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 Secretary 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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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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Inside MMC Careers: Artists & Repertoire

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Are you a media, marketing, or communications student wondering what to do when you graduate? Do you want to discover what’s out there? We invite you to read this series of blog posts featuring unique careers in your industry – …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff
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Be Bold | How to Pitch Yourself for a Job That Doesn’t Exist (Yet!) PART I

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You’ve probably heard “Be productive in this pandemic” hundreds of times now. For some of us, it was easy to start back up a project that we never had time for when life was normal. For others of us, it …

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Internship Grant Applications are Open!

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COVID-19 may be keeping us all house bound for now, but this is the perfect time to secure opportunities for yourself when things return to normal and with that we are happy to tell you the the Internship Grant Applications …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Diversity Programs and Scholarships Opportunities you can apply to!

Diversity Programs and Scholarships Opportunities you can apply to!

Did you know that you don’t have to be a Junior to get your foot in the door at a bank? Did you know that there are tons of programs out there that cater to people of all backgrounds and …

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What could you do on a gloomy February day? Apply for summer internships!

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The good news is summer will eventually be here – and you are much better off getting a summer internship than staying home or working the same part time job you’ve had since high school… This is your time to experience …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Do you want to work for the City of New York? Learn How To at the Manhattan Campus on Wednesday, February 5th!

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Good news Manhattan students: DCAS, or the Department of Administrative Services is coming on Wednesday, February 5th for a Career Community Chat from 3-4pm in the Bove Media Room. This is your chance to learn about what they do and their …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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For 2020, employers plan a 5.8% increase in college hiring!

For 2020, employers plan a 5.8% increase in college hiring!

So what is the job outlook for 2020?

According to the most recent NACE job outlook report, employers plan to hire 5.8% more new college graduates from the Class of 2020 than they did from the Class of 2019 for …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Summer Internships based out of the World Trade Center – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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Imagine yourself, interning at the organization that manages our airports, our bridges, our most admirable NYC buildings….

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is CURRENTLY looking for their next group of paid summer interns (2020).  With over …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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So you missed the Mercy Manhattan Career Fair on November 6th? Still ways to apply to the open positions!

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So you couldn’t be here for the Mercy Manhattan Career Fair on November 6th and now you wonder what you missed. The good news is you can still apply for the open positions that the employers were promoting.

These …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Eye tracking study shows recruiters look at resumes for 7 seconds

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Career Coaches often stress the importance of having a well organized and targeted resume prepared for your job search.

The reasons include the fact that the resume is your marketing piece and your opportunity to showcase your skills, professional experiences …

By Shannon Hargrove
Shannon Hargrove Director, Career Education & Operations Shannon Hargrove
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