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Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide, Presenting to MCNY MBA Students

November 28, 2012

Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide, is invited as an MBA Guest Lecturer at Metropolitan College of New York this Thursday November 29th!

Meet us at Lecture Room 11P @ 5:30 pm for networking session.  Mystery Gift will be given by Mr. Reinhard himself to students who arrive early!

Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide

Keith Reinhard is Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide, which ranks among the world’s largest and most creative advertising networks with 200 offices in 90 countries. DDB has won more Grand Prix awards than any other agency in the over 50-year history of the International Advertising Festival in Cannes. As a working creative director, Keith was responsible for McDonald’s “You Deserve a Break Today” and State Farm’s long running theme “Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There.” Teams under Keith’s direction created award-winning campaigns for Anheuser-Busch, Volkswagen, PepsiCo and others.

In 1986 Keith was one of the architects of the advertising industry’s first and only three-way merger, creating Omnicom, which today ranks as one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services holding company. Concurrent with the creation of Omnicom, Keith accomplished the merger of Doyle Dane Bernbach and Needham Harper Worldwide to create the present network, DDB Worldwide.

Advertising Age has referred to Keith Reinhard as the advertising industry’s “soft-spoken visionary” and in 1999 named him one of the top 100 influentials in advertising history. Many of the media and compensation concepts first enunciated by Keith are now common practice in the industry. He was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2007.

From 2002 to 2010, Keith served as President of Business for Diplomatic Action, Inc. (BDA), a not-for-profit effort he founded to enlist the U.S. business community in actions aimed at improving the standing of America in the world. During its eight years of operation, BDA created and implemented a number of programs credited with building new bridges of understanding and respect between the United States and the world. As the organization’s leader, Keith testified to the U.S. Congress and was broadly featured in the media, from the BBC, The Daily Show, Fox News, CNN, and CNBC to publications including The Economist, Fast Company, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune and The Financial Times.

Keith has contributed generously of his time and talents to a broad range of initiatives. He serves on the boards of Sesame Workshop and Jazz at Lincoln Center and chairs the marketing committees of the boards of both organizations. He is past chairman of Union Theological Seminary in New York and past chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Keith is on the faculty and board of advisors of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership in Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the steering committee of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and serves on the advisory boards of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at the Yale School of Management, and the Johns Hopkins Prostate Cancer Center.

Keith is the father of seven children. He and his wife, Rose-Lee, live in Manhattan.

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Financial Seminars for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

October 1, 2012

Metropolitan College of New York’s School of Business is hosting a 3-day Executive Financial Seminars for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in New York, October 15th – 17th, 2012.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) is a China-based commercial bank. ICBC is ranked as one the world’s most valuable, profitable and largest companies by market capitalization. The Bank provides personal banking services, including personal deposits, personal loans, bank cards, credit cards, fund investment and personal financing services, among others; corporate banking services, including corporate deposits, loans, international settlements, international financing, management of corporate annuity, assets custody, investment banking and trade financing services, among others; electronic banking services, including online banking, telephone banking and mobile phone banking services, among others, as well as self-service banking business. The Company also involves in provision of financial consulting and charge agency services.

MCNY School of Business welcomes our distinguished  ICBC Executives to this exclusive 3-day Financial Seminar in New York.


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Financial Lives of People

January 1, 2012

Exclusive to MBA Students of Metropolitan College of New York, the CEO from Andrew Davidson & Co. going to talk about the “Financial Lives of People” — the importance of financial information and its relevance at different life stages and economic situations for people.

Please join us on FEB 1st, 5:15 – 6:15 pm at MCNY 11th floor Conference room. The talk will start at 5:30 pm.

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Andrew Davidson & Co. Inc. (AD&Co) was founded in 1992 by Andrew Davidson, an international leader in the development of financial research and analytics, mortgage-backed securities product development, valuation and hedging.

Since 1992, the company has provided institutional fixed-income investors and risk managers with high quality consulting services, research, and intellectual property aimed at yielding advanced, quantitative solutions to asset management issues.

