Elizabeth McElligott ’13
Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance
One month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTaxServices, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street! My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.
I was a member of the MMC graduating class of 2013. I double-majored and received a B.S. in Business Management, with a concentration in Finance and Investments, and a B.A. in Dance, with a concentration in Teaching Dance Arts. The opportunity to pursue these diverse avenues played a critical role in my decision to attend MMC. Double-majoring is very do-able. I averaged six classes per semester, which is a pretty heavy workload. However, with a good sense of time management, I had plenty of time to embrace living in the greatest city in the world! As a student at MMC, your campus is Manhattan!
When I started my journey at MMC, my primary focus was dance. I believe the technique instruction I received in Jazz, Ballet and Modern was comparable to the best dance colleges. In my later years, my interest shifted toward Business. I am very grateful to Dr. Vandana Rao, my advisor, for helping to guide me through my program. Together we developed an individualized path to achieve my ambitious goals.
During my junior and senior years, I was able to work about 10 hours a week for an Asset Management company. This was a great experience and it gave me some insight into the world of finance. It was gratifying to be able to relate my MMC business classes to the real world.
Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job. I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times. But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street! My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.
Although I primarily focused on dance and business, I was still able to receive the traditional MMC liberal arts education. I was also given the opportunity to study in Hawaii for a month through a program offered through Hunter College. That was an absolutely wonderful experience!
To any current or prospective students at MMC, I would say be creative and enjoy the journey. MMC provides academic structure and promotes social awareness, so there is an excellent opportunity to become a consummate professional.