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11 Online Jobs You Can Land With Little to No Experience

You’ve likely seen the ads online: “Make $2,000 a week working from home just two hours a day! No experience required!” or the comments on completely unrelated articles posted on social media: “I make $120,000 a year working five hours …

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Professional Guidance Part 3: Too Blessed To Be Stressed.

Between organic chemistry lecture class and 11:59 deadlines, college students are put in stressful situations all the time. The stress will feel like it’s never ending, that’s why it is important to learn effective ways to manage stressors throughout life.

By Marques McKinney
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Hello Graduate

You did it! You completed your degree from Mercy College. The career team is so incredibly proud of you and know that with all the challenges from this past year, you made it! You should be very proud of yourself …

By Joi Sampson
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Things look brighter for the Class of 2021!

Great news for the Class of 2021! If you feel that you are finally seeing the light after so many months of uncertainty, you are right. According to the National Associate of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2021 Spring …

By Mariana Ayerbe
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The art of stillness – and how it can help your career success

Looking back on such a busy and different academic year, I marvel at the dignity with which students, faculty, and staff alike used to overcome the tall order of difficulties thrown their way. Sick family and friends. Remote learning and …

By Samantha Karpiloff
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Professional Guidance Part 2: Personal Branding for College Students.

It is important to design, maintain, and promote individual brands. Personal branding is the process of marketing oneself in society. Branding reflects your skills, abilities, and lifestyle. Personal branding creates connections with people, via face to face or on social …

By Marques McKinney
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Professional Guidance Part 1: Email Writing Basics.

Believe it not, composing effective professional emails can help determine the success or downfall in your career. Luckily, the first step to take your inbox from a collection of sale ads to a home for your career-related connections is creating …

By Marques McKinney
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Ace Your Interview with These 12 Tips!

If you’re a typical college student, the words “April” and “May” are synonymous with “Finish line!” But there is still work to be done until we can raise the checkered flag.

Whether you’re an underclassman interviewing for summer internships, or …

By Samantha Karpiloff
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Apply for the Fall 2021 Internship Grant

The College of Career and Professional Development is ecstatic to have the Internship Grant opened for the Fall 2021 semester!! The Mercy College Internship Grant helps undergraduate students complete an unpaid internship for academic credit  for a minimum total of 135 …

By Joi Sampson
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Career Tips for International Students & Athletes, from an International Student’s Perspective

My name is Jens Hundere Øvreseth, and I am a student-athlete from Norway playing on the men’s soccer team at Mercy. I came to the US to study and play soccer in the spring of 2019, which is a choice …

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Career Tips for International Students

I’m Javier Mangado a Spanish international junior student at Mercy College. Currently, this is my second semester at Mercy College. I’ve had positive experiences at this institution and because of that, I would love to help the international students by sharing …

By Javier Mangado
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Academic Success and Engagement With Remote Learning

Ever since we have switched from in-class learning to remote learning, student engagement has been decreasing. According to several articles by Inside Higher Ed, professors have noted that students have lost motivation and found it difficult to be engaged remotely. …

By Cindy Cheng
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Make Your Handshake Job & Internship Search Easier!

 

Tis the season for job applications! Seniors, we know graduation is fast approaching and the search for full-time jobs is underway. Underclassmen, we see you seeking out those summer and fall internships (Interested in getting paid this fall? Check …

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How To Create A Bond Between Student & Professor

Throughout the course of an individual’s college career, there is one relationship many students should not do without. Creating a bond with your professor.

Creating a connection with your professor is one of the most beneficial relationships in a college …

By Nicholas Caldwell
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

As Black History Month draws to a close, many of us know the importance and value of incorporating diversity throughout the year. More and more employers are also taking steps to have a more diverse and inclusive work environment. This …

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Enhance Your Interviewing Skills

Coronavirus has changed our lives in ways we would have never imagined. From online classes to the fact of wearing masks and using hand sanitizer every time we enter into a building. The recruiting process of companies has been affected …

By Javier Mangado
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An Ode to Students

 

The beginning of 2021 has already brought on some challenges, but I am SO excited to see more and more of you arriving on campus! February is underway.

As I walked the Dobbs Ferry halls at the start of …

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How to Register for Events on Handshake

The Career team has some great events lined up for you this semester and I don’t want you to miss out! All events will require registration through handshake, and to ensure you do not miss out on any events, here …

By Cindy Cheng
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My Journey in Landing a Job at a Law Office as an Undergraduate Student

Think of a time when you underwent an experience in which you felt perplexed, disappointed, or even completely lost when making a decision about something. Now think of the gravity of the decision in said experience; was this a decision …

By Ivan Monteiro
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Sights for Success – Center for Academic Excellence & Innovation

Found in the lower section of the Dobbs Ferry campus Library, the learning center provides a variety of resources for every individual student enrolled at Mercy College. With a stellar view of the Hudson River as the snow glistens upon …

By Marques McKinney
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Professional Greetings in a COVID Environment

Professional greetings have always involved person-to-person contact. Whether it be hugging or giving a handshake, we establish a connection through physical touch. However, during these unusual times, we are unable to offer our friendly greetings. We have to come up …

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“What Questions Do You Have for Me?” Tips on what to ask.

