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Summertime, and the students were busy (and in business)

While summer is traditionally a slow time on campus, RIT students used the break to develop ideas and projects that may one day hit the marketplace.


Noah Wexler is a manager, marketer, and fitness professional working towards an MS degree in Entrepreneurship & Innovative Ventures at RIT. He is a versatile leader with experience in business startups, product development, team management, and customer discovery. Noah has been working closely with Silvia Caraballo, who is getting her MS in Management, Global Management and Supply Chain Management also at RIT.

Winners announced for RIT/NTID Next Big Idea competition

Five teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf went head-to-head April 25 during The Next Big Idea Competition, a Shark Tank-style business competition. Small World That, a central hub that connects the international deaf community through a website and app, took home the $5,000 first prize.

Saunders grad gets top scores on CPA exam

Adena Thomson is definitely a degree above average.

The RIT alumna, who attended Saunders College of Business as an accounting major, maintained a 4.0 GPA to earn her undergraduate degree in 2012 and achieved the same repeat performance of academic excellence for her MBA degree a year later.

And now Thomson has scored the trifecta. She earned one of the highest overall scores in the world and has been recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a top Uniform CPA Examination performer and recipient of the 2013 Elijah Watt Sells Award.

MS in Finance Graduate Recognized by Financial Professionals

Financial Executives International (FEI) has recognized Nikita Srivastava, a recent graduate from Saunders’ MS in Finance program, for her academic achievement.