Beginning with three employees in its New York City location, the company initially advised major financial institutions, mostly depositories, in the development and implementation of asset-liability strategies. The company also assisted mortgage originators in generating appropriate pipeline hedging procedures, and worked on a variety of fixed-income trading, valuation and risk analyses.

Since the firm’s inception, the size of the firm and scope of services has grown substantially. Today, AD&Co has over 20 employees in New York, California and Washington State, providing a host of consulting services from basic MBS securities valuation, return forecasting and hedging, to the development and implementation of risk management and valuation systems.

In 1998, AD&Co introduced VECTORS™ Analytics, a set of proprietary analytical tools that clients could use to reveal the value and risk embedded in their mortgage portfolios.

AD&Co’s clients include some of the world’s largest and most successful financial institutions and investment managers.

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Who Run The World (MOMS!) Seminar

October 23, 2011

Who Run The World MOMS Seminar Features:

Catherine Schuller is a well known plus-size industry leader, having been a former Ford model in the 80’s and 90’s when the industry was still forming. Part consumer advocate, part promotions and marketing liaison, she began as an actress and comedienne with her original cabaret act known as The Nerve! She left modeling and trained at Parsons School of Design in their image consulting program. She has risen to be the premiere style expert in the full figured field and was awarded the Icon of The Industry Award in June at Full Figured Fashion Week in NYC. Her best seller how to book, The Ultimate Plus Size Modeling Guide” was self published in 1996 and remains the “bible” of model manuals in the industry. She served as Fashion Retail Editor for MODE magazine for the full years’ of the magazine’s existence. After Mode’s closing she created an original runway designer show called CurveStyle: Reshaping Fashion in her home base of New York City. She consults and appears as the premiere expert on the subject of “all things plus and full figured.” She is media spokesperson and liaison for manufacturers, designers, retailers and the full figured customer.. Her clients have included major department stores as well as retail specialty stores such as The Bon Ton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Filene’s, Lord&Taylor, Charming Shoppes and Lane Bryant/Catherine’s Plus Sizes, Talbot’s Woman. She is currently working on new campaigns and marketing efforts for clients within the burgeoning online plus apparel industry. She has had a line of clothing on QVC called Shape Shopping. She was assistant stylist for Nashville Star with Wynonna Judd. She is Image and Style Director of Divabetic, a charity outreach started in Luther Vandross’ honor by his personal assistant, Max Szadek. She has traveled the United States with her Glam More, Fear Less attitude, helping women find their inner diva and use fashion and beauty as motivation to stay on track with their diabetes management. She has appeared numerous times on The Today Show, five times on The View, Neal Cavuto’s Your World, CBS Evening News, and The Early Show and recently Dr. Oz. Her latest project is a book deal called Such a Pretty Face, a coffee table book about the models who are simultaneously worshipped and ridiculed in the anorexic fashion world. She has a column at Venus Divas with her popular News from a Broad feature. She is an instructor at Fashion Institute of Technology teaching the only special size image course.

Leora Edut has been transforming people’s looks since 1995. She began her career with MAC Cosmetics, training with some of New York City’s top makeup artists. After several years there, she branched out on her own and began working with high profile corporate and fashion clients. She has traveled worldwide doing shows for Redken in Las Vegas and Ports International throughout China. In 2009, Leora worked on the UN Cure for Malaria Campaign with Molly Sims, Landon Donovan, and Elizabeth Gore. She has worked with celebrities including Mark Consuelos, Rihanna, and the cast of Jersey Shorel for both print media and television appearances. In her spare time, Leora travels the US donating her talent teaching makeup courses to women in shelters.


