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Applications are due October 31 by 11:59 p.m.

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Job Shadowing:

Sharon Baumann P'2020, Vice President of Demand Planning (Supply Chain), SAM EDELMAN a Caleres Brand - Fashion/Footwear (Location: New York, NY); Shadow Description: Sam Edelman is one of the premier lifestyle brands in the contemporary fashion market today.   Our largest category is footwear which is sold under the Sam Edelman brand name in better department and specialty stores throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Customers include Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, Belk, Lane Crawford, Selfridges, Hudson Bay, Net A Porter, Amazon and Zappos, as well as the best Independent stores in these areas.   I’m am responsible for all Supply chain activities - Sourcing and delivering product to customers on time; maximizing brand profitability through synchronization of financial forecasts, sales, demand and supply plans, appropriate inventory positions; ensuring that our supply chain partners are able to meet their deliverables through timely forecasting and procurement as well as constant review with them on status, opportunities and issues which may affect product delivery and brand profitability. I have a team of 8 people who all own various parts of this process. A shadow day at Sam Edelman would include attending meetings for review of any of the above, possibly working with suppliers, inspecting product, reviewing marketing initiatives/materials, and working directly with design, product development, sales and retail on any current planning, issues, opportunities.  Time would be spent with me as well as with key members of my team depending upon which of their activities that day would be most interesting and relevant to the student.

Peter Carlson ‘1980, P‘2017, President, Carlson & Carlson, Incorporated (Location: Riverside, CT)  Shadow Description: Shadow President of small Independent Insurance Agency and staff in personal, commercial and life, health and employee benefits areas. See how a small business operates and learn a little about insurance at the same time.

McLean Donnelly ‘2007, Head of Digital Product and User Experience, Sleep Number (Location: Minneapolis, MN)  Shadow Description:As technology has become more open and reusable, product differentiation is now a necessity for any strategic blueprint. In order to achieve this, you need powerful business strategy coupled with elegant user experience. ┬┐As the Head of Digital Product and User Experience, McLean leads teams that radically better businesses...and yes, jaw-dropping user experiences. REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship. **Interested students should be within driving distance to the area, or have plans to be there over the break.

Kelly Downey, P'2019, VP Marketing Operations, Philips Personal Health (Stamford, CT). Shadow Description: Learn about digital marketing, media and analytics in the personal care consumables category. This is an exciting time to market to the ever changing digitally savvy consumer. REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship and Background Check.

John Fay, P'2018, P'2015 CEO, INTTRA. (Location: Parsippany, NJ) Shadow Description: Opportunity to observer the day-to-day responsibilities of a CEO and sit in on executive meetings.  Will rotate between various executives/departments.  INTTRA is ocean shipping’s leading e-marketplace where companies go to ship efficiently and gain insights to grow. Backed by over 50 carriers and the world’s largest network of ocean shippers, INTTRA technology changes the way our industry connects and does business with one another.  More than 22% of our world’s trade begins at INTTRA – and with unique visibility into 35% of global container traffic, only INTTRA users can access the big picture insights needed to better collaborate, share knowledge, and manage shipments around the world.  Multiple senior manager meetings are held on Mondays.

Shandi Hogg ‘1997, Director of Marketing, Ancero (Location: Mount Laurel, NJ)  Shadow Description: If shadowing on Monday Jan. 8 the student will be exposed to the important internal meetings of a small business (50+ employees) in the information technology industry. The day kicks off with the monthly Company Meeting during which each department reviews updates and initiatives. After that the student will attend a high level marketing meeting with the Director of Marketing, Managing Partner, Director of Client Services and Director of Sales. Following that is the Funnel Lunch Meeting in which Sales updates Finance/Operations on their prospects in the sales funnel for the month. The day concludes with additional marketing responsibilities. The student will also receive a tour and insight into the inner workings and operations of a 24x7x365 IT solution provider. REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship

Mark Hourigan, '1981, P'2020, Owner/President, Hourigan Construction (Richmond, VA). Shadow Description: We are a Commercial Construction Management firm and could offer exposure in the following areas: - Management - Estimating - Business Development / Marketing - Virtual Construction and Design - Project Management and Field Operations - Safety and Risk Management - People Strategies / Human Resources - Accounting / Finance - Information Technologies.

