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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10 Steps for Picking the Right LinkedIn Profile Picture

We all know how important LinkedIn pictures can be so let’s get this right! Below are 10 tips directly from LinkedIn, to help you.

Please also know you can come into one of the Career Offices in Dobbs Ferry, the …

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Things look brighter for the Class of 2021!

Great news for the Class of 2021! If you feel that you are finally seeing the light after so many months of uncertainty, you are right. According to the National Associate of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2021 Spring …

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“What Questions Do You Have for Me?” Tips on what to ask.

According to Big Interview, in nearly every interview, you’ll be asked at the end if you have any questions for the interviewer.  We want to make sure you are prepared with questions that reveal you to be a thoughtful and …

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Undeclared Student? Come learn how we can help you decide on December 1st!

If you have not yet declared a major, we have a Virtual Career Exploration Workshop on Tuesday December 1st from 11-11:30am especially for you! It is not uncommon to need help making this important decision and please know that you …

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So You Missed the Virtual Career Connections Day on Oct 22nd? Here’s What You Can Do…

You may not have been able to join the Virtual Career Connections Day (VCC) on Oct 22nd and wonder what you missed. Not all is lost! Below is what you can still do to get the benefits: Before taking any …

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What do we do instead of shaking hands?

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!

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!

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!

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

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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