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Mount alumni learn job search tips, enjoy camaraderie

August 23, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount Saint Mary College alumni Danangelowe “A.J.” Spencer ’17 (left) and Jake Kosack ’18 enjoyed meeting up with other young alumni at the recent Mount meet up in New York City.

Mount Saint Mary College alumni Danangelowe “A.J.” Spencer ’17 (left) and Jake Kosack ’18 enjoyed meeting up with other young alumni at the recent Mount meet up in New York City.

 

Dozens of Mount Saint Mary College alumni swapped job search tips and caught up with their friends at two recent workshops.

The college’s Career Center and the Office of Alumni Affairs recently co-hosted two events for young alumni: one in New York City and the other at the Mount.
 
“We were able to share advice on résumés, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, interviewing, and job search strategies,” said Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center. 

O’Keefe noted four helpful tips for job-seeking alumni:

  1. Update your résumé each time you apply for a position. 
  2. Always have questions prepared to ask the interviewer. 
  3. Take advantage of opportunities to network. The larger your network, the more likely you are to learn of positions and opportunities for advancement.
  4. Remember to keep in contact with the Career Center.  “We often hear of job postings first, so if we know you are looking, we can make the referral,” said O’Keefe.

After the workshops, the college hosted two Young Alumni Meet-Ups, at The Perfect Pint in New York City and Billy Joe’s Ribworks in Newburgh, N.Y. 

O’Keefe and her fellow career counselors “were so impressed with all of these young professionals,” she said. “They really make us proud on so many levels.”

At the New York City event, Mount alum Matt Sautner ’90 provided space, technical support, and refreshments. Sautner is senior vice president for Primetime Sales at CBS, where the workshop was held. 

Dr. Jason N. Adsit, Mount Saint Mary College president, was on hand to meet the young alumni at both events.

“We were really glad that Dr. Adsit was able to meet the alumni,” said O’Keefe. “It really gave him a nice introduction to what our graduates are doing across many majors and sectors.”