Upcoming events

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lubin House - 11 East 61st St, New York, NY 10065




    The Whitman Alumni Club of NYC (WhitmanNYC) will hold its Annual Meeting & Elections on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:30PM.


    Joseph I. Lubin House

    11 East 61st street

    New York, NY 10065


    If you are interested in becoming more involved in the club, this is your chance to get started. Becoming an Officer or Board Member is a great way to network, give back to your alma mater, enhance your resume, and gain leadership experience.


    We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Director, Communications
    • Manager, Technology
    • Manager, Social Media
    • Chair, Speaker Committee
    • Chair, Service Committee 

    For a full description of these opportunities, please click here.       

    Come to the meeting and: 

    • Share your event ideas
    • Fill open Board positions
    • Help shape our agenda and priorities     

    Your Membership dues must be current in order to vote or be elected.


    For further details or to express interest, please email Joe Bednar at


    Please join us on June 15th. We look forward to seeing you!







    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lubin House - 11 East 61st St, New York, NY 10065
    • 75
          Breaking Into Startups for the Non-Coder

    Can’t code, but looking for ways to break into a startup? Connie Wong, co-founder & COO of Planted, will share her founder story and discuss the roles, expectations, and tips for how to break into the startup world for the non-coder. Whether you’re a current student, recent grad, or looking to make a change in your career, you’ll learn what to expect and how to stand out in pursuing a job at a startup.
     Topics of this talk include:
    • Lessons learned from founding Planted and how to get started building your own startup
    • Benefits of joining a startup and the roles that exist for non-tech backgrounds
    • What to expect working in a startup environment, from hours to compensation to growth opportunities
    • The qualities that startups look for when building their teams
    • Tips for recent grads and career transitioners for landing a job at a startup
    Connie Wong is co-founder and COO of Planted, a startup re-imagining talent matchmaking for growing companies and recent grads. Prior to Planted, Connie made the jump from management consulting to leading product development at MeetMoi, a mobile dating startup that was acquired by A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she loves hiking, biking and all things outdoors.

    About Planted
    Planted helps you discover and get your foot in the door at the best startup jobs. We're a talent platform that connects recent grads and young professionals to non-technical positions at high-growth startups. Instead of scrolling through endless job boards to find jobs you’re actually interested in, we send you a batch of a few awesome jobs each day curated to you. It's an effortless way to discover opportunities at amazing startups, even if you don't have a design or coding background. Learn more at
    • 20 Jul 2016
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Syracuse University Fisher Center, 136 Madison Avenue (Entrance on 19 East 31st Street)


    Looking for guidance in your career and work life?


    Want to connect with someone in your industry or function to learn from their experience?


    Stuck in a rut or looking to advance?


    Our Mentorship Program Kick-Off for 2016 is the event for club Members to attend.


    Come meet a roster of volunteers who are offering their time and advice to alumni of any age seeking to learn and grow with someone who has "been there." 


    Structured introductions and small round-table setting will allow you opportunities to hopefully make that "special connection."



    In addition, scheduled to speak are:



    Brian Gorman ('71, A&S)

    President, Change Mentor


    Brian has spent his entire career helping organizations and individuals achieve the promise of the changes they are undertaking.  He has worked with leaders of Fortune 100 companies, small business and nonprofits, and individuals undergoing significant transitions in their lives and coaching many in public speaking.  Brian’s website is  He also sits on the board of The Point Foundation.


    Kevin S. Ryan ('85, Newhouse)

    Principal, KSRyan Group


    Kevin is a social marketing consultant who has helped thousands of New Yorkers to master LinkedIn. He is principal of KSRyan Group (, a social marketing consultancy in New York, and has run a popular social media workshop series at Labor Department offices on Long Island for five years. Before starting his business, Kevin was Vice President of Social Media at Barnes & Noble, and an editor at New York Newsday and The New York Times. He can be found on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at @kevinsryan.


    PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Fisher Center (136 Madison Avenue). The entrance to Fisher Center is 19 East 31st Street. There is no full-time receptionist or security guard. You must see the WhitmanNYC representative in the lobby to access the elevators. PLEASE BE PROMPT. Doors will close at 6:45PM.