CELEBRITIES: Rihanna, Molly Sims, Kelis, Kate Voegele, The Jackson Brothers, Cheri Dennis, Nina Sky, Mark Consuelos, Alan Houston, Tamar Davis, Mario, Alice Schroeder, Miri Ben Ari, Crystal Mcrary Arthur, Keith Boykin, Kevin Powell, Rockmand Dunbar, Amy Sacco, Nene Leakes, Elizabeth Gore, Ted Turner, Landon Donnovan, Dirty Money

FASHION: Dolce and Gabanna, Halston, Sean John, Tom Ford, La Perla, Baby Phat, PORTS International

MEDIA: MTV, VH-1, BET, America’s Next Top Model, Regis & Kelly, AOL Latina, MTV – Video Music Awards, Wendy Williams Show

EDITORIAL: Glamour, Paper Magazine, GQ, Karen, Uptown, Us Weekly, Florida International, U.S. Banker, Essence, Complex

COMMERCIAL: L’Oreal, Redken, Atlantic Records, Paul Mitchell, Def Jam, Verizon, ING Bank, US Banker

ADVERTISEMENT: Redken,, Cheerwine Soda

PHILANTHROPIC: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), The United Nations, Detroit Rescue Mission, Grace Smith House, Good Shephard


Melissa Farley My name is Melissa Kathryn Farley and I am the founder of Melissa Kathryn MakeOver. I am a certified Holistic Weight Loss and Wellness Coach and received my education through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which was an affiliate of Columbia University. In addition, I am board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and have 10 years experience in Fashion, Design and Marketing.

My goal is to inspire busy women to reach their personal goals, improve their health and live more fulfilling lives. Holistic is a belief of working on the whole self and addressing all aspects of life to ensure lasting weight loss and positive change.

As a Weight Loss and Style Coach, I am your personal advocate for living a healthy and passionate life and looking fabulous in the process! The program is a total body transformation from the inside out. It is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. Working together, we discover the foods and lifestyle choices that best support you and then create a custom plan based on your needs. By making gradual, lifelong changes, this enables you to reach your current and future health goals without feeling deprived. Once you achieve your dream body and are equipped with the knowledge and power to maintain your new physique, we take your look to the next level with a personal style make over!

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October 6, 2011

Who Run The World (MOMS)!
A seminar transforming everyday mommies into powerful goddesses!
Catered by Whole Food Market!
Sponsored by: PANTENE
Thursday, October 6th
Metropolitan College- 431 Canal Street

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Women Advancing Microfinance: Creating Balance in Your Life

September 22, 2011

Please join MCNY (Metropolitan College of New York) and WAM (Women Advancing Microfinance) in a series of life skills sessions this year.  Register at

After a successful presentations skills event earlier this summer, we now invite you to a session on “Creating Balance In Your Life”, lead by  Louise Finlayson, PhD.

Dr. Finlayson has over twenty years of clinical experience as a clinical psychologist. She earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University and did a three year fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  She also has been a life coach for over ten years after training at the Coach’s Training Institute.  As a coach, she focuses  on helping her clients move past blocks that are preventing them from enjoying their lives, ultimately moving them towards richer and more fulfilling lives.

During this interactive one hour session, she will help us each identify where our lives are out of balance, explore what our priorities truly are, and ultimately create our own action plan for self-care – all designed to give women the tools to create optimal balance in their lives.
6:00-6:30 Registration and Welcome
6:30-:7:30 Interactive Session with Dr. Finlayson
7:30-8:00 Q&A and Wrap Up


Do not miss this unique opportunity to interact with a specialist in the field. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

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MBA Career Panel

August 2, 2011

Registration at

Metropolitan College of New York

The career panel is scheduled for Tuesday August 2, 2011, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at  MCNY 11th floor Conference Hall.   This event is opened to all MCNY Students.   Invitations will be specially sent to students in the MBA Programs.  Please register if you are interested to attend.

The purpose of the panel is to provide MNCY graduate students and alumni advice on how to secure a job.  The panelists will first speak briefly about what they do and how they got to where they are.  Then, they will each offer concrete advice on how to find a job in this market, either in the format of a “five top actions” list, a list of “do’s and don’ts”. After this round, the floor is open to questions.  Halfway through the event, the moderator will ask for volunteers to practice one of the actions recommended by the panelists.  The panelists will then be asked to provide feedback about the role play.  For further information about the agenda and speakers bio, please see below.


