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
Class of 2012
“I was a Business Management major with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Hispanic Studies. I graduated in May of 2012. I initially started working for a corporate events organization working on conferences involved with corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. After about a year I was recruited by my current employer Mimeo, and have been working as a national account manager for the past eight months. I generate leads primarily focused on fortune 500 companies, and discuss our cloud based on demand print solution with members of the executive team. I primarily deal with key decision makers ranging from Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers and their direct reports. I manage and retain a portfolio of clients constantly seeking for new organizations to continue growing not only my book of business, but also the overall organizations client base.
My immediate goals are to continue building my portfolio to secure a spot in Presidents Platinum Club, and to finish preparing for the GMAT exam so that I can take full advantage of my organization’s dedication to higher education with tuition reimbursement for those seeking an MBA.
What did I enjoy most at Marymount? First and foremost would be the faculty of the Business and Accounting Department. Each member of this team brings forth an unprecedented knowledge base in an array of subject matter. But what separates them from simply being intellects is their pride and love for teaching. Coupled with the faculty would be the intimate class sizes. Marymount students have the advantage of having small classroom sizes which encourages more student professor interaction, as well as a more enriching study of the subject. Thirdly, I had a wonderful experience interning for Finn Partners PR Firm in their literary sect, MEDIA CONNECT. I developed and planned national Radio, Print, and Television interviews for Business Authors. I was privileged to work with authors such as Dr. Charles Richards, The Psychology of Wealth, and Matthew Bishop, The Economist US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, author of In Gold We Trust.
My advice to current students: There are a few ways to make the transition from the academic world to the business world a seamless process. Firstly, take advantage of the diverse course offerings at Marymount. One of the major topics that crops up in conversations with the executives in the C-suite is the talent pipeline concern with many of these corporations. Executives want young talent with a diverse background. Take a plethora of different courses, and delve into different subject matter. It will allow you to connect principles you learn from different courses to the core foundation (business courses). Also, do not be afraid to be involved with school clubs, activities, and leadership positions. The more you can round out your resume the more you will stand out amongst all the other graduates seeking employment opportunities. Furthermore, make sure to utilize every resource that Marymount has to offer. It is imperative to forge relationships with your professors, the offices, and your advisor. They as a collective group are there to aid you throughout your four years of school, as well as upon graduation. I can honestly say I have been fortunate enough to be able to e-mail multiple members of the faculty and staff after graduation in need of letters of recommendation, references, and resources. Lastly, ENJOY your time within this amazing community. Extract every bit of knowledge you can, and embrace every obstacle with an open mind.”
Class of 2013
BS Business Management, Marketing focus and minor in Accounting
“I graduated from Marymount in the Spring of 2013 with a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in Accounting.
Currently, I work as the Compliance Assistant at Halcyon Asset Management LLC. I perform administrative tasks for the Deputy Chief and Chief Compliance Officers and I also report to them on forensic testing projects as well as any other current regulatory compliance-needs based tasks. Forensic testing projects consume over fifty percent of my time. I test policies implemented by our team to ensure that the entire firm is in compliance with regulation. In my position I am able to utilize many of my natural and learned skills while developing knowledge about the Compliance Landscape in the Hedge Fund industry. I most enjoy being a contributing member of a team in which Halcyon, a very well regarded and successful private hedge fund, values greatly. Our work allows the firm to conduct productive transactions while complying with law and regulation imposed by governmental bodies.
Having Marymount in my educational background I have found that I have a very distinctive and valuable set of skills not found among most of my peers. The liberal arts approach to learning which Marymount offers has given me the ability to approach projects, challenges, and problems with a broadened perspective. My education has taught me that there are many ways to view an endeavor, whether in my professional or personal life, and that no one way takes precedence and all are valuable. In addition to this liberal arts way of thinking, I also gained a professional and directive set of skills in Marymount’s business and accounting programs where, at times, there is only one way to solve a problem. The combination of these two important learning styles and areas of study has given me skills which are highly valued by my employer.
Current and future Marymount students should keep in mind that a strong work ethic and a passion for learning are the key to success after graduation. Strong academics are a stepping stone to great professional opportunities. Above all else, I would strongly advice working closely with Marymount’s faculty who all bring very valuable real world knowledge to the classroom. My relationships with faculty throughout my time at Marymount became paramount to my success as a student and now as a working professional.”
“I graduated in 2009 with a BS in Business Management, concentration in Finance and Investments. I had a great experience with the program. The teachers were great and I liked that they all had real experience working jobs that gave them the tools they needed to teach the subject matter. The library was one of my greatest assets and I would recommend that everyone spend at least a few hours each day hitting the books in there.
Most of all, I enjoyed the smaller classrooms where you have a voice and aren’t a number in a huge auditorium. Also, having NYC as my campus was fantastic, as many classes and relationships afforded me opportunities to see part of the city, including parks, museums, and even trading floors on the NYSE, Morgan Stanley, and an assortment of other Wall Street offices.
I was part of the business club, serving as both Treasurer and VP. I also had an internship at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services during college. I was inducted as a member of Sigma Beta Delta, Curian, and Alpha Chi honor societies on the basis of my GPA.
Presently, I work at CertusBank as a Mortgage Loan Officer. I love helping people save money or get cash out when refinancing. It is also rewarding when helping people finance a new house, whether they are first time buyers, are involved in an upgrade/downgrade, or are interested in an investment opportunity.
I have gained extremely important business skills such as sales experience, and customer service; and also financial skills regarding cash flow analysis, break-even point analysis, affordability and qualification ratios. I have developed a good feel for the treasury and bond markets as well as the national housing market in order to help guide my clients.
My advice to any student: work hard and graduate with a fantastic GPA! Also try to get a job or internship in which you deal with businessmen and clients. These will help prepare you for the business world and will help you potentially stand out to future employers. Also, make sure that you take advantage of the city, especially if you aren’t originally from there. There are many great places to explore, and plenty of activities that are free or inexpensive. Whether you stay or move away, you will have memories that very few people in this world will experience. Work hard, play hard!”