Collaborations for Engagement and Expertise

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Some of the strongest bonds with our collaborators stem from direct work with our students. Amplify your brand, get involved in our community, and have an impact on the Gabelli School student experience.

For collaborators:
Sponsor academic competitions, co-design class projects or even full courses, and benefit from the unique ideas generated by Gabelli School students

For students:
Gain new perspectives and learn from experts who help you build career opportunities and broaden your access across industry

For faculty:
Work with industry professionals and connect with the leaders solving today's business challenges

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  • Teams of three to five undergraduate or graduate marketing students developed two promotional banners for the facade of Cardinal Hayes High School to attract the attention of passing commuters on the Metro North Railroad and encourage them to text donations, extending the school’s ability to serve students in need.

    “This relationship is truly unique in terms of the high level of commitment and the creativity of the administrators, professors, and students in developing these programs.”

    Michael Carey, Cardinal Hayes President
  • Twelve undergraduate students representing various majors and concentrations identified ways to increase sales of the i3, one of BMW’s electric car models, by diagnosing gaps in the sales process and exploring opportunities for fleet sales programs.

    “We delivered a comprehensive marketing and sales plan that included strategic partners to target, key dealerships, and marketing materials. The findings highlighted key missing links that before had been unclear.”

    Mohammad Nejad, Associate Professor and Marketing Area Chair
  • Teams of up to five students envisioned what the world might look like if blockchain and cryptocurrencies were to be broadly adopted. Their focus was not on the mechanisms, but rather on a creative imagining of the society that might be facilitated through mass adoption of these technologies.

    “This was a cutting-edge research and networking opportunity for students, who were asked to dig into a topic well before it became 'hot' in the media and provided tangible advice to a firm looking to diversify its revenue streams."

    Benjamin M. Cole, William J. Loschert Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship
  • A collaboration between Mindshare enabled masters-level marketing students use their business acumen to analyze datasets on media viewership, sales, industry trends, and customer relationship management for three products and offer action-ready managerial recommendations. Student winners interviewed for roles on Mindshare’s advanced analytics team.

    “The case competitions and hackathons are an excellent opportunity for Fordham students to showcase their problem solving skills, creativity and technical acumen in front of hiring managers and senior executives in the firm.”

    Ikechi Okoronkwo, Managing Partner, Head of Business Intelligence Analytics, Mindshare
  • A collaboration between Fordham Foundry, BNP Paribas, and Adobe gathered individuals, teams of students, and alumni who pitched their startup ideas to win seed funding, mentorship, and the other benefits of membership in the Fordham Foundry incubator.

    “Adobe’s commitment to the Fordham Foundry, specifically the Pitch Challenges, aligns with Adobe’s mission to empower individuals with the capabilities to succeed.”

    John Murphy, Former EVP and CFO, Adobe