Three Saint Mary’s alumnae took part in a panel discussion Wednesday to highlight the impact of study abroad experiences on careers. Class of 2006 alumna Molly Monceaux, manager of ideation at Just Marketing International, began the presentation by discussing her yearlong experience in Ireland and the effect it had on her career in marketing. “When I came to Saint Mary’s, I definitely wasn’t prepared to be at school on my own yet,” Monceaux said. “So my first semester abroad was a lot of getting acclimated and meeting people, and then second semester was a blast because I was comfortable and could really enjoy the experiences much more.” When she returned, she was a completely different person from when she left for Ireland, Monceaux said “I fell into an internship with a marketing agency in Indianapolis, and [after graduation] I worked on a Chevrolet racing team. This skyrocketed my career because I made a ton of connections,” Monceaux said. “It was an opportunity for me to use the traits I learned studying abroad.” Studying abroad teaches students to live and work independently, adapt quickly to new situations, be financially responsible, be exposed to new philosophies and to develop global-mindedness, Monceaux said. “It’s key to approach study abroad as an educational experience,” Monceaux said. “Don’t go out as a tourist, but really get into the culture because that way, you will learn a lot about yourself.” Kara Kelly, a member of the class of 1996 and director of communications for the City of South Bend, said she also studied abroad in Ireland during her time at Saint Mary’s. Kelly said she experienced a different community atmosphere while abroad. “Through study abroad, I experienced a sense of community that I never felt, even in my hometown,” Kelly said. “I now feel a deeper connection to the larger world.” Kelly said her study abroad experience helped her realize the power of communication across cultural boundaries and the importance of sprouting from our personal, familiar worlds. Class of 1992 alumna Catherine Singleton, an attorney for Gresk and Singleton, said she came to Saint Mary’s simply to study other languages, especially Spanish. “Not all programs are the same, and you don’t need to know why you’re going abroad,” Singleton said. “For me, I think it’s important to know what I was trying to accomplish, [which was] proficiency in foreign languages. I wanted to see how I would feel speaking that language and trying to blend into that country. I believe that cultural acclimation is a skill that you can learn.” Singleton said now as an attorney she is able to speak Spanish on a regular basis with her clients. She also currently works in a building that she helped design both interiorly and exteriorly based on inspiration from the beauty of France and the architecture of Italy. The panel concluded after students were able to ask questions about the particulars of each alumna’s experiences and careers. Freshman Emily Sullivan said she enjoyed the panel and learned many helpful tips. “I’m planning to go abroad in the spring of 2015, so this panel reassured me that going abroad is not only good for the experience but also for my future after college,” Sullivan said. Junior Emily Scanlon, who studied abroad in Rome in the fall of 2012, said the alumnae made her consider how she would use her experience in Italy to further her career goals. “I’m always thinking about my time in Rome, but I never know how to put the consequences of my experience into a context that will help me in the workforce,” Scanlon said. “The panel made me reflect on the long term impacts that studying overseas will have and already has on me, which is great, since I know it will always be one of my favorite memories in my life.” Contact Kelly Konya at [email protected]
Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth have backed Rory McIlroy’s decision to play football shortly before the defence of his Open title, revealing they have done far more dangerous things. McIlroy is a major doubt for next week’s Open at St Andrews after rupturing an ankle ligament during a kickabout with friends last week, a decision which has been criticised in some quarters. However, Mickelson recalled missing the 1994 Masters after a skiing accident, while Spieth’s recent fishing trip in the Bahamas ended with him battling to land a 300lb shark for two and a half hours. Press Association ” I can’t talk about that for the simple reason I did it myself,” Mickelson said ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. “In ’94 I snapped my femur in half before the Masters. “I said then, and I feel the same way now, you can’t live your life in fear. You have to enjoy the moment. I didn’t feel like anything he (McIlroy) was doing was unnecessary risk. He was just playing around and accidents happen. “People get hurt taking a shower and doing normal day-to-day things. You can’t stop living your life. It’s unfortunate that it happened. Hopefully he’ll heal soon and be back at it. If he can’t play next week, certainly by the PGA I would hope [where McIlroy is also defending champion].” Although Spieth admits he would probably not try skiing due to the chance of injury, he revealed on Tuesday he has no hesitation playing basketball with his caddie and also gave details of his eventful fishing trip after winning the US Open. The world number two was initially trying to reel in a tuna as small sharks kept approaching to try to get the fish. “The captain was scaring them off, banging on the boat and on the water,” Spieth told a press conference at the John Deere Classic. “And all of a sudden, it just rips back down again. And I almost got pulled in. And it was so much heavier. ” What surfaced was like a 12-foot long, 300lb black tip shark that had eaten this tuna and then had hooked itself, so I guess I caught both in one because I got that shark. “I didn’t want to give up until I actually couldn’t move my arm any more. It was sore for a couple of days, but I’m good now.”
Mr Langat led management of the dairy company on a morale-boosting visit to the Nigerian Para-powerlifters camp ahead of the Lagos 2019 Para-Powerlifting tournament, which was officially declared open on Sunday at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos and urged the team to go ahead and prove their mettle in the competition.The Friesland Campina Wamco boss noted that: “In the past, we have seen you make Nigeria proud in competitions outside the shores of the country and now that it is in your domain, I want to assure you that we are going to give you all the necessary support you need to clinch all the medal.“FrieslandCampina Wamco is very happy to be associated with you the ‘Unstoppable Team’ because you have inspired lots of life and we want you to continue in that same spirit so that others will continue to learn from your successes. Langlat told the elated Para-powerlifters.“We began this journey together with you and we want to continue to build on that success and as a result of that, the bus we promised you will be here to ease your mobility at all times because it is equipped with very modern facilities,” he assured.Langat told the athletes that Peak will continue to champion their course and vowing not to relent until the whole world hears about the Para-powerlifters’ exploits.Speaking earlier, Mrs. Oreoluwa Famurewa, Director of Corporate Affairs, FrieslandCampina Wamco Plc., told the athletes that Peak Milk will continue to provide them with the needed dairy products to nourish their body on daily basis to improve their health and well-being.On his own part, the Marketing Director, FrieslandCampina Wamco, Chris Wullf-Caesar charged the Nigerian team to go for gold and set unmatchable records in the world of Para-Powerlifting that will etch their names in the record books.The athletes, thereafter, went into a rigorous training session to the admiration of Mr. Langat and his senior management team as a demonstration of their readiness for the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Peak Milk has reiterated its commitment to sustain its unflinching support in terms of nutritional values and training facilities towards the continued success of the Nigerian Para-powerlifting Federation in international tournaments.The Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Wamco, manufacturers of Peak Milk, Ben Langat, gave the assurance over the weekend when he visited the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting gym at the National Stadium Lagos, equipped and maintained by Nigeria’s No.1 dairy product, Peak Milk.