger ’14, Alex Matteson ’13 & James Seyffart ’14, founders of M&S Guitars, took 1st prize of $12,000 in the 2nd annual Mayo Business Plan Competition. 2nd Place went to Campus Corner Laundry and 3rd Place to SurpriseMe. Judges for the semi-final & final rounds were: Eric Szabo ’97, Annaly Capital Management; Joseph Haddock ’97, Annaly Capital Management; Darren Baer ’91, Mellon Financial Corporation; Jennifer Semanchik ’97, JLS Solutions, LLC; and David Totaro ’99, PricewaterhouseCoopers. (Photo Courtesy of Nisha Agarwal, The Signal)
Finance majors Mike Polizzo, Sean Higginson, Gina Holzheimer, Chris Tippett, and Greg Baroni (not pictured) were this year’s apprentice financial analysts for The School of Business at the CFA/NYSSA annual research challenge, building on last year’s team member experiences. Pictured with faculty coach Professor Susan Hume, the team presented a financial buy recommendation on $275 billion technology giant Microsoft to well-known Wall Street buy-side analysts. The Research Challenge gives students from top schools in the region important experience in analyst research, report writing and ethics. Our student team received intensive training and an industry mentor during the fall, winter and spring sessions. The culmination of this experience was an extensive analyst research report and travel to NYC to present and defend their recommendations to an expert panel. The students enjoyed this dynamic, rigorous learning experience.
Freshman economics student Courtney Wirths was one of 4 TCNJ students to attend The OpEd Project Core Workshop: Write to Change the World in Manhattan this spring. The OpEd Project’s mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. Read Courtney’s comments on the experience here.
Devon Ziminski, Chris Markulic, Emily Petras, Alyssa Barry, Kevin Mulcahey and Liz Dinsmore (pictured left-right) attended the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans in March, where their Chapter won the award for outstanding planning. The conference featured speakers such as former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hazlett, author of Running the Gauntlet; McDonalds Senior Marketing Director Carol Koepke; and Head of Creative Innovation at Google/YouTube John Militello. The conference also provided invaluable networking opportunities such as a career fair, a crossfire networking session and a social scramble/chapter t-shirt exchange.
The Zeta Zeta chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon’s members (l-r) Nicole Fucci, Alyssa May, Emmett Slobodzian, [advisor Dr. Pelham,] Jennifer Green, Rachael Scott, Matt Napoli, Kelly Cosentino and Dan Lisi traveled to San Diego to represent TCNJ at this year’s PSE national convention which centers around competitions between chapters from across the country, including events such as Top Chapter, Top Market Research, Scholarship Awards, a Marketing Case Study, and the Pro-Am-Sell-a-Thon. For the fourth year in a row, Zeta Zeta made a terrific showing, earning many high honors. Kelly Cosentino, Rachael Scott, and Matt Napoli were finalists in the Pro-Am-Sell-a-Thon competition; Matt Napoli ranking 8th out of the 150 competitors. Kelly Cosentino was also the recipient of a scholarship. The Zeta Zeta chapter, for the third time in the last four years, was awarded Top Amethyst Chapter.
Junior International Business major Dan Weinshenker (pictured in back row, 2nd from left) took the lead in coordinating TCNJ volunteers for the Junior Achievement Finance Park in New Brunswick. This is a hands-on program which includes in-school, teacher-led activities culminating in an “off-site” visit to Capital One/JA Finance Park, where volunteers mentor middle school students as they make real life financial decisions. Read more about this program here.
Congratulations to marketing senior Danica Roskos, a diver for TCNJ’s women’s swimming and diving team, who recently made NCAA Division III history by winning the 1-meter diving national title on Friday night at the ISD Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Tx. She became the first female diver in NCAA Division III history to capture three consecutive national titles in the same event. Read more here. See “History Maker” in TCNJ Magazine.
Forty TCNJ students gave up their spring break to stay in New Jersey to help repair the coastal damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Student Government president Christina Kopka (pictured left), a marketing & spanish double major said: “I just didn’t feel it would be right for me to, you know, go down somewhere else and celebrate when there were still people struggling to recover.” The week-long service project has been coordinated through TCNJ’s “Here for Home” campaign. Read more here.
Twenty-four students participated in TCNJ’s debut in the JnJ Case Competition. The winning team earned $2000 for the School of Business and moves to finals on March 14 & 15, where the top school will receive an additional $3000. They are (pictured left to right) Justin Keshneff, MaryJo Lambino, Kara Kettlekamp, Matt Andrecovich, Steve Jeffas and Davis Craig. Judges included professors: Andy Carver, Susan Hume, Joao Neves, Tom Patrick and AL Pelham; and alumni at JnJ: Joe Assini ’12, Mike Collins ’04, Megan Correll ’04, Stephanie Giordano ’07 and Rich Minevich ’08.
