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Business Students Gain Industry Knowledge Outside the Classroom


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Department of Business and Economics has taken steps to incorporate their classes with hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom. On May 5, members of the Department of Business and Economics joined a guided tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The group consisted of 18 students and faculty, who learned about the New York Fed’s roles and responsibilities and how the Federal Reserve functions, and included a visit to the New York Fed’s gold vault on the basement floor of its main office building in Manhattan.

The group visit to learn more about a bastion of business is not the first of its kind for the Department of Business and Economics. On April 21, 30 Mount students had the opportunity to travel to the New York National Office of Deloitte, a financial industry giant with more than 200,000 employees in more than 150 countries and territories. At the New York office, students networked with employees, learning more about the company as well as the finance industry. The trip was arranged through retired Deloitte executive and friend of the College, Joe Delaney.

“These field experiences allow students to learn more about the workforce before entering it,” said Nina Aversano, Ph.D., department chair and professor of economics. “Through information they learn at the Fed, and through hands-on involvement and interaction with leaders at Deloitte, students will be able to use their acquired knowledge in their studies at the College, as well as when the time comes to launch their career.”

About Outside the Classroom
The Outside the Classroom series is part of the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s National Measures of Quality (NMQ) initiative—a reliable, sensible model of assessment demonstrating the exceptional quality and authentic value of a Mount education, both within and beyond the classroom.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.