This week marks exactly six months since the Class of 2014 walked across the stage and became the newest members of the Mount Saint Mary College alumni family. Those of us who knew the amazing Class of 2014 are definitely feeling their absence this year, so we decided to reach out to some of our recent alumni for updates. In honor of their six-month anniversary, Knight Life will be posting updates from a few students each day this week, highlighting their achievements and progress since graduation.
Major at the Mount: English with a minor in Public Relations
Right – Anthony Krueger (third from right) pictured with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other members of MSMC Campus Ministry during his work as the Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant.
What have you been doing since you graduated in May?
Since graduating from the Mount, I have held a few different jobs. Over the summer, I worked as a waiter at a family-owned Marina down in Maryland. Currently, I am back at the Mount working to obtain my master’s in Business Administration. While in school, I work part-time as the Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministry as well as in Kaplan as a lifeguard on campus.
How did the Mount prepare you for life after college?
The Mount provided me with skills that I sometimes don’t even realize I am utilizing. For example, I am able to structure my days in a way where I do not feel overwhelmed or stressed. In addition, people understand me when I speak, which I attribute to Professor Beard and his Public Speaking classes. The Mount, I feel, helped me become a well-rounded individual able to adapt to any given situation. I also learned that I should never stop obtaining knowledge; the only time I shouldn’t be learning is when I am dead.
What advice would you give for students in your major about life after college?
Never settle for a job. Being an English major leaves plenty of doors open. It’s all a matter of having a dream and stopping at nothing to obtain it. When you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!