Past events

18 May 2016 First Annual WhitmanNYC Real Estate Breakfast Series Panel
02 Mar 2016 "Whitman Wednesday" Happy Hour
25 Feb 2016 Resume Writing Volunteering: Murry Bergtraum High School
23 Feb 2016 WhitmanNYC "Shark Series" Investor Panel
21 Jan 2016 Interview Skills Volunteering: Murry Bergtraum High School
19 Jan 2016 WhitmanNYC Open Board Meeting
10 Dec 2015 WhitmanNYC & Big Apple Orange (BAO) Holiday Celebration
23 Nov 2015 6th Annual WhitmanNYC Wine Tasting
19 Nov 2015 The Real Estate Breakfast Series: Current & Future Trends in Brooklyn Development
21 Oct 2015 4th Annual Syracuse Scotch & Cigars
30 Sep 2015 WhitmanNYC Open Board Meeting
23 Aug 2015 7th Annual Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Picnic in Central Park
29 Jul 2015 The Key to Successful Entrepreneurship with Keith Lemer
11 Jul 2015 Summer Service and Social: New York Restoration Project
17 Jun 2015 Annual Board Meeting and Elections 2015
28 May 2015 RESCHEDULED! Real Estate Breakfast Series: World Trade Center Tour
20 May 2015 The Power Of LinkedIn
19 May 2015 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
22 Apr 2015 Power Networking Mixer: Mentorship in Action
25 Feb 2015 SO YOU THINK YOU NEED A CHANGE? The How’s and Why’s of NETWORKING AND CHANGING CAREERS with Howard Leifman, Ph.D.
14 Jan 2015 Whitman School of Management NYC Trivia Night
16 Dec 2014 WhitmanNYC Holiday Party & Toy Drive
03 Dec 2014 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
18 Nov 2014 5th Annual WhitmanNYC Wine Tasting
04 Nov 2014 Real Estate Breakfast Series
29 Oct 2014 3rd Annual Syracuse Scotch and Cigars
07 Oct 2014 Mark A. Emmert, President, NCAA G'76, G'83
23 Aug 2014 WAITING LIST for 6th Annual Picnic
23 Aug 2014 6th Annual Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Picnic in Central Park
18 Jun 2014 Builder, Buyer, Broker - SU in New York Real Estate
09 Jun 2014 Annual Board Meeting and Elections
12 May 2014 Film Screening: Money For Nothing - Inside The Federal Reserve
24 Apr 2014 WhitmanNYC Spring Thaw
10 Feb 2014 Presenting Yourself
22 Jan 2014 " Orange is the New Black " – A fashion / retail panel discussion
15 Jan 2014 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
06 Jan 2014 Careers on Wall Street (Whitman Juniors NYC Trip)
17 Dec 2013 Annual Holiday Party
15 Dec 2013 St. John's Game
11 Dec 2013 Meet the Dean
21 Nov 2013 4th Annual WhitmanNYC Wine Tasting
01 Nov 2013 MBA Class of 2014 Reception
26 Oct 2013 Hurricane Sandy Cleanup
24 Oct 2013 Syracuse Scotch and Cigars
25 Sep 2013 WhitmanNYC's 5th Anniversary Party!
16 Sep 2013 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
17 Aug 2013 5th Annual Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Picnic in Central Park
07 Aug 2013 SU - UNC Business School Mixer
27 Jun 2013 SUccess in the City
10 Jun 2013 Annual Board Meeting & Elections
23 May 2013 MBA & MS Alumni Reception
14 May 2013 Mentor Program Event - Slate
22 Apr 2013 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
11 Apr 2013 WhitmanNYC Spring Thaw
12 Mar 2013 Dr. Daryl Gross / Big East Week
11 Feb 2013 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
07 Feb 2013 Mentoring Program Workshop
22 Jan 2013 Walter Sabo Speaker Series Event
21 Dec 2012 WhitmanNYC Holiday Party
05 Dec 2012 Mentor Program Kickoff
27 Nov 2012 Twenty Questions with Richard Kirshenbaum '83
15 Nov 2012 Third Annual Wine Tasting
01 Nov 2012 GMAT Head Start
26 Oct 2012 Whitman Graduate / Alumni Reception
11 Oct 2012 Syracuse Scotch and Cigars
27 Sep 2012 WhitmanNYC Open Meeting
12 Sep 2012 Learning Ally Info Session
25 Aug 2012 4th Annual Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Picnic in Central Park
30 Jun 2012 SU Day II at Yankee Stadium
11 Jun 2012 Annual Board Meeting & Elections
23 May 2012 "Whitman After Work" Summer Kick-Off
14 Apr 2012 Community Service Saturday - Central Park Conservancy
29 Mar 2012 "Whitman After Work" Happy Hour
06 Mar 2012 New York's College Team: An Annual Update
16 Feb 2012 Panel Discussion: The Business of Sports – Who’s Up and Who’s Down in 2012
20 Dec 2011 Holiday Party
17 Nov 2011 Wine Tasting
26 Oct 2011 Jessica Kleiman & Meryl Cooper
20 Sep 2011 Brandon Steiner
21 Aug 2011 Annual Alumni Picnic
03 May 2011 Andrea Nierenberg
02 Apr 2011 Day in the Dirt
08 Mar 2011 Dr. Daryl Gross
08 Feb 2011 Joyce Newman
25 Jan 2011 Linda Dulye
27 Oct 2010 Wine Tasting
21 Sep 2010 David Kleinhandler
15 Aug 2010 Annual Alumni Picnic
28 Jul 2010 Whitman Wednesday Happy Hour
30 Mar 2010 Arthur Brooks
16 Nov 2009 Rick Dobbis
13 Sep 2009 Annual Alumni Picnic
22 Jul 2009 Whitman Wednesday Happy Hour
20 Apr 2009 Chelsea Piers Golf
20 Jan 2009 Andrea Nierenberg
09 Sep 2008 CORE Kickoff Party
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