• 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…

  • Career Column

    QC Students Snag Investors Bank Scholarships

    “You reap what you sow,” is the perfect analogy when describing two Queen College students who were awarded prestigious Investors Bank scholarships at the QC Business Forum in June.  Both pursuing careers in business, Michelle Fang, a graduate student in the master’s in science accounting program and widowed mother, and Raymond Greene, an undergraduate business administration major, were elated when they were chosen out of thousands of other hopeful applicants.   The Investors Bank scholarships worth $2,500 is awarded annually through the Investors Bank Foundation to two students in one of the Queens College business programs (accounting, economics, business administration, business and liberal arts, risk management) with outstanding academic performance of…