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Ace Your Interview with These 12 Tips!

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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
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Career Tips for International Students & Athletes, from an International Student’s Perspective

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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 …

By Jens Øvreseth
Jens Øvreseth Recruiting Chair Jens Øvreseth
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Career Tips for International Students

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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
Javier Mangado Marketing and Analytics Chair Javier Mangado
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Academic Success and Engagement With Remote Learning

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

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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 …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Apply for the Fall 2021 Internship Grant

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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
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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How To Create A Bond Between Student & Professor

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

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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

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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
Javier Mangado Marketing and Analytics Chair Javier Mangado
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An Ode to Students

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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 …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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How to Register for Events on Handshake

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

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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
Ivan Monteiro Student Advisory Board Member Ivan Monteiro
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Sights for Success – Center for Academic Excellence & Innovation

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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
Marques McKinney Marketing and Analytics Chair Marques McKinney
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Professional Greetings in a COVID Environment

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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 …

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

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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
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Interested in Nonprofit Jobs Open Right Now?

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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
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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Some of Your Questions About Soft Skills and Work – Answered (Part 2)

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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
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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How to Explain COVID-19 Employment Gaps on Your Resume

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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 …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Join the United States Secret Service

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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 …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL DURING A PANDEMIC

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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
Gianella Brignoni Student Advisory Board Member Gianella Brignoni
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ATTENDING LAW SCHOOL DURING A PANDEMIC

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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)

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

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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?

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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
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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Perspectives on the Job Market during the Pandemic

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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!

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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
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Careers in Forensic Science

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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
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Career Tips for the Holiday’s

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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
Dorlene Curwen Associate Director, Career and Professional Development Dorlene Curwen
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Learn Something New in Healthcare

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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
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Missed “Your First Internship”? Watch it Below Now!!

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

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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
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Are you looking for a short-term, project-based, paid remote internship?

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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
Gina Villazhinay Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Gina Villazhinay
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Words of Wisdom from Regeneron Scientists

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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!

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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
Javier Mangado Marketing and Analytics Chair Javier Mangado
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Guide To Using Handshake

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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
Julia Wexler Director of Employer Relations Julia Wexler
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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

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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 …

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Qualities of a Strong Work Ethic

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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

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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?

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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
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Career Plans Changed? Here’s the Good News!

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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

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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

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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
Marguerite Busetti Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Dobbs Ferry Campus Marguerite Busetti
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Introducing the Business & Accounting Executive Board!

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The new year brings some new faces to Mercy College’s Business & Accounting Executive Board! We’ve added two new members, Nicholas Caldwell and Jens Øverseth.

Growth and Diversity! Two out of our five members are international students, including Javier from …

By Nicholas Caldwell
Nicholas Caldwell Secretary Nicholas Caldwell
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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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