By Liz David
Journalism and Public Relations are two majors at the Mount that are not only a lot more fun and interesting than most people believe, they are also very easy to double major in (trust me…I’m currently doing it!). Now yes, there is a lot of writing (which I think all journalism majors secretly love doing anyway) and interviewing random strangers involved, but there is also so much more to it. If you like writing, social media, or working with the public then these two majors might be a great fit for you. To show you what it can be like as a double major in journalism and P.R., here is a peak at an average Tuesday in my life as one:
By Sam Young
Most people have a general idea of what marketing is, but the idea is often difficult for them to put into words. While marketing always boils down to one goal — creating demand for a product or service — there are countless ways to go about it, and as such, there are countless options for landing a career in marketing. I’ve tried to list most of the general options in this article and also tried to explain how you can use your time at the Mount to prepare for these job options.
Marketing Analytics These marketers collect and analyze data on relevant topics to meet a marketing objective. For example, marketing analysts might collect and review survey data to see how they could better improve the customer experience. They may also collect data on the purchasing behavior of specific demographics to see if they are viable target audiences for new product campaigns. One of the most ingenious applications of marketing analytics I’ve heard of had employees tracking weather data and health insurance withdrawals in target areas to estimate the demand for cold and flu medication. The potential applications of this field are countless. Any combination of Math and Business majors and minors from the Mount from the mount will definitely help prepare you for this field and with the number of overlapping classes in these areas, it’s not uncommon to double major. Continue Reading
By Jillette Nazareno
There are many times in life when makeup is truly a life saver, and college is definitely full of those times. Whether it is going out with friends, presenting in front of your class, or simply just wanting to look extra nice one day, makeup is a great thing to have around. The big question that comes with this though is: What makeup do you bring or get for college? With so many different types of makeup and brands out there, it can be super overwhelming trying to decide what to buy. So here are some different types of makeup and brands that I suggest you bring for that perfect college look:
Eyeshadow is the perfect piece of makeup to give your eyes that nice little pop of color. You want to make sure that you bring palettes with colors that can be used for during the day and evening. Personally, I use matte neutral tones for a subtle look during the day, and shimmer shades for evening looks. The palettes I use and suggest giving a try are:
*Tips for when you apply the makeup: Combine your palettes for different combos of colors to create different looks. Use fluffier brushes to blend and use thinner brushes for detail.
By Pascal Kadamani
One of the most important parts of college is making connections and developing relationships with the people you interact with, including your professors! I know how nerve wrecking it might be to approach them at first, but I promise you won’t regret it. All they want is to be there for you, and they can in so many ways. (i.e. assist you in coursework, write letters of recommendation, and help you grow your network). But before they can do all these things, they need to know who you are – and not just by your name being on the class roster. So here are 3 ways that I have used to try to stand out and create strong relationships with my professors:
- Introduce yourself at the beginning of the semester: Just like how it’s your first day of school, it’s their first day too! By showing up a little early to the first class of the semester, introducing yourself, and exchanging some small conversation, this opens the door to easily saying hello and goodbye during class (manners matter). This forces the professor to know who you are, along with how polite you are.
By Liz David
Anyone who is a part of the Mount community knows what it’s like to experience and share the many amazing and quirky things that are a part of this school. As a senior, here are my top 12 things that only Mount students would understand:
1. The true and honest struggle of walking up the stairs to the library/DC.
The DC (Dominican Center) is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful spots on campus. Between the breathtaking view and the chapel, it’s gorgeous. However, that walk up those stairs are also breathtaking, just in a different way. They can make even the best athletes on our campus feel completely out of shape.
2. The freedom of moving from Sakac or Guzman to the Courts.
Students who live on campus know that the first-year halls are great, even if there is a curfew and a security desk where you have to swipe in all the time. However, I think most students would agree that one of the best rewards of surviving freshman year is getting that little bit of extra freedom that comes with living in the Courts.
3. The great debate of driving to a place on campus.
The Mount is a small campus, which means you can walk to any part of campus and it probably wouldn’t take you more than about 15 minutes. But if you have a car or you are a commuter going from one building to another for class, there is usually the debate of whether to drive and lose a coveted parking spot or brave the walk.
4. That feeling when you go to the View at 2 AM after a long night of studying or for a late night snack and there are no fries left. Continue Reading