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 was a member of the MMC graduating class of 2013. I double-majored and received a B.S. in Business Management, with a concentration in Finance and Investments, and a B.A. in Dance, with a concentration in Teaching Dance Arts. The opportunity to pursue these diverse avenues played a critical role in my decision to attend MMC. Double-majoring is very do-able. I averaged six classes per semester, which is a pretty heavy workload. However, with a good sense of time management, I had plenty of time to embrace living in the greatest city in the world! As a student at MMC, your campus is Manhattan!
When I started my journey at MMC, my primary focus was dance. I believe the technique instruction I received in Jazz, Ballet and Modern was comparable to the best dance colleges. In my later years, my interest shifted toward Business. I am very grateful to Dr. Vandana Rao, my advisor, for helping to guide me through my program. Together we developed an individualized path to achieve my ambitious goals.
During my junior and senior years, I was able to work about 10 hours a week for an Asset Management company. This was a great experience and it gave me some insight into the world of finance. It was gratifying to be able to relate my MMC business classes to the real world.
Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job. I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times. But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street! I work with a team of other dedicated professionals, and our mission is to assist domestic investors in retrieving excess tax withholding on investment income earned internationally. With so much to learn and strict deadlines, there is never a dull moment. I can honestly say I love my job! My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.
Although I primarily focused on dance and business, I was still able to receive the traditional MMC liberal arts education. I was also given the opportunity to study in Hawaii for a month through a program offered through Hunter College. That was an absolutely wonderful experience!
To any current or prospective students at MMC, I would say be creative and enjoy the journey. MMC provides academic structure and promotes social awareness, so there is an excellent opportunity to become a consummate professional.”
(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.
If you would like to connect with Jason feel free to reach out to him by connecting on LinkedIn
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.”