Rhodes Students Use Winter Break to Explore Finance and Marketing in New York

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Publication Date: 1/5/2007

Rhodes students at Rockefeller Center
Rhodes students pose at Rockefeller Center

Twenty-five students considering majors in business or economics spent part of the first week of January becoming acquainted with job opportunities in their area of interest in the financial capital of the world—New York City.

This joint effort involving the Department of Economics and Business, Career Services, Alumni Relations and the Rhodes Alumni Chapter of New York City brought the students together with New York-based Rhodes alumni for information sessions, networking events and individual interviews. As the majority of students were underclassmen, topics of interest included course selection, internships and resume preparation as well as career opportunities.

The program served as a successful pilot for future collaborations between academic departments and alumni chapters located in the “dream destinations” where Rhodes students, and particular majors, hope to relocate after graduation.

Bud Richey, Director of Alumni Relations, commended the New York Alumni for helping “our students not only learn more about fields they wish to enter, but also find courage through word and example as they contemplate the possibilities of living in communities where their Rhodes education and experiences will help them succeed.”