Success After Graduation
In the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business (GSB), expert faculty engage students in a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that is backed by the world's highest accreditation standard for business schools. GSB prepares you with the academic knowledge and real-world experiences that will make you job-ready on day one, and also equipped to grow and thrive in a fulfilling career path.
Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.
Rosalvens Saint Jean ’18 has a rising career on the accounting staff with Ernst & Young, one of the world’s top public accounting firms. From experience preparing tax returns for real clients to navigating accounting software programs and completing multiple internships, he had the hands-on experiences he needed to receive a full-time job offer before he had even graduated.
Brianna Smith coupled the dynamic marketing, research and strategy skills she built from her courses with experiential learning opportunities to create a pathway to a successful career. In building marketing strategies for her clients at Digital Surgeons, she draws on experiences she had at RWU, such as developing an integrated marketing plan for the National Student Advertising Competition and conducting data analysis for a local community organization through the RWU Community Partnerships Center.
Not only did Jim Kelley ’16 gain the knowledge and skills from his management degree to make him successful in his career as Account Executive at Cambridge Computers, but he also has applied valuable experiences from serving as RWU Class President to his position. From managing projects to working on a team and conducting market research, he credits all these experiences with shaping him as a successful business executive.
Carla Puchini ’17 was offered a full-time job as Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Manhattan before she had even completed her degree. That was thanks to the finance major's hands-on experience leading a team of student financial analysts in managing two real-dollar portfolios, totaling over a quarter million dollars. In the E. L. Wiegand Center for Financial Education at the Gabelli School, student fund managers execute their own trades without having to first run their plans by an advisory board.
At GSB, experiential learning is at the heart of what we do. Our students gain hands-on educational experiences that prepare them for working in a dynamic, global marketplace. Every student gets the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge – because that’s what makes you ready for a great career.
Hear more about some exciting experiential-learning opportunities below:
- Students in a marketing course worked with real clients on branding strategy through the Community Partnerships Center.
- At GSB, students have numerous opportunities to compete in national collegiate challenges like the National Student Advertising Competition, Fed Challenge, and an analytics competition.
- In the Center for Advanced Financial Education, finance students manage real-dollar financial portfolios, totaling over a quarter-million dollars.
Cutting-Edge Labs and Resources
In addition to small class sizes and making connections with expert faculty, students get access to top-notch facilities and cutting-edge technology used in industry today.
- Students work with real-time data and the latest in financial and analytical software in the Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Financial Services Center.
- The E. L. Wiegand Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE) not only looks like an analyst pod or trading floor you’d find in industry today – students in our CAFE program also manage two real-dollar portfolios in real time using an actual trading account.
- Our Bloomberg Technology Lab provides expanded access to terminals for analysis and Bloomberg certification training, which is the gold standard for jobs on Wall Street. Many of our classrooms are also equipped with Bloomberg technology, connecting classroom discussions to instant financial information.