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Student Success

At Marist, we measure student success by more than just grades or salary in a first job: we help our students fully develop their intellect, character, and skills.  That being said, our students go on to highly successful careers in a variety of professional fields, attend some of the most respected graduate schools, and are awarded some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships.  The strong foundation students receive prepares them to take on the many challenges and opportunities that await after graduation.  At the same time – and just as importantly – a Marist education instills a firm commitment to serving others and promoting the social good.  No matter what path career path our students ultimately choose, the Marist educational experience prepares them to lead lives that are both rewarding and meaningful.  And that’s the definition of success.

Students in the School of Communication and the Arts have been recognized for excellence in many different ways. Marist fashion students routinely win scholarships from the prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.  The Fashion Program’s magazine has received awards from both the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. PR students have earned the annual Public Relations Student Society of America award, a nationwide hon­or given to only a hand­ful of students.  Marist’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has brought in distinguished speakers such as Sebastian Junger, and it was named the Campus Charter of the Year for Region 1. Sports communication students won a national case competition.

Graphic of: 98% Employed or Attending Graduate School

*Data was compiled from the following sources: multiple online surveys, the Career Service Center, LinkedIn, National Clearinghouse, and through formal and informal conversations with graduates from the Class of 2018.

Because of these hands-on undergraduate experiences, students in the School graduate with the skills they need to go on to rewarding careers.  Recent alumni from the School are employed at many notable firms, including Adidas, the American Cancer Society, Comcast SportsNet New England, Donna Karen International, ESPN, FOX News, IBM, Madison Square Garden, Oprah Magazine, Sotheby’s, Time Inc., Vogue, Yelp, and YouTube.

Graphic of: Notable Destinations. • American Cancer Society • Comcast Sports New England • ESPN • MSNBC • NBC Universal • Steve Madden • Time Inc. • Townsquare Media • UM Worldwide • Viacom • Vogue • YouTube

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