According to Big Interview, in nearly every interview, you’ll be asked at the end if you have any questions for the interviewer.  We want to make sure you are prepared with questions that reveal you to be a thoughtful and …

By Mariana Ayerbe
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Interested in Nonprofit Jobs Open Right Now?

Nonprofit Westchester has a robust list of job openings open at their Westchester member organizations.  These jobs range from entry level to management and lots in between.  Here are some examples of entry level jobs you can find on their …

By Sara Shepherd
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Some of Your Questions About Soft Skills and Work – Answered (Part 2)

What Are Some Examples of Soft Skills?

Here are some of the most important types of soft skills and some of the individual skills that fall under each category. This list isn’t exhaustive, but you can use it to start …

By Joi Sampson
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How to Explain COVID-19 Employment Gaps on Your Resume

You are a hardworking Mercy student who lost their job when the pandemic hit last March. That is a very hard blow to recover from. And maybe, despite your best efforts, the universe has not permitted your re-entry into the …

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Join the United States Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service is a national security organization protecting our country’s leaders, foreign heads of state, the nation’s financial infrastructure. They also patrol and secure national events. Becoming a member of the Service requires long hours of hard work …

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APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL DURING A PANDEMIC

Recent Mercy College graduate Keyana Griffith was motivated to become a lawyer since her freshman year. Pursuing legal courses allowed her to venture into this profession in order to gain a deeper knowledge and love for the subject. Furthermore, her …

By Gianella Brignoni
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ATTENDING LAW SCHOOL DURING A PANDEMIC

Pamina Chatram is currently a 2L law student at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and is part of the January accelerated program. Pamina pursued legal courses as an undergraduate and became motivated to become a lawyer …

By Evelyn Romero
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Business Etiquette for Employer Events (Virtual and In-Person)

Employers who volunteer their time to speak with Mercy students during informational sessions and recruiting events are eager to meet with and develop relationships with our students.  It’s important to understand their objectives so that you can get the most …

By Julia Wexler
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Some of Your Questions About Soft Skills and Work—Answered! (Part 1)

For the month of December, as we ring in the holidays and look forward to a much needed break, I thought we would take things easy and talk about soft skills – what they are and how you can showcase …

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Blog Series # 2: What jobs can a Health Science major apply for?

Thank you for tuning in to our 2nd blog in the series, What Jobs Can a Health Science Major Apply For?  In this blog, we will be dissecting the role of Pharmaceutical Sales.  This role is heavily focused on sales …

By Sara Shepherd
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Perspectives on the Job Market during the Pandemic

There are many words we hear in the workforce. Some of these words include hired, promotion, unemployment, disability, fired, and layoffs. But one word that is not heard too often is the word ‘furlough.’ As if the news of a …

By Jennifer Carreno
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Undeclared Student? Come learn how we can help you decide on December 1st!

If you have not yet declared a major, we have a Virtual Career Exploration Workshop on Tuesday December 1st from 11-11:30am especially for you! It is not uncommon to need help making this important decision and please know that you …

By Mariana Ayerbe
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Careers in Forensic Science

When you think of forensics, what comes to mind? Likely your favorite crime drama, such as CSI or Law & Order (I’m a fan of the show Psych myself!). But the real field of forensics is not limited to observing …

By Samantha Karpiloff
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Career Tips for the Holiday’s

It’s hard to believe that our holiday season begins next week!

Perhaps you are in the market for a new job or preparing to graduate in the spring.  Tis’ the season to strategize on your next career moves.

Here are …

By Dorlene Curwen
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Learn Something New in Healthcare

While on LinkedIn one day I came across a certification course from Harvard Medical School: Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19. I decided to take this course and with the help of this course, I was able to gain knowledge and understanding …

By Joi Sampson
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Missed “Your First Internship”? Watch it Below Now!!

The Human Services, Government, Law and Education career community, hosted a virtual workshop titled “Your First Internship” on October  27th from 6:00-7:30 pm. While we thank all those who attended,  don’t despair if you missed it. It was recorded and …

By Allen Rossetti
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So You Missed the Virtual Career Connections Day on Oct 22nd? Here’s What You Can Do…

You may not have been able to join the Virtual Career Connections Day (VCC) on Oct 22nd and wonder what you missed. Not all is lost! Below is what you can still do to get the benefits:

Before taking any …

By Mariana Ayerbe
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Are you looking for a short-term, project-based, paid remote internship?

What is Parker Dewey?

Parker Dewey is a mission-oriented organization that helps connect great talent with great companies. It offers college students and recent graduates who are excited to complete short-term, paid, professional assignments opportunities to do so. While executing …

By Gina Villazhinay
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Words of Wisdom from Regeneron Scientists

Career and Professional Development recently hosted a panel discussion with scientists from Regeneron titled: A Day for Doing Good, Future Scientists Panels at Mercy College. The panelist were phenomenal and shared a great deal about their work as scientists and …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Attend 5 out of 8 Career Academy Sessions to Earn a Badge!

