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“How would you feel if youmissed out on a great internship orjob simply because you ignored asimple e-mail message?”Students received an e-mail last week that began with this questionfrom Associate Director of Mercy-hurst College Career DevelopmentCenter Frank Rizzone. This e-mail informed studentsthat the Career DevelopmentCenter (CDC) launched their new Web site CareerConnect.CareerConnect is a way for stu-dents to interact with the CDC 24/7,according to Executive Director of Mercyhurst College Career Devel-opment Center Dr. Kyle Foust.Career Development CounselorKristy Ciccarelli said that this Web siteis a “one stop shop” where studentscan conduct job searches, uploadresumes and be recruited for jobs.Senior Alex Falatovich has usedthe site to search for jobs.“One thing I am concerned aboutis how useful it will actually be atﬁnding potential jobs as the searchengine for job postings appearssomewhat limited,” Falatovich said.“If it isn’t more comprehensive, it won’t work as it’s just as easy to useLinkedIn, Monster or some othersite. Overall, it’s a positive step for- ward and has potential.” The CDC is constantly ﬁnding new ways to make CareerConnectbetter for students.“It’s like a Christmas tree, andevery morning we get a new gift,”Foust said. The driving force behind Career-Connect is for students to have abetter way of being notiﬁed aboutinternships, Foust said. This service is not just for upper-classmen. Freshmen and alumni caneven access all the site has to offer,Ciccarelli said. The site includes videos abouttopics such as dressing for successand how to prepare for career fairs.In the month CareerConnect hasbeen live, over 320 students haveactivated their accounts. Senior Toni Novello is one such student.“I love that as a student I cansearch for an internship or jobopportunity in different citiesand states within my discipline,”Novello said. To activate a CareerConnectaccount, log into myinterfase.com/mercyhurst/student. From there,students can edit their proﬁle,upload their resume and begin theirjob search.
By Alicia Cagle
Students ﬁ nd jobswith CareerConnect
Hockey team stunnedby news of coach’s injury
Kristen Cameron, an assistant coach for the Mercy-hurst women’s hockey team, remains at Hamot MedicalCenter after a hit-and-run accident Sunday evening lefther with serious injuries. The accident occurred at 7 p.m. on Route 19 southof Interstate 90 in Summit Township. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, AllenFrancis Peters, 49, struck Cameron while she was riding her bicycle. Police said that Peters pulled over after theaccident, checked the damage to his vehicle and ﬂedthe scene.Shortly after, police reported, a witness followed him tohis home in Waterford Township and reported his loca-tion. He was later charged with 14 violations ranging fromaggravated assault while driving under the inﬂuence todriving without an inspection sticker, police said.Cameron, a responsible athlete, was wearing a bikehelmet at the time of the crash. Peters was wearing aseatbelt and was not injured. A second year graduate student in the OrganizationalLeadership program at Mercyhurst, Cameron, 25, is agraduate assistant in the college’s anthropology depart-ment. She is a native of Prince Edward Island, Canada.She volunteered as the assistant hockey coach.Head Coach Michael Sisti sat the team down togetherMonday to break the news.Since then, the team has not had any ofﬁcial prac-tices. The women have been running their own prac-tices and working off the ice as well, Sisti said.Cameron’s accident has come at a crucial time forthe team. Mercyhurst will be hosting the 2011 NCAAFrozen Four in March and the team has a great shot at winning the national title at home.Since the accident, the team’s focus has shifted frombecoming champions to championing for Cameron toget back on her feet as soon as possible.Sisti made it clear Tuesday that Cameron’s full recov-ery is both his and the team’s number one priority.Cameron is “such a great person,” Sisti said during atelephone interview. There are a lot of people pulling for her, praying and just hoping for the best, he said. The ’Hurst women’s hockey team was recognizednationally when the women played in the Frozen Fourlast spring and Cameron was very inﬂuential in making that happen, Sisti said.“The women are sad and shaken by what has hap-pened and they realize Cameron’s recovery is going totake time,” Sisti said.People from all over are responding to news of Cameron’s accident, which was reported throughout col-legiate hockey circles and publications. Sisti said he hasreceived many phone calls, e-mails and text messages notonly from members of the local and Mercyhurst com-munities, but from across the U.S. and Canada as well.“Kristen is a huge part of what we do here. It’s unfor-tunate that she was trying to be athletic and healthy andthis had to happen,” said Sisti.
By Tori Pepicello
Mercyhurst College has mademany online changes recently withthe creation of the My.Mercyhurstportal and the Career DevelopmentCenter’s CareerConnect Web site.By the end of next week, stu-dents’ e-mail accounts will changeas well with the migration from webmail to mymail.mercyhurst.edu. With the creation of the mymailaccount, e-mails will change firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com.“We think it’s going to bean improvement for students,”System/Domain AdministratorLorraine Frownfelter said.Frownfelter discussed the ben-eﬁts of the switch to mymail. Thenew e-mail system “offers instantmessenger and all of the resourcesof Windows Live,” Frownfeltersaid. The new account will hold 10 GBof e-mail rather than the 100 MBthat the Mercyhurst e-mail accountcurrently holds. Students will beable to send an e-mail with about250 attachments as compared to thethree-item limit which is the case with the current e-mail account.Not only will students be able tostore more e-mail, they will receiveless spam while actually receiving the mail they do want because it willnot go through Mercyhurst ﬁlters,Frownfelter said.“I think it’s going to be a really good thing for the students,”Frownfelter said. “It offers themthings we can’t give them.”Besides the beneﬁts that theMicrosoft Outlook Live offers,students will beneﬁt from the e-mail change because they will haveaccess to their mymail account aftergraduation.Before the e-mail switch, stu-dents had the same e-mail accountfrom their freshman year to one yearafter they graduated. If they wanteda Mercyhurst e-mail account afterthis time period, they could obtainan alumni e-mail account.“By going to Live mail, basically the e-mail is lifetime,” Network Administrator Guy Di Pietro said.Not only will students not losetheir e-mail accounts after gradu-ation, they won’t lose their e-mailduring the switch.Students’ e-mail folders migrateto their mymail account, and e-mail sent to a firstname.lastname@example.org address will be delivered tothe email@example.com. The deleted items and junk e-mail folders will not be moved.Students are not the only onesto beneﬁt from the e-mail switch.Mercyhurst IT employees ben-eﬁt because their workload will besimpliﬁed since they will have lessaccounts to administer, Di Pietrosaid. The migration for MercyhurstMain campus will occur betweenMonday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday,Sept. 22. Last names beginning with the letters A-G will migrate onMonday, letters H-M on Tuesday and N-Z on Wednesday. Mercy-hurst North East campus migrateson Tuesday, Sept. 28.“We don’t anticipate any majorproblems,” Di Pietro said.If the freshmen’s smooth transi-tion to the new e-mail system is any indicator, students should not needto worry about the migration.Frownfelter said she did notreceive any complaints from fresh-men regarding problems accessing or using their mymail accounts.Students should have full accessto their webmail accounts while theirmail is being migrated, but there isa possibility of one day without e-mail, according to Frownfelter. To access their accounts the ﬁrsttime, students will need to go tomymail.mercyhurst.edu and login with their full e-mail address. They will then need to answer security questions and set their default lan-guage.Students who experience prob-lems during the migration can con-tact the HelpDesk or access help24/7 from Windows Live.
By Kelly Luoma
Mercyhurst webmail migrates to mymail
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