Gina Villazhinay

Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development

Gina Villazhinay

Gina Villazhinay serves as the Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development and is responsible for leading the Business and Accounting Career Community. Gina works with business students to help them explore and implement their careers, as well as, partners with business faculty, staff and students to plan and execute events to engage students with alumni and employers.

Gina coordinates events on and off campus that aim to connect current students with employers for internships and full-time opportunities. In addition, Gina assists with data analysis of the EPIC program and manages the career team’s student worker staff.

Gina earned a BA in Sociology and Communication from SUNY Geneseo and earned her MBA in Managerial Analytics at Mercy College. Gina takes pride in being a first-generation college graduate and utilizes her fluency in Spanish to better assist our Hispanic Serving Institution.

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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 …

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Meet the Business and Accounting (BA) Career Community Student Advisory E-Board!

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Career Communities bring together students who are studying majors that can lead to similar career paths.  Each Career Community is led by a Career Coach and is supported by an Employer Relations team member and a Student Advisory Board. As …

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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 …

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Advice for First-Generation Students

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As a member of the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team at Mercy College, I have the privilege of working with some of the most hard-working, determined and ambitious students. I am a first-generation college graduate. My parents migrated to …

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The Post-Internship Thank You Note That’ll Boost Your Network (and Your Job Prospects)

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As you may be wrapping up at your internship this summer, I would like to provide you with advice to maintain strong relationships with your supervisor(s) and coworkers. Connecting with them on LinkedIn is great, but there’s a little more …

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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, …

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The Sophomore Slump | Spring 2019 Events

The Sophomore Slump | Spring 2019 Events

According to the Education Advisory Board (EAB), “sophomore slump” is a real thing and accounts for six percent of students who run a higher risk of transferring during their second year. Sophomore slump is when a student loses some of …

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Bank of America Informational Session | January 31

Bank of America Informational Session | January 31

On January 31, seventeen School of Business students attended an informational session at Bank of America. Students got the opportunity to meet and greet with Bank of America executives. They learned about training programs and job opportunities. This event …

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Accounting, Finance and Business (AFB) Student Advisory Board | Spring 2019

Accounting, Finance and Business (AFB) Student Advisory Board | Spring 2019

SPRING 2019 AFB STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD:

AFB has an active student advisory board that works closely with me to help promote and encourage participation in the Career and Professional Development (CPD) office. We  plan tailored events for the AFB career …

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Keyana Griffith ’20 | Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Intern

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Keyana Griffith ’20, Legal Studies major, interned at Westchester County District Attorney’s Office during the Fall 2018 semester. She gained hands-on experience in the law field by going to court with the Assistant District Attorney. Keyana helped prepare legal paperwork …

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