Finance in New York

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Marquette’s Finance in New York Program is an exciting personal growth and applied-learning opportunity enabling qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in accounting, economics or finance to experience the ins-and-outs of working and living in the world’s financial capital.

Students are enriched and empowered through this multi-faceted program including internships, academic learning, and more. While the summer internship is the core of the experience, participation in numerous cultural activities, alumni networking events, living as a cohort, building friendships and supporting one another, collectively create a well-rounded and unique program. At the end of the summer experience, students are enlightened by living in a large urban environment offering diverse social, cultural and economic experiences. Additionally, students are better prepared to enter the working world having gained valuable experience, sharpened their interviewing and communication skills and built relationships within the financial services industry.   

  • Student Testimonials
  • Internships
  • Academic & Cultural Enrichment
  • Housing
  • Eligibility & Application
  • Costs
  • Timeline & Process
  • For Employers
  • “I really enjoyed being with other Marquette students, especially with the housing….. made my summer more enjoyable….”
  • “Everyone I worked next to was interested in the success of others …. everyone was willing to help me learn.”
  • “I loved the alumni events.”
  • “…. the best part was the exposure to various aspects of accounting and finance …. and the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects with employees in offices across the US and abroad.”
  • “My experience with my employer was outstanding. Everyone was extremely kind, patient and knowledgeable.”
  • “Dr. Carter was amazing …. his knowledge and passion for the arts and the relationships he has in the arts community are a real treasure.”

Unlock your potential.

An internship in the world’s financial capital can unlock your potential for a successful career in the Financial Services Industry and/or the Big Apple and enhance your job prospects upon graduation. Based on past experience, the majority of Marquette’s full-time New York interns receive job offers for employment upon graduation at the end of the summer, in addition to three credits for the experience.

The abundance of financial services organizations in the greater New York area offers a wide variety of opportunities for hands-on, real-world experience through front and back office internships with:

  • Asset managers, including hedge funds
  • Commercial banks
  • Financial conglomerates
  • Finance and accounting departments of operating companies
  • FinTech organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment banks
  • Real estate investors
  • Private equity firms
  • Public accounting firms

The Marquette Connection

Marquette's ability to help students identify internships and deliver the program is, in part, attributable to its large and diverse East Coast alumni network. While students must compete for and secure their individual internship, the program director and Business Career Center can assist students in identifying and preparing for possibilities.

Summer Program

Summer program participants will also enroll in The Arts: Cultural and Economic Values in a Democratic Society with Dr. Curtis Carter, which takes advantage of the myriad cultural venues in New York City (FINA 4931). This class may be taken for three credits or not-for-credit.

The seminar focuses on the arts and related economics in the cultural enterprises of a democratic society. It emphasizes experiential learning involving site visits to museums, performing arts centers, auction houses, private galleries and more. These experiences will expand your horizons and develop an appreciation for the fine arts, in addition to  living and working in a city as vibrant as New York

The Arts: Cultural and Economic Values in a Democratic Society

  • FINA 4931, Topics in Finance
  • Curtis Carter, Founding Director, Haggerty Museum, Founding Director and Board member of numerous not-for-profit arts organizations, and Schuenke Chair Professor of Aesthetics will lead the seminar.
  • Examples of topics covered include: the contributions of the arts to personal and community life (education, cultural, health, etc.), museums and performing arts as economic contributors, art markets (private galleries, art auction houses, global art markets, private collecting), art as an alternative asset class (the role of art in a diversified investment portfolio), approaches to valuing art (long-term value trends), corporate support for the arts (corporate foundations, promotion) and government support for the arts (tax exemptions, etc.).
  • Readings include culturally diverse writings of artists, philosophers, economists, and social theorists.
  • Class activities are scheduled outside of working hours, so as not to distract from student internships.
  • Past guest speakers have included Randy Cohen, Vice President Arts in American and leading researcher on the economics of the arts; Ted Rogers, President NYC Ballet and Brooklyn Theater Group; Lisa Hahn, Founding President of Arts Touring Group; and Laurel Britton, Vice President Revenue and Operations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Learning Objectives

A central component of Marquette’s College of Business mission is to provide innovative applied learning experiences for our students. We believe – and have witnessed – that this is among the most effective ways for us to achieve our goal of developing ethical and socially responsible global leaders prepared to compete in complex and dynamic business environments. Important learning objectives include:

  • Preparing students to be knowledgeable, effective and ethical leaders from the start of their professional careers.
  • Providing students with practical experience and familiarity within professional working and social settings.
  • Developing critical thinking skills that stress problem solving through advanced financial analysis and real-world experiences.
  • Preparing students to present ideas and recommendations that solve complex financial situations in a persuasive, clear and succinct manner using effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Providing opportunities for students to work productively and constructively as team members, while experiencing the cultural riches of New York City as cohort.

Marquette students enrolled in the summer program are housed at The New School's Kerrey Hall, bringing familiar faces, friendship, and support.

Set in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood, students in the program live in a special part of the city known for its restaurants, architecture and the residence of many famous past and current authors and writers. On top of having a pleasant place to live, it’s a prime location with easy access to the subway and places you’ll frequent during your experience: The Financial District, Central Park, museums and more.

