The Oxley Career Education Program

The Mount is a national leader in career education.

Forging careers: Our students intern at Pfizer, Inc., The New York Stock Exchange, CBS News, The New York Mets, Deutsche Bank, The Food Network, New Line Cinema, Mass Mutual Insurance Company, and dozens and dozens more.

Best practices: Mount nursing students complete their clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, and many, many more.

Strong finishers: More Mount seniors (71%) complete practica, internships, field experiences, and clinical assignments before graduation than the national average (49%). (National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE])

Advance planning: Mount students are 26% more likely to discuss career plans with faculty members and advisors than students at other colleges and universities. (NSSE)

Inquiring minds: Mount students are 40% likelier to work on a research project with a faculty member than students at other colleges and universities, even when it’s not required. (NSSE)

Expert connections: Through our ParaMount Perspectives Speaker Series, Mount students make important connections with prominent executives, artists, scientific researchers, doctors, and leaders in government and industry.

Broader horizons: Distinguished alumni and friends of the College mentor Mount students, resulting in lasting relationships that broaden their cultural horizons and professional development.

Bright forecast: The ETC College Rankings Index rates the Mount in the top tier of U.S. colleges for improving student/alumni earning and employability.

Wide open vistas: Twelve joint degree programs offer a fast track to advanced degrees in business, criminology and justice, education, history, library and information services, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatric medicine, social work, and sociology.


MOUNT students want to take on the world—and care for it, too.
Compared to students at peer institutions, Mount seniors …

  • Feel more prepared for employment after graduation
  • Feel more encouraged by their professors to pursue graduate or professional study
  • Put a higher value on running a successful business of their own
  • Put a higher value on helping others
  • More often see their knowledge of national issues and the problems facing their communities as a strength
  • More often consider the ability to manage their time as a strength
  • Put a higher value on becoming accomplished in one of the performing arts
  • More often identify themselves as ambitious
  • More often believe that working for social change is essential
  • More often believe that income potential is important
  • More often believe that stability and security are important
  • More often believe that initiative and creativity  are essential
  • More often believe that expression of personal values is important
  • More often believe that their leadership is essential
  • More often believe that work/life balance is essential

*Source: UCLA Higher Education Research Institute, 2013