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31 Mar

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Preparing for the Future – A Student’s Reflection on the Employment Fair

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Christine Urio (bottom row, far right) attended the Honors Luncheon at the Employment Fair on March 25, 2015 in the Kaplan Gym.

Students at Mount Saint Mary College recently pulled out their blazers, ironed their dress shirts, and found those khakis in the bottom drawer to prepare for the College’s annual Employment Fair on Wednesday, March 25 in the Kaplan Gym.

After proofreading my resume at least 12 times, I printed out a neat stack, straightened my nametag, and walked confidently into the gym already abuzz with future employers.

Being a member of the College’s Honors Program has its perks; besides doing in-depth research on an author we really love, or challenging the faculty at trivia night, we also have the privilege of meeting with employers before the fair begins. An hour prior to starting, I was given the opportunity to attend a luncheon with those participating in the fair, which gave me an advantage to talk with them one-on-one. While I was excited to have this amazing chance, the prospect was a bit daunting, since these were the people I would be seeking potential jobs from. The pressure was on to make a memorable first impression. Continue Reading

23 Feb

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Beginnings in Psychology – Not Just for College Students Anymore

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Hello! My name is Daria Sullivan, and I am a sophomore majoring in Counseling Psychology. I personally got my beginnings in psychology in high school. I have always thought like a psychologist, though I did not realize this until senior year in high school. I have always been empathetic, with a passion for helping other people. My mother had a huge influence on my decision, too; she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well.

At the Mount, I’ve had classes and professors who have assisted me greatly. My favorite class within the major is Abnormal Psychology, where we focus on human abnormalities. This includes disorders like bipolar, depression, and PTSD, and all of their treatments, particularly why some work and others do not. In addition, while taking Developmental Psychology with Dr. Amanda Maynard, I was challenged by her tests and papers, yet felt like I learned so much. I do not think I would have the interest I have today in psychology without having her as a teacher. She pushed me in a way that I do not believe any other teacher has and truly wanted all of her students to succeed. Continue Reading

11 Dec

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Mathematics at the Mount

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NCTM ConferenceMount students and faculty at the NCTM Conference

As a senior mathematics major getting certified in adolescence education with a middle school extension, I’ve had the chance to get to know professors in both the education and math divisions, and I’ve thrived here at college thanks to everything I’ve experienced within the past four years. I am currently student teaching and have had an adequate amount of experience in the education field. During my first student teaching placement, I was at Bishop Dunn Memorial School teaching math in grades 6-8. My second placement was at NFA North, where I worked with many different classes and played different roles inside of the classroom. Getting to experience teaching in middle school and in high school has helped me decide that I want to be a middle school math teacher.

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02 Oct

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Mount Student Produces Video for Poughkeepsie Journal

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As part of Mount student Molly McKee’s internship at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she shot and edited the above video about the Historic Kimlin Cider Mill. Molly had this to say about her internship:

The Poughkeepsie Journal is a wonderful place to intern. I work for the multimedia part of the Journal, meaning I shoot footage either in the studio or on location. I then edit it and upload it to the website. Since working at the Journal, I have learned so much, including how to conduct a great interview, how to edit footage on new software, and how to use different camera equipment. The on-site experiences I’ve gained within the last month have been great! They have taught me so much about working in the “real world.” My favorite parts about working for the Journal are shooting and then editing footage. I enjoy doing this because I can really take the story that I am shooting and make it my own meaningful story.

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05 Dec

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From student to professional

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Sheamon and Ross

Kimberly Sheamon (right) with Allan Ross of AJ Ross Creative Media

In a field like information technology, new developments occur daily. Because of this, it is critical not only to have the foundation set forth in the classroom, but also the hands-on experience that allows you to become more adaptable to these changes. The experience I gained interning as a web programmer at A.J. Ross Creative Media in Chester, NY was invaluable to me. From day one, I was treated as a member of the team and collaborated with the staff on real-world problems. Within a few weeks, I was independently programming websites for clients.

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