Israel Incubator Project – Bringing the Start-up Nation to the Wilf Campus

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Ben Fried

With recruiting season in motion for both full time jobs and summer internships, many YU students are feeling a great deal of pressure to ace their interviews and secure that lucrative position. Unfortunately, these students not only face the standard obstacles that business students attending non target schools face, but also additional obstacles by virtue of attending a school with a dual curriculum. For example, since students can end class as late as 8 or 10pm on some weekdays, attaining... Read more

Have No Fear, Parachute is Here!

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Benjamin Zirman

Davidson University, a liberal arts college in North Carolina, was the only college that offered free laundry service and delivery for its students from 1919 until 2015. But in May 2015, Davidson canceled it’s free laundry service, and Davidson students joined their peers in other schools in needing  ranks of students who need to figure out a way to get their laundry done by themselves. For the many students who have never had to do their own laundry, this is... Read more

Get Ready to Get UNIMASHed: The Innovative App Bringing College Students Together

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Elie Lipnik

Often individuals have brilliant ideas and dreams that they never end up pursuing because they lack the courage, luster, or bravery to do so. However, the same cannot be said for two notable YU students, Elie Lefkowitz and Maor Shoshana. In January of last year, these two aspiring entrepreneurs made the decision to turn their dreams into a reality and began to create a phone app that would forever change the way in which college students across the country interact... Read more

Popular Accounting Principles Review Classes Return

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Etan (Alex) Neiman

There is exciting news for the roughly 260 Sy Syms students enrolled in either Accounting Principles I or Accounting Principles II. After going on hiatus for a semester, the popular student-led weekly review classes have returned. For the duration of the semester, an Accounting Principles II review class will be offered every Tuesday night, while an Accounting Principles I review class will be offered every Wednesday night. Though the exact location is subject to change, the sessions currently run from... Read more

How To Turn a YU Education into a Professional Sports Job

Published: February-08-2016       Author: Gary Feder

Are you a huge sports fan? Do you secretly – or not so secretly – want to land a big time coaching position for a sports franchise or have some job within the sports business stratosphere? Do you at least dream about attaining one of these positions in an alternate universe, where this seemingly ludicrous idea isn’t nearly as outrageous just because you are not a professional sports player? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this... Read more

To Cheat or Not to Cheat

Published: February-08-2016       Author: Shlomo Frishman

We have all been there before – exam day. You need a high score on the exam or risk getting a low term grade. Looking up, you notice that the professor’s back is turned slightly. What do you do? Do you lift your head, glance at your neighbor’s answers, quickly fill the bubbles in and think to yourself: “Job well done!” I’ll get an A in the course for sure now. Or, do you choose the route of integrity, ignore... Read more

The Executive Series: Jason Greenblatt

Published: February-07-2016       Author: Raymond Cohen

About ‘The Executive Series’ Through ‘The Executive Series’, The Commentator provides its readership with access to the thoughts and experiences of highly accomplished individuals in the business world. The column has a conversational style and expresses the unique story of each business leader, including their motivations, struggles, successes and failures. ‘The Executive Series’ also serves as a forum for a broader conversation about leadership in business and in life.   About Mr. Jason Greenblatt Jason D. Greenblatt (’85YUHS, ’89YC) received... Read more

Activist Investing – The Power of the Shareholder

Published: February-07-2016       Author: Michael Klein

Activist investing. Everyone’s talking about it. It seems like every other Wall Street Journal article mentions it. What’s the big hype? What is activist investing? And is it beneficial or detrimental to investors? To companies? To capitalism? First, we need to understand that activist investing is when shareholders (either individuals or groups) push for change. Usually, the activist investor holds a large amount of shares in the target company he is attempting to change. Essentially, activists want to implement their... Read more

Reacting to The Sy Syms Peer Tutoring Program Changes

Published: December-28-2015       Author: Etan (Alex) Neiman

Now that finals season has taken us by storm before we could see it coming, per strict YU tradition, it is time to consider every advantage we students can use to push our grades over the top. One such advantage is the Sy Syms Peer Tutoring Program, which I know well as the student Peer Tutoring Coordinator. Though this program is simply tremendous, it has fallen victim to two of the more common words around YU these days: budget cuts.... Read more

The Executive Series: An Interview with Mr. Bruce Taragin

Published: December-28-2015       Author: Raymond Cohen

About ‘The Executive Series’ Through ‘The Executive Series’, The Commentator provides its readership with access to the thoughts and experiences of highly accomplished individuals in the business world. The column has a conversational style and expresses the unique story of each business leader, including their motivations, struggles, successes and failures. ‘The Executive Series’ also serves as a forum for a broader conversation about leadership in business and in life. About Mr. Bruce Taragin (Adapted from Blumbergcapital.com) Mr. Bruce Taragin currently... Read more

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