May 08, 2012
(Left) Nicole Corbett, right, and a friend at Disney World in
Orlando, FL. (Right) Joe Canary, accounting major at Mount Saint
Mary College, assists a local resident with income tax forms as
part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
A degree in business from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh,
NY, takes grads along the road of success.
And all the way to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, FL.
Nicole Corbett of New Windsor, NY majored in business management
and administration. At the end of the summer, she will begin
working fulltime for Disney Retail.
Lodging and hospitality is the path that Corbett is pursuing, so
working at Disney will be a great career boost, she said.
Graduating this May, she interns with the Hudson Valley
Renegades Pitch for Kids Fund this summer, as an event planner and
social media intern.
She noted that Mount faculty such as Matson Attsunyo, James
Griesemer, and Shelley Love, “all genuinely cared about my
well-being and getting a great education. They've taught me
everything about the business world, and it will be sad to say
Senior Brittany Shantwell’s internship at Freedom Ford in
Beacon, NY, has evolved into a fulltime position after
Shantwell, an accounting major from Middletown, NY, lauds
professors Louis Fortunato and Tracey Niemotko for being “very
knowledgeable and very helpful.”
With the ultimate goal of working in the banking industry,
Shantwell “handles all types of accounting tasks and cash receipts”
at Freedom Ford.
The business program at Mount Saint Mary College incorporates
technology, international vision, and modern organizational science
to prepare students for careers in a global economy.
With a liberal arts core to develop critical thinking, students
learn accounting, management, finance, economics, and
Mount students also get real world experience through community
service, for example, participating in the IRS VITA program
assisting low income individuals with tax forms.
Accounting students teamed up with PathStone Community
Improvement of Newburgh to provide the service. Seniors who
volunteered their time were Joe Canary, Newburgh, NY; Leonora Liz,
New York, NY; and Noelle Shalian, Salisbury Mills, NY.
They completed on-line training plus on-site training with an
IRS representative. The accounting program at the Mount offers a
sequence of specialized instruction in accounting theory, cost
management, budgeting, auditing, taxation, accounting systems, and
accounting as a management tool.
Successful alumni with business degrees include Tyler Tumminia
’09, MBA, senior vice president of marketing and operations for
Goldklang Group, sports entertainment ownership consulting firm in
Fishkill, NY, and Sam Firempong ’02, vice president of ICG Global
Nicole Corbett commented that without Mount Saint Mary College’s
business program and the college career center, “I would be so
lost. I owe everything to the Mount because they have prepared me
well for my career.”