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1 Sophomore Symposium Class of 2016 Charles F. Dolan School of Business

2  Plan Ahead  Be Proactive  Take Ownership of your Education & Career Plans  Embrace the Opportunities & Resources Available Your Future Begins Now

3 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Curriculum (41 courses / 123 credits) Business Core (27 Credits)  Financial Accounting  Managerial Accounting  Intro. to Information Systems  Intro. to Finance  Intro. to Management  Principles of Marketing  Operations Management  Legal Environment of Business  Strategy in the Global Environment Majors (18 Credits)  Accounting  Finance  Information Systems  International Business  Management  Marketing Electives (15 Credits)  4 Free Electives  1 Business Elective University Core (63 Credits)

4 Dolan School of Business Majors ACCOUNTING Accounting Department Dr. Joan Van Hise, Chair

5 Accounting Department Accounting Careers Public Accounting Careers  Auditing  Consulting  Tax Planning  Tax Return Prep  Forensic Accounting

6 Accounting Department Accounting Careers Non-Public Accounting Careers  CFO  Treasure  Accountant  Corporate Controller  Litigation Consultant

7 Accounting Department Accounting Employers Most Fairfield graduates work toward CPA certification at…  Big 4 Firms  Deloitte; Ernst & Young  KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers  National Firms  e.g., UHY  e.g., McGladrey & Pullen  Regional/Local Firms  e.g., Blum Shapiro  e.g., Dylewsky, Goldberg & Brenner

8 Accounting Department Steps to CPA Certification Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and…  Exam  Uniform CPA Exam  Education  ~30 more credit hours of study  Options include MSA/MST/MBA degree  Work Experience  ~ 1-3 years post-bachelor’s degree  Continuing Professional Education  ~40 hours/year of professional training  Key: requirements vary state-by-state  Consult with an accounting faculty member for state specific requirements

9 Accounting Department Accounting Information Systems Minor  Highlights the impact of technology on the accounting profession  For students who want to supplement an Accounting or other major  Required courses:  AC 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting  IS 100 Introduction to Information Systems  AC 203 Intermediate Accounting I  AC 265 Accounting Information Systems  IS 240 Systems Analysis and Logical Design  IS 260 Database Systems

10 Accounting Department Accounting Co-Curricular Activities  Accounting Club  Monthly meetings with speakers  Previous speakers from WWE, Bromley Teas, IRS  Opportunities for underclassmen to become leaders  Beta Alpha Psi  Honor Fraternity for Accounting/Fin’l Information Professionals  Must be an Accounting Major/Minor or AIS Minor  GPA > 3.0  ALPFA (Association for Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting)  Open to all Accounting and Finance Majors/Minors  Meetings with speakers & service opportunities  Opportunities for underclassmen to become leaders

11 Finance Department Dr. Walter Hlawitschka, Chair Dolan School of Business Majors FINANCE

12 Undergraduate Programs:   Finance Major (18 credits, 3 required and 3 electives)   Finance Minor (15 credits, Intro to Finance, 2 required and 2 electives) Finance Department Finance Programs

13 Graduate Programs:   MS in Finance (30 credits, 7 required courses plus 3 electives) The program may be completed within a year on a full time basis   MBA with concentration in Finance Finance Department Finance Programs

14 Internships for Finance Majors   Morgan Stanley   Merrill Lynch   Smith Barney   UBS   Wachovia   Various Hedge Funds   And More… Many of these internships have led to job offers Finance Department Practical Experience Before Graduation

15 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)   A group of students manage a small portion of the University endowment under the direction of a faculty member New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)   A team of students under the direction of a faculty member competes with several participating business schools in doing security analysis. Finance Department Practical Experience in Finance

16 BEST Classroom   We offer simulation of securities trading as well as hands on experience with the Reuters terminal for security analysis and research Finance Club   Finance Club analyzes the workings of financial markets and the financial intermediaries involved. Students attend presentations from companies to learn about future career options. All majors are welcome! Finance Department Practical Experience in Finance

17 Finance Department Careers in Finance A Broad Outline…  Commercial Banking  Corporate Finance  Financial Planning  Insurance  Investment Banking  Money Management  Real Estate

18   Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)   Certified Financial Planner (CFP)   Financial Risk Manager (FRM)   Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Finance Department Professional Certifications

19 Information Systems Department Dr. James He, Chair Dolan School of Business Majors Information Systems

20 Business Clients IS Professionals Technology Providers ProblemsPlans/Specs SolutionsHardware/ Software Information Systems Department Who We Are – The Innovation Process

21 Information Systems Department What We Do – Common Job Descriptions  Project Management  New Product Development  Management and Systems Consulting  Process Improvement/Reengineering  Business Process Outsourcing  Systems Design & Acquisition  Information Services & Support

