About two dozen Mount Saint Mary College seniors connected with local leaders in healthcare at the latest Real World Connections event.
The virtual networking event was coordinated by the college’s Career Center and featured successful professionals in the healthcare industry. The program, which is held several times during the year with focuses on different industries, offers networking and opportunities that larger job fairs often can’t provide.
The professionals gave students plenty of tips that will help them get hired in their field.
“As a new grad, don’t sell yourself short,” suggested Imani Williams of Health Source Group. “Don’t be afraid to take opportunities. Lead with your heart and go with confidence.”
Mount alumna Julia Cuozzo ’08 of Metro Community Health Center reminded students that getting their degree is just the first step in becoming a professional. Growth opportunities and further education are what help distinguish good candidates from great candidates, she noted.
“Once you’ve achieved your degree and you’ve become what you think you want to become…there are still opportunities for career growth,” she said. “Don’t ever hold yourself back because you think that’s where you are supposed to be.”
She added, “Don’t forget: always send a thank you to your interviewer! It makes such a difference.”
In addition to Williams and Cuozzo, representatives from the following organizations were also present:
- Bon Secours Hospital System
- Brookmeade Community
- CareMount Medical
- Crystal Run Healthcare
- Garnet: Orange Regional
- Hackensack University Medical Center
- Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall
- Northern Westchester Hospital
- Northwell Health
- NYS Office of Mental Health
- The Center for Discovery
Other Real World Connections virtual meetups this semester include events aimed at Business majors, Social Sciences students, and more.