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Practical Preparation and Job Placement

To be a force for good in the business world, you need three things: the knowledge and skills to be a force, the moral formation to discern what is good... and a job.

In the School of Business and Economics, we do everything we can to make sure our students have all three by the time they graduate. We place a strong emphasis on the integration of the liberal arts in our business education (because executives look for a broad liberal arts background in employees), but we want to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience as well. That's what we mean when we say we are obsessively focused on a practical approach that includes meaningful internships, personalized job placement, networking, and a customized career development program.

Ultimately it comes down to how much our faculty and staff care about and believe in every student. Professors not only teach, but they also mentor students, and often personally advocate for them with prospective employers. Our career development program not only builds job-search skills, but also connects students with a large and active network of CUA alumni and friends of our program who can help launch their careers.


Career Development

The process of opening doors to professional opportunities begins on day one of the School of Business and Economics' career development program.

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Real-world experience will build your knowledge and your resume as you earn academic credit in a supervised internship program.

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Student Profile

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When I have interned at various financial firms, I have realized the advantage I have over other interns because of the education I have received at CUA. ... There is a strong emphasis on internships and career goals that keeps students motivated and diligent. Darrell Carroll