This Fall the Career and Professional Development (CPD) Team has virtual events! One event is Career Academy – it is a Career Education workshop series that helps students prepare for the workforce. Students will learn different skills such as how …

By Javier Mangado
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Guide To Using Handshake

Handshake is Mercy’s online job board where you are able to apply for internships and jobs, as well as connect with employers. It is important to learn how to navigate and use Handshake to make the most of this resource.

By Cindy Cheng
Cindy Cheng President Cindy Cheng
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Four Tips to Network on LinkedIN

So you’ve joined LinkedIn, now what? Virtual networking on LinkedIn can seem daunting. Check out these four tips from LinkedIn writer, Kiran Prasad,  to begin to network like a pro:

1. Connect with people you know on LinkedIn 

My number …

By Dorlene Curwen
Dorlene Curwen Associate Director, Career and Professional Development Dorlene Curwen
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5 Questions to Ask Employers at a Career Fair

Are you stuck in preparation for your next virtual career fair or networking event? An excellent way to convey professionalism to employers (which is tougher to do in a virtual world!) is to prepare thoughtful, strong questions. Taking this step …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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What do we do instead of shaking hands?

In this new era of social distancing, what is replacing the firm, professional handshake—a staple of business etiquette that career services practitioners have advised for years? Members of the NACE Community offered a few ideas, including:

I personally stopped shaking …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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How to Prep for Virtual Career Connections Day

Drumroll, please….

We are excited to offer you our very first Virtual Career Fair – Career Connections Day!  This will be a great way to meet employers, find out about opportunities, learn about industries and organizations, and network.  (Temporarily) gone are …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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Blog Series #1: What jobs can a Health Science major apply for?

What jobs can a Health Science major apply for?

As a Health Science Major, sometimes it’s hard to understand what sort of entry level jobs you qualify for.  But not to worry!  I am here to help you gain a …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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Tutoring is not just a way to supplement your income!

We all know how disruptive the pandemic has been in our lives, including children’s education. Families all across the country are scrambling, trying to figure out how to help their children continue to learn. Many families are trying to balance …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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How To Put Your Best Foot Forward During A Video Interview

As the quality and reliability of affordable video conferencing software and hardware increases by the day, video interviews have become commonplace for candidates and recruiting companies alike.

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken something that was viewed as more niche and …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Becoming a Quality Healthcare Professional

The healthcare industry is made up of diverse groups of people in need of care. Whether you are planning to become the treating physician assistant, nurse, nutritionist, occupational therapist, or exercise trainer, you are sure to meet people who are …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Why that language class is key!

Lucky for you, you have to take a language class at Mercy College before you graduate! In terms of your career, the ability to speak a second language is a key selling point when you are looking for a job.

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Adapting to a Virtual World – From a College Student’s Perspective

The announcement of the lock down in March was shocking at the time. It was abnormal to think that we would need to adapt to a remote way of socializing and working. For us college students, this included moving towards …

By Cindy Cheng
Cindy Cheng President Cindy Cheng
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Stuck Trying to Move Your Career Forward in a COVID Environment? There’s much you actually CAN do!

College students across the globe have been faced with a brand new world since COVID entered their world. This is a historically differentiating time; your generation will forever be asked how it affected you – your plans, your education, and your …

By Julia Wexler
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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

In the midst of a pandemic, typical ways of meeting recruiters and expanding connections through means such as career fairs have been put on hold. Information sessions that students and …

By Liam Berry - WayUp
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Qualities of a Strong Work Ethic

Having a strong ethic is just as important to having skills and talent to do a job. Do you know what defines a strong work ethic? Here is an opportunity to hear from a few people from various industries about …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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A Go-To Guide To Growing Your Career This Summer Without An Internship

For students, summer is a time of relaxation and reflection. It’s also a great opportunity to build on their education with experiences they may not have had time for during the school year. For many, this experience is provided by …

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What’s in Your Cover Letter?

 

With New York’s phased re-openings underway, many of you may be starting to think about applying to jobs. With those applications however, employers may ask that you write a cover letter. This is a great time for you to …

By Joi Sampson
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Career Plans Changed? Here’s the Good News!

Although your plans may seem up in the air now and you are wondering why you spent so much time planning for things may not be possible for now, you are actually lucky! Let me tell you why. You already …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Why this is actually a great time to be in College

Although you are probably reading disheartening reports about unemployment rates and near apocalyptic scenarios, we must recognize it is not all bad. Yes, the world is very different from anything we knew “before” but it does not mean we must …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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The Public Service, Law, and Government Student Advisory Board

Public Service, Law and Government Student Advisory Board

The Public Service, Law, and Government Student Advisory Board was launched during the Spring 2020 semester. Our officers are Keyana Griffith- President, Evelyn Romero- Event Chair, Jada Hill- Communications Chair, Darnell Hargett-Secretary, …

By Marguerite Busetti
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Learn to Use Handshake

 

Develop a strategy to efficiently and effectively identify and pursue career opportunities. Mercy College’s Handshake system is your online gateway to a host of tools and resources that will be of value to you throughout your college career and beyond. Through Handshake, you will gain free and exclusive access to full-time and part-time job and internship opportunities specifically targeting members of the Mercy College community.


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