PFEW Alumni News
January 2012
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PFEW 2012
Featured Alumni
Help Wanted


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Official PFEW 2012 Dates


 Week I - Lycoming 
 July 8-14, 2012
Week II - Lycoming
 July 15-21, 2012
Week III - Lycoming
July 29-Aug. 4, 2012


Week IV - Penn
 Aug.5-11, 2012
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Dear Alumni,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the PFEW Alumni News.  We are excited to be able to provide our Alumni with this forum to stay in touch with both the Foundation and also your fellow PFEW Alumni. 
The PFEW website is a great medium for staying in touch and also getting your articles and information to the PFEW staff so that we can share them with everyone.  We hope you will keep your profile updated and enjoy the communications we will be sending to you every few months. 
We know that without our Alumni, PFEW would not be possible so this is our thank you to you and we look forward to talking with you via the PFEW Alumni News.  
Alumni Testimonial

"PFEW was an amazing week for me.  I learned a lot about what it meant to be a "businessperson", gained visibility into my own strengths and weaknesses, and became very excited to head to college as soon as possible.  I grew up in Bethlehem, PA and attended PFEW in 1995.  I was elected CEO of my company, which was exciting as I had not pursued much leadership responsibility in high school.  I had always been opinionated, but this was a great opportunity to attempt to lead a group.  I learned how hard that was as we had one member of our team who was vocally unhappy with how we approached the competition.  The team worked through these issues and though I cannot remember our product, I do know that we won the shareholder's presentation portion of the competition.


Prior to going to PFEW, I did not have a real sense of what business jobs entailed and with what issues businesspeople struggled.  My father was a podiatrist and most of my friend's parents did not really talk to me about their work experience.  PFEW opened my eyes to the fact that I definitely wanted to work in some aspect of business.  I went on to attend Hamilton College and then joined Kaiser Associates, a Washington DC strategy consulting firm.  Consulting allowed me to put off the decision of what I wanted my career to be and continue to deal with a wide range of business issues.  I then decided to go back to school and get my MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Once there, I was certain that I wanted to go into real estate.  I really like the way buildings look and function.  And I knew that my skill set was matched well for the quantitative nature of investment analysis.


For the last two years, I have been a Vice President of Development at the Trump Organization.  I am responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and negotiating new real estate deals for Donald Trump's private company.  It has been a great experience and I have been able to travel to more than 10 countries including places like India, Thailand, St. Lucia, and Azerbaijan.  I evaluate investments and partnerships in projects as diverse as luxury resorts in the Caribbean, Class A Manhattan office buildings, and residential developments in Istanbul.  I honestly can say that PFEW was a formative week of my life and one that had an impact on my career path."


David Orowitz
Vice President, Development
The Trump Organization 

Where Are You Now?
We Want To Hear From You!
There is nothing we love more at PFEW than to hear from our Alumni! We are currently looking for testimonials from any PFEW Graduate, regardless of when you attended the program. We want to hear about where you are at now. Has PFEW helped you in your career or life? These testimonials will be featured in one of our many PFEW newsletters or e-letters.  If you are interested, please send a brief write up and photo of yourself to
Help Wanted
Help Wanted
Each Summer, the PFEW staff grows as it takes a little extra help to stay "two hours ahead of the herd". We will be looking to hire several interns & resident hall advisors to help us with everything that goes on behind the scenes as we run our 2012 sessions. For more info on summer job opportunities, click here.


As you know the Company Advisor (CA) is an important part of the PFEW experience to all of our students. They are there to mentor the students & support them as they take the PFEW Journey. They truly are the "heart & soul" of PFEW. If you are currently out of college, we ask that you please consider joining us this summer by volunteering to be a CA. No previous business experience is needed as we will teach you everything you need to know to be an effective CA.


If you have questions about volunteering as a Company Advisor, please contact our Vice President, Karen Musante, via email at

SIGN UP To Become a Company Advisor for PFEW 2012