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Down to a science: Mount students learn about career opportunities in the sciences

February 23, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

ount Saint Mary College’s Center for Career and Experiential Education recently hosted a Careers in the Sciences panel presentation, featuring professionals who work in various areas of the field. Presenters from left to right: Bradley LaMere, assistant director of Graduate Admission and Recruitment at Clarkson University; Megan Hoffman, garden educator at Hudson Valley Seed; Moderator Ellen Bourhis-Nolan, associate director of the Center for Career and Experiential Education; Kathy Chou, science officer and NYSTEM Research Scientists for the Wadsworth Center; and William Wolfgang, senior staff member of the Bacteriology Laboratory at the Wadsworth Center. Julie Pizziketti, director of Biological Science at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, joined the conversation via Skype.

Mount Saint Mary College’s Center for Career and Experiential Education recently hosted a Careers in the Sciences panel presentation, featuring professionals who work in various areas of the field. Presenters from left to right: Bradley LaMere, assistant director of Graduate Admission and Recruitment at Clarkson University; Megan Hoffman, garden educator at Hudson Valley Seed; Moderator Ellen Bourhis-Nolan, associate director of the Center for Career and Experiential Education; Kathy Chou, science officer and NYSTEM Research Scientists for the Wadsworth Center; and William Wolfgang, senior staff member of the Bacteriology Laboratory at the Wadsworth Center. Julie Pizziketti, director of Biological Science at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, joined the conversation via Skype.

 

Obtaining a college degree will help prepare students for a career that will utilize their knowledge and skills and lead to enjoyable, meaningful work.

For science students at Mount Saint Mary College, that quest got a boost on Tuesday, February 20 thanks to some advice from five professionals in the field. 

The college’s Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) recently hosted Careers in the Sciences, a panel presentation by local professionals on the number of jobs available in the field. 

They encouraged students to think outside the box in how to apply their scientific skills in the real world.

The presenters included Kathy Chou, science officer and NYSTEM Research Scientist for the Wadsworth Center; Megan Hoffman, garden educator with Hudson Valley Seed; Bradley LaMere, assistant director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at Clarkson University; Julie Pizziketti, director of Biological Science at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, who advised the students via Skype; and William Wolfgang, a senior staff member of the Bacteriology Laboratory at the Wadsworth Center.

The Mount’s CCEE has hosted similar presentations in the past for students interested in other subjects, including English and sports, and offers career development, networking events, and internship connections for Mount students throughout their educational career.