A Day in the Life of a Golisano Institute Student

Hi everyone! My name is John Costello, I’m a part of the inaugural cohort here at Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, and I welcome you to a day in my life as a business student. To be specific, this is going to reflect my typical Tuesday as I really enjoy the courses assigned to…

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Faculty & Staff Feature: Meet Nakia Vargas

1. Share a little bit about your journey from practicing accounting to founding your own financial services business and the young CEO program. How have those experiences led to where you are now? I’m an RIT alumnus who graduated in 2008 with a degree in accounting and a minor in marketing and advertising. I started…

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Faculty & Staff Feature: Meet Michelle Staebell

1. Describe your role as accounting faculty at Golisano Institute. What does a day in the life of Michelle Staebell look like? I designed the first two accounting classes, which will be held in Q3 and Q4, and I’m excited about it. In Q1, I taught business math, a related topic that gets students primed…

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Faculty & Staff Feature: Meet Dr. Ervin Starr

1. Describe your role as the faculty lead for entrepreneurship. What does a day in the life look like for Dr. Ervin Starr? I would describe my role as working collaboratively with the other faculty who are currently co-teaching entrepreneurship courses, reviewing and revising the curriculum, and ensuring every course within each quarter integrates into…

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Faculty & Staff Feature: Meet Dr. Caterina Caiazza

1. Describe your role as Assistant Vice President for Career and Personal Development at Golisano Institute. I have an exciting role that includes the academic side of our operation as well as our administrative side. A significant part of my role is developing the curriculum for, as well as teaching, our career development courses. Students…

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Unleashing Success: The Power of Mentorship in Business and Life

Mentors serve as very special navigators, steering mentees through the complexities of their chosen path and offering perspectives and connections that textbooks can’t provide. It’s why Golisano Institute faculty dedicate at least 40% of their time to mentoring students. In this blog, we explore why mentorship is crucial for success in business and life and…

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Top Three Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Campus Visit

From experiencing the campus atmosphere to answering the big questions on your mind, attending an Open House is one of the best ways to make an informed decision on the next steps in your educational journey. At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we understand that your time is valuable – after all, ambition is…

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Empowering Success Through Hands-On Learning

The bridge between theory and practice is where true empowerment flourishes. Golisano Institute’s commitment to experiential learning elevates students beyond textbooks, launching them into real-world application. Through a holistic approach that nurtures skills, mindset, and networks, we pave the path to success for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.   Real-World Relevance The heartbeat of Golisano…

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