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
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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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We’re in this together… one baby step at a time!

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Nothing can stop us…not even a pandemic (didn’t think I’d ever write that, but here we are)!

As we’re getting used to our new ‘normal’, I want to take time to keep encouraging you, students, to not lose hope. It …

By Gina Villazhinay
Gina Villazhinay Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Gina Villazhinay
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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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How to Help Others (and gain experience!) During COVID-19

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Although social distancing is our responsibility, this doesn’t mean our hands are completely tied. Now more than ever, the world needs compassion and people who can help others. The bonus is this counts as experience and you can talk about …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe
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Public Speaking: Your Key to Success in Any Field*

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Great persuaders have the edge in the age of ideas.  Soft skills are always in high demand.  In a recent LinkedIn analysis, “persuasion” was one of the top skills “most worth learning” in 2019. “Strengthening a soft skill …

By Marguerite Busetti
Marguerite Busetti Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Dobbs Ferry Campus Marguerite Busetti
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Some Great Reasons to Job Search During the Holidays

Some Great Reasons to Job Search During the Holidays

Contrary to what you might think, hiring doesn’t stop during the holiday season.  The holidays may present the perfect time for employers to be in a hiring mode.  Here are some good reasons for ramping up your job/internship search during …

By Marguerite Busetti
Marguerite Busetti Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Dobbs Ferry Campus Marguerite Busetti
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It’s Health Professions Week

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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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Mercy Mavericks Meet with the CFO of the NY Times

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It’s not every day that a group of business school freshmen get to spend one hour asking questions of the CFO of the New York Times in the Boardroom.

There we were!  Our students had been prepared for weeks, and …

By Julia Wexler
Julia Wexler Director of Employer Relations Julia Wexler
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National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: Sept 16-22, 2019

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It’s National Rehabilitation Awareness Week! For those seeking to become occupational or physical therapist, this is the week to celebrate the profession and dig a little deeper to consider the values of rehabilitation on those who need it. The National …

By Joi Sampson
Joi Sampson Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joi Sampson
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Communication Tips For Interacting With Potential Employers

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You did it! You finally found a great internship or job that you’ll be applying for, and you want to make the best possible impression on the potential employer.

Well, the impression you create begins with the very first communication.  …

By Julia Wexler
Julia Wexler Director of Employer Relations Julia Wexler
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SEALING THE DEAL IN YOUR JOB SEARCH: THE FOLLOW UP

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Happy Summer!  This is a great time of the year to job search: no heavy outerwear…just your really cool interview outfit, portfolio with some copies of your professional looking resume and your bright, positive Mercy “can do attitude”!

Tips to …

By Marguerite Busetti
Marguerite Busetti Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Dobbs Ferry Campus Marguerite Busetti
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