Isenberg's inaugural Women of Isenberg Conference on February 8th attracted over 150 alumni, students, faculty, and staff members to a full day of panels, networking, and relationship building. Organized by the student group, Isenberg Women in Business, and generously sponsored by Target, the event featured seven breakout panels with 24 alumnae panelists spanning the Isenberg classes of 1978 through 2012. Several Isenberg faculty and staff members were also panelists. In an eighth panel, four women managers at Target described their career paths and the firm's culture.
"In devising a strategy, good marketers include what-if conditions that might cause that strategy to fail," observed Marc Schneider '81 in his late November visit to Professor Marc Weinberger's class, Managerial Perspectives in Marketing Strategy. A former Isenberg management and finance major, Schneider is Group President of Heritage Brands in Manhattan, one of three divisions in the American-based clothing giant, PVH Corp (Phillips-Van Heusen). Schneider's division manages such high-profile brands as Izod, Van Heusen, Arrow, Speedo, Warner's, and Olga. "We sell one in three dress shirts in the United States. We also own 60% of the market for ties-35 million ties a year," he told the students.
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Since graduating with a Finance degree from Isenberg in '09, I have worked in two different industries (both unrelated to Finance), in two different countries and for four different companies. It was during my final months of living in New Zealand in the Spring of 2012 that I had an epiphany and realized the following - I’m an entrepreneur at heart and I need to be part of something where I’m not just a number in a large corporation but rather a highly visible member of an intelligent, ambitious and innovative team.
You probably don't know this but UMass is the second most represented alumni group at Uber - a technology company employing a few hundred people globally. I believe this is the product of young alumni's respect for their University and the recognition of talent that has shaped the course of one of the fastest growing companies in the country right now.
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Sometimes it can be overwhelming to try to think about a “real world” career when you are still in a “college” environment. I was always the type of person that did not like the unknown and/or not knowing what I was going to do after school. Understanding that there were many different paths to the top of the mountain made me feel better and de-emphasized some one-off events that I thought at the time may hold way more value than they really did.
Former Isenberg management and finance major Marc Schneider '81 was a guest speaker in Marc Weinberger's class, Managerial Perspectives in Marketing Strategy. Schneider is Group President of Heritage Brands in Manhattan, one of three divisions in the American-based clothing giant, PVH Corp (Phillips-Van Heusen).
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On a two-day visit to Isenberg in September, David Fubini '76 (Marketing) and David O'Leary '81 MBA offered strategic advice to the school's MBA program. Fubini, a Director with McKinsey & Company, and O'Leary, former Chief Administrative Officer with State Street Corporation, met with MBA faculty, administrators, and students.