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An Outlet for Expression
Art club president Elizabeth (Liz) Sweeny '22 says that the club "promotes a love of ary by being an outlet for expression in the community." In the past they have sponsored museum trips and plein air (fresh air) paintings for students. The club has also hosted guided painting events, where they walk people through the steps of creating a piece of art. Their future goals are to paint a mural here on campus and to create a sculpture out of recyclables for Earth Day. The club has many other innovative ideas to promote art, through stress relief events and by visiting assisted living facilities.
The Art Club is open to all creative Valiants, regardless of how much experience they may have. In fact, they encourage students that may feel that they know nothing about art to attend meetings and learn!
Class of 2018
For two years at Manhattanville, Samantha Biegel had a campus job in the Center for Career Development (CCD). At the beginning of this time, she and her supervisor talked about creating peer-to-peer career counseling services based on models used by other colleges’ career offices. Out of those discussions, Samantha created a new internship within the CCD as a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). She offered walk-in hours to review resumes, discuss internships, and prepare students for the annual campus job fair.
There are several Manhattanville alumni working at MasterCard headquarters, down the street from campus, and Ximena Londoño knows them all. “One of the great things about coming from a small school is that people help each other,” she said. Ximena finished her Summer internship at MasterCard in the Corporate Tax team, and will continue into the Fall as a part-time employee. She feels she is getting a great experience for her future career. She also says that her colleagues have been very supportive: “They advise me about my career and I’m treated with respect here.”
Using the Manhattanville alumni network has paid off for Ximena. She suggests that other students do the same. She said, “It’s not enough to do the basics in school. Students should reach out to alumni, professors and other students to make contacts and take that extra step.”
Ximena is majoring in Finance/Accounting and minoring in Political Science. Her hometown is Santiago de Cali, Colombia.