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 Spain and Jens from Norway. If you have been keeping us with you know B&A Board enjoys new members, and these two are great diverse assets to our team. Companies with diverse workforces often outperform companies that do not and we are glad to have them on our team!
Our current board is full of dynamic individuals who embody and help students achieve their goal of pursuing a career in a business or accounting-related field. The Board’s objectives are to actively support students in achieving success both in their academic and career pursuits. Our current board consists of five highly dedicated members. Please welcome the following team members as we are proud to showcase these stellar individuals. Read more about them and learn something new below!
Gina Villazhinay is Career Community Leader of the Business and Accounting Board.
Gina is responsible for interviewing new executive members and leading the Business and Accounting Career Community consisting of all Business majors. Gina is a stellar mentor to students throughout semesters on the internship process through discussing career options and placement expectations. Gina creates multiple opportunities and events for professional development here at Mercy College and leads students to their professional goals. Gina’s hard work and commitment to her colleagues do not go unnoticed. Gina graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2016 and a remarkable fact about Gina is that she received her MBA in Managerial Analytics from Mercy College. Go Mavs!
Cindy Cheng is President of the Business and Accounting Board.
Cindy is responsible for training new executive members in the organization of data in Excel. Cindy also helps produce content to increase internship awareness from short films to blog posts and is the direct communicator to our career community leader, Gina Villazhinay. Aside from Cindy’s responsibilities in B&A E-Board, Cindy is an Accounting Major who will be graduating in May 2022, a current junior standing. An interesting fact about Cindy can be found through her social-media less life, where she enjoys cooking and watching food videos!
Javier Mangado is Marketing Analytics Chair of the Business and Accounting Board.
Javier is responsible for advising the B&A Board and CPD regarding communication strategies to reach the career community. Javier also contributes by creating great content to share, market, and promote B&A Board Events. Outside of Javier’s commitment to B&A Board, Javier currently stands as a junior, his focus is Marketing & Data Analytics, and will be graduating in 2022. Javier is a Maverick’s soccer player and he is an avid music lover, often listening to such different genres no one could ever guess his favorite!
Marques McKinney is Marketing Analytics Chair of the Business and Accounting Board.
Marques is responsible for advising the B&A Board and CPD regarding communication strategies to reach the career community. Marques is a substantial member who is a logical thinker leading him to create great content and critical ideas for the board. During Marques’ first year here at Mercy College, he has determined his focus in Marketing & Data Analytics and he will be accelerating his degree to graduate in 2023. In his free time, you can find Marques hiking at the Ruffner Mountains in Alabama, or partaking in Watersports in Lake Lanier in Georgia!
Nicholas Caldwell is Secretary of the Business and Accounting Board.
Nicholas is responsible for recording weekly minutes and compiling them into Microsoft for future organizational reference. Regularly communicating with the career community leader to discuss events and organization of the data from the B&A Board. Throughout Nicholas’ freshman year here at Mercy College, he has honed his skills focusing on Finance & Data Analytics, accelerating his degree to graduate in 2023. Nicholas is an advocate for experience outside the classroom, visiting 22 countries and moving to Sweden at 17!
Jens Hundere Øverseth is Recruitment Chair of the Business and Accounting Board.
Jens is responsible for handling and introducing new members to the Business and Accounting Board. Jens thinks outside of the box to create ways for interactivity within the board to acquire more engagement and members. Jens is completing his junior year here at Mercy College, graduating in 2022. Jens is currently focused on graduating with his degree in Finance as well as being a Maverick’s soccer player. Off the field, you can find Jens with his headphones in, listening to any music from the 1960s-1990s, but you’ll be lucky if you hear him listening to anything other than Rolling Stone!
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