Accounting and Business Alumni have been accepted to graduate programs in Columbia University, NYU, Pace University, Long Island University, SUNY and CUNY in Business and Economics. In recent years, our students have also been accepted at University College London (England) for Environmental Studies and Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington to study Law.
Notes from the Field
“I graduated in 2010 with a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Finance & Investments, and a double major in Dance with a concentration in Dance & Media.
At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC as a Mortgage Disclosure Desk Team Leader. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area.
I really liked Marymount’s small class sizes and individual attention received from professors. Both professors and advisors took an interest in your education and wanted to make sure you succeeded while in school and after graduation. Marymount also gave me the opportunity to pursue a double major in business and dance which was a wonderful experience supported by both departments. I also enjoyed having NYC as a campus, where there are so many things to explore and do.
While attending Marymount I was involved in the Marymount Business Association (MBA) serving as President and Vice President. My involvement in MBA was a great opportunity to network with fellow students as well as business professionals. Two other organizations I was a member of were the Sigma Beta Delta and Alpha Chi honor societies. I also had the opportunity to do a summer internship combining my business and dance majors with a contemporary dance company, Jennifer Muller/The Works.
My advice to future students would be to work hard and enjoy their college experience at the same time. It is important to study hard and focus on your academics, but also be sure to take advantage of NYC and what it has to offer. There are so many things around the city that are free or relatively inexpensive. Additionally, many Broadway shows have student rushes or discounted tickets. One important experience I would recommend for all students is an internship. After graduation the experience you gained through an internship will help you when you are applying and interviewing for jobs.”
(Class of 2011) Director, Sales Operations at Vertical Search Works
Jason graduated with a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from MarymountManhattanCollege in 2011. He is currently the Director of Sales Operations at Vertical Search Works, a search technology company. He supports the sales staff and provides them with all of the necessary materials to succeed. Jason started at Vertical Search Works in March of 2011 and is continually moving up in the company since. He attributes his success to hard work. Jason enjoys going to work and working with people. He is involved so much in this startup that most of his time awake is spent at work. Since Vertical Search Works is a startup, Jason wears a lot of hats. Jason works with almost all of the divisions within the company; marketing, accounting, human resources, operations, sales, account management, IT and other special projects at the executive level.
While at MMC Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and use real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. He interned at NBC his junior year which has already made a huge impact on his career. Having this internship taught Jason more about business then any classroom could; it also gave some great references and made his resume and experience more valuable. He has stayed in touch with some employees at NBC which has helped Jason network and generate business in his current position. He is also continuing his education at StrayerUniversity and has completed half of the course work to earn his Executive MBA.
The internship, combined with the knowledge from MMC professors, taught Jason that the one thing you need to do in life is to work hard. This work ethic starts when you are in school. You have to discipline yourself to be hard working, find an internship and be prepared for interviews once you start your job search.
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(Class of 2011)
“The Business Management Program at Marymount Manhattan College has given me the resources and knowledge to succeed in the ‘real world.’ Through various core classes and electives, it prepared me well for Wall Street and the volatile global market. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Management, concentration in Marketing and minor in Hispanic Studies.
Currently I am at Goldman Sachs covering the Global Investment Research Division as the Experienced Hire Recruiting Coordinator onsite. We bring onboard experienced hires to do research for the company across various sectors, including Internet, Energy, and Financials to name a few. Every day is filled with opportunities to grow and expand on skillsets and aspirations. I enjoy being surrounded by an empowering group of people from all walks of the world, working to search for talent in today’s market. Being able to interact and speak with such people on a daily basis is very rewarding.
During my time at Marymount Manhattan, I was the Secretary of the Campus Activities Board and an active member of both the Business and National Honors Society. Through these extracurricular activities, I not only made tight-knit friendships, but was able to help promote school spirit and a passion in the business world. Off-campus, I completed an internship for two summers at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education. They were looking for college students who would come and help build multi-cultural communities through their High School Summer Program. I acted as a resident advisor, program assistant and teaching assistant throughout my time. I honed my interpersonal and leadership skills and gained insight to how important cultural awareness and diversity is to a community.
Aside from my internship and campus activities, I decided to study abroad twice during my time at Marymount. The first time was during the summer of freshman year in Madrid, Spain for 2 months. I wanted to strengthen my Spanish and understand how they do business internationally. My mentors and advisors in the Business program were very encouraging and excited to hear about my experience. First semester, senior year, I decided to take my studies across the globe to Shanghai, China. There I attended Fudan University and enrolled in both Chinese and businesses classes. Unlike my study abroad experience in Spain, I did not know Mandarin and just took a leap of faith and dove into it head first. Of all my experiences throughout college, studying in China was definitely the most rewarding and eye opening.
Marymount Manhattan College was the foundation through which I was able to piece together all my experiences and walk confidently towards my goals and passion. Through my advisors, peers and mentors, I was able to make the most out of my time at Marymount. One piece of advice I would give to any student, is to never sell yourself short. If you are interested in joining a particular club or trying out a class not within your major; go for it. You have the opportunity to do so and the resources to help you along the way. Also, if an opportunity presents itself, take it. If you want to study abroad, do it. Don’t let anything stop you. There is a lot to learn outside the four walls of a class, and you have to be proactive and passionate to further yourself and stand out.”