Amber Tuttman (sophomore, finance, 4th from right) is shown with Dean Keep, Sam Antar, and members of TCNJ’s Phi Beta Lambda, after Antar’s Feb. 20th presentation on White Collar Fraud in the Mayo Concert Hall. Antar, of Crazy Eddie notariety, discussed his years of criminal fraud, criminal and civil investigation, and subsequent retribution. This presentation was organized by Tuttman, as part of the Dean’s 3rd Wednesday series, in conjunction with his Advisory Council.
Economics sophomore Davis Craig spent the fall of 2012 studying the European Union at SRH University Heidelberg along with fellow students and TCNJ Professor Pam Kravitz. Heidelberg is located in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the home of the German automobile industry, the Black Forest, and Germany’s oldest university. The city has one of Germany’s best-preserved historical centers, one of the country’s oldest stone bridges and many buildings dating from the medieval and Renaissance periods. Read more about this study abroad opportunity here; follow Davis’ blog here: http://www.daviscraig.com/.
Two TCNJ students competed at the William Paterson National Sales Challenge, Nov. 14-16: Mike Pappas, senior Health and Excercise Science Major/Professional Selling Minor and Bob Mika, senior Marketing Major. They competed in both role play and “speed selling” competitions presenting their elevator speeches to recruiters. The TCNJ team placed 16th of 32 universities competing. Bob placed 23rd of 63 competitors, while Mike placed 33rd. They also took advantage of the recruiters fair representing companies such as ADP, Paycom, Reynolds & Reynolds and more.
Business Students Nick Manno, Josh Rasizer and Jenny Lewis competed at the International Collegiate Sales Competition at Florida State University on 10/19-10/21. Sixty nine students from 27 universities competed. Nick placed 1st in his room of 5 competitors in the first round, while Josh placed 2nd of 5 and Jenny placed 3rd of 6 competitors. In terms of points, Nick placed 13th, Josh placed 15th, and Jenny placed 19th. In terms of team points, the TCNJ team placed 10th. Each secured interviews with leading firms at the competition, leading to interviews at corporate headquarters.
TCNJ’s 2012 Fed Challenge team is featured here with advisor Professor Michele Naples. The College Fed Challenge is a team competition for undergraduate college students inspired by the working of the Federal Open Market Committee. It is intended to encourage students to learn more about the U.S. macro economy, the Federal Reserve System and the implementation of monetary policy and financial stability. TCNJ students participate in this highly competitive program every year.
Forty TCNJ students competed in the PwC xTax Competition. The judges were impressed by the depth and quality of their presentations. Judge David Totaro ’99 said that “Full Disclosure” – the winning team – not only gave an excellent presentation, they clearly researched the material in great detail. They received $1000 ($200 each) and their presentation will be considered for submission at the national level. The team that wins the national competition will receive $10,000.
TCNJ did very well at the Fall 2012 PSE regional conference. Six of the eight finalists in the selling role play competition (among 32 competitors) were TCNJ students: Matt Napoli, Dan Cotrell, Jill Gaetano, Kelly Cosentino, Jenny Green, and Michelle Shen. Dan Cotrell took the 2nd place trophy. Amber Loihle won the public speaking competition and Dan Cotrell and Rocio Castillo were on the team that won the marketing plan competition sponsored by TekSystems. The TCNJ team is shown here with advisor, Professor Al Pelham.
On September 19th, Assistant Dean Tammy Dieterich and Coordinator of Student Services Erica Kalinowski unleashed about 250 freshmen business students across campus for their annual BUS 099 photo scavenger hunt! Team Gutch & Parry – pictured at left – won the challenge.
Officers of various business student organizations took advantage of the beautiful weather, and set-up info tables during the School of Business Annual Welcome Picnic in September. Almost 200 students, staff and faculty stopped by between classes and WTSR provided music.
TCNJ students had the opportunity to experience the global business environment with a focus on doing business in the European Union through a three-week study tour to France, Switzerland, the UK this past summer. They enjoyed business visits and cultural excursions in all locales, including ample sightseeing in Paris and London. Several are pictured here, with Dr. Susanna Monseau, in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
In the summer of 2012, students from the Schools of Business and Humanities & Social Sciences visited Beijing and Shanghai to conduct market research for K’NEX, a PA construction toy set company that recently adopted an aggressive international growth plan and it is looking to expand into the Chinese toy market. They are pictured here with their professor, Dr. Linghui Tang, who remarked: “This kind of first-hand market research experience is rewarding to both our students and myself.”
Chris Markulic ’13 (marketing) wrote of his Fall 2011 sesmester in Ireland: “My time in Dublin was life changing in not only my career and personal goals but in my outlook on life. There’s a confidence and outlook that you can only gain when you’re on your own, navigating through a foreign city, culture, and people and still feel at home…” Read more about Chris and other business students who have studied abroad here.