Mount Welcomes International Scholars

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International students at the Mount learned about American business from three guest lecturers on Jan. 12. Pictured: Certified Public Accountant Robert Unger of Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC; Mary Molina, co-founder of Lola Granola Bar, Inc.; and Carl Jack ‘14, employment coordinator/agricultural project manager at NHS Human Services.

Mount Saint Mary College opened its doors to more than more than 60 international scholars on Jan. 9. Through the International Business School São Paulo and the Mount’s Office of International Programs, the Mount’s School of Business is hosting the students, who will continue learning on campus and via field trips to local businesses through Jan. 26.

Hailing from about a dozen different countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary and Colombia, the scholars are attending marketing, English, and business courses on the Mount campus.

According to Ashley Knox, director of international programs at the Mount, the students are preparing to be employed in the global market “through intensive English language courses and providing them with a deep understanding of sustainable business, also known as green business.”

The international students learned American business practices firsthand from two successful Hudson Valley professionals—Mary Molina, co-founder of Lola Granola Bar, Inc. and Carl Jack ’14, employment coordinator/agricultural project manager at NHS Human Services—on Jan. 12.

Also that day, certified public accountant Robert Unger of Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC, delved into fraud, forensic accounting research, and compliance.

Later in the course, the students will take a hands-on field trip to IBM Thomas J. Watson Research in Yorktown, NY. A graduation ceremony for the scholars will be held upon their completion of the three-week course at the end of the month.

Visit www.msmc.edu for more information.

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