- Following graduation in 2011, I accepted a 2 year fellowship as a Public Health Associate at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My fellowship is with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- In the summer of 2010 I worked at a health clinic in
Western Province, Kenya. I lived with a host family and worked full
time with a local Kenyan staff. This was a great opportunity for me to
get hands on experience in the field of global public health and to
learn about a different culture. As I have always been interested in
medicine and international issues, this experience served as a testing
ground for a future career. I learned firsthand about the health issues
which affect communities in Kenya, like Malaria and HIV, and also
learned about the effect that health has on development.
- I then interned at Healthright International as a
program intern for their Kenyan program and also as a development
intern. Through Healthright, I learned how non-profits are run and how they manage their international projects from
their headquarters in New York. It was a great learning opportunity for
me as it gave contrast to the fieldwork that I have pursued in Kenya.
Graduation Date: May 2011
Bridget Donnel Davidson
Career to date:
- While attending Marymount Manhattan College I had the
opportunity to intern for The Rachael Ray Show, The TriBeCa Film
Festival, Sesame Workshop, and The Dr. Oz Show.
- Over the summer of 2010, I received my first paying
position as a summer freelance film transcriber for Left Field Pictures
in New York City.
- In January 2011, after my second internship with The
Rachael Ray Show, I was hired for their permanent Researcher position.
- I would like to continue to learn and explore different
departments within the television and film industries and ultimately
become a producer for either industry.
How MMC and Career Services helped me get to where I am
- MMC offered a slew of classes, especially in the fields of
video production and graphic arts, which were particularly helpful in
building my skill set for my resume.
- The Career Services Center was actually the reason why I
chose to come to MMC in the first place! When I was a Junior in high
school, the MMC brochure highlighted all the internship opportunities
available to MMC students and I thought – this is definitely the school
for me! I worked very closely with Susan Ach who is an amazing resource
and mentor. She helped me to build the perfect resume, taught me how to
write the perfect cover letter, and really demonstrated the importance
of networking and keeping in touch with past internship supervisors.
- Because of all the amazing help I received from Career
Services I was able to prepare myself for the "real world", which is
why I was offered my dream job straight out of college and am now
working for the Rachael Ray Show.
Career to date:
- I joined the NBC Page Program in October 2008. While I was
in Page Program, I had assignments in the press department of Syfy and
the production department of The Today Show. I also worked guest
relations for Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy
- In 2010, after a year in the NBC Page Program, I worked as
a Corporate Events Coordinator for the Vancouver Olympics.
- In March 2010, I began working as a Marketing Operations
Coordinator for Syfy & USA and have been working there since.
- I hope to continue with my career in Marketing &
How MMC and Career Services helped me get to where I am today:
- Marymount offered a vast and diverse selection of
Communications classes and many of the professors had real industry
experience - because of this, I was able to learn about every aspect of
the Communications Industry and gained the basic knowledge that I
- The Career Services Center was one of my greatest
resources. It's through the career services center that I was able to
obtain 3 internships and as a result, the experience that I needed to
continue working in the industry after college. They have a
knowledgeable faculty that's always willing to help; whether it be
helping with your resume & cover letter or giving general