Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00
The students of Louis P. Fortunato, a Mount Saint Mary College accounting professor, including Massapequa’s own Jessica Feerick, could have walked out of the classroom and into the workplace.
Fortunato’s managerial accounting students arrived to their finals wearing pressed shirts, shined shoes, and sharp suits.
Fortunato gave each student a five-second job interview – a custom-tailored, pointed question – and Ellen Bourhis Nolan of the Mount’s Career Center critiqued their outfits.
“This was an excellent opportunity for them, and my students have risen to the occasion,” he said from the college in Newburgh, N.Y. “I’m very pleased.”
Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Mount’s business program is relevant to the needs of the business community, as well as the students, through relationships with the college’s Business Advisory Council and with organizations such as The Solar Energy Consortium.
Technology, international vision, and modern organizational science combine to prepare students for careers in a global economy. With a liberal arts core, Mount business students develop critical thinking and communication skills to use in the fields of management, finance, economics and marketing.