Internships, Placement and Outreach
Welcome to the Office of Placement and Outreach!
We are dedicated to developing students and helping them become internship-and-career-ready. We focus on employer outreach; and planning lively and informative events such as expert panel discussions, on-campus employer recruiting sessions and networking opportunities with our alumni. Our goal is to come to as close as 100% placement as possible. Getting to know our students and matching their talents and skills with an employer is a formula that has proven successful.
The Silberman Professional Development Program (PDP)
Our Professional Development Program, active on both New Jersey campuses, provides a wide range of opportunities for students to meet and learn from leading business executives and alumni, and teaches students the soft skills that are essential to success. PDP events are posted on the SCB News and Events and on Facebook.
We know that a relevant and engaging internship experience paves our students’ way to success. Students who are seeking internships are matched with a company best suited to each student’ skill set and interests. Silberman Palcement and Outreach staff is adept in ing the right match to ensure a successful internship experience, both for the student and the company involved. Some of the companies where FDU students have recently had internships include:
• BASF Corporation
• Bayer HealthCare
• JP Morgan/Chase
• Michael Kors
• Morgan Stanley
By actively matching students to internships, these opportunities can lead to job offers – providing the critical gateway for graduate employment.
SCB’s Internship Program allows qualified students (48+ credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.50) to gain valuable job-related experience before they graduate. Students work in positions directly related to their major and gain exposure to career possibilities as well as a specific work environment. This pre-professional experience helps students to gain a competitive edge in the job market while they are still undergraduates. Students can earn academic credit toward their degree if they meet the criteria of the program. Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
To learn more about internships, please contact Mary Sakin, Director of Placement and Outreach.
Office of Placement and Outreach Staff
Mary Sakin, MBA
Director, Placement and Outreach
BS., Seton Hall University; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
As the director of the Office of Placement and Outreach, Mary is focused on making contacts with local, national, and even international businesses to place our students in internships and full-time jobs, with a goal of 100% meaningful employment for all Silberman students.
Mary is the point of contact for:
• Employers who wish to recruit our students
• Students seeking an internship for credit at Silberman College
• Alumni wishing to engage with Silberman College of Business
She also leads the Professional Development Program, which provides a multitude of events, such as A Day on Wall Street, CEO Guest Lectures, and industry-specific networking opportunities to enrich your business education at FDU. Mary is active with ALPFA, the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Beta Alpha Psi student clubs.
Previously, Mary was a National Account Manager for Dun & Bradstreet, and Business Management Lecturer at FDU and Seton Hall University.
Marc is the point of contact for students who need résumés reviewed or help preparing for interviews. Marc’s advice on his website, abetterinterview.com, was deemed a “Top 100 Website For Your Career” by Forbes.
Marc is an FDU Silberman College of Business graduate with a degree in Business Management. Marc has built a career in Human Resources recruiting, with a focus on third-party and temporary staffing. He then parlayed his experience into a position at a nationally recognized CPA firm as the head of their experienced recruiting division. It was here that he honed his skills in interviewing.
Marc launched his own business, A Better Interview, LLC, to focus on résumé rewriting and mock interviews.