Undergraduate Services at Lincoln Center

PPD for Lincoln Center’s three concentrations

Personal and Professional Development at Lincoln Center is tailored for the three specialized concentrations available to students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Global Business. Our offerings rely on the strengths of both career advisors and full-time faculty experts.

Group workshops and events

Spotlight Series
This series features small-group lectures about job functions and industries—a great way to learn about the breadth of career opportunities that awaits you as an eventual Gabelli School graduate. Still deciding which career path interests you? These events can help you narrow it down. Recent career topics have included:

  • Private wealth management
  • Sales and trading
  • Content marketing in the digital age (with MediaCom)
  • Management and marketing strategies (with Key Food Stores)
  • Entertainment marketing (with Rubenstein)
  • Advertising through brand stories (with Deutsch Inc.)
  • PR for branding (with Ketchum PR)
  • Entrepreneurship and startups (with Little Muenster grilled cheese shop)

Career-search skills workshops
Looking for an internship or job is a skill unto itself. To make sure you are prepared, the PPD team runs frequent workshops that develop your abilities to make an impression on employers. Examples of this type of programming include:

  • How a Recruiter Looks at your Résumé
  • Getting Ready for Employer Presentations or Career Fairs
  • Interviewing Preparation
  • Crafting and Telling Your Story

Interested in attending a Spotlight Series event or a workshop? All PPD workshops are posted on the GabelliConnect calendar. Visit the calendar to browse specific listings and sign up. At Lincoln Center, notifications about Spotlight Series events and workshops also come by email, either from PPD or from the assistant dean. Lincoln Center students are welcome to attend Spotlight Series events and workshops held at the Rose Hill campus, too. These cover a slightly different set of career fields and are listed on the GabelliConnect calendar.

One-on-one counseling appointments

Serving you as an individual student is important to us. At Lincoln Center, individualized career advising is provided by full-time Gabelli School faculty members, each of whom was identified as an expert in one of the four Lincoln Center academic concentrations. The advisors are:

  • Consumer insights: Timothy Malefyt, clinical associate professor of marketing.
  • Digital media and technology: Pasumarti Kamesam, clinical associate professor of information systems, and Axel Roepnack, clinical assistant professor of communications and media management.
  • Global finance and business economics: James McCann, lecturer in finance.

All of the above make their schedules public on GabelliAccess, where you can log in with your Fordham username and password to pre-book an appointment. Log in to GabelliAccess here.

Interviewing practice

Each year, PPD arranges a Mock Interview Week that offers five full days of time slots for interview practice. Students receive an email each fall with more details and instructions on how to sign up. At any other time, the PPD staff or the Lincoln Center faculty career advisors can help to arrange a mock interview for you. Please email the advisor listed above for your concentration (or the concentration you think you might be interested in) to get started.

Field-specific advising and coaching

Among the premier advantages that PPD offers to Gabelli School students is industry knowledge. Our faculty members and career advisors have worked in the field and understand better than anyone what the recruiters will be looking for.

Through group workshops and individual career-advising appointments, you will have access to people who have a history of great accomplishments in consumer insights, digital media and technology, and global finance and business economics—and who can help you to have the same.