Mariana Ayerbe

Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus

Mariana Ayerbe

Mariana is the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development at the Manhattan campus. Mariana’s main responsibility is to assist in the development and delivery of career programming and career resources for the Manhattan students. Mariana also leads the Career Explorer Career Community and is in charge of data collection and analysis for the department, including the First Destination Survey.

Mariana holds a Master’s degree from NYU in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Certificate in Career Planning and Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pace University.

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What do we do instead of shaking hands?

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In this new era of social distancing, what is replacing the firm, professional handshake—a staple of business etiquette that career services practitioners have advised for years? Members of the NACE Community offered a few ideas, including:

I personally stopped shaking …

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Tutoring is not just a way to supplement your income!

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We all know how disruptive the pandemic has been in our lives, including children’s education. Families all across the country are scrambling, trying to figure out how to help their children continue to learn. Many families are trying to balance …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Yes, be productive but let’s not make this a competition…

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If you are anything like me, you get too many emails with ideas of what you should be doing when you are home – and then see perfect posts about what others have accomplished! I keep getting examples of masterpiece recipes, …

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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 …

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OK, things have changed a little, but there are still great things to do to advance your career!

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We miss seeing your faces in the hallways and in our offices but hope you are doing well and adjusting to online classes – and online everything! Although you may think your career preparation has come to a complete halt, there …

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Are You Graduating in May 2020 and Need a Job?

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Congratulations, you are almost done with your degree! No doubt you have worked hard and thought this day would never come. Now you are almost there and you are probably wondering what you will do next and how you will …

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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 …

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