Finance in New York

Marquette’s Finance in New York Program is an exciting applied-learning opportunity for qualified junior and senior accounting, economics, and finance majors to experience working, learning and living in the world’s financial capital. 

Participants will be enriched and empowered through a multi-faceted program of academic learning, full and part-time internships, engagement with successful alumni, guest speakers, and professional networking events.  Students also have the ability to visit notable financial institutions, such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cultural experiences include museums, performing arts, auction houses, private galleries and more.

  • Internships
  • Courses
  • Housing
  • Eligibility & Application
  • Costs
  • Employers
  • Seaport Global Workshop
  • Student Testimonials

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 providers
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment banks
  • Real estate investors
  • Private equity firms
  • Public accounting firms

Marquette's ability to identify internships and deliver the program is, in large part, attributable to its large and diverse east coast alumni network.

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). Additional details are provided below.

Students may earn three credits for this course or participate on a not-for-credit basis.

Spring Program

We have the ability to customize a program for students with part-time internships to continue their full-time studies while in NYC using a combination of online, virtual and independent studies courses.  Contact the program director for more information.

Learning objectives

An 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 environments.
  • 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.

The Arts: Cultural and Economic Values in a Democratic

  • FINA 4931, Topics in Finance

  • Dr. 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

  • This 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 

Marquette students enrolled in the summer program will be housed at The New School's Kerrey Hall, with easy access to Midtown, the Financial District, public transportation, Central Park, museums, restaurants, cultural venues and more.

  • 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
  • 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
  • The bedrooms are fully furnished and have individual room temperature controls and cable TV jacks
  • The entire building is set up for Wi-Fi internet access
  • The 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


Eligible students must be an incoming junior or senior in Finance, Accounting, or Economics with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 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 1: Apply with the program director

Interested students should email the program director with a resume, short letter indicating why they want to participate in the program, and a brief reference letter from one of their professors.

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 2020, employers will begin their recruiting efforts in Spring 2019, with many hiring decisions made by Fall 2019.  A comprehensive internship search will include the strategies of responding to posted opportunities, targeting employers and networking. 

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, transportation to and from work, meals, spending money, etc.

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 internship course on a for-credit basis only. 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 New York, housing, transportation costs, meals, spending money, etc.

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.

Helpful Links

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 Mr. Germanotta 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

Seaport Global - Summer Intensive Workshop

June 3 -7, 2019

New York City – Manhattan

Summer Intensive Workshop

Seaport Global’s one-week summer intensive workshop is an opportunity for two Marquette students who are interested in learning more about a career in finance to join a group of undergraduates who will meet with and learn from professionals specializing in various industry sectors. Topics covered will include algorithmic trading technology, asset management, research, applied accounting, compliance, cyber security, investment banking and more. The program is also scheduled to include visits to NYC based financial sites, such as the NYSE.

Seaport Global Overview

Seaport Global is a full-service, mid-sized independent investment bank that offers capital markets advisory, sales, trading and research services. Headquartered in New York with offices across the US and in Europe, the firm pairs extensive knowledge and relationships in energy, industrials, shipping and chemicals/refining, with equity and fixed income sales, trading and research. The firm’s forward-thinking practitioners, backed by decades of experience, have seen the business through many cycles. For clients, that means complete alignment with their best interests. We do business the only way we know how, boldly and honestly, to pursue results that hit the mark. This unique learning opportunity is provided by Michael T. Meagher, Seaport Global's CEO and co-founder and Marquette alumnus.

Student Qualifications & Requirements

Rising sophomores, junior or seniors

Majoring in accounting, finance or economics; GPA of 3.0 or better

This is an unpaid, not-for-credit learning opportunity

Submit your resume and an email describing your reasons for wanting to participate in this expectational educational opportunity to Jeff Germanotta before March 31, 2019. (contact information below)

Students Expenses

Students will be responsible for their transportation to and from New York City, evening meals and other personal needs and activities.  Lodging, breakfast and lunch will be provided daily by Seaport Global.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Germanotta
Director, Finance in New York Program; Adjunct Instructor
Marquette University
College of Business Administration 

Karen Rinehart
Business Career Center Director
Marquette University
College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management
Office: David Straz 275B
Direct: (414) 288-4183
Business Career Center: (414) 288-7927

  • “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.”


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 Jeff Germanotta, the program director, 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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