Internships, Placement, and Outreach
We are dedicated to developing students and helping them become internship- and career-ready. We focus on employer outreach; and planning lively and informative events such as expert panel discussions, on-campus employer recruiting sessions, and networking opportunities with our alumni. Our goal is to come to as close as 100% placement as possible. Getting to know our students and matching their talents and skills with an employer is a formula that has proven successful.
The Silberman Professional Development Program (PDP)
Our Professional Development Program, active on both New Jersey campuses, provides a wide range of opportunities for students to meet and learn from leading business executives and alumni, and teaches students the soft skills that are essential to success. The goal of the Silberman College of Business Professional Development Program is to enrich your learning and preparedness for your career by offering workshops, talks, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and resources to help you secure a rewarding position in your field.
Join us at these PDP Events
Students, alumni and industry professionals help to shape each semester’s offerings, and events are very popular and well attended. We are committed to bringing more business leaders and industry experts to campus to discuss the latest issues and trends. Over the past three years, PDP has held more than 30 events at both New Jersey campuses.
Events are also posted online:
Be sure to register for events in advance.
Events Have Included
- Personal Branding and Social Media
- Interview Preparation
- Networking for success
- Professional Image and Dress for Success
- Intensive Career Workshops
- FDU Alumni Career Panels
- Resume Building
- Navigating Career Fairs
- and many more.
What are the Objectives of PDP?
- To enhance the readiness of Silberman undergraduate students to succeed as business professionals upon graduation.
- To foster students’ development of a set of skills, knowledge, and capabilities essential for success upon graduation that complement the academic and technical foundation provided by the curriculum.
- To build students’ confidence and maturity as they transition from the role of student to that of professional: from “Backpack to Briefcase.”
- To facilitate ways our students can benefit from the University’s co-curricular resources and opportunities for professional enrichment and development.
- To enhance the overall quality of undergraduate business students’ experience.
We know that a relevant and engaging internship experience paves our students’ way to success. Students who are seeking internships are matched with a company best suited to each student’s skill set and interests. Silberman Placement and Outreach staff is adept in finding the right match to ensure a successful internship experience, both for the student and the company involved. Some of the companies where FDU students have recently had internships include:
- BASF Corporation
- Bayer HealthCare
- JP Morgan Chase
- Investors Bank
- Michael Kors
- Morgan Stanley
By actively matching students to internships, these opportunities can lead to job offers providing the critical gateway for employment after graduation.
Silberman College of Business’ Internship Program allows qualified students (48+ credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.50) to gain valuable job-related experience before they graduate. Students work in positions directly related to their major and gain exposure to career possibilities as well as a specific work environment. This pre-professional experience helps students to gain a competitive edge in the job market while they are still undergraduates. Students can earn academic credit toward their degree if they meet the criteria of the program. Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
Office of Placement and Outreach Staff
Mary Sakin, MBA
Executive Director, Placement, Outreach and Alumni Relations
BS, Seton Hall University; MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
As the Executive Director of the Office of Placement, Outreach and Alumni Relations, Mary is focused on making contacts with local, national, and even international businesses to place our students in internships and full-time jobs, with a goal of 100% meaningful employment for all Silberman students.
Mary is the point of contact for:
- Employers who wish to recruit our students
- Students seeking an internship for credit at Silberman College
- Alumni wishing to engage with Silberman College of Business
She also leads the Professional Development Program, which provides a multitude of events, such as A Day on Wall Street, CEO Guest Lectures, and industry-specific networking opportunities to enrich your business education at FDU. Mary is active with ALPFA, the American Marketing Association (AMA), and Beta Alpha Psi student clubs.
Previously, Mary was a National Account Manager for Dun & Bradstreet, and Business Management Lecturer at FDU and Seton Hall University.