When it comes to deciding which college or university is right for you or your daughter, it’s all about fit. Colleges, like high schools, come in all shapes and sizes. They are large, medium and small; public and private; single gender and co-educational; in urban and rural settings — or even overseas. They have different cultures, academic offerings, sports and clubs. And, of course, they come with all sorts of price tags and scholarship opportunities.
At Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA), we believe that the best way to get a feel for fit is by taking to the highway on college tours. This summer, OLMA will be sponsoring two college tours. We will post dates and destinations as soon as the itinerary is finalized.
Each year, OLMA hosts a group of professionals who speak about their careers, share their experiences and provide helpful tips and advice. This year’s Career Day was a huge success with 15 professionals on campus. Among them were five OLMA grads and two from St. Augustine Prep. Many thanks to: Maureen Morrin, Ph.D., Kathy Torrence – Software Engineer, Jennifer Clendining – ER Nurse, Doug Stefano – Sales/Marketing, Jessica Baliski – Speech Pathologist, Marianna Tasso – Speech Pathologist, Blake Trabuchi-Downey, DMD – Dentist, Ernie Alvino – Attorney at Law, Marissa Magid, DO – Ob/Gyn, Linda Hamidi, PharmD – Pharmacist, Brittany Parish – Art Therapist, Georgeann Bennett – Business Consultant, Deborah Masso, DVM – Veterinarian, Joe Bonzcek – Physical Therapist, and Matthew Pineo – Athletic Trainer.
College fairs are held throughout the year. OLMA will keep you updated on the ones located in the tri-state area.
Instant Decision and College Interview Days
On Instant Decision Days, students have the opportunity to interview with select colleges and be accepted on the spot. This year, we held a combined Instant Decision and College Interview Day on Tuesday, November 7, 2018. Stay tuned for our 2019 date.
College Visits to OLMA
Each fall, admissions representatives from a wide variety of colleges and universities visit OLMA to meet with students. While here, they provide information sessions for any students who are interested in learning more. This is a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered. Please see Mrs. Szawlewicz in the College Guidance office for the latest llist.