June 17, 2013
Mount students Artiana Hadzibrahimi from Newburgh, NY (center)
and Anthony Fragomeni from Beacon, NY (right), speak with Larry
Wolinsky, a managing partner at Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP in
That’s the internship advice of Janet Zeman, executive director
of the Mount Saint Mary College Career Center.
“Internships are known across the business world as a way to
advance your career, so everyone does internships these days,” she
“There are so many applicants for a limited number of positions.
If students don’t have an early plan, they miss opportunities for
which they’re quite capable.”
The Career Center reaches out to Mount students beginning in
their sophomore year, said Zeman.
She cited the success of Bryan De La Rosa ‘08, a biology major,
who began his internship search early. Through working in several
settings – including the New York University Medical Center and the
SUNY State College of Optometry in New York City – De La Rosa
discovered his career passions.
Thanks to the experience he gained, De La Rosa is now employed
by the New York City Police Department, using his biology expertise
for forensic work.
Margaret Treacy ’13, a communications-production major from
Monroe, NY, enjoyed an internship with the Orange County Chamber of
Treacy edited promotional videos for the chamber. Many were
screened at events that the Chamber hosted, such as the recent
TechXpo. Another of her videos was shown on a giant screen at the
Castle Fun Center in Chester, NY.
“My internship experience will help me in the future with skills
to network, maintain a website, and promote business,” said Tracey.
“A company may have the best brand, the best idea, or maybe even
the best product, but if they can't spread their message, how can
anyone enjoy their product or service? Part of what I learned is
targeting their audience in the most effective way.”
Artiana Hadzibrahimi, an interdisciplinary major from Newburgh,
NY, and Anthony Fragomeni, a history-political science major from
Beacon, NY, both interned at Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP in Walden,
Hadzibrahimi and Fragomeni assisted in legal research and
shadowed Jacobowitz and Gubits lawyers, both in the office and at
“This internship has helped in all sorts of ways,” Fragomeni
explained. “It’s taught me the business side of being a
“It was a great learning experience,” she said. “Michael L. Fox
[litigation managing attorney at Jacobowitz and Gubits] did a lot
for me. He taught me all about litigation and communication.”
According to Fox, Hadzibrahimi was a great asset for the
“We were very happy to have Artiana, and all of our past Mount
Saint Mary interns, work with us in our practice,” he said. “We
have found them all to be eager to learn, and quick to participate
in assignments. The experience is certainly a mutually beneficial
one from our perspective.”
Hadzibrahimi, a junior, looks forward to a career as a
Fragomeni graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May, and will
return to the Mount to begin his master’s in business
administration this fall. He’s aiming to open a small business and
go to law school.
He said he owes much of his success to the Mount’s Career Center
for getting him started on his internship.
“The Career Center has been really helpful,” said Fragomeni. “I
advise students to go to the Career Center as quickly as
Mount students are serious about their professional futures, and
the college’s Career Center aids them on the path to success. The
center offers internship and co-op experiences which open doors to
varied job opportunities in the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region,
New York City, Long Island, and beyond.