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  • Why Choose the McKenna School

    McKenna School Networking OpportunitiesSince birth, you have been exchanging information with others, in order to learn and grow. That is networking and it is key to a successful career. The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government will help you build on these skills and prepare you for your future.

    As a student in the McKenna School at Saint Vincent College, you will observe a scholarly, disciplined approach to life, be accepted unconditionally, challenged intellectually, nurtured spiritually, and taught, by example, to pursue a full life. You will experience:

    • Outstanding opportunities to interact with a diverse group of faculty, skilled in disciplines directly and indirectly related to your major. 
    • A wide variety of internships, work-study, and student research fellowships.
    • Upper-level job leads and interaction with the broader business and professional community. 
    • Networking with Saint Vincent College alumni. 
    • Valuable links to future career options, such as advice from successful Saint Vincent College alumni. 
    • Hearing and meeting top scholars from prominent universities and think tanks (the Center for Political and Economic Thought, with one of the strongest lecture and conference programs in the country, sponsors 15 - 25 renowned speakers each year).
    • Developing your network and networking skills, not only at school, but at professional conferences and extracurricular programs.


    And, after experiencing all of the above, you can rest confidently, knowing that your degree from the McKenna School at Saint Vincent College offers: 

    • A solid academic foundation 
    • Small classes headed by faculty who love to teach and offer personal attention 
    • A close network of students, faculty, staff, and Catholic Benedictine monks (a distinguishing feature of a Saint Vincent College education)
    • Numerous opportunities for practical experience in business and government 
    • A lifetime of relationships which reflect a priceless investment