Saint Mary’s Career Crossings Office aids in student job hunt

first_imgDirector of the Career Crossings Office (CCO) Stacie Jeffirs said according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI), hiring of bachelor’s level college graduates is up seven percent this year over the last year.“Although the increase is slight, the job outlook for college graduates has been making a steady and gradual comeback since the recession hit in 2008 and 2009,” Jeffirs said.Jeffirs said the College’s graduate destination survey showed that approximately 73 percent of the class of 2014 intends to pursue employment opportunities while almost 40 percent intend to pursue graduate or professional school or other studies. A little more than 12 percent intend to pursue internships or externships and 6.8 percent intend to pursue post-graduate service or volunteer opportunities.The survey results overlap in some categories, as some graduates intend to pursue graduate or professional school or other studies in addition to employment or other activities, Jeffirs said.Senior Gianna Burkhardt will attend King’s College in London after graduation to work towards a masters in English literature with a focus in literature from the 1850s-present.After studying abroad in Rome during her sophomore year, Burkhardt said she knew she wanted to travel post-graduation.“Prior to studying in Rome, I thought I was bound to the United States, but after, I have discovered a whole new world waiting for me to explore it,” she said. “If it hadn’t been for my education and experience at Saint Mary’s, I’m not sure if I would have the courage to follow my passion.”Burkhardt said she hopes to develop her love for English literature in a place so rooted in its history while using the skills she developed during her time at Saint Mary’s.“I will be studying English literature, which I think will be a richer experience because I’ll have many of the documents I will be studying right at my disposal at the British Library,” Burkhardt said. “King’s also offers internships as a part of their grad studies at places like the Globe Theater and British Museum, so I will be looking to participate in a more well-rounded experience in that way. “I also think living abroad teaches you a type of independence that can only come from being abroad.”Jeffirs said the liberal arts education Saint Mary’s provides gives students the necessary tools to be competitive and relevant in today’s economy.“The College prepares students to be global citizens and to be able to respond to the ever-changing workforce not only through classroom experiences, but also experiential activities and campus leadership opportunities,” she said.Burkhardt said her Saint Mary’s education has made all the difference in allowing her to craft and follow her dreams.“I think my English professors as well as the Saint Mary’s study abroad program have prepared me so well for the next part of my journey,” she said. “My professors have given me the tools that are necessary to create thoughtful and scholarly insights on literature and how to stand on my own in class discussion.”Jeffirs said CCO has been a valuable resource for many seniors this year, providing students with education and resources to aid those looking for a job.“We assist students in the entire job search process including networking strategies, connecting students to alumnae through our Alumnae Resource Network and LinkedIn, researching employers and options, writing resumes and cover letters and honing interviewing skills,” Jeffirs said. “We teach students the job searching and decision making skills they can use throughout their entire life.”Jeffirs said CCO will be open all summer. “Our office offers lifetime services to alumnae and is here to help graduates even after commencement,” she said.Tags: 2014 Commencement, employment, Saint Mary’s Career Crossings Officelast_img read more

Gerry Man Allegedly Threatens Woman With Crossbow

first_imgWNY News Now Image.GERRY — A Town of Gerry man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman with a crossbow.New York State Police say James Spitale, 43, is charged with second-degree menacing following the alleged incident on July 18.Troopers say they, along with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a complaint of a disturbance.The investigation revealed that the victim was outside when Spitale pointed a loaded crossbow at the victim and threatened to shoot her, police said. Spitale was arrested, transported to State Police Jamestown Barracks and processed.Troopers say Spitale was then transported to the Chautauqua County Jail. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tix Now on Sale for B’way’s Fun Home, Starring Michael Cerveris & Judy Kuhn

first_imgIf you’re furious with yourself for missing this acclaimed tuner off-Broadway, now’s your chance to see the show on the Great White Way! Tickets are now available for Fun Home, starring Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and more. Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical will begin previews on March 27 at Circle in the Square and officially open on April 19. Related Shows Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. View Comments Fun Home Cerveris and Kuhn will reprise their roles of Bruce Bechdel and Helen, respectively. Other members of the off-Broadway cast to reprise their roles in the Broadway incarnation include Roberta Colindrez as Joan, Sydney Lucas as Small Alison, Beth Malone as Alison, Joel Perez as Roy and Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison. Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams will join the production as Alison’s brothers John and Christian, respectively. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more

