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Watch this very special conversation with Jim Rooney on his new book:

A Different Way to Win - Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule

About Jim Rooney

Jim Rooney, is the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and author of A Different Way to Win - Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule. Jim's father, Dan Rooney, was one of the most influential sports executives of his generation, the man who transformed the Pittsburgh Steelers into one of the National Football League’s great dynasties and premiere franchises. Some of Dan's most important achievements, however, took place off the playing field as he sought to bring about equity in the league’s hiring practices and peace in his ancestral homeland of Ireland. As a business leader, a philanthropist, a diplomat and the author of the famous Rooney Rule, Dan Rooney was known for his core values, his quiet strength, his effectiveness, and his willingness to talk to and hear from those who disagreed with him.

Jim Rooney worked alongside his father for decades.  His personal and professional view of his father’s long career comes from having assisted his father with relationships at the State Department and the White House during Dan’s time serving as Ambassador to Ireland and, also, being involved in the football enterprise and support of the Rooney Rule.

In addition to being an author, Jim is a business owner, consultant, facilitator and national speaker.

He is co-partner of Rooney Consulting, which assists organizations with enhancing culture, building strong teams and growing businesses. 

In addition, Jim founded FirstLink Research and Analytics, a world leader in building business analysis for technology transition.

He has launched, led, and developed several initiatives, working across the academic, government, and technology sectors.  He has advised on projects for the U.S. Federal Government; several foreign governments; corporations such as Henry Ford Health Systems, BNY Mellon, Koppers; and the University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati, and University of Miami.

Jim holds an Organizational Consulting certificate from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Boston College. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh, The American Ireland Funds, and Gilmour Academy.



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Manhattanville School of Professional Studies professors JC Seoane and Jeremy Reams discuss pressing topics in the world of finance today. 

Is Bitcoin Money? Where do your interests and career goals fit in?


About the Speakers:

Professor JC Seoane

JC Fernandez-Seoane is a finance, banking & markets executive with 30 years of experience in financial risk management, in particular in trading, marketing, and selling financial derivatives.  In most of his previous positions, JC was responsible for building or restructuring corporate derivatives sales desks, hiring and managing teams of foreign exchange and interest rates derivatives teams, both in Europe and in the U.S.

In his last position, JC was head of fixed income & currencies corporate sales for Santander Bank in the US. He currently teaches international finance, cryptocurrencies & money, and financial risk management at several U.S. universities.

JC has a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from Sciences-Po Paris and an MBA from the London Business School. He is currently working on a thesis on the history of financial derivatives at Harvard University.

Professor Jeremy Reams

Jeremy is a Corporate Development Associate at IBM Corporation where he coordinates valuation and risk assessments across M&A strategy, business units, and execution teams with an emphasis on crafting an investment thesis and serves as a trusted business adviser on complex deal proposals and partnerships. He has also served as a Corporate Finance Strategist where he led a team of financial analysts to consolidate the income statement for the software group HQ division, built strategy models that are presented to three senior vice presidents and two general managers on the level of investment for growth initiatives, development organizations, and worldwide sales, managed spending policy strategy affecting over +60,000 IBM employees and is the recipient of the Executive Shadow Award and Manager’s Choice Award (3X). 

Jeremy has an MBA, from the Columbia Business School Executive Program and a BS in Finance from Florida State University.

Register today and bring your career questions to this extraordinary opportunity to chat with these high-level finance pros.  If you can't make this date, register and send your question via the form.  We will be sure to share the meeting recording link after the event.



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February 10, 2021 at 12 PM

MS Business Specializations - Hiring Tips from a Recruiter!

Caitlyn Magee, MS HR Management Alumna &

Recruiter for The Osborn in Rye, NY

with Jean Mann, Program Director, MS Business Specializations at Manhattanville College

February 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Sport & Entertainment Business - Leadership in Collegiate Athletics and Sports Sponsorships 

Shane Bell, MS Sport Business Alumnus &

Assistant Athletic Director, Operations & Event Management at Army West Point Athletics

Christina Surrusco, MS Sport Business Management &

Senior Partner Services Coordinator at Learfield IMG College

with Dave Torromeo, Program Director, Sport Business & Entertainment Management
at Manhattanville College

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SHRM Test Prep Meet and Greet:

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September 18, 2020 from 12-1 pm


Professor of SHRM Certification Test Prep

with Jean Mann, Program Director, MS Business Specializations at Manhattanville College

Mark leads HR classes for MBA and Undergrad students in Staffing, Selection, Compensation and Global disciplines.

He has also presented over two dozen times at SHRM national, regional, and local conferences on a broad range of HR topics.

As a former CHRO for Leviton, Marcum, and Success Academy Charter Schools, Mark was the recipient of several national awards including

SHRM’s Human Capital Leader of the Year and HR Executive Magazine’s Honor Role.


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September 17, 2020 from 12 - 1pm. - Creating the Next Wave


Guest speakers:

Carla Chalas, Senior Coordinator at Major League Baseball

Devon Garden, Associate Manager, NBA 2K League and G League Communications at National Basketball Association (NBA)

with Dave Torromeo, Program Director, Sport Business & Entertainment Management

at Manhattanville College

This is about sports business and creating the next wave of leaders for the sports business industry. Sports is a growing and thriving $600 billion annual business that touches everyone to some degree; it is also a highly competitive field — the Manhattanville Sport Business and Entertainment Management program tackles all of the pertinent areas of the sports business, and just as important, our professors and administrators have the network and contacts to make your sports business career happen or grow.  Join us!


September 16, 2020 from 12 - 1pm. - Digital Marketing Now


Guest speaker Sierra Brown, Product Manager, NPP Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim

with Jean Mann, Program Director, MS Business Specializations at Manhattanville College

Sierra is a digital marketer and currently the Product Manager, NPP Marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim focusing on the respiratory business. Passionate about digital, Sierra has worked on multiple integrated marketing, advertising, digital, PR and social media programs throughout her tenure. Before her time at BI, Sierra was on digital strategy/account teams at multiple New York creative agencies serving clients ranging from Fortune 50 to startups in a variety of industries including: CPG, pharmaceutical, fashion, beauty, technology & more.  Zoom in!Sierra received her M.S. in Marketing Communication Management from Manhattanville College in 2016.


SPS Power Lunch Lineup

Join our Power Lunch Series on July 8 & 9, 2020 from 12 - 1 pm

Get to work on your future by attending this program-based live virtual information session to learn about program requirements, format, the class experience, career opportunities, and our vibrant and career-focused School of Professional Studies community. These sessions are live and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Receive a $75 application fee waiver for attending.

JULY 8, 2020 12-1 pm via ZOOM - Master of Science programs including:

Business Leadership, Human Resource Management, Finance, and Marketing Communication Management

Jean Mann Graduate Program Director and Julie Ng Zhong Director, Talent Management at Mastercard will discuss vital insights to grow your career.  You will also learn about program requirements, formats, and about our vibrant and career focused School of Professional Studies community. 

JULY 9, 2020 12-1 pm via ZOOM - Sport Business

Join NHL Executive Jeff Day, WWE Executive Kristin Wilson, and Program Director David Torromeo for a special sports industry power lunch.