MTA LEAD

MTA LEAD is a program designed to provide YUHSB students with lasting business and communal leadership skills through high school and university leadership training. Participants will be mentored by industry leaders, and will be able to participate in the Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Entrepreneurial and Executive Lecture Series of the Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB).

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The program accomplishes its objective, in part, by empowering YUHSB students with the ability to build on their entrepreneurial ideas to create meaningful and sustainable business projects. Students will learn to work in a team and will gain invaluable lifelong skills. Participation in the program is voluntary and open to all students.

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After all ideas are submitted, the Executive Council reviews each and then help advise students as they prepare a business plan presentation. Late in the school year, student finalists have the opportunity to present their presentation to a panel of Executive Council members, who will select a winner. The winning student/team receives a gift card and the council works to find a business leader who will continue to mentor the student(s) going forward.

Special Features

  • MTA Students will be assigned SSSB students as mentors as they develop their project ideas –
  • SSSB Professors will provide workshops on business communications, entrepreneurship and marketing
  • The winning student/team will have the opportunity to present at the SSSB business plan competition

Students may participate in LEAD in one of three ways:

  1. Brainstorm a sustainable and practical business idea: When you have outlined your plan, complete the online application, including the names of any other students with whom you may be interested in working.
  2. Even if you do not have a business idea at the start, but would like to be involved in a start-up, that is fine! On the web form, simply indicate in the drop down menu that you do not have a specific idea in mind. You can be involved in various MTA LEAD programming and workshops.
  3. If you are only interested in participating in the Kukin Lecture Series, please just indicate this on the drop down menu.
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 1st
MTA LEAD EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Dr. Tamar Avnet
Chair, Dept. of Marketing & Management
Sy Syms School of Business

Harris Goodman
Director of Sales & Business Development,
Late Nite Labs

Shuey Jacoby ’02
Executive Director
YU High Schools

R. Moshe Kinderlehrer ‘91
Publisher & Co-Founder,
Jewish Link of Bergen County

Michael Strauss
Associate Dean; Entrepreneur–in–Residence,
Sy Syms School of Business