Travel Diary: Pre-Holidays In The Catskills

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto Giant‘Tis the season to escape to the New York State treasure that are the Catskills. It’s not too late for a quick getaway before the craziness of the holidays consume you and your family. The weather is crisp, but not unbearable. The mood is mellower, yet full of the sweet buzz of anticipation. Yes, hot, steaming lattes abound.Before the stores become packed with shoppers and the quaint corners of our beautiful state become tourist traps, hop in your favorite vehicle for a road trip that will take you up to the Catskills, where you can actually enjoy the offerings of the winter season.You’ll need to find the perfect chariot for your adventure, of course. We recommend the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder.With its smooth styling, comfortable ride and powerful engine, the Pathfinder is equipped with new safety features such as blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert for 2015 that make this the ultimate family transport.What’s that, you say? You’re looking for luxury options, too?How about tri-zone automatic climate control, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system? How do you like leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a power liftgate, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, eight-inch multi-information touch-screen display, navigation, a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio, rear parking sensors and a 13-speaker Bose premium audio system?How you like them apples, fellow road adventurers!?This magic sleigh ride upstate is just the beginning of your special quest.Exit your Pathfinder and enter some events that are sure to whet your appetite for the upcoming winter festivities. Drive on over to Chilly Willy Winter’s Eve Tours, where you can welcome in the season with a costumed tour guide. Check out the Bronck houses decorated for the celebrations of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantThe town of Bovina welcomes Christmas at the Old Bovina Creamery, where your whole family can sample the locally made products—including jams, syrups, honey, baked treats and cheeses. Yes, fellow road-food marauders, cheeses!You’ll find unique craft items and the perfect gifts to check off your list. Who needs Walmart when you can stroll through more than 50 local farm and artisan exhibits, accompanied by live music, delicious food in the pine-scented air of the Bovina creamery, made such by the abundance of holiday wreaths and trees to strap to the top of your Pathfinder to take back home with you?The answer is: No one, friends. You want to be in your Pathfinder and you want to be cruisin’ up to the Catskills!Hungry yet? Head on over to Barnwood Restaurant in Catskill for what is arguably the best fried chicken you will ever have in your entire life. (We say “arguably” because of our special affinity for Hattie’s Chicken and Waffles in Saratoga—Read About Their Supreme Succulent Glory Here—is a pretty darn high bar to top.) This is chicken Colonel Sanders might sneak out the backdoor of a KFC and head over to, reveling in their unique mix or herbs, spices, and the perfect crisp. Huge portions and affordable prices set this place apart. The warm, cozy atmosphere will be the perfect setting to connect with your family, discuss your Catskill adventure and share all your new discoveries.Would you prefer Asian fare? Drive over to Bridge Street in Catskill and have a seat at the sushi bar at Chopstick for a meal you won’t forget. The chef here specializes in delicacies from China, Thailand and Japan, so come hungry and ready to try it all. We recommend the Thai curry, General Tao chicken and the imaginative sushi rolls.Ready to get on the road? Sure you are!Call Joe Montalvo at Atlantic Nissan or Tom Coppola at Massapequa Nissan. Climb into your new Pathfinder and blaze your trail into the Catskill Mountains, where you can kick off the holiday season in style, comfort, and adventure—one month early.last_img read more

