Above: Amanda Cavaciuti (bottom row, second from left) poses with other members of SBA and Jack Belsito, CEO of Voss Water.
The Student Business Association, also known as SBA, is a fairly new club at the Mount. Formed in the fall of 2013, this club is designed to teach and educate students about the work force. The club is not limited to business students, and is open to all students here at the College.
I recently joined this past November. As a public relations major, I thought it would be a great opportunity.
I came into junior year a new person after my summer internship at the YWCA of the City of New York. It taught me a great deal regarding professionalism and what the work place was like. Realizing that I would be studying abroad in the coming summer, I knew my next/final internship had to be completed in the spring of 2012, and I had my heart set on one place, Orange County Choppers.
With YWCA-NYC being a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, and Orange County Choppers being a custom motorcycle company that’s part of a hit television series, I got exactly what I wanted – the chance to test my strengths and see if I could handle doing PR work for two completely different companies.
Have you heard this summer’s hit song, “Call Me, Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen? So have my internship managers at Laerdal Medical. During the last two weeks of my summer internship, I was tasked with making a CPR video to that very song.
As a Public Relations major at the Mount, I can truly say this is the school for gaining the tools you need for success in the field. The classes are very in-depth, they teach you everything you need to know about the field, and they include ample hands-on training that gives you experience in the various tasks required on the job.
The most valuable experience that I’ve had was in my Online Social Media class. The entire class focused on the different types of emerging social media, and how to properly utilize them in both a practical and professional sense.
When I first heard about the Barbara Taylor Bradford lecture, I was very interested in attending. As a young writer who spends hours agonizing over word choice in a five-page research paper, anyone who can write 27 novels is incredibly fascinating… and intimidating. Add in her numerous honors, such as being inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and being awarded an Order of British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, and the intimidation factor is through the roof.