Starr Grants To Provide Advanced Career Professional Preparation for Baruch Undergraduates

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New York, NY- August 21, 2006 -- Baruch College has received the largest foundation gift in the College’s history from The Starr Foundation to provide undergraduates with advanced professional development preparation from freshman to senior year. An initial gift of $2 million with matching funds of up to $3 million over the next three years will allow Baruch to develop a national model for the professional development of undergraduates.  

This donation will initiate The Starr Career Development Center at Baruch College, and its objective is to successfully prime students for job placement, post-graduate education, and career advancement upon their graduation from Baruch.  It will expand and develop new initiatives to align traditional career services with networking, mentoring, internships, leadership, and motivation.  The Center’s expansive services will be fully integrated with curriculum, allowing students to simultaneously fulfill their academic requirements and complete career preparation modules.  Students will become self-assured and polished professionals with unlimited opportunities to compete at the premier levels of corporate and civic professions.

The Starr Foundation has a strong history with Baruch, starting in 1998 with a gift to the International Internship Program Fund at the College’s Weissman Center for International Business within the Zicklin School of Business. Another major area of giving has been the C.V. Starr Scholarship Fund, an endowment that generates scholarships for study abroad for Baruch undergraduates. The Foundation also has donated to the Global Student Initiative.

Lara Moon
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