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!

Do not be afraid of the enormity of the possible sign

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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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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It’s Health Professions Week

Health Tools

Health Professions Week is a virtual career exploration tool that is especially designed for students. There are week long activities to help you to learn more about health related professions. Consider using this event as a networking tool to meet …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Maximize Your Handshake Experience

Maximizing Your Handshake Experience Workshop (5)

For this new school year Mercy College’s Career and Professional Development team has launched a partnership with Handshake, an online job board that allows students and alumni to get connected with employers that have internship and job opportunities. Handshake is …

By Lauren Teixeira
Lauren Teixeira Senior Student Advisor Lauren Teixeira
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BEAT THE BURNOUT @ The Wellness Initiative Fair

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On Thursday, October 3rd, Mercy College’s Wellness Initiative will host its annual Wellness Initiative Fair. This year’s theme is Beat the Burnout. If you are a student you may be familiar with the concept of Burnout. According to the National …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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How to Ace an Interview!

How to Ace an Interview!


                       Looking for the secret formula to ace an interview? 

I wish I had the answer for you. Well…the only way to rock an interview is by practicing. Career and Professional Development provides all students with the ability to practice endlessly. …

By Meghan Mickiewicz
Meghan Mickiewicz President Meghan Mickiewicz
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JPMorgan Chase Office Tour | March 22

JPMorgan Chase Office Tour | March 22

“It is the people and the culture that drew me to JPMorgan Chase. It is important for me to work at a company, and with a group of people, that value integrity and a commitment to constantly learning” Meghan Mickiewicz, …

By Gina Villazhinay
Gina Villazhinay Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Gina Villazhinay
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40 Mercy Students Win Brand New Lord and Taylor Suits

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This February, Career gave away 40 brand new Lord and Taylor Suits to Mercy students at the Manhattan, Bronx and Dobbs Ferry Campuses. Students also competed against each other, testing their knowledge of professional etiquette, to win a Big Suit …

By Shannon Hargrove
Shannon Hargrove Director, Career Education & Operations Shannon Hargrove
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How to Work a Career Fair

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The big Spring Career Fair is right around the corner!  March 14th from 1:30-3:30 in the Rotunda on the Dobbs Ferry Campus.  How ready will you be?

Attending your first career fair can be scary.  You walk into large room …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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How to Become an INROADS Intern (and more importantly, why!)

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INROADS is coming to campus!

Learn how to get a PAID Internship with a very high chance of turning that into a full-time job at graduation.

INROADS will be at the Dobbs Ferry Campus on Thursday, February 21st, from 2:00-3:00 …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Employer Relationship Manager, Career and Professional Development Sara Shepherd
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Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Career Academy Cohort!

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147 students participated Career Academy Fall 2018. They learned about Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviewing, Professional Communication, Internships, and Career Advancement.

48 students attended 3 or more sessions (on campus or online) and received a Professional Development Certificate. Click on the …

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