Baruch College offers a number of special career-related programs which supplement course work to enhance students´ professional development. Programs range from mentoring to expanding knowledge in finance and the global economy.
Below is a list of the Programs currently offered on campus.
Baruch College Financial Leadership Program
The mission of the Baruch College Financial Leadership Program Program (FLP)
is to increase the recruitment of divers eand talented Baruch students into top financial analyst programs across all industries worldwide. By providing intensive technical and career training to a select group of Baruch's top-performing juniors, FLP cultivates successful finance professionals who are committed to giving back to their communities.
Max Berger Pre-Law Program
The Max Berger Pre-law Program
supports students of all majors who are considering a future career in the legal profession. The program is multifaceted and includes individualized pre-law advising, workshops and other programs and resources geared towards helping students acquire practical information about law school, legal careers, course selection, law related internships and guiding them through the law school application process. Schedule an appointment
for advisement within the STARR Career Development Center.
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The Rising Starr Sophomore Program
The Rising Starr Sophomore Program was recognized with the Alva C. Cooper Award in 2013. The program was created to encourage students from all majors and interests to gain a headstart in their career development while also meeting the increasing demands in the marketplace to identify and develop early leaders.
Sophomores will "Discover and Connect" with the Starr Career Development Center for one full academic year by participating in a portfolio-building program. While the first year in college is focused on transitioning into college, sophomores can use their second year by maximizing their resources on campus. Sophomores will be given options for activities and/or events to fulfill different curriculum areas which allow students to customize the program to suit their individual interests and needs.
The program will help students explore major and career interests and prepare them for work and leadership roles by providing a set of interdisciplinary, structured on and off campus learning experiences culminating in the award of a certificate. Student will also be considered for opportunities in their fields of interest having been identified as early leaders.
Rising Starr Sophomore Program participants in the past have landed internships at places such as: Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Basel Asset Management, PrivCo, SBLI, Apple Store, American Cancer Society, Tractenberg, Ogilvy & Mather, Verizon Finance Leadership Program, Tax Care, UpSpring PR, Bryant Park Capital, Museum of Chinese in America, District Attorney's Office, Levine & Schmutter, and Duane Morris LLP.
Participants have also landed club leadership positions and further moved on to other leadership programs such as: New York Needs You, SEO, Americorps, FWA Mentoring, InRoads, Financial Leadership Program, Executive Student Partnership/Executives On Campus, and study abroad programs.
Starting in Fall 2013, there will also be an "Accounting Track" within the Rising Starr Sophomore Program, called Passport to Partnership, specifically geared to students interested in exploring the field of accounting. In addition to the curriculum for all majors, those opting into the Passport to Partnership will have access to accounting-related activities.
This program is a highly competitive program and only those who meet the program requirements will be considered. All majors are eligible with a minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to graduate in 2016 and enrolled fulltime or part-time at Baruch College. This program is only open to 1st degree undergraduate students. The undergraduate student application is available here
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Peers for Careers
are chosen from a select group of established Student Leaders. They work with their fellow students during all stages of the career development process, helping them utilize the resources of the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC). They help students with choosing a major, using the SCDC Career Library , and in learning about part-time and full-time jobs and internships. They can co-lead workshops, make classroom presentations, and assist with Career Day and the Internship Fair. One of the primary tasks of a Peer is to conduct resume reviews and mock employment interviews, which enables Baruch students to look their best when interacting with prospective employers.
Online mentors are Baruch alumni and other professionals who have chosen to "give back" to Baruch by helping students with their professional development. Mentors volunteer their time to answer your career-related questions and to share their experiences with you. Depending on the mentor's preference and availability, s/he may support your professional development by conducting a resume review, a tour of their workplace, providing industry/career tips and advice, and more. The online mentor program is not an internship/job referral service.
You can find Online Mentors in the "Networking" section of STARRsearch and through the Starr Career Development Center Online Mentor LinkedIn group
. Please review the group Rules, contained in this LinkedIn group. By joining this group, you agree to abide by the group Rules.
Executives On Campus
The Baruch College Executives On Campus Program
builds meaningful academic and professional relationships between students, faculty, and leaders in the business, nonprofit, and public sectors. Experienced, accessible executives and leaders share their practical, real-world perspective, their ideas and opinions, and their "secrets of success" with students and faculty. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to communicate with successful role models in a small group setting.
Please click here to apply
Global Student Certificate Program
The Global Student Certificate (GSC)
program is an interdisciplinary, co-curricular undergraduate certificate program designed to train a new generation of business leaders. It is necessary for college graduates to be internationally competent in today's global economy. The GSC program exposes Baruch students to the distinct resources available only in New York City as well as training in intercultural, communication and leadership skills. The program offers participants a unique opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge in the nation's most diverse college setting. For eight years, Baruch has topped the list of the most ethnically diverse institutions of higher education in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, "America's Top Colleges 2007"). This structured program is a systematic response to Baruch's diversity designed to create a platform for student learning and sharing.
Financial Women's Association Baruch College Mentoring Program
The Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA), is a not-for-profit professional organization. Established in 1956, it has a membership of more than 1,000 women and men professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. To fulfill that part of its mission, which is "to encourage women to seek career opportunities in finance and business", the FWA has a long tradition of dedication and excellence in mentoring students of different ages.
For further information, please contact Alyce Mayo