May 14, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
As Mount Saint Mary College senior Francisco Mojica of New Windsor, N.Y. prepares for a career in analyzing risks, there’s at least one thing he knows isn’t being left up to chance: his future.
Just a week before graduation on Saturday, May 18, Mojica accepted a full-time position as a risk analyst with Mid-Hudson Co-Operative Insurance.
Unlike his peers, Mojica doesn’t have to worry about first day jitters: He’s been interning with the organization for the past year.
Thanks to the Mount’s Career Center, Mojica was able to obtain an internship with Mid-Hudson Co-Operative Insurance in May 2018. Not wanting to see him leave, the company extended to him an offer to stay full time.
“The most exciting part of accepting the full time position is being able to be more involved with the company’s operations,” he noted. “This will allow me to apply more of what I have learned in class and through my exams to make a difference in real world scenarios.”
In addition to landing a job, Mojica has also already passed two in a series of professional exams necessary to become an actuary, thanks to the mentorship of the college’s Division of Mathematics and Information Technology and the School of Business.
Mojica will be the first Mount student to graduate with a concentration in Actuarial Science, which uses math, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those that are insurable.
He’s proud of the legacy he will leave behind as he walks across the Commencement stage on Saturday.
“I really enjoy that I was able to be the first person to graduate with this concentration,” he said.
Mojica is already planning to give back to the college as he becomes an alumnus. “I would love to use any connections I have or make to provide internship and career opportunities for future students,” he noted. “I’m also hoping I can use my experience to help the Mount enhance the program’s ability to prepare students for their actuarial exams, and make them better candidates for future employers.”