Stonehill College Inspire Finance Initiatives

Stonehill College Inspire Finance Initiatives (SCIFI) is a multi-year course of study designed to enhance the critical thinking and analytical skills of participants through hands-on academic and security analysis experience. It combines a demanding course of study with internships, mentoring and management of real-money to represent a truly differentiated experience for our students and participating professionals. SCIFI comprises the Skyhawk Investment Group, LAUNCH: Women in Finance, and ENGAGE: SCIFI Financial Leaders Program. 

SCIFI Programs

SCIFI's Skyhawk Investment Group is a year-long, comprehensive, academic and professional development course of study designed to enhance the critical thinking and financial analytical skills of participants through hands-on academic and security analysis experience.

Students are charged with the management of the Mary Herlihy Opportunity Fund. This program combines an interesting and challenging course of study with internships, mentoring and the management of real-money to represent a truly differentiated learning experience for Stonehill students.

LAUNCH: Mentoring Women in Finance is a women's business mentoring initiative started in 2018. The program incorporates aspects of networking, mentor-mentee relationships and corporate site visits that connect female finance students in their first or second year with successful Stonehill alumnae.

As part of Launch, students:

  • meet regularly as a group for career development preparation
  • have informational interviews with more than one alumna
  • conduct site visits at local companies
  • complete job shadow days

ENGAGE is SCIFI's financial leaders program that enables participants to expand on their early academic experience and broaden their professional development and leadership skills. Students that successfully complete the requirements for the program will earn a Certificate of Accomplishment under the SCIFI platform.

With mentoring professors and coaches, student athletes such as finance major Gavin Euksuzian ’23 (above with Professor Michael Mullen) thrive on and off the field.

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

The Finance program exposed me to a great deal of knowledge and, more importantly, taught me how to apply that knowledge in a work setting. The professors’ style eases the transition from the classroom to the conference room and puts you in a great position to succeed from the start.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Navigation Center for Student Success offers extensive assistance to students in academic degree and career decisions; applying to graduate school; and finding internships, mentors and postgraduate service opportunities. 

Finance-specific career resources

  • SCIFI program advising, application assistance and internship recruiting. 
  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions.
  • Annual career fairs.
  • Various industry-specific career lunches.

Active alumni mentors

The Finance program boasts more than 60 active alumni mentors, including:

  • Accenture
    CTS Specialist
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
    Senior Operations Specialist
  • GE Capital
    Senior Manager of Global Strategy
  • Goodwin Proctor LLP
  • Patriot Financial Group
    Managing Partner
  • State Street Global Advisors
    Chief Investment Officer

Contact Information

Elif Sisli Ciamarra

Elif Sisli Ciamarra

Professor of Business Administration, Finance Department Chair