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October 29, 2010
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Bermont/Carlin Scholars
     Undergraduate Bermont/Carlin Scholars in Bryant
  Park in midtown Manhattan on the 2010 New York trip.

More than 30 School of Business undergraduate and MBA students had the opportunity to visit New York City in October to learn firsthand about the ins and outs of business in the Big Apple. 

As a part of the school’s undergraduate Bermont/Carlin Scholars Program, 14 undergraduate finance students had the opportunity to meet with executives at major investment banks such as Morgan Stanley and other leading New York firms, as well as tour and walk the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. 

“The Bermont/Carlin Scholars trip granted us a personal experience that I wouldn't have received otherwise,” said Hannah Ringel, who was among the scholars. “What we learned firsthand about the New York financial industry will undoubtedly provide us with a competitive advantage in the job market.”

New York Visit  
  Undergraduate and MBA Bermont/Carlin Scholars in a Morgan
  Stanley Smith Barney trading room in midtown Manhattan.

A group of full-time MBA students also travelled to New York as part of a program organized by the School’s Ziff Graduate Career Services Center. Students in marketing, finance, real estate and consulting, interested in pursuing careers in New York, were invited to apply for the program, which is supported by the James W. McLamore Graduate Business Fellowship. Students participated in company events and visits, allowing them to learn directly from professionals in their specific career tracks. Students were hosted by alumni at the following firms: Credit Suisse, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Citi, DRA Advisors, CBRE, UBS, Newmark Knight Frank, Jones Lang La Salle, New York Stock Exchange with Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, NAI, HSBC, and BNY.

   New York marketing group

Marketing students visit one of several MDC firms
in New York.

Focus on Marketing

A separate group of 18 MBAs and undergraduates went to New York to focus on careers in marketing. The trip was sponsored by MDC Partners, a marketing and communications network. The students spent two days visiting advertising and public relations firms that are part of the MDC network.  Students also attended presentations by MDC executives and account managers and had the chance to participate in a mock marketing campaign. The teams of students each developed a media campaign for a client and then presented it to a panel of MDC staffers including the account manager.

Alumni Mentor Event 

Also while in New York, students took part in the UBS Young Alumni Mentor event.  The event, which
UBS Event  
Host of the mentor event Senior Vice President
of Investments for UBS Alfred Marsicano,
BBA ’76, Dean Barbara E. Kahn, and Chris
Marsicano

has been hosted for the past three years by School of Business alumnus and Senior Vice President of Investments for UBS Alfred Marsicano BBA ’76, gives students the opportunity to meet with School of Business alumni to gain career advice from leaders in their areas of study.  Students met with leaders in fields such as banking, real estate, marketing, and finance.  Through the informal “meet and greet” setting of the program, students learned firsthand not only about work in different career fields, but also about life in New York and the transition from school to the work world.

If you or your firm would be interested in hosting our undergraduate or graduate level students for the 2011 New York visit please contact Shivani Joshi, assistant director of the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center at 305-284-1330.


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