Good news for FAMU biz school
After faltering for years without a permanent dean and other university-wide administration problems, the business school at FAMU is celebrating good news that harkens back to the days of longtime and revered dean Sybil Mobley.
More than 40 FAMU business students are bound for Wall Street internships, a record number for the state's only historically black public university whose business school for years was among its most celebrated and nationally vaunted programs.
FAMU officials credit the recently implemented Wall Street Initiative, which aims to place 100 students in internships with Wall Street firms by the summer of 2010. Last year, as the campus was rocked with financial and administrative woes and instability, only 12 students got internships.
Those who do well with their intern companies can hope to get permanent, high-paying jobs in the nation's financial center.