In our Tuesday interview with Associate Dean Bales, she noted that the establishment of the Dean’s Business Scholars Program, an extra-curricular enrichment program for Zarb’s best first-year students was one of her proudest accomplishments.
So, what exactly is this exciting new program?
The Dean’s Business Scholar’s program is an opportunity extended to high-achieving, first-year students in the Zarb School. It provides accepted students with several opportunities for experiential learning including access to special panel discussions, presentations, and Graduate Business Career Services events; trips to local and New York City companies; engagement with the Zarb School’s executives in residence; and involvement in a development project with the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.
As part of the fall 2013 series of events, Dean’s Business Scholar students sat down for an intimate discussion with Frank G. Zarb who regaled them with stories of a career spent at the highest levels of Washington and Wall Street. Mr. Zarb served in multiple cabinet positions for two presidents (Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford), ran the National Association of Securities Dealers and the NASDAQ Stock Market, was CEO and Chairman of Smith Barney, and has chaired state commissions and boards on education reform and the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. “For me, a diversity of experience was important,” Mr. Zarb said. “I just found it was fun …and it really benefited me to move around and do many different things.”