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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Dobbs Ferry Campus

Mercy College’s Career and Professional Development Department hosted The Internship Scoop on October 5, 2016. The event was held in the rotunda on the Dobbs Ferry Campus and featured panels and networking opportunities. President Tim Hall kicked off the event which nearly 150 students attended.


Recent alumni from majors such as social work, accounting, occupational therapy and more shared tips on the importance of internships, how to get them and how internships helped shape their careers. The alumni also shared with students what things they wish they knew while they were students and what they would have done differently now that they have more career experience.


Employers from organizations such as Enterprise, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, White Plains Hospital, Ellucian and Saunders Trades & Technical High School also had a panel at the event. The employers discussed how different industries value internships, why their organizations offer internships, what opportunities are available at their organizations and what they look for in résumés and in interns.


The event also featured a raffle, where 40 lucky students won business suits. The raffle winners will meet with a personal shopper from Lord and Taylor and select the suit that is right for them and have it tailored appropriately. Women could choose from select Calvin Klein styles and men had a choice of William Rast suits, a company founded by Justin Timberlake.


“This event highlighted the importance of internships and relevant working experience and how vital preparing for an interview—including appropriate attire—is for career readiness,” said Senior Director of Career and Professional Development Jill Hart.


After the panels and getting the scoop on internships students had the chance to network and grab a scoop of ice cream.