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The Career Activator is a new and unique program seed funded by KPMG U.S. Foundation Reaching New Heights Grant Program and National Grid’s Project C-Workforce Development grant. This 3-week residential program, focused on business students from underrepresented groups. Students will participate in workshops to develop their professional, interpersonal and leadership skills; work with a minority-owned business or nonprofit organization on Staten Island through a micro-internship or gig project; visit companies to understand organizational structure and workforce opportunities; and connect with an industry mentor. Learn more here.


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The Wagner SELECT program is a unique professional development program in the Nicolais School of Business where students are paired with business leaders, alumni, and executives who serve as mentors and coaches. The mission of the program is to cultivate the next generation of business leaders by developing career-ready students who are ready to lead and excel in various fields in the business world. Students who are chosen to be part of this program will receive professional guidance and advice in various areas of business. Through these interactions and training students will be well-prepared to secure internships and full-time employment. Learn more here.



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Delta Mu Delta is a symbol of a student’s readiness to measure up to the responsibilities of the future. It is recognized and even sought by employer representatives who visit campuses to recruit graduates for careers in business, education, industry, and government.

Membership in Delta Mu Delta fulfills one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (rather than GS-5) in numerous professional and technical occupations in the federal service. Learn more here.


Delta Mu Delta Scholarship

For more information regarding Delta Mu Delta contact: Dr. Richard LaRocca

2021-2022 inductees

Bailey Hardy, Carly Ann Benjamin, Achintha Hettiarachi, Carter Bartram, Chris Ciccone, Nicholas Dolley, Sara Grace Rutherford, Blerina Vataksi, Vuk Bulajic, Sarah Melina, Joy Smith, Dominic Joseph Palermo


Join a student organization and get opportunities to meet students with similar interests, do projects that hone your skills, and add important involvement to your resumé.

We have four student organizations: The Brand Ambassadors, Agency on the Hill, Student Managed Investment Fund, and the Marketing & Management Club. The organizations are open to undergraduate and MBA students and they focus on various topics and initiatives.

  • Entrepreneurial Venture Club 
  • The Student Managed Investment Fund 
  • Nicolais School of Business Brand Ambassadors 
  • Agency On the Hill 

The management & marketing club (M&M) is dedicated to helping fellow students network while helping them build their professional skills and expand their knowledge. The club is an open space for any student of any major to join! We are getting ready to compete in the New York Business Plan Competition in 2023!


President – Daisy-Louise Ruhle

Vice-President – Mar Navarro

Secretary – Laura van Hamburg

Events / Outreach Coordinator – Ana Blanco

Operations & Financial Coordinator – Aryan Gupta

For more information regarding The Marketing and Management Club contact: Daisy-Louise Ruhle.

Our goal is to form and sustain a Student Managed Investment Fund that can perform on par with the S&P500. Over the duration of managing the Investment Fund it is vital we use this opportunity to learn valuable market concepts, proactively deal with real world events, and collaborate as a group to expand each others knowledge. 

Contact Dominic Palermo for more information.

The Nicolais School of Business Brand Ambassadors was founded in the Spring Semester of 2022. At first, we were merely representatives of the business school and were truly the brand ambassadors/influencers. Since then, we have grown to be so much more. We have additional goals such as networking, building a community, career-building workshops, and many more. As student ambassadors who have the experience, we ultimately want other students to feel ready for the professional world and to help break their shells. Moving forward, our main goal is to become an outlet for all students to feel at home when they think of the Nicolais School of Business.

What have we done so far? 

As of Fall of 2022, we have hosted and participated in a number of events for all students, including one for high school students! Some of our events include a dessert event with Dean Ivanic and business faculty to bridge the gap between students and faculty, a Fall-themed event where we offered business, school, and general advice, and lastly an event where we offered self-care bundles as we wrapped up the semester. 

The 2022-23 E-Board was invited to “Let’s Get Down to Business Day,” an event hosted by the Nicolais School of Business. This event was for Staten Island high school students from New Dorp HS, Susan E. Wagner HS, and Farrell HS. The goal was to invite high school students to have an insight into college life, specifically as business students. We participated in a student panel, campus tours, and mock classes to honor being a Wagner College student. 


President – Andy Cowie

Vice President – Ryan Lane

External Affairs – Valerie Guan

Marketing – Liz Szambel & Steven Franco

Secretary- Mattia Bognolo

SGA Rep- Nicholas Giustra


Contact Andy Cowie for more information.


We are gearing up for our first ever American Advertising Federation competition. We will be competing in April and are getting close to having our marketing and ad campaign ready to go.

Pictured here are Jerry AlamoSarah KovnatorDaisy RuhleMatthew Cruz, and Julia Searle. Not pictured, but working hard and having fun are Abhinav Magow, Arianna Martina, Bobby Blewett, Claudia Salas Gimenez, Cristian Mercado, Gabriella DudekJai Sai Karan VenkatramanaKathryn SiversonLaura van HamburgMar NavarroSamantha MarquezTaylor Marjamaa.

To learn more contact Julia Searle or Dr. Paul Barretta.




Every month, we host a Business Insights conversation with industry leaders in different fields. This past year, we had conversations about marketing & public relations, finance, data privacy, and supply chain.


October 2022: Marketing & Public Relations

Alyssa Ahern (Senior Public Relations Manager, adidas) & Victoria Natenzon (Account Executive, Salesforce)


November 2022: Accounting & Finance

Leslie Gavioli (former SVP of finance at Fox News)

February 2023: Data Privacy

Cailin Kelly (Global Data Privacy Strategy, Bristol Myers Squibb)

March 2023: Supply Chain

Kakoli Mukherjee (Director of Supply Chain, CAMP) & Julio Ramirez (Director of Supply Chain Management, Clarins)


April 2023: Alumni Series

Nija Howard and Douglas Rigg, MBA, CAIA

Wagner College | Nicolais School of Business Business Insights 2023: Alumni Series (April 2023) Nia Howard and Douglas Rigg pictured with students, Dean Aarti Ivanic, and Rosa Santana