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12 Sep

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Double Majoring at the Mount

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Cameron Pagan (standing, second from right), a Mathematics and IT major at the Mount, was part of the inaugural Student Competition Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM), held at the Mount in 2017.

When Cameron Pagan, now a junior at the college, initially thought about college, there was no doubt he wanted to be an Information Technology major.

When he found out that the Information Technology program at the Mount was part of the Division of Mathematics and Information Technology, he decided to major in both Math and IT, so he would have more options.

“Right away, I saw the benefit of having both,” Cameron explains. While majoring in two subjects will not only make him a more marketable job candidate in the future, having a background in both subject areas is also useful for his current college classes, as the two subjects are very interconnected. Continue Reading

28 Aug

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A career of care – Nursing at the Mount

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Deirdre Lydon ’20 (left) is interviewed by a local television station seeking college students’ opinions on current events.

For Deirdre Lydon ’20, she knew right away that a career in nursing was the perfect fit for her.

“I knew I wanted a career with direct one-on-one contact with people and to provide care for others,” she reflects. “I want to know the patients and their families. It’s the whole umbrella of helping people.”

Now a junior Nursing major, Deirdre is happy with her choice to attend the Mount for her Nursing education.

Her favorite aspect of the Nursing program is the opportunity to do clinical work at area hospitals beginning in sophomore year. “It’s a type of learning you won’t see as much” in other programs, she noted. “Being able to learn hands on is one of the most amazing ways to learn. Everything comes together from other classes and works full circle.” Continue Reading

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21 Aug

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Psyched about Psychology

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When Jacqueline Hogan, a senior Psychology major, first began at the Mount in 2015, she began as a Biology major on the Pre-Physical Therapy track. However, after completing a shadow experience in physical therapy, she realized that her true calling was occupational therapy and switched to Psychology instead.

While she enjoyed being part of the Division of Natural Sciences, especially the close relationships with faculty, Jacqueline’s experience with the Division of Social Sciences has been just as positive.

“I believe the academic division supports the students greatly,” she said. “I have never felt uncomfortable to ask a question in class if I was confused or wanted more detail. I feel as if they want all their students to succeed in life. My professors have always welcomed us to office hours, and I am very happy with the professors at the Mount.” Continue Reading

04 Aug

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Q & A with a Mount Business student

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Emily is also a member of the Knights Softball team.

What is it like to study Business at the Mount? Junior Emily Lang, (right) a Business Management and Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, gives us the inside scoop.

Knight Life: What drew you to study Business?

Emily: I grew up in a business-oriented household. Both of my parents run their own insurance agencies so I believe business just comes natural to me. It is a subject that I have learned about early on in my life, and I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in it.

KL: What is one of your favorite aspects of being a Business major at the Mount?

Emily: One of my favorite aspects of the Business Management major at the Mount is its variety. Business is a wide field and studying business here gives me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in every general direction to find the field and the career that will best fit me. Continue Reading

20 Jul

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Developing My Passion in English

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At the Mount, we encourage our students to find their passion in the classroom.

Today on the blog, Sierra Caban, a sophomore English major pursuing certification in Childhood and Special Education, talks about being passionate about your studies, and why she’s found her passion in the Division of Arts and Letters at the Mount.

“Growing up, I always loved to read and write. Throughout high school, I lost touch with that part of my childhood and focused on just reading for school or doing other extracurricular activities. When I began to look into colleges, I was looking to be a Criminology major, but wasn’t 100% set on that. In my junior year of high school, I had an amazing English teacher that helped me realize that English was my passion. When I first came to the Mount, the English table at the Admissions event drew me in because of all of the classes offered and just how friendly the people were. I remember talking to Professor Phillips and Dr. Shea for a while at Accepted Students Day because they were telling me all about what the Mount offered in terms of classes and what I could get involved in.  Continue Reading