Three business students are putting their SCU education to use and getting a taste for how ethics are practiced in real-world business. As part of the Business Ethics Internship, sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Conor, Ashley, and Sarina are interning with Cisco Systems’ ethics and compliance team, each working in a different capacity. We have spoken to them all about their experiences so far and their thoughts on ethics and business.
Senior, conomics and philosophy double major
“I think one of the main things I have been able to apply from my Santa Clara education is critical thinking – something that has been a huge part of my time as a student.” Read more about Conor’s experience»
Senior, finance major
“Business and ethics are not black and white. I've learned that ethics is often applied to circumstance, but there's also a need to preserve the company's integrity and commitment to its shareholders. The difficulty is maintaining that balance.” Read more about Sarina’s experience»
Santa Clara’s annual Grand Reunion Weekend is just a few weeks away. The Leavey School of Business is hosting three events for alumni and friends: a Keynote Lunch with Dr. Mario Belotti - Don't miss your opportunity to hear this veteran adviser talk about his view of our economic vitality and possibly share some insights into his recently published memoir, It Was All for the Love of a Horse; The Business of Ice Cream, sponsored by the Food & Agribusiness Institute, will feature a discussion of both small and large ice cream operations, with a focus on Bay Area companies; and the annual Business School Reception for alumni, faculty, and staff, with our new dean Caryn Beck-Dudley. Find more information and reserve your spot at these events below.