Internships pave road to careers

October 28, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

On-the-job training through an internship is an invaluable asset as a student transitions into a new career, especially in challenging economic times.

So is learning to craft a resume and cover letter, developing solid interviewing strategies and improving one’s professional image.

The road to a career begins at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. They offer 400 plus internship and co-op experiences which open doors to varied job opportunities in Long Island, New York City, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region and beyond, making a Mount education a great value.

Genesis Valverde of the Bronx, NY, is an income development intern for the American Cancer Society where she assists in logistical planning and helps create publicity and informational materials to be used on a regional level.

“Being an intern for the American Cancer Society has taught me that persistence and dedication goes a long way especially in a non-for-profit organization,” said the communications/media production major who chose the Mount for its small class size and family-like environment.

Frank Rodgers is an information technology major interning at Technical Solutions LLC in Newburgh, NY. Rodgers is learning to identify and define business or technical requirements applied to the design, development, implementation, management, and support of systems and networks.

Rodgers’ internship is preparing him for a career by “learning how to multitask,” said the Warwick, NY resident. “On the job training has helped me learn more than a text book has, allowing me to consult with my supervisor and colleagues, allowing for solutions that supports the company as a whole.”

Mount Saint Mary College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, plus specialized accrediting commissions such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, Mount Saint Mary College offers 47 undergraduate programs preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, social services, communication/media, and more.

The college offers concentrations in criminology, educational technologies, international studies, and web technologies, among others, as well as pre-professional concentrations in pre-law, pre-med, pre-dental and pre-veterinary.

Mount Saint Mary College graduates serve as nurses, teachers, administrators, businesspersons, medical doctors, veterinarians, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, and more.

The Mount offers the only four year nursing degree program in New York’s mid Hudson Valley and boasts a NCLEX-RN passage rate in the high 90s to 100. Recent nursing graduates are working in hospitals in the tri-state region, and elsewhere in the Northeast and around the country.

Students seeking that highly competitive program will visit the state of the art labs with computerized patient simulators. Students’ clinical experiences in community hospitals and healthcare agencies offer valuable career experience for Mount students as they pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.

For students who want more, the Mount’s honors program provides increased lab time and academic field experiences exploring the Hudson River’s historic sites like Washington’s Headquarters and nearby New York City.

An Open House at the college overlooking the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY, will be held November 13.