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Mount’s Career Center stays on cutting edge with Advisory Committee

November 08, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y -
Front row (left to right): Kurt Praschak, vice president of public relations for Success Communications Group; Heather Fitzsimmons, career counselor for the Career Center; Yasmine Kalkstein, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at the Mount; Susan LaRocco, dean of the School of Nursing; Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center; Janet Giannetta, chief human resources officer for RBT CPAs; Beth Abarca, vice president of human resources for Independent Living; Ellen Bourhis Nolan, associate director of the Career Center; Lt. Christina Schluter of the Newburgh City Police Department; Robin Rosenberg, Career Counselor for the Career Center; Neirouz Watad, CPA and assistant professor of Accounting for the School of Business; Denise McCarroll, instructor of Information Technology for the Division of Math and Information Technology at the Mount. Back row (left to right): Fernando Ahumada, ’09, vice president of lending for Community Capital New York, Inc.; Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of Biology for the Division of Natural Sciences; David Mancari, manager for HR Business Partners of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; Jennifer Santiago, talent acquisition manager for Enterprise; David Gallagher, associate professor of Education at the Mount; Barry Lewis, vice president of communications for Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley; Eric Langstedt, associate professor of Communication Arts for the Division of Arts & Letters at the Mount; Gary Albaugh, deputy CIO for USMA West Point; and Frank Sheboy, superintendent of Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District.
Front row (left to right): Kurt Praschak, vice president of public relations for Success Communications Group; Heather Fitzsimmons, career counselor for the Career Center; Yasmine Kalkstein, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at the Mount; Susan LaRocco, dean of the School of Nursing; Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center; Janet Giannetta, chief human resources officer for RBT CPAs; Beth Abarca, vice president of human resources for Independent Living; Ellen Bourhis Nolan, associate director of the Career Center; Lt. Christina Schluter of the Newburgh City Police Department; Robin Rosenberg, Career Counselor for the Career Center; Neirouz Watad, CPA and assistant professor of Accounting for the School of Business; Denise McCarroll, instructor of Information Technology for the Division of Math and Information Technology at the Mount. Back row (left to right): Fernando Ahumada, ’09, vice president of lending for Community Capital New York, Inc.; Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of Biology for the Division of Natural Sciences; David Mancari, manager for HR Business Partners of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; Jennifer Santiago, talent acquisition manager for Enterprise; David Gallagher, associate professor of Education at the Mount; Barry Lewis, vice president of communications for Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley; Eric Langstedt, associate professor of Communication Arts for the Division of Arts & Letters at the Mount; Gary Albaugh, deputy CIO for USMA West Point; and Frank Sheboy, superintendent of Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District.
 

The world of business is constantly evolving, and the Career Center Advisory Committee at Mount Saint Mary College is making sure that the Mount grows with it.

The committee brings together Career Center staff, Mount faculty, community members, and business leaders to examine the needs of employers and develop new ways to help Mount students meet those needs.

“This committee is vital in best serving our students – from conversations about 21st century workforce needs to insights on most valued skillsets,” explained Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Career Center.

Other topics of interest discussed by the committee include new business and economic trends, marketable employee skills, current and potential internship opportunities, and feedback on Career Center programs and initiatives.

With the information these meetings provide, the Mount’s Career Center can tailor its programming to better meet student and employer needs and provide students with the most up-to-date advice on marketing themselves to employers.

The Mount Saint Mary College Career Center provides a wide variety of career related programs and opportunities to Mount students and alumni such as career assessments, internship searches, professional skill development, job search assistance, and study abroad opportunities.

The Career Center is often credited by Mount graduates for providing powerful, proven, and practical tools to help shape their post-graduate portfolio. More than just a student program, the Career Center provides students and alumni with life-long tools for success and advancement.