22 Information Systems Department Where We Work – Employment / Intern Prospects  No let-up in demand for IS graduates  Opportunities in every industry  Recent employers include  UBS, Merrill Lynch, …  Ernst & Young, KPMG, …  McKinsey, Gartner Group, PwC Consulting, …  General Electric, Pitney Bowes, …  IBM, United Technologies, …  And many more

23 College of Arts and Sciences and Dolan School of Business Dr. Terry-Ann Jones – Director Mr. Jermain Griffin – Associate Director International Studies Program Dolan School of Business Majors International Business

24 International Studies Program The International Studies program draws from an interdisciplinary group of faculty, practitioners and students from all over the world. The program offers the following majors:  International Studies (BA College of Arts and Sciences)  International Business (BS Dolan School of Business) International Business Program Overview

25 Foundational Courses IL 50 World Regions IL 51 Challenges of Global Politics IL 52 Cultural and Political Economy (INBU majors take EC 11 and EC 12) IL 300 Capstone International Business Program International Business Major

26 Choose two electives from the following thematic areas:  Global Development  Conflict, Peace building, and Diplomacy  Social Justice and Humanitarianism Choose a co-curricular minor or major with the Dolan School of Business International Business Program International Business Major

27  Internship Program  International Business/Studies Club  Model United Nations Club  Program events  Study Abroad  Fulbright and other scholarships International Business Program Resources

28 Dr. Carl Scheraga, Chair Dolan School of Business Majors MANAGEMENT Management Department

29 Management is…  Getting things done through other people  Learning how to motivate others  Teamwork  Leadership  Learning how to work with different kinds of people  Understanding Ethics  Understanding legal implications Management Department What is Management?

30  Success in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Info Systems, International Business  Careers in Human Resource Management  Careers in Law Management Department Management is essential to…

31  General Management  Concentrations in:  Business and Society  Human Resources Management Department The Management Major

32  The Management Minor  Business Law and Ethics Minor  Entrepreneurship Minor  Environmental Studies Management Department Additional Offerings…

33 Management Department Career Opportunities Recent Employers Include…  GE Energy  NBC Universal  UBS  New Milford Police Department  Bank of America  United Technologies Corp.  Walt Disney World  And many more…

34 Marketing Department Dolan School of Business Majors MARKETING Dr. Rajasree Rajamma, Chair

35 Marketing Department What is Marketing? Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.

36 Marketing Department Marketing Major For an 18-credit Major:   MK 212- Consumer Behavior   MK 311- Marketing Research   MK 312- Global Marketing   3 MK Electives* *Following courses available; specific course combinations create concentrations (based on career interests) within the major:   Sales/Sales Management   Advertising   Internet Marketing   Marketing Channels   Business to Business Marketing   Public Relations   Brand Management   Contemporary Issues

37 For a 15-credit Minor:   MK 101- Principles of Marketing   MK 212- Consumer Behavior   MK 311- Marketing Research   2 MK Electives* * Following courses available:   Sales/Sales Management   Advertising   Internet Marketing   Global Marketing   Marketing Channels   Business to Business Marketing   Public Relations   Brand Management   Contemporary Issues Marketing Department Marketing Minor

38 Marketing Department Internships provide valuable experiences and networking opportunities within the various fields of marketing. The DSB Internship Program provides for-credit opportunities in many areas, including:   Advertising   Financial services   Marketing communications   Marketing research   Public relations   Sports marketing Practical Experience

39   Advertising   Brand development   Distribution/Vendor relations   Marketing research   Merchandising   Public relations   Retailing   Sales (products, services, financial services) Marketing Department Career Opportunities

40 Curriculum Minors and Complementary Programs DSB Minors  Accounting  Accounting Information Systems  Business Law and Ethics  Finance  Information Systems  Management  Marketing  Operations Management What will your individualized plan of study be? Interdisciplinary Programs  American Studies  Latin and Caribbean Studies  Women’s Studies  Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  International Studies  Peace and Justice Studies  Black Studies  And More…

41 Curriculum Complementary Programs What will your individualized plan of study be? Complimentary Programs within Arts and Sciences…  Politics  Economics  Visual and Performing Arts – Art History, Studio Art, New Media, Theatre  Math  Foreign Language  Communication  History  And More…

42 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Advising & Registration  Advisor/Advisee Relationship  Plan Ahead  Be Prepared  Utilize All Resources  Faculty Advisors  Deans/Assistant Deans  Department Chairs  Degree Evaluation

43 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Extra-Curricular Involvement Develop Leadership Skills Develop a Professional Identity Personal Development Professional Development Accounting Club Finance Club International Studies Club Management Club Marketing Club Information Systems Club Beta Alpha Psi Fairfield Investment Group Young Business Leaders of America

44 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Career Planning Career Planning Center Ms. Cath Borgman, Director