The New School, Kerry Hall Amenities:

  • The New School, Kerry Hall, located on floors 8-16 of the University Center at Fifth Avenue and 14th Street
  • Secure building and easy subway access
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Views of the city
  • Each suite is equipped with a full bathroom, a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, cabinets, cooktop and microwave, a telephone, and a dining table and chairs
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished and have individual room temperature controls and cable TV jacks
  • Entire building is set up for Wi-Fi internet access
  • Residence has an abundance of amenities and large common spaces, including a main TV lounge, study room, a laundry room, a gym, an art room, mail boxes, and music practice spaces

Summer Program Eligibility & Application

Eligible students should be incoming sophomores, juniors or seniors in Real Estate, Accounting, Economics or Finance with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Step 1: Apply with the program director

Interested students should email the program director a resume and short letter indicating why they wish to participate in the program. During a subsequent interview with the program director, applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, a strong work ethic, emotional maturity and solid track record of achievement.

Step 2: Prepare Your Internship Application

Students must apply for, interview and secure an internship. With an approved program application and accepted internship offer, students will be officially accepted to the program.

Within the internship search, students are encouraged to check Handshake and employer websites early and often. For summer 2021, employers will begin their recruiting efforts in spring 2020, with many hiring decisions made by fall 2020. A comprehensive internship search will include the strategies of responding to posted opportunities, targeting employers, alumni networking and more.

Put your best foot forward with well-prepared application materials!  Visit the Business Career Center through drop-in hours or an appointment to discuss your resume and cover letter, as well as for assistance with your internship search and preparation for interviews.

Schedule an appointment through Handshake→ Career Center → Appointments → Schedule a New Appointment → Business Career Center → Select the appointment type.

Business Career Center Resources

Contact the Business Career Center

Visit us in DS 277 or contact us at 414.288.7927 or

Summer Program

Program costs are similar to that of a typical summer internship, including airfare to and from New York, housing at The New School’s Carey Hall, transportation to and from work, meals, spending money, etc. For most students, the income from their full-time internship covers the cost of living in New York for the summer.

The primary incremental cost, over and above the typical summer internship, is tuition for FINA 4931: The Arts: Cultural and Economic Values in a Democratic Society. Tuition is applicable to students taking the course on a for-credit basis. Student admission fees to fine arts presentations and cultural events have been generously donated by program supporters.

Spring Program

Typical program costs beyond tuition include airfare to and from New York, housing, transportation, meals, spending money, etc. See the program director for more details.

Competing for and winning an internship can be a challenging process. As an applicant to the Finance in New York Program, students receive coaching and ideas supporting the internship application process, including resume feedback, interview practice and internship sourcing. The Program Director and Business Career Center are resources for this assistance. 

Apply to Marquette’s Finance in New York program early so the Program Director may be aware of your interest and offer his support, along with Business Career Center.

Key Dates for full-time summer 2021 New York internships:

  • Employer Applications: Employer application timelines and criteria vary significantly.  In general, the process starts earlier each year, now beginning in April 2020 for some employers, with the window narrowing by fall 2020.  After this period, there are remaining opportunities, but the number shrinks considerably.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use multiple resources to source internship opportunities, including the Director of the Finance in New York Program, Marquette's Business Career Center, faculty, alumni, prospective employer web sites and more.  Its recommended students monitor Handshake and employer web sites early and often. 
  • MU Program Applications: The application process for Finance in New York consists of emailing your resume and a brief note stating your reasons for wanting to participate in the Program to the Program Director.  This will be followed by a brief interview.  Please email the Program Director to schedule an interview
  • Finance in New York Program applications are taken on an ongoing basis. To maximize your opportunities, you’re strongly encouraged to submit your application materials by the dates below.

Employers: Post Internships

Thank you for your interest in recruiting Marquette University business students!  MU utilizes Handshake, a campus-wide job and internship posting website.  Handshake also allows employers to schedule on-campus interviews, access student and alumni resumes, and register for career fairs and events.

Contact the Business Career Center staff if you have questions about recruiting Marquette University business students.

How does Handshake work?

Handshake is a national database.  Companies have a single account on the national system that is linked to schools identified for recruitment.  Multiple colleagues within a corporation may create user accounts associated with the national company profile.  Job and internship postings may also be shared with multiple schools.  After posting a position, an employer may select the schools to receive the information.

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Posting Best Practices & FAQ

  • Specific Qualifications: To allow equal access to opportunities, Handshake postings will be viewable by all MU students and alumni. Employers may add qualifications criteria such as GPA, major, work authorization, etc. within the posting.
  • Accept applications through Handshake OR a company website. Employers may provide a link to an application website, instruct students to submit application materials through Handshake or can require both. 
  • Finance in New York Students: The program director is happy to provide a list of students who have been accepted to the Finance in New York program upon request. 
  • Reviewing student applications. When applications are accepted through Handshake, applicants will be labeled as fully or partially qualified.  These qualifications are based on the criteria entered by the employer (GPA, major, etc.).  Employers have the option to review only fully qualified applications or applications from fully and partially qualified students.

Questions & Assistance

Please contact the Business Career Center at 414.288.7927 or businesscareers@marquette.eduBusiness Career Center staff will be happy to help.

Additional information


Marquette's Finance in New York Program is overseen by a director, Marquette faculty and an alumni advisory board. 

For any questions or to express interest in the program, please contact Program Director Dr. David Krause at

You may also wish to join the Marquette Alumni of New York LinkedIn group to connect with alumni regarding internships or job opportunities

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