Career and Internship Center, School of Business, Finance
Joseph Gabriel'22 with his working group
Joseph Gabriel '22

Joseph Gabriel '22 (left, black shirt) didn't just score one full-time job a full year before graduation, he scored four. Sort of. Joseph parlayed last summer's successful internship with General Electric into a position within the GE Gas Power Financial Management Program (FMP). He got the offer last fall, which made for an even better senior year. 

"That definitely alleviated a lot of the stress. I was able to have a little bit more fun my senior year and appreciate the special moments while they were happening."

Seventeen recent graduates nationwide, including Joseph and Lydia Williams '22, were chosen for the two-year career development program. FMP program members spend six months in four different rotations combining coursework, job assignments, and interaction with senior GE leaders. They're building corporate finance and business skills, while on a fast-track to leadership positions with the company. Each rotation could potentially take each member of the program to a different location, depending on the assignment. There are primary offices in Atlanta, Schenectady, and Greenville, S.C. Joseph's first rotation is in Atlanta.

"In a word, HOT. I grew up near Albany, and I'd never been south of Nashville. It's definitely been an adjustment, but I'm really enjoying it."

The four rotations focus on core GE finance competencies including commercial finance and project financing, supply chain finance, and financial planning and analysis. The FMP program stresses its tight-knit community, and so far, the relationship-building has been as important as the work. 

Joseph began in mid-June with a meet and greet at Topgolf. They've also participated in group service events, and this week, all program members in the first rotation toured the Greenville site (which included some city exploration, above). Next month, Joseph will participate in a week of training with top company executives in Crotonville, N.Y. 

"It's not just pure finance. We get to spend two years learning how to be true leaders in the company."

"GE comes to campus every year and they heavily recruit from Siena. Last year, my internship supervisor was a Siena graduate. The analyst I worked with was a Siena graduate. It makes it much more comfortable starting out when you're surrounded by Siena people. I know plenty of Saints have also gone through the Financial Management Program before me." 

Joseph Gabriel '22