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08 Oct

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Here’s Why the MSMC Career Center Rocks

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By Mack the Knight

Ask graduating seniors which offices impacted their time on campus the most, and you’re sure to always have many people mention the Career Center.

It makes sense. The Career Center holds so much responsibility for helping students succeed. From professional development to career counseling to preparing for graduate school to finding an internship to sprucing up resumes…goodness, I’m out of breath just listing off some of their responsibilities!

But what really makes the Career Center at the Mount incredible is the staff. They are truly such an amazing group of people who work tirelessly to help us all succeed and let us know there is always someone in our corner cheering for us. From the director, Kathleen O’Keefe, who was recognized as a pillar of the Mount this year; to Heather Fitzsimmons, who was one of Dutchess County’s Forty Under 40 recipients; to Ellen Bourhis-Nolan, who runs so many workshops to help students be prepared for jobs or graduate school; to Robin Rosenberg, who is so involved on campus and in the community; to the always bubbly Megan Rossi ’13, who returned to the Mount community after volunteering in the Peace Corps; to the incredible Regina Eisenbacher, who keeps everything organized and always has a smile for everyone. It’s just an incredible group!

But don’t just take my word for it: So many of our students rave about the Career Center that we wanted to collect it all in one place.


The Career Center went above and beyond to help me. Mrs. O’Keefe (the Career Center director) helped me create and polish my resume, and she arranged interviews at a newspaper and a publishing company. These internships really helped focus my resume and give me experience in my field, which went a long way. The Mount is the main reason I found what I wanted in a career.” — Courtney Fahy ’14, editorial assistant at Little Bee Books


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04 Oct

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The Stages of Deciding Where to Go to College (as told by GIFs)

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By Mack the Knight

So you’re getting ready to make your college decision, and the pressure is high. How do you make such a momentous decision? By consulting GIFs of course!

Here are the stages of deciding where to go to college, as told by GIFs:

Getting excited by acceptance packets, but then instantly feeling overwhelmed by all the decisions that have to be made:

 

Procrastinating on making said decision:

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12 Sep

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The Mount’s Unspoken Social Etiquette

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By Mack the Knight

It’s the Mount’s unstated social code.

I’m not really sure how it first started or how it continues to spread, but it seems to be silently communicated to each new class, about the same time as freshman students’ ID lanyards magically begin to stop appearing around their necks and instead get stashed in a bag or pocket.

Maybe it stems from our commitment to service as a campus. Maybe it’s because we’re such a small school and we know everyone else. Or maybe it’s because everyone here is just so nice and generous. Continue Reading

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27 Aug

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23 Things to Do Your First Week of College

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By Mack the Knight

Class of 2023: You’re finally here! We’re so excited to officially welcome you to the Mount family. Here are 23 things you should do this first week to set you up for success and fun this semester:

1. Attend the Club Fair (happening today on the Sod Field — outside of Hudson Hall — at 4 pm!).

 

2. Try out all of the on-campus eateries (may we recommend the Mac Bites?).

 

3. Sign up for a club that interests you (either at the Club Fair or by going to this list and emailing the president).

 

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12 Aug

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The Ultimate Move-In Day Hacks

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By Mack the Knight

We asked some of our experienced MSMC Families what they brought (or wish they brought) to make Move In Day smoother. With Opening Day just a few days away, we thought we’d share them with you to make your lives a little easier. Here’s what they recommended!

To Make Packing Easier

  1. Bins galore. Plus, you can leave them with your student for extra storage!
  2. Even better, suitcases can also be left to remind your students to come home and visit every once in a while!
  3. Hang all of your student’s clothes on hangers prior to move in. Wrap them in a garbage bag and simply hang up when you arrive!

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