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24 Oct

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A “Mountastic” experience

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When Alexander Perlak ’20 first arrived at the Mount, he thought he would be pursuing a certification in Education.

After his first semester, however, he realized that being a teacher just wasn’t for him. “The Mount puts their students in the ‘real world’ during their first year to gain experience to make sure this is the right program for them,” he explains, an opportunity he is so grateful for.

He was already a Mathematics major, but after dropping the Education certification, he wasn’t sure how to proceed.

Thankfully, the faculty in the Division of Mathematics and Information Technology knew just how to guide him. Continue Reading

05 Oct

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MFY Faculty Flashback: Anthony Scardillo

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Every other week, the My First Year blog will be sharing stories of faculty so that our freshman students can get to know their professors a bit better and hear some of their advice for new students.

Anthony Scardillo, DM, MBA, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Division or School: School of Business

Number of Years at the Mount: 1

Hobbies/Recreation: Family; Morning walks; Cooking and Tinkering with my 1966 VW Beetle

What students don’t know about me:
I used to sing in a Barbershop Harmony Quartet

Marketing is about getting your product noticed by the consumer with the intent to sell that product. And the hardest part is getting your product noticed in today’s extremely cluttered and competitive market.

Using that context, if a student wants to “break the ice” with a professor, they need to view themselves as a “product” and determine what attributes you have that would help you get noticed – and ultimately “selected” by the consumer (The Professor). Continue Reading

03 Sep

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Meet the Mount: Trevor Dyess ’19

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

Trevor Dyess ’19


Class Year: Senior

Major: Business Management and Administration, 5-year BS and MBA program

Concentration: Marketing

Athletics: Lacrosse

Campus activities/jobs: Admissions Ambassador

Favorite spot on campus: Lacrosse field

One word to describe the Mount: Home

Career aspirations: eSports or video game business associate or advertising professional

Favorite experience at the Mount: The Business and Law of Sports and Entertainment in the Hudson Valley panel, especially meeting Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports. It was nice to meet someone who’s been through it and done it.


What is your Mount story? Contact us at webservices@msmc.edu to share your Mount experience!

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

28 Feb

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Day in the Life of a Mount Student

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Did you ever want to know what it was really like to be a Mount student? Now’s your chance! We followed Jake Kosack, a senior Business major with a concentration in Sports Management and the senior class president (as well as a resident assistant!), around to spend a day in the life of a Mount student.


Monday schedule:

Photo and illustrations by Colin Seifrit of MSMC Residence Life

8:45 am – Wake up and get ready for class

9:05 am – Attend my first class of the day – Management Communication

10:10 am – Walk to the Kaplan Center to practice my skills in Public Speaking with Dr. Langstedt

11:15 am – Discuss plays and our upcoming project in Intro to Theater with Professor Phillips

12:15 pm – Grab lunch with friends in the View before work

1:00 pm – Spend the next 2.5 hours doing office hours in the Student Activities office – helping with office work and planning upcoming events

3:30 pm – Up to Guzman Hall for my Theology of Film class, where we watch a movie together and pick out religious elements with Dr. Miller Continue Reading