Build a Career
You'll get professional experience both in and out of the classroom. In your first semester, you'll present an analysis to local business executives. In subsequent semesters, you'll analyze the challenges a local nonprofit faces and develop solutions. And in upper-level classes, you may find yourself part of a consulting team, interacting with a local or global firm.
For instance, the capstone courses in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship feature a semester-long consulting project, in which you solve real-life business challenges. You'll research your company, meet with your client, and interview industry experts to gain outside perspectives. By the end of the semester, you'll pitch your business recommendations to senior-level executives.
Interested accounting majors can begin preparing for the CPA exam by taking additional courses. And finance majors can work toward an additional certificate in financial planning.
If you’re a budding entrepreneur with big ideas, we offer a special launch track, where you can start your own business as part of your coursework. Working with a faculty adviser, alumni adviser, and a senior student consulting team, you'll get your business up and running before graduation.
As a marketing major, you can get an inside look at the marketing strategies behind some of Boston’s biggest sports teams. In the Sports Marketing Consulting course, students have helped solve marketing challenges for the Boston Celtics. Executives from the legendary NBA franchise evaluated their pitches and offered valuable feedback.
If you study global business, you'll get a first-hand look at the global marketplace by studying abroad, enrolling in a global travel seminar, or completing an international internship.
Outside the classroom, you’ll have immediate access to internship opportunities in Boston’s business community, a global hub for innovation, financial services, public service, and healthcare. Our students have jump started their careers at top companies like Hill Holliday, Allen & Gerritsen, the Boston Celtics, Fidelity Investments, Bose, Google, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, and PUMA.
We can help you find the opportunity that’s right for you. Each major department also maintains a list of openings. Your faculty adviser can provide details. A full service Career Development Center supports all of your career needs.
Our central location means you can also work one day a week on a business project in a Boston-based company during the school year. You’ll benefit from both a corporate sponsor who works directly with you on the job, and a faculty member who will mentor you in the process. The experience you gain can help lead to the next step in your career.
Suffolk takes full advantage of its urban setting and international presence. Our main campus is located in the heart of Boston, one of America's most cosmopolitan cities. We also have campuses in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Madrid, Spain.
Our faculty has international expertise, our alumni are working in all levels of business around the world, and our students have global opportunities through travel courses and study abroad.
What does this mean for your future career? You’ll meet and interact with Boston-area CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs and analyze what makes their businesses successful. You’ll directly experience the global business world and learn to operate in cultures different from your own.
Networking opportunities build career skills you’ll use throughout your working life—skills such as professional behavior, business customs and etiquette throughout the world, job hunting, getting hired, and lifelong learning. We host a variety of networking events with your major, student organizations, and alumni programs. We've also built annual career courses into your curriculum that help you develop self-presentation and communication skills.
Planning for Graduate School
It’s never too early to start thinking about graduate school. Look here to see how Suffolk's traditional, accelerated, and dual-degree programs can get you prepared for the career trajectory you want to be on.
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