At Fordham, students receive a rigorous education in one of the world’s greatest cities—an education that will sharpen your talents, widen your vision, and prepare you to embrace and create change.
And being in New York City means you won't have to wait until the summer to intern. Fordham students have internships year-round, easily navigating between our campuses and the top industries that make NYC their home. In fact, 89% of Fordham students have at least one internship before they graduate (and many have two, three, four, and five!).
It’s an undergraduate education that works—our graduates go out into the world to pursue meaningful careers and build lives that reflect Fordham’s spirit of passionate engagement.
Each year, the Office of Career Services reaches out to every member of the previous year's graduating class to find out where they landed and to offer their assistance if needed. For the Class of 2022, they were able to confirm the "first destination" of 86% of the graduates (an exceptionally high knowledge rate).
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Supporting Success Through Access
Fordham graduates not only have a network of over 175,000 alumni worldwide to call upon, they have the life-long support of the Career Center. Their diligent work and extensive connections ensure access to top employers and institutions so that students pursue meaningful work after graduation, whether that be starting a career, pursuing further education, or devoting time to public service.
Alumni Mentor Offers Guidance as a Way to Give Back
This fall, Fordham College at Lincoln Center grad Janine (Repka) Guzzone will be among dozens of alumni paired with students through the Fordham Mentoring Program, now in its 20th year. It’s early September. A new academic year is underway. And so far, about 150 Fordham alumni are ready to be matched with a group of [...]
A Gift to Honor Educators Who Are Leaning into the Future
Four years ago, James C. McGroddy, Ph.D., became a Fordham donor after learning about a hands-on University project related to climate change. Known as Project FRESH Air, it brings faculty and students together with local schools to monitor air quality, an on-the-ground way of building awareness of climate change and educating the next generation of [...]
Scholarship Donor Invests in Sociology, a Data-Driven Field for a Complex World
To help those who want to pursue social justice as a career, a Fordham alumna is creating a scholarship for students majoring in sociology—in her words, a “big picture” discipline ideal for making sense of a complex world. Sociology is “unrecognized in its potential,” said Josephine Ruggiero, Ph.D., GSAS ’70, ’73, professor emerita of sociology [...]
Fordham Foundry Supporter Invests in the Entrepreneurial Mindset
John Murphy, GABELLI ’90, was well into his business career when he learned that his alma mater had established something called the Fordham Foundry, focused on a topic close to his heart: entrepreneurship. It didn’t take him long to get involved with the Foundry. He had shown an entrepreneurial bent in his own career, bootstrapping [...]
Making the Most of Every Opportunity: Adrienne de la Fuente on How She Fashioned a Career in Dance
It’s spring 2006, and high school senior Adrienne Cousineau has a plan: Attend the University of California, Berkeley while continuing her ballet training at a dance studio in San Francisco. The universe, however, has a different plan. As she sits meditating in the sun on a break during a church service trip to Mexicali, Mexico, [...]
In Memoir, Author and Addiction Treatment Advocate Writes of Brother’s Death and Running as a Release
In October 2015, Jess Keefe came home to her Boston apartment to find her younger brother, Matt, unconscious. Matt had developed a heroin addiction in the years prior, and there had been close calls with overdoses before that night. This time, though, Matt couldn’t be brought back. For Keefe, a 2008 Fordham College at Lincoln [...]
‘The Environment Is Everything’: A Conversation with Climate Justice Leader Elizabeth Yeampierre
The complexity of climate change—and the urgent need to address its consequences—can breed feelings of anxiety and helplessness. But Elizabeth Yeampierre, FCRH ’80, wants to remind people they have the power to transform themselves and spur governments and corporations to action. “There’s a long history of young people challenging systems, dismantling systems, and manifesting a [...]
‘I Had a World-Class Education’: Ahead of the Class of 1973’s Golden Jubilee, Mary Anne Sullivan Reflects on a Groundbreaking Era
Taking a walk down Fifth Avenue with her husband after Fordham’s annual Founder’s Dinner last month, Mary Anne Sullivan thought back to her days as a student at Thomas More College, when she’d taken so many similar walks, relishing the city as much as the Rose Hill campus. Now, as she helps plan this year’s [...]
For John and Barbara Costantino, Philanthropy Is a Team Sport
John Costantino remembers school spirit surging during his student days at Fordham. The reason? After a 10-year hiatus, football came back—as a club sport in 1964 and a varsity sport in 1970. “The restoration of football changed the entire dynamic of the University,” energizing students and prompting many alumni to reengage with Fordham, said Costantino, [...]
Fordham ‘Superfan’ Phil Cicione Is Forever Learning
When his students are looking ahead to college, high school English teacher Phil Cicione asks them two pretty simple questions: What’s going to make you stand out? And will you be happy doing it? Cicione, a 1987 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH), believes that college is about learning how to think and [...]
Catching Up with John Kilcullen, Creator of the ‘For Dummies’ Book Series
When John Kilcullen graduated from Fordham in 1981, a leading New York ad agency where he interned wanted to hire him as a media planner. Instead, he took a job as a traveling textbook salesman for Prentice-Hall, which offered $3,000 more per year, plus a company car. “I needed to earn and save every penny,” [...]