School of Management

The School of Management prepares students to excel in the world of business. An emphasis on stimulating academic coursework coupled with ethical responsibility helps mold students into the business leaders of tomorrow.

Image of a student shaking hands with a potential employerEnsuring Student Success

At Marist, we measure student success by more than just grades: We help our students fully develop their intellect, character and social skills. The strong foundation students receive here prepares them to embrace the challenges and opportunities that will come after graduation. Just as importantly, a Marist education instills in students a steadfast commitment to community service and equips them to lead lives that are rewarding and meaningful no matter what career path they choose. And that’s the definition of success.

The School of Management empowers students to excel in the business world. By combining stimulating coursework with a focus on ethical responsibility, we strive to mold students into the business leaders of tomorrow. Upon graduation, our students begin successful careers in a variety of professional fields, attend the most respected graduate schools, and receive prestigious fellowships.

Graphic of: 98% Employed or Attending Graduate School

The School of Management’s dedicated Career Center provides all the tools needed to succeed in the increasingly competitive job market: help with resume writing and interviewing skills, internship placements, career fairs, and career management within the curriculum. When interviewed six months after earning their diplomas, 98 percent of 2017 School of Management graduates confirmed that they were employed, continuing their education in a graduate program, or both.

From banking and accounting to entertainment and social media, School of Management graduates have landed positions at many of the nation’s premier companies.

Internships

An internship is an ideal way for students to hone their skills while they gain real-world business experience and build connections to reputable employers. Marist School of Management students have completed internships with companies such as American Express, Merrill Lynch, IBM, PepsiCo, and many other national companies. In addition, our extensive Alumni Network offers access to Marist graduates who are enthusiastic about providing solid advice on business, nonprofit management, or public service careers.

Graphic of: Notable Destinations. • Bank of America • Barclays • Bloomberg LP • KPMG • Morgan Stanley • Oglivy & Mather • PricewaterhouseCoopers • S&P • Sony Music Entertainment • Twitter • UBS • Vanguard

Our unique location, which is close to Manhattan and Wall Street, is just a 90-minute train ride away. This proximity helps students to connect with employers through events like our New York City Career Trek and other networking opportunities in the heart of New York’s business district.

Events

Marist's School of Management provides a number of events and opportunities to network and make lasting connections that will propel them toward their career goals.

JCPenney Suit Up Event

Photo of JCPenney Suit-Up Event FlyerThe School of Management Career Center and the Center for Career Services, in conjunction with JCPenney, offer a Suit Up night at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall. Students and local alumni will receive deep discounts up to 60% off on suits, blouses, shirts, shoes, dress and casual pants, luggage, briefcases, belts, scarves, ties, and more.

Shop Career Dress Apparel
Shop everything you need to finish your look for that next career fair, interview or new job. Check out new items added this semester including men’s khaki’s, men’s basics, fashion jewelry, handbags, luggage & more.

Sephora Inside JCPenney
Stop by for a FREE mini makeover and sample.

Salon
FREE hair consultation or schedule an appointment.

Portrait Studio
Get professional headshots. Stop by or book online.

SoMHudson Valley Career Day

Explore career opportunities throughout the Hudson River Valley on this exclusive School of Management bus trip.

New York City Career Trek

Image of students on Career TrekThe New York City Career Trek for undergraduate students provides students with knowledge of companies and career choices in their field of study.  Alumni, parents, or friends of the Marist School of Management host the students at the participating companies.  In fall 2017, over 140 students visited companies in New York City and learned about internships and job opportunities. Since its inception in 2014, students who participated in the Career Trek have received and accepted offers in internships and permanent job opportunities from participating companies.

In addition to visiting companies, students participate in a networking event in the evening.  This provides them the opportunity to enhance their interpersonal skills in meeting and introducing themselves to strangers and selling themselves in a friendly, professional, and non-threatening environment.  Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Marist are also invited and attend.   Alumni understand the purpose of the networking event is to assist students in finding internships and job opportunities.  

Below are examples of companies that have participated in previous Career Treks:

AICPA, Allied Integrated Marketing, Amazon, Bloomberg, Cboe Global Markets, Cisco, Citibank, Evercore, Goldman Sachs, Haymarket Media, IBM, JP Morgan, Neuberger Berman, Northstar Travel Group, Oath (AOL), Ogilvy, Pfizer, Sony, Sprint, Talpion Fund Management, TIAA, UBS, Viacom, Voya, and Withum.

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Advice From the Field

Photo of Thomas Frawley '13Thomas Frawley ’13
Vice President, Campus Recruiting
Mitsubishi Financial Group (MUFG)

When applying for internships, Tom recommends:

  • Identify skills and interests before applying to a role.  Research the company and leverage your network to enhance your candidate profile.
  • If you apply for a role in financial services and do not have a “traditional” finance background, be sure to research the role and study the technical responsibilities.  Leverage your network to learn more about the day-to-day work and company culture.
  • When applying to an internship or full-time role, be sure to highlight all relevant experiences.  While employers care about your previous work experience, they are also interested in your involvement on-campus, relevant coursework, and additional leadership opportunities. 

Did You Know? Most large companies recruit one year in advance for internships. 

Photo of Madeline Kachou, '15, MBA '18Madeline Kachou ’15, MBA ’18
Account Strategy, Bloomberg LP

When considering careers, Madeline recommends that you diversify your skills!

  • The finance world today requires dynamic knowledge that extends to all asset classes and products.
  • Students can help diversify themselves by complementing their Marist education with basic knowledge of programming language and simply keeping up with market through news platforms and books.
  • One of the most valuable pieces of information I was given when starting my first job, was to always keep learning, through both traditional and nontraditional ways. The moment you stop wanting to learn, you know it's time to move on to the next opportunity.

Suggested books:

  • Play to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A.G Lafley
  • Options as a Strategic Investment by Lawrence McMilan 

Did you know? Successful finance professionals read The Wall Street Journal every day!