Gerindra politician under fire for ‘entrapping’ prostitute for morality campaign

first_imgGerindra Party lawmaker Andre Rosiade’s efforts to catch a prostitute in flagrante has drawn criticism from rights activists and watchdogs, who said that the West Sumatra politician’s stunt did little to address underlying social problems.On Jan. 26, Andre told West Sumatra Police that a sex worker was meeting a client in a Padang hotel room. The police’s cybercrime unit raided the room, where they arrested a 27-year-old woman, identified only as NN, who they suspected of being a prostitute. The police did not, however, arrest NN’s alleged client, who NN said had “used” her sexually.Saya bersama aparat kepolisian, membongkar kegiatan praktek prostitusi online di salah satu hotel di Kota Padang.Ini kedepan harus menjadi pelajaran dan bahan evaluasi bagi kita. Ini bukan PR polisi saja. Namun PR kita semua. pic.twitter.com/G2ctKoUh5W— Andre Rosiade (@andre_rosiade) January 27, 2020Andre recorded the aftermath of the raid and posted it to his Twitter account the following Monday, saying that the he and the police had “exposed the practice of online prostitution” at the hotel. He later said that a local resident had been the one to order NN’s services but that his aide had provided the hotel room where she was eventually arrested.He went on to say that the raid was important because online prostitution was rampant in Padang, and many people believed that it was one of the reasons why natural disasters hit the area.”Do we want earthquakes in Padang? Do we want tsunamis in Padang?” he asked on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Not everyone appreciated Andre’s accomplishment, however. The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas PA), for example, condemned the raid and accused Andre of acting as a “morality police” and using NN for his own political benefit. “Sacrificing a prostitute automatically makes someone’s image look better by comparison,” Mariana Amiruddin, a Komnas PA commissioner said on Tuesday, as quoted by covesia.com. “[Andre’s] goal is not to overcome the real problem of prostitution, but rather it is to improve [his] image.” Fellow Komnas PA commissioner Siti Aminah Tardi echoed Mariana’s comments, adding that the Criminal Code’s article on prostitution was aimed at pimps rather than the sex workers themselves. “It’s odd that NN was arrested on a prostitution charge, because Article 298 [of the Criminal Code] is aimed at people who benefit from prostitution, and that means the pimps,” she said. Indonesian Ombudsman official Ninik Rahayu agreed with Siti, saying that the police should investigate whether or not the raid followed the proper procedures. “We are all agreed that we should eradicate human trafficking, but we shouldn’t forget about victim protection, and there certainly shouldn’t be any arbitrariness in the process,” Ninik said in a statement on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Padang women’s group Nurani Perempuan Women’s Crisis Center created an online petition calling for the West Sumatra Police to free NN.“NN is a victim and we support her,” the petition said.Andre, however, denied “trapping” the woman and said that the raid had followed the proper procedures.“The police will not name a person a suspect when there is not enough evidence,” Andre said, as quoted by covesia.com.NN, who is still in West Sumatra Police custody, said she hoped she would soon be free as she had left her child with her neighbor before she went to the hotel. (hol/kmt)Topics :last_img read more

DNV GL: LNG as Marine Fuel Has Potential in Iberian Peninsula

first_imgAs the interest towards LNG as a marine fuel increases, one of the main obstacles to the accelerated uptake is the uncertainty regarding future market volumes of LNG, according to a market study by DNV GL.The classification society has addressed this issue in the study on the future LNG market in the Iberian Peninsula, as part of driving the development of an EU-wide network of LNG refuelling points.DNV GL conducted the market study on behalf of the six-year CORE LNGas hive project, which aims to provide an investment plan for LNG fuelling in Spain and Portugal. The EUR 33 million project is coordinated by Enagas, and co-funded by the European Commission.The study has forecasted the potential future demand for LNG as a ship fuel and the required future infrastructure for the areas around Spain and Portugal, covering the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Gibraltar Strait peripherical regions. The results of DNV GL’s analyses have contributed to the CORE LNGas Hive project’s recommendations for the development of the LNG supply chain infrastructure, involving over 40 ports in the project area.“Through this market study we now have a strong decision basis to prepare the supply side on the Iberian Peninsula in meeting future demand for LNG bunkering at competitive conditions,” Fernando Impuesto, CORE LNGas hive project coordinator from Enagas, said.The study has revealed a huge potential for LNG as a marine fuel that will utilize the current spare capacity of the existing LNG import terminals. The consolidated quantitative results show that by 2030 up to 2 million m³/y of LNG is to be bunkered by ships and by 2050 approximately 8 million m³/y of LNG.last_img read more

