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William Jerome, Junior, and Colin Carrasquillo, Senior, stand in front of Bryant University for the annual National Intercollegiate Sales Competition.

William Jerome, Junior, and Colin Carrasquillo, Senior, stand in front of Bryant University for the annual National Intercollegiate Sales Competition.

The annual National Intercollegiate Sales Competition (NISC), held at Bryant University, has gained recognition from universities and employers all over the country. The purpose of the competition is for each student to learn how to give a sales pitch as a representative of a company that sponsors the event. This year, close to twenty schools sent teams to compete.

As a student interested in the sales field, Quinnipiac Junior, William Jerome, couldn’t think of a better way to learn the art of selling. William was asked to lead a team to represent Quinnipiac and to compete in the NISC. He searched for a devoted teammate and found Colin Carrasquillo, a Senior, who was eager to participate.

According to William, “In a selling environment, competition is everything. In order to best prepare for the obstacles that we were about to face, we were guided by Dan Sparks, a skilled alum and successful sales professional.” Grace Peiffer, from Career Development Services, connected the team with the QU alumni office to identify Dan Sparks as a coach. She also accompanied them to the competition. Mr. Sparks helped them to learn the basics of sales meetings, and gave them extensive advice on how each student should approach their individual pitches.

Furthermore, William encourages anyone and everyone who has an interest in sales to participate the NISC next year. The student team felt challenged by this real-life scenario, and they were able to network with countless individuals from other universities (as well as employers and sponsors of the event). “Overall, this experience opened up my eyes to everything that Quinnipiac has to offer for its students,” William stated, “and allowed me to see into the world that I will soon enter upon graduation.”

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Deirdre Farrell, a QU Alumni from the MBA-HCM track, is finding fast success in NYC.

Deirdre Farrell, a QU alumna from the MBA-HCM track, is finding fast success in NYC.

Deirdre Farrell was a star student in the MBA-HCM program, according to Professor Angela Mattie. Diedre  has been an analyst at NYU Langone Medical Center for slightly over three months, and she  is currently work in the Central Billing Office in the Faculty Group Practice.

The Faculty Group Practice is a group of over 1,000 physicians in various locations around New York. “In my role I do a variety of data analysis and financial reporting,” Deirdre explained, “including looking at the daily charges and payments for all of our practices; analyzing our fee schedules with different payers and plans to ensure we are being reimbursed properly; and running a variety of reports through the reporting tool of our electronic medical record.” She also looks at patient volume, their payer mix, and the overall financial health of their practices.

According to Deirdre, Quinnipiac has given her the skills to build a strong background in financial analysis, and to fully understand the complex structure of the healthcare industry. Not only that, but she attributes her confidence in presenting her findings to upper level management in weekly meetings, which they utilize in strategic decision making, to her MBA-HCM courses. Deirdre stated, “I have learned many new things about hospital administration and the general management of billing and financial aspects of a medical center.” 

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Two undergraduate Quinnipiac students attended the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in North Carolina this past weekend.

Two undergraduate Quinnipiac students attended the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in North Carolina this past weekend.

Returning from the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in North Carolina last weekend, Briana Nash’s immediate response was to thank Dean Matthew O’Connor for the opportunity. Briana and partner, Marcin Mazurek, came back to Quinnipiac with an award at the undergraduate level for Behavioral and Social Sciences. For more information on their award, please see: http://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings/src/2013SRCAwards.pdf.

Besides the recognition they received for themselves and Quinnipiac, Briana and Marcin found the experience to be “very enriching.” The valuable connections and insights from an interdisciplinary setting will not only enrich the quality of their final paper, but also showed the two undergraduate students the potential value of such events in bridging the worlds of science and engineering with business. “There are so many brilliant ideas and creations that never make it to larger society,” Briana stated, “. . . I think that by uniting the fields at the academic level [we] could begin to address that gap.”

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A group of people wearing shirts featuring Ben Edmund’s “Cronk Burger.” Edmund is in blue on the far left.

A group of people wearing shirts featuring Ben Edmund’s “Cronk Burger.” Edmund is in blue on the far left.

Ben Edmund’s street wear clothing company is revolutionizing how brands connect with their customers by changing the creative and distribution processes. On Nov. 1, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) awarded the School of Business student the Disruptive Student Innovator of the Year award at its annual conference.

Edmund’s company, Cronk Studios, started when his signature “Cronk Burger” image became very popular in Riverhead, NY. Cronk stands for create reality on new knowledge.

“When I created one of my own designs, it caught on and it was unifying people,” said Edmund, a junior entrepreneurship and small business management major. “I realized that I was passionate about creating something that inspired someone else enough that they would want to wear it.”

Edmund leverages exclusivity to promote his brand of graphic tees, hoodies, hats and other casual wear.

“We release only one product each month and we release each item only once,” explained Edmund. “The designs stand out and because of the lifestyle associated with them, they are really personal to the buyer.”

Edmund was humbled to win the award and hoped it would bring recognition to Quinnipiac’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy.

The award put a showcase on the entrepreneurs here at Quinnipiac,” said Edmund. “The entrepreneurship program is young, and it brings light to what we’re doing. There are some students here doing some really amazing things.”

Edmund was among nine other students to travel to the annual conference in Chicago that drew more than 1,100 collegiate entrepreneurs.

Several of Edmund’s fellow Quinnipiac entrepreneurship students also earned distinctions at the conference. Juniors Keith Kito and Chris Conlin finished second in the computer simulation contest. Evan Samet, junior, finished in the top four for the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year award. Nick Hakim, junior, Dom Tullo, junior, and Chris Primerano, senior, were also awarded the People’s Choice award for their startup, MusicVault.

“All the students represented their school and families extremely well,” said Dale Jasinski, associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, who accompanied the students to the conference. “Our department is proud of their hard work and their accomplishments.”

 

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Students give positive reviews from trip to the RBC office in New York City

On Friday, November 1st, thirteen business school students and Director of Employer Relations, Grace Peiffer, traveled to New York City to visit Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Students attended a presentation downtown at RBC where they were greeted by members of human resources, a panel of newly appointed analysts, and a managing director from the Aerospace, Defense, & Government Services sector. After the presentation, three students had a series of interviews. The Quinnipiac NYC Career Connections event, held at the New York Yacht Club in September, and an on-campus panel discussion with RBC representatives in October, certainly had an impact on garnering significant interest from the firm.

The trip to New York City was a truly invaluable experience. The company culture and competencies presented will serve as an integral factor for those students looking for jobs soon. We would like to thank Grace Peiffer for her efforts, and Quinnipiac University for the continuous support they give to their students.
 
Written by Matt Lorenzetti ’15 and Ryan Savoca ’14

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Please see the attached link for more information on accomplished marketing professor, Blaine Branchik:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/qu-spotlights/blaine-branchik/

Branchik

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