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04 May

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Advice for the Class of 2019

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In exactly twelve days, Jade Hanley and Emily DiBiase will become graduating members of the Class of 2015. As the students who have brought you Knight Life for the past few semesters, Jade and Emily wanted to share some of their advice with the Class of 2019 before they become official alumnae of the College.

On Opening Day

Jade: Don’t stress out on moving in with “strangers” because these people quickly become your Mount family. I’m still friends with my first roommates! Opening Day is a good time to get to know each other. This is also a crucial time to set up schedules. You should always know your roommate’s schedule (like when they wake up in the morning). Also, don’t be afraid to set up a cleaning schedule right away! It’s better now in a definitive format than later when dust bunnies are taking over.

Emily: Opening Day will be one of the most stressful and yet absolutely wonderful days of your life. The people who you meet today will be your classmates, co-workers, and best friends for the next four years and beyond. Make this a day to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be in a brand-new place! Also, go to the Club Fair on Opening night; getting involved on campus will make the Mount seem like your home in no time. Continue Reading

21 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Carrie Waterman (Victoria)

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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.

Current city/Major at the Mount:

My name is Carrie Waterman, which is weird to type because I’m so used to Carrie Victoria. (More on that soon.) I’m originally from Georgia, but I traveled to New York so that I could attend Mount Saint Mary College. I majored in English and minored in Psychology and Journalism.

Right – Carrie Waterman (Victoria) at her graduation with then-fiance Cody Waterman. Continue Reading

20 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Karen Borst

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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.

Karen Borst

Current city: Levittown, NY

Major at the Mount: Mathematics and Adolescent Education 7-12 with a middle school extension 5-6

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?  

I am working at IS73 in Maspeth, Queens as a 6th grade mathematics teacher and am also attending Queens College for my master’s degree in Literacy Education, 5-12.

How did the Mount prepare you for life after college?

The Mount helped me to grow up and be independent, having the confidence to lead my own classes. It also helped me to decipher student needs and to effectively teach students, given different useful strategies.   Continue Reading

19 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Nicole Armocida

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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.

Nicole Armocida

Current city: Franklin Square, NY

Major at the Mount: History with a certification in Elementary and Special Education

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

I was recently offered a Teacher’s Assistant position at the West End school in the Lynbrook school district. I am ecstatic to be working in a school, getting my “foot in the door,” and gaining more teaching experience! Also, since graduating from the Mount, I have begun my grad school journey at Queens College in the Literacy B-6th grade program. While I do miss being at the Mount, I am grateful for all the opportunities that I have been given since graduating and I could not be any more prepared to continue with this new chapter in my life. Continue Reading

19 Nov

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Alumni Reflections: Emily Blew

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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.

Emily Blew

Current city: New Brunswick, NJ

Major at the Mount: Nursing

What have you been doing since you graduated in May?

In June, I traveled to Italy with my family. It was an amazing trip and I felt like it was a great reward after 4 years of nursing school. Then I took my boards, passed, and started applying for jobs.

Currently, I feel so fortunate to be working my dream job right out of school! I am a labor and delivery nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I love what I do and enjoy the people I work with.

What advice would you give for students in your major about life after college?

My biggest advice to current nursing students, and all students, is to really enjoy what is left of college! You will soon miss staying up all night with friends, having movie nights, doing club activities, and all the social aspects of college. You make new friends in the “real world,” but it’s different when they are your co-workers. Just enjoy having few responsibilities and don’t rush towards graduation!