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MSMI Success Stories

Veronica Stewart Veronica Stewart

MSMI '16

Where are you working now?
I'm a manager of branded content analytics at Condé Nast.

Why did you choose the Gabelli School MSMI program?
My goal was to work in New York City, so I knew that choosing a school in Manhattan was crucial. This master's degree was what I was looking for as a one-year program with an intense curriculum and an analytics focus, which many other marketing programs lack.

What learning experience stood out for you?
Group projects and presentations gave me a chance to work together with diverse groups of students and manage many projects at the same time. These experiences were challenging at times but very rewarding. I also took advantage of joining several societies and attending enriching panels and events both on and off campus.

What’s the biggest advantage you gained from the Gabelli School MSMI program?
A great alumni network and a skill set that is in demand in today's business world.


Joseph Charest Joseph Chares

MSMI '14

Where are you working now?
I am a customer insights analyst at Toluna.

Why did you choose the Gabelli School MSMI program?
This program was a chance to expand on the marketing and business concepts I studied as an undergraduate. With this curriculum, I got hands-on experience and training with analysis tools that I now use every day in my current role. I also learned advanced techniques with SPSS and basic SQL querying to which I would not otherwise have been exposed.

What learning experience stood out for you?
The applied project with the Food Network was a great learning experience for me. Having the feeling of producing work for a client, rather than just coursework, helped prepare me for my current role.

What’s the biggest advantage you gained from the Gabelli School MSMI program?
Beyond learning advanced analytics tools and methodologies, I got even more out of working in groups with peers who came from different backgrounds and with varied skill sets. In my current role, I'm constantly working with many different capability groups, and the ability to communicate effectively is invaluable


Monica Meng Monica Meng

MSMI '16

Where are you working now?
I'm a digital and e-commerce business analyst at Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB).

Why did you choose the Gabelli School MSMI program?
For its outstanding academic reputation, high US News ranking in marketing, and the great opportunity to live and study in New York City.

What learning experience stood out for you?
Our group projects were all related to different marketing aspects of a real company. These taught me how to work as a team, how to communicate facing various opinions, and the importance of taking ownership of each task.

What’s the biggest advantage you gained from the Gabelli School MSMI program?
Data-Driven Marketing and Applied CRM. They both are very practical and I use the skills I learned in my consumer package goods job.


Raj Pawan Raj Pawan

MSMI '16

Where are you working now?
I'm a data scientist at IBM.

Why did you choose the Gabelli School MSMI program?
The MSMI program equips students with the perfect blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, which enhances one's ability to generate actionable insights.

What learning experience stood out for you?
Data-Driven Marketing Decisions was where I found my passion for analytics and understanding of how data can be manipulated to generate meaningful insights.

What’s the biggest advantage you gained from the Gabelli School MSMI program?
The ability to apply concepts learned in the classroom to the workplace.


Fred Hansen Fred Hansen

MSMI '15

Where are you working now?
I am a senior process analyst at Accenture.

Why did you choose the Gabelli School MSMI program?
I made my decision to attend Fordham during my very first student information session where I found the faculty and attendees to be especially warm and welcoming compared to other schools. I chose the MSMI program because I felt the combination of business and marketing in the curriculum was ideal for my goals and today's job market. The location is also hard to beat.

What learning experience stood out for you?
The end-of-year applied project was an unforgettable experience. The opportunity to collaborate with classmates and present to a top-tier business client was humbling and rewarding.

What’s the biggest advantage you gained from the Gabelli School MSMI program?
The MSMI program prepared me to enter the business world at the intersections of business, marketing, and analytics. The program equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to actively engage in the conversations that take place in a complex business environment.