April 13, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
The Real World Connections events at Mount Saint Mary
College pair employers with students in a casual networking
situation. Here, Kyle Bender of W.B. Mason (left) discusses his
work with business major Alex Harcher of Wallkill,
Mount Saint Mary College graduating seniors got a jump on their
professional networking at two recent Real World Connections
Hosted by the college’s Career Center, the Real World
Connections series unites seniors of all majors with professionals
in a variety of fields, including high profile recruiters and
successful alumni. The reception-like gatherings provide a low
pressure environment for students to mingle with the
In total, more than 30 professionals, including successful Mount
alumni, networked with dozens of Mount students.
Knowing how to communicate one’s skills to an employer is an
important part of obtaining a job, noted Kori Rogers ’01,
employment services coordinator at Orange Works/Orange County
Employment and Training Administration.
“Know your value, know what you have to offer, and be able to
articulate that to an employer,” she said. “And be persistent. The
job search can be a stressful process, but never give up.”
Upcoming Real World Connections programs will include
professionals in the fields of nursing, public relations,
marketing, and more.
The Mount’s Career Center prepares students for varied career
opportunities in the Hudson Valley, New York City, the Capital
Region, and beyond.