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Zicklin Students Land Prestigious Internships

August 30, 2021
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Brian Sterling (BBA, ’21)

Zicklin students are interning in their chosen fields at well-known companies. Brian Sterling, a first-generation student who is finishing his BBA in statistics and  quantitative modeling this semester, had a three-month internship at Credit Suisse as an equity research analyst. 

On the graduate level, many students get internships with the assistance of the Graduate Career Management Center. Full-Time MBA students are assigned dedicated career coaches

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Matthew LIang (MBA, ’22)

through the GCMC and all MBA and MS students can use the services.    

Zhao (Matthew) Liang, a Full-Time MBA student whose concentration is in accountancy, landed an internship with RSM, a midsized accounting firm. “The Graduate Career Management Center was very helpful in connecting me with the right people,” he says. “With this internship, I’m able to meet professionals who share their experiences with me.”  

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Carla Aviles (MBA, ’22)

Carla Aviles, a Full-Time MBA student whose concentration is in marketing, is interning at McCann, the advertising giant. “The GCMC helped me find the confidence to make a decision that allowed me to find a wonderful internship at this world-renowned advertising agency,” Carla says. “I also recently learned that McCann’s parent company, Interpublic Group (IPG), is led by a School of Business alum” — Michael Roth (BBA, ’67).  

Aidel Kagan, an Evening MBA student concentrating in international business, got an internship at Bank Leumi, which led to a second internship, which led to a full-time job as a

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Aidel Kagan (MBA, ’21)

 communications associate. “The Graduate Career Management Center is a wonderful resource,” Aidel enthuses. “Justyn [Makarewycz] and his team are always available to support students who reach out.”  

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Christopher Chong (MS, ’21)

Christopher Chong, who received his MS degree in Information Systems in May, landed an internship with accounting firm BDO in his very first semester at the Zicklin School. He credits the practice interviews he held with his GCMC career coach with helping him ace the real thing: “By learning how to articulate my story, I was able to sell myself to recruiters and hiring managers.”  

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Michelle Liu (BBA, ’22)

On the undergraduate level, Michelle Liu (BBA, ’22) spent several weeks in the summer interning for the Zicklin communications and marketing team via the CUNY Recovery Corps, an employment program that provided paid summer internships to select CUNY students. “The experience taught me to think outside the box while exploring my creative side,” she says. “It helped me appreciate what goes on behind the scenes of Zicklin’s webinars and communications channels.” 

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