Offshore Energy 2017 Award Winners Announced

first_imgThe offshore energy industry is constantly moving forward. Despite challenging times in the industry, there are impressive achievements that require celebration.During the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held on Monday, 22 October 2017, for the second time Navingo brought the industry together to celebrate some of these successes by presenting three industry awards.The 420 attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards would be.The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Pep Rosenfeld of Boom Chicago, served a culinary dinner and offered sparking musical interludes by Junior Jazz Unlimited a Jazz bigband with young musicians ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old.The evening was officially opened by former Dutch cabinet member and energy activist Diederik Samsom.And the winners are…WINNER BEST INNOVATION IN OFFSHORE ENERGY AWARD: NEXT OCEANNext Ocean offers a new predictive wave motion technology to expand operational boundaries. By scanning sea waves they provide you with information on your ship’s motion minutes in advance. In our view this is an excellent innovation by new kids on the block. The problem of anticipating on (severe) wave conditions impacting operations at sea is a paramount one. The innovation includes analytics to come up with (huge) cost savings, improving safety of operations and realizing better use of assets at sea. It is a nice tool and ‘easy to understand’.It is applicable in a broad part of the spectrum of the Maritime & Offshore domain. The technology promises a lot and is currently proven by a respectable set of customers in this domain. When broadly validated we belief this is really a new innovation ‘in hand’. To prove yourself in this field we highly recommend you to develop an interesting revenue model, but we are sure that within a broad customer base there is absolutely room for this unique ‘Buienradar for waves’.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD: OUR OCEANS CHALLENGEOur Oceans Challenge created a network of companies related to the offshore and maritime industry, knowledge institutes and startup accelerators to address the need for a more sustainable offshore industry. They carefully bridge the challenges that companies and organizations in the offshore energy sector face with committed (yet solution driven) individuals and start-ups. The network of industry partners that Our Oceans Challenge established, offers the possibility to test, improve and accelerate ideas into actions. The integration of ideas in existing businesses or start-ups is stimulated in the yearly organized challenge. Through their online platform and the events they have organized, they have boosted knowledge sharing. Reaching people, with a sustainability softs pot, worldwide. Stimulating cooperation and innovation. It is a clear statement from the Offshore Industry, which will influence the public opinion in a positive way.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD: DRIES LAMMENSDries is a great example of an excellent Young Engineer. He was responsible for coming up with a solution to install an export cable for an offshore wind farm through a protected natural reserve. With his team, he developed a machine for cable installation and burial that causes minimal invasion while installing the cable to the required burial depth. Dries was responsible for coming up with the concept, building the machine and then supervising the actual offshore installation.Dries is an exemplar problem solver and team leader and the jury was unanimous in naming him winner of the Young Engineer Award 2017.last_img read more

How Africa’s inauguration ceremonies usually are

first_imgSouth Africa Rastafarians During his 2005 and 2010 presidential inaugurations Pierre Nkurunziza was flanked by African dignitaries… the event followed by festivities. During his 2005 and 2010 presidential inaugurations Pierre Nkurunziza was flanked by African dignitaries… the event followed by festivities.President Nkurunziza’s inauguration is a subdued affair which is an exception when compared to other swearing in ceremonies in Africa. CCTV’s Clementine Logan takes a look back at some of the more recent inaugurations on the continent. South Africa’s President Inauguration Related South Africa budget expectationslast_img

Franklin County crash kills Ohio woman

first_imgFranklin County, In. — An Ohio woman has been fatally injured in a Fourth of July crash in Franklin County.A report from the sheriff’s department says Patricia Lynn Archer, 75, of Hamilton, was westbound on State Road 252 when she drove off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. Archer was declared deceased at the scene.The crash remains under investigation.last_img

Cricket News IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals unveil their new jersey for upcoming season

first_imgHe asserted, “We have an excellent team and believe in the discipline of the sport. Though every franchise is wanting to win, we as a franchise also concentrate on honest and ethical teamwork as more than 750 million people watch IPL. So the idea is to make a social impact on the World and also concentrate on winning the game.”“Our philosophy at Rajasthan Royals is to win from anywhere. We want to replicate our 2008 performance and the way team is practicing I am sure we will produce better performances. However, more than that, our winning is the moral and social victory of spreading social goodness, kindness, and greatness,” he added.He also talked about the reason why franchise made a paradigm shift from blue to pink and said, “Pink is the color of spring and as you go around the Jaipur city you can see the impact which pink color makes. On the 25th March, our aim is to light up Jaipur with Pink.”At the time of jersey revealing, the likes of Jaydev Unadkat, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson were present who launched the jersey of 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab for their first game and this remains to be seen if they can start on a winning note. The game will be held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on March 25.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur: The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin on March 23 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the eve of the first game, the team which made a comeback last season – Rajasthan Royals are back in the pink health for the upcoming season – literally.The franchise coupled with their title sponsors JK Lakshmi Cement organized a ‘Jersey Launch’ event in Jaipur. In their new pink jersey – signifying their Pink City origin is all set for a cracking show under the stewardship of skipper Ajinkya Rahane, much charged up for the upcoming tournament.The event was started with various dignitaries delivering their respective speeches. The executive chairman of Rajasthan Royals, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur welcomed one and all present there and spoke about the team’s inherent strength, dazzling instinct, fortitude coupled with the idea to wear the pink jersey. He expressed affectionate concordance towards Rajasthan Royals’ title sponsor for believing in the team’s ability and signing a three-year contract with the organization. Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab on March 25. Rajasthan Royals made their way through to the playoffs last year. Steve Smith will be available for selection from the first game. highlightslast_img read more