18 Oct

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My First Year: Picking a Major


Today on the blog, we hear from Mount freshman Daniel Mendez, who tells us about what it’s like to change majors.

Hello, my name is Daniel Mendez. I am a freshman here at the Mount with a major in Biology, but am currently looking to change to something else next semester. Only being a freshman in college, I have a whole lot to learn about many things, including maintaining a good academic standing, being responsible for all the tasks I have to complete, and most importantly, managing my time wisely. However, one thing I have learned about college in my first few weeks here at the Mount is something that is very crucial to overall success not only in college but also in life: I learned how important the decision is when selecting a major. Continue Reading

26 Sep

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Business as usual at the Mount


Blake Keenan, a senior Accounting major at the Mount, pictured with School of Business Chair Tracey Niemotko after learning that he’d received a $10,000 accounting scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Here at the Mount, we are seeing more and more students choosing a major from our School of Business. More than 15% of Mount students are currently pursuing a degree in business, but what’s all the hype about? Is it the availability of 5-year programs to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s in just 5 years? Is it dedicated faculty with specialized expertise and the ability to choose between Accounting and Business Management majors and concentrations in Marketing, Finance, or Sports Management? Is it the School of Business’ reputation in the field and student exposure to business leaders both inside and outside of the classroom? We asked senior Accounting major Blake Keenan why our students love the School of Business:

“When I was applying to schools, I didn’t realize that the Mount was well known for its business program, but being part of the program has made me realize that the school has a very solid reputation in the field. Our accredited program and the fact that it is a School of Business (and not just a division) makes employers want to hire out of the Mount’s business program. The school is constantly providing connections to the real world, which also helps us to network and connect with potential employers. Continue Reading

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14 Sep

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My First Year: Academic Coaches


Here at Mount Saint Mary College, each incoming freshman student is assigned an academic coach from the Office of Student Success to guide him or her through the transition from high school to college. The academic coach is meant to be a friendly face that freshmen can rely on for everything from scheduling classes to discussing roommate conflicts and helps to make students more comfortable with the Mount and college life. Sophomore Criminology major Iris Stewart just finished her freshman year last year, and had some advice for incoming students about academic coaching at the Mount: Continue Reading

12 Sep

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“SURE” Thing: The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience


Francisco Mojica, second from right, presenting his research
at the conclusion of SURE this summer.

While his counterparts were catching up on sleep and indulging in the latest Netflix show, junior Francisco Mojica was hard at work on the Mount campus this summer participating in one-on-one research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. We caught up with Francisco to discuss his experience with the program:

“The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an awesome opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in paid, intensive research over the summer. Students work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a research project that the two collaborate on over the summer. All majors can participate in SURE, and past projects have included science, education, English, business, math, and more. Continue Reading