Ramzi Bannourah ’13, a business administration major with a concentration in international business, is interning at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, hoping it will pave the way to employment.
One of Marymount’s distinguishing characteristics is a required internship for academic credit. Far from being just another box to check, MU students like Ramzi know that these practical learning experiences are a great way to gain valuable knowledge and expand their professional network. Ramzi’s internship is with the FDIC’s Student Career Experience Program, which gives him a much better chance of obtaining permanent federal employment after graduation.
Ramzi shared a few thoughts...
about Marymount: “I love that classes are small, so the professors can take the time to answer your questions, one-on-one. This makes the learning experience more enriching.”
about MU’s career preparation: “The coaching doesn’t end when I leave the classroom. In this internship, my academic supervisor will take time out from his busy schedule to come visit me at the FDIC.”
about opportunities in the capital region: “I see in many ways how Marymount is well connected with DC: One of my coworkers at the FDIC earned his graduate degree at MU; my Money and Banking class professor worked for the Federal Reserve for 15 years. When we discuss what Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is doing and why, my professor is speaking from his own workplace experience. I’m getting excellent instruction at MU from expert faculty.”