• Career Column

    Liberal Arts Degree to Director of Largest Asset Firm: Meet Mark Shpizner

    Students, faculty, alumni, and sponsors gathered on the chilly Friday morning of September 14, to listen to keynote speaker Mark diss speech at Queens College’s Business Forum Breakfast, “From American Studies to Asset Management: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today’s Business Environment.”   Shpizner serves as the Director of Financial Markets Advisory at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm. Many believe someone with such a high position in a corporate environment must have studied to be able to excel in such a job. However, Shpizner graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in American Studies in 2009. Some may consider a major in liberal arts an…

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    BALA Debate

    To help students gain insight into the upcoming presidential elections, Queens College students and professors held a mock debate in Kiely Hall. to an audience of roughly 50 students. Two teams — comprised of a student-professor duo — were pit against one another; one represented Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Mitt Romney and the other, Democrat and incumbent President Barack Obama. Coordinated by the political science club and the business and liberal arts department, the debate was between BALA professors in place of the actual presidential candidates. The two teams consisted of Prof. David Leventhal and QC alumna Jacqueline Walpoe, debating on Obama’s behalf and Prof. Tim Rosen with student Joshua…