Nick Johnson ‘1990, Senior Vice President, Digital Ad Sales Strategy, Turner (Location: New York, NY).  Shadow Description: Come spend a day with Nick Johnson ('90) and experience a day in the life of a digital media executive. From CNN to Great Big Story, from video ads to branded content, come experience the business first hand.

Emily Kaeli ‘2000, Division Director, Beacon Hill Staffing Associates(Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Beacon Hill Staffing is a national staffing firm with offices all across the country. I run our Temporary Administrative Staffing Division in NYC. We specialize in placing temporary and temporary to permanent administrative staff. Our team has a sales function ie members of the team are bringing clients to Beacon HIll so we have jobs to fill and we have a recruiting team which sources candidates for the roles we are working on. This experience would allow a student to see full cycle how our business works. A great opportunity for those who have an interest in staffing & recruiting.

Pandora: Donna Bourke ‘1992, Senior Sales Manager; Sam Betterly ‘2012, Senior Campaign Specialist; Marielle Bianchi ‘2012, Account Strategist; Liz Baron ‘2014, Campaign Specialist (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Shadowing Gettysburg Alumni/current Pandora employees throughout the day in the Ad Operations, Client Services and Sales & Marketing Departments. We will also coordinate presentations around our Music Makers, Legal, Recruitment and Internships Departments. (www.pandora.com)

Thomas Meyers, P'2015, Vice President Food Service, Pinnacle Foods (Location: Parsippany, NJ). Shadow Description: Shadow marketing and sales professionals in a leading consumer food manufacturing organization. Learn about the complex and interesting B2B side of the food industry.

Tonya Nye, P'2020, Director of Sales and Marketing, Topflight Corporation (Glen Rock, PA). Shadow Description: My plan is to organize the day as follows: tour and review of the manufacturing area with the plant manager; tour and review of the research and development area and prototype lab; remainder of the day with me participating in meetings and scheduled activities to understand how the executive staff position relates to the operations of a manufacturing facility.

Brian Orsinger, '2001, National Practice Lead, Ancillary Benefits, Key Insurance & Benefits Services (Mechanicsburg, PA). Shadow Description: Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Inc. (KIB) is the Health and Benefits Consulting division of KeyBank. With trained, knowledgeable professionals, KIB offers a full complement of risk management and insurance products, tools and services including creative solutions and customizable plans for all areas of employee benefits. We blend local community ties, regional presence and continuous growth nationwide to provide clients and their employees the personal touch of a regional firm with the advantages of the top agencies in the country. We currently work with over 3,800 clients in 40 states across the United States and 13 countries internationally. Along with having some of the best qualified consultants in the industry, our team is supported by a dedicated group of underwriters and actuaries specializing in the areas of employee benefits and risk management. Our consulting teams thrive on counseling large, complex clients—many incorporating organized labor—and routinely deploy technology solutions specifically designed for the large case market including health plan claims analytics and predictive modeling, employee self-service online benefits enrollment and administration tools, scalable call center solutions staffed by credentialed insurance professionals and a host of valuable compliance resources.

Brendan Ripp ‘1999, VP & Executive Vice President, National Geographic Sales and Partnerships, Fox Networks Group(Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Brendan Ripp oversees National Geographic Partners' brand revenue across all platforms of its business, including National Geographic Channels, as well as digital, social, mobile, and print. He also leads the National Geographic Advertising Sales and Client Solutions' teams. Brendan Ripp's previous roles include President of Technology, Telecommunications and Finance Verticals and the VP   Publisher of Sports Illustrated at Time, Inc

Tom Shaffer ‘1987, Executive VP, Sales/Marketing/Strategy, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) (Location: Edison, NJ)  Shadow Description: MTF is the nations largest tissue bank. While we are a medical device company, we are also a 501(c)3 not for profit. We operate in 53 countries and provide therapeutic human biologcs to surgeons, hospitals and health systems. Each student will get to learn about our mission, how to operate as a dynamic medical device company in the complicated healthcare environment, while fulfilling our mission. They will understand how we market, brand, educate, craft strategic and operation plans, and how we work with the communities and countries we serve to educate on the benefits of tissue donation.

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