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Mount students compete in Career Center Apprentice; Bohemia resident named winner

November 22, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

Jillian Torre of Bohemia, NY, a journalism/public relations double major at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, experienced the thrill of competition while learning valuable skills as she vied for and was selected Career Center Apprentice. Torre (left) was awarded a grand prize iPad, donated by Laerdal Medical Corporation in Wappingers Falls, NY. Second and third prize winners received monetary prizes: Catherine Conde (center) of Bloomingburg, NY, business management and administration/marketing and public relations double major; and Christina Cruz of North Plainfield, NJ, mathematics.

They may not hear Donald Trump declare, “You’re fired,” but the six students vying to be Career Center Apprentice at Mount Saint Mary College have experienced the thrill of competition while learning valuable skills.

They have earned points this semester for participating in Career Center sponsored events and opportunities: learning to craft a resume and cover letter, developing solid interviewing strategies, and improving a professional image. Eighty five students participated in the contest.

The students earning the most points – the final six -- submitted resumes and cover letters to the Career Center and were interviewed by a panel of three local employers: Tom Weddell of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, Newburgh, NY; Carol Weber of the Anderson Center for Autism, Staatsburg, NY; and Stacy Clarke of Laerdal Medical Corporation in Wappingers Falls, NY.

In the finale: Catherine Conde of Bloomingburg, NY, business management and administration/marketing; Christina Cruz of Plainfield, NJ, mathematics; Lori Beth Cusumano of Valley Stream, NY, psychology; Nimmy James of New Hyde Park, NY, nursing; Angela Oliveri of Jackson Heights, NY, public relations; and Jillian Torre of Bohemia, NY, journalism/public relations.

The winner was announced November 29 at 4 pm in Aquinas Atrium on campus.

The grand prize was an iPad, donated by Laerdal. Monetary prizes were awarded for second and third place winners.

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.

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, plus master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing.

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