4:00-4:05 p.m.  Moderator welcomes audience and introduces the panelists

4::05-4:20 p.m.  Panelists describe their current positions and how they got to where they are

4:20-4:40  p.m. Actionable career advice from each panelist

4:40-5:00 p.m. Questions from the audience

5:00-5:05 p.m. Audience chooses an actionable advice for a role play

5:05-5:10 p.m. Role Play: Volunteers Practice one actionable advice

5:10-5:25 p.m. Comments and feedback from the panelists on role play

5:25-5:40 p.m. Comments and questions from the audience


Moderator: Dr. Amitai Touval

Panel Speakers:

Charles E. Williamson

Dr. Charles E. Williamson is an inspirational speaker with an ability to motivate the masses into exploring change in their career, personal life, and towards being more socially responsive. He has over ten years speaking in public, advocating for those without a voice, and persuading people to consider how they can be leaders in their community. Also a published author on the subject of occupation advancement, book entitled “I Need A Job!!!”, and a reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal and Oxford University Press. Mr. Williamson’s extensive educational background entails Certified Technologist in Operational Excellence, Paralegal Certification, BA in History (Double Minor in Spanish and Art), Masters of Science in Leadership and Strategic Management from Manhattanville College; Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership with the University of Phoenix. He devotes his career towards motivating others in achieving their own visions of success. He has coached many developing and seasoned professionals in career development, organizational development, process reengineering, and many areas of strategic business development. His experience includes: former Assistant Vice President at Citigroup, former Director of the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program for New York County District Attorney’s Office, Adjunct Professor of Business Management at the University of Phoenix, Metropolitan College, Monroe College, and advisor for several educational and business councils. He currently works at JPMorgan Chase as an Executive Director and Global Head of Service Management under the Global Technology Infrastructure/Client Technology Services, which manages all desktop assets.


William Scheckel

William Scheckel, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at SEEBURGER AG, is a global marketing advisor whose expertise includes social media, branding, marketing communications and public relations strategy. He has worked with many of the world’s leading brands, including SAP, IBM, Shell and Deutsche Bank, as well as with heads of state, start-ups and growing companies around the globe.

For 9 years, he led the marketing strategy agency William Scheckel & Associates, based in Frankfurt, Germany, to win a number of sensitive, high-level projects including the roll-out of, crisis control for Deutsche Bank and marketing communications for King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden.

After moving back to the US, he built up marketing and outreach programs at the NJ Division on Civil Rights, Office of the Attorney General for 4 years, then assumed the role of chief of staff of SAP Global Marketing, where he managed projects throughout the 750-person organization, including global advertising campaigns, the relaunch of, and the go-to-market strategy of a global product roll-out. In addition to his corporate role, William also teaches social media for business at New York Institute of Technology. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his Magister (MA) from Universität Konstanz, Germany.


Abby Kohut

Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC.  In the past 15 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma.  Abby’s articles on and her bi-weekly Career Wake Up Calls inspire job seekers to stay motivated as they continue their search for their ideal job. Abby has presented to over 100 groups and was recently interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning Connecticut, WKTU-FM, WOR-AM, WDVR-FM, and the Joe Franklin show on Bloomberg Radio. Her books “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets” and “Absolutely Abby’s Top 12 Interview Questions Exposed” teach candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won’t tell you. Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of “The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search”. Since 2010, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers.



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Prudential Hiring

June 27, 2011

Prudential’s Hiring Managers are coming to Metropolitan College of New York this June 27th, 2011 at 5 pm, 11th floor conference room.

Please sign up (with your MCNY email address) if you are interested to find out about job opportunities at Prudential.

*** This event is open only to MBA students at Metropolitan College of New York ****

Registration at

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