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How to Explain COVID-19 Employment Gaps on Your Resume

You are a hardworking Mercy student who lost their job when the pandemic hit last March. That is a very hard blow to recover from. And maybe, despite your best efforts, the universe has not permitted your re-entry into the …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Associate Director, Career and Professional Development
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Join the United States Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service is a national security organization protecting our country’s leaders, foreign heads of state, the nation’s financial infrastructure. They also patrol and secure national events. Becoming a member of the Service requires long hours of hard work …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Associate Director, Career and Professional Development
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5 Questions to Ask Employers at a Career Fair

Are you stuck in preparation for your next virtual career fair or networking event? An excellent way to convey professionalism to employers (which is tougher to do in a virtual world!) is to prepare thoughtful, strong questions. Taking this step …

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Associate Director, Career and Professional Development
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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 …

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Career in Curriculum Manager, Manhattan Campus
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How to Prep for Virtual Career Connections Day

Drumroll, please…. We are excited to offer you our very first Virtual Career Fair – Career Connections Day!  This will be a great way to meet employers, find out about opportunities, learn about industries and organizations, and network.  (Temporarily) gone are …

By Sara Shepherd
Sara Shepherd Director, Employer Relations
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