45 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Career Planning CAREER COUNSELING IS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS  Personalized Resume Review  Workshops  Cover Letter/ResumeWriting  Interviewing  Choosing a Major  Job Search Strategies  Career Fair Prep  Networking  Business Etiquette  Personalized Career Interest, Personality, and Values Assessment  Strong Interest Inventory  Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

46 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Career Planning  Career Fairs  On-Campus Recruiting/eRecruiting  Practice Interviews  Employer Presentations & Information  Informational Interviewing  Career/Internship Resources on the Web Services Available…

47 INTERNSHIPS Ms.Tara Rupp, Director of Internships Charles F. Dolan School of Business INTERNSHIPS

48   Career-related work experience for qualified students   Extension of a student’s academic program   Opportunity for practical application and testing of principles and theories Internship Program Purpose of Internship Program

49   Complete and apply an internship in one of two ways   For three academic credits applied as an elective   Not-for-credit   One credit internships are available during the summer and winter break   All DSB internship listings qualify for credit   Students may receive both academic credit and compensation   Internships are offered Fall, Spring and Summer Internship Program Classification

50   Internship database is located on MENTOR. Click on Institutional Tools tab on the top menu bar and then on the Internships tab on the resulting page.   – – attach resume as an MS Word document   First internship must be in your major; may pursue second internship in a business minor   Not restricted to internships on the database Internship Program Logistics

51 To be eligible to earn academic credit for an internship, a student must have…   Completed Sophomore year   GPA 2.5+   Approval prior to starting internship   Work a minimum of 12 hours per week   6-8 page paper   Meet with assigned Faculty Internship Advisor   Register for credit in the 391/392/393/394 course listing Internship Program Eligibility and Requirements

52   8 total internship credits may be earned   Applied as electives   Will not substitute any course in major or minor field of study   Two internships at same placement   Grading – Pass/Fail Internship Program Additional Internship Information

53 Expectations of Interns seeking academic credit as well as those who are not…   Behave in a professional manner   All students are representatives of the University   The Director of Internships maintains regular contact with companies   Feedback is obtained whether or not credit is being sought   On-line evaluation to be completed by all interns Internship Program Expectations of Interns

54 Responsibilities for students seeking academic credit…   For-Credit Internship Application & job description   Minimum 12 hours per week   Meet with Faculty Internship Advisor   Complete a final paper   On-line evaluation Internship Program Responsibilities

55 The role of the faculty advisor is to…   Discuss parameters of the paper   May assign additional independent study   Focus on relating experience to course work in student’s major   Read and grade paper Internship Program The Internship Faculty Advisor

56   Merrill Lynch   UBS   Ameriprise Financial Services   GE Corp. State Tax Group   J Brand Jeans   Hearst Corp./Esquire   Octagon Inc.   Morgan Stanley Smith Barney   Michael Kors   Letarte Swimwear   CBS Sports Network   Praxair   And More… Internship Program Participating Companies/Organizations

57   Academic credit   Professional work experience   Marketable skills   Resume building   Competitive edge   Test-drive a career choice   Meet professionals who will mentor   Develop confidence Internship Program Advantages of an Internship

58   New knowledge in specialized field   Sharpen communication skills   Apply classroom theory   Networking   Possible job offer Internship Program Advantages of an Internship

59 Prepare during sophomore year…   Utilize the Office of Career Planning   Resume Writing   Cover Letter   Become Familiar with DSB Internship Database and Eligibility Requirements Internship Program Sophomore Year

60 TO GET A JOB YOU NEED EXPERIENCE; TO GET EXPERIENCE YOU NEED A JOB. AN INTERNSHIP COULD GIVE YOU BOTH! Internship Program Internships

61 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education Office of International Programs Mr. Christopher Johnson, Director

62 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education 60+ Programs 40+ Countries Fairfield Opens Doors To The World

63 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education IFI Rouen France Institut Quimic De Sarria (IQS)Spain Maastricht University Netherlands Regent’s CollegeEngland National University of Ireland, GalwayIreland Beijing Center for Language & CultureChina Florence University of the Arts Italy API-American Programs InternationalSpain University of EdinburghScotland Herzen University Russia Sophia UniversityJapan Baden Württenberg Exchange Germany CIEE- Council Study CentersWorldwide InstitutionSite

64 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education  Program of Study/Major  Language  Individual Program & Courses Offered  Career Interests Selecting the appropriate program…

65 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education  Rouen, France  Barcelona, Spain  Maastricht, Netherlands Business Programs

66 Charles F. Dolan School of Business International Education  Meet with academic advisor  APPLY TO STUDY ABROAD BY FEBRUARY 1 OF SOPHOMORE YEAR  For more information – Next Steps…

67 Charles F. Dolan School of Business Sophomore Symposium Connect with the Dolan School of Business Good Luck Class of 2016! Questions & Comments Facebook:


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