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Definition:

Accounting is an information science used to collect, classify, and manipulate financial data for organizations and individuals. Accounting is instrumental within organizations as a means of determining financial stability. Accountants are responsible for determining an organization’s overall wealth, profitability, and liquidity.

Related Skills:

  • Work effectively in a team and as an individual
  • Logical thinking – Analyze and interpret data
  • Numerical computation

Related Careers:

  • Auditor
  • International Trade
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • CPA – Controller
  • Payroll Manager
  • Consumer Credit Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Treasury Enforcement Agent

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: Managerial Accounting (ACCT 201)
  • Upper Division: Federal Income Taxation I (ACCT 353)

MCU Accounting Internship Sites:

  • New Times Media Group
  • American Honda Finance Corporation
  • FlixBus Inc.
  • American Automotive Resources Group
  • Finance of America
  • Beach, Freeman, Lim, & Cleland, LLP
  • Don Marshall CPA, Inc

 

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Definition:

Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands. Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live.

Related Skills:

  • Operate scientific equipment
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Numerical computation
  • Analytical and quantitative abilities
  • Information handling an organization
  • Biology theory and practical knowledge

Related Careers:

  • Veterinarian
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Marine Biologist
  • Forester – Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Healthcare Manager

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: Anatomy & Physiology (SCI 132), General Chemistry (SCI 220)
  • Upper Division: Immunology (SCI 440), Molecular Biology (SCI 380)

MCU Biology Internship Sites:

  • COPE Health Scholars Program
  • Patient Care Team Member
  • Precision Medicine & Neuroscience Institute
  • The Swim Project, Biological and Scientific Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital
  • Del Amo Hospital Behavioral Health Systems

 

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Definition:

The Business Program offers a flexible curriculum that emphasizes learning by doing, effective communication, decision making through analysis, and the creation of value for self and society. One will learn to produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. One will also learn to devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources. Concentrations include: Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Accounting & Finance, Sports Management, and Computer Information Systems.

Related Skills:

  • Interpersonal and communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Active listening
  • Time management
  • Quick learner and detail oriented

Related Careers:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Insurance Agent
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Fundraising – Property Management
  • Investment Banker
  • Data Analyst
  • Sales Manager

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: Perspectives on Global Development (ECO 135), Business Communication (BUS 230)
  • Upper Division: Corporate Finance (BUS 380), Social Media in Marketing (CAR 401)

MCU Business Related Internship Sites:

  • LA Galaxy, Marketing
  • Lululemon Athletica, Development
  • Harbor Property Management, Leasing Agent
  • CBS, Veteran Internship Program
  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sales
  • Terranea Resort, Hospitality
  • SpaceX, Operations
  • College Baseball Scouting Network

 

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Definition:

This program provides exposure to the major concepts and research findings in criminal justice and gives balanced consideration to explaining crime and its effect on society in qualitative and quantitative research methodology that will teach students to ask and answer questions of the world around them according to the scientific method.

Related Skills:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Computers and electronics
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking and deductive reasoning

Related Careers:

  • Attorney
  • Federal Judge
  • Forensic Criminologist
  • Social Worker
  • Law Enforcement & Security
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Investigator/Detective
  • Paralegal
  • Community Development

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: Criminal Investigations (CJ 181)
  • Upper Division: Ethics and Professional Responsibility in CJ (CJ/PHI 331)

MCU Criminal Justice Internship Sites:

  • City Attorney’s Office of Los Angeles
  • LAPD Detective Division
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • LA County Sheriff’s Department, Patrol Operations
  • Transportation Security Administration, TSA Officer
  • Customs & Border Patrol Cadet Program
  • Boys & Girls Club, Community Development

 

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Definition:

This program offers a sophisticated STEM Learning and Real World applied four-year educational experience. Curriculum is designed to prepare the next generation of digital media and technology driven communication creative makers and developers. Students study video production and interactive media skills and concepts. Students learn traditional theoretical education in the study of communications while also providing hands on training in professional quality digital studios including computer workstations, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Maya, and Avid Pro Tools software.

Related Skills:

  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Web design and development
  • Creativity – Flexibility

Related Careers:

  • 3D Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Video Editing & Production
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Film Director
  • Creative Director
  • Sound Engineer
  • Photographer

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: Website Design I (AM 204)
  • Upper Division: Video Motion Graphics (AM 413)

MCU Digital Communication Media Internship Sites:

  • The Recording Academy (The Grammys)
  • Angels Baseball Radio
  • EventFilming.net
  • King Films
  • Immortal Cinema International
  • The Longest Swim Project
  • Tree of Dreams Music
  • Ridge Productions
  • White House Productions Hollywood
  • DreamEast Pictures

 

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Definition:

Multidisciplinary Studies enables students to design a program tailored to the demands of a number of careers and graduate programs. MDS majors work with a Student Success Counselor to combine at least two areas of emphasis from the following: Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer science, Criminal Justice, Digital Communications, Human Performance, Philosophy and Psychology. MDS students develop core competencies and the specialized knowledge and skills related to each of their chosen emphases, culminating in a senior research project or career-related experiences.

Related Skills:

  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Ability to learn and synthesize new ideas

Related Careers:

  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Economist
  • Paralegal
  • Web Developer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate Agent

Related Courses:

  • Contemporary Moral Issues (PHI 100) – Career Planning and Preparation Seminar (BUS 265)

MCU Multidisciplinary Studies Internship Sites:

  • The Longest Swim Project, Community Outreach & Marketing
  • The YMCA, After School Programs Aide
  • City of Vernon, Human Resources Intern
  • Behavioral Education for Children with Autism, Behavior Technician
  • Toberman Neighborhood Center, Fundraising Intern

 

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Definition:

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, mental processes, and how they are affected and/or affect an individual’s or group’s physical state, mental state, and external environment. Its goal is to describe, understand, predict, and modify behavior. Psychology is sometimes referred to as the foundation of the helping professions.

Related Skills:

  • Concern for and sensitivity to others
  • Critical and inferential thinking
  • Insight to effectively deal with people
  • Active listening
  • Able to promote ethical practice

Related Careers

  • Detective/Investigator
  • Teacher
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • School Psychologist
  • Public Relations
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Victim Advocacy

Related Courses:

  • Lower Division: General Psych (PSY 150), Human Lifespan Development (PSY 220)
  • Upper Division: Cognitive Processes (PSY 337)

MCU Psychology Internship Sites

  • Port of Los Angeles, Community Relations
  • Rolling Hills Prep Academy, After School Aide
  • Boys & Girls Club, Marketing Assistant
  • Behavioral Education for Children with Autism, Behavior Technician
  • TransHope Medical, Psychiatric Office Assistant
  • Molina Healthcare, Data Analysis and Program Coordinator
  • Silver Spur Elementary School, Special Education Teacher’s Aide

 

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Internship & Career Planning Office

Roshni D. LalRoshni D. Lal, MA
Director of Career Planning & Employer Relations
RLal@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7381

Monica WillonerMonica Willoner
Internship & Career Planning Coordinator
MWilloner@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7283

Hours
9.a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Campus location
In The Center for Academic & Professional Success (CAPS)
Cecilia Hall, Room 218
CareerPrep@marymountcalifornia.edu