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You Can't Plan Life

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

From the time we're born, it seems as if our entire lives revolve around school and planning for this mystical thing called a career and future. Unfortunately, no one really tells you what happens when you get there. Thrust into the unknown territory of adult-hood for the first time, I found myself unable to navigate this "real-world" nightmare that had manifested itself in my life.

As my to-do lists grew longer, I started to feel even more overwhelmed with tasks: go shopping, get an oil change, make a dentist appointment, pay credit card, file taxes... It never ends! Keeping myself alive is a lot of hard work. Sometimes, I get writer's block while making a grocery list (I kid!). While my friends find this hilarious, it's not very efficient...

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, Nevada, life after college

A Small Act of Kindness

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Did everyone have a nice Valentine's Weekend? 

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, life after college

A Month of Travel

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 @ 15:02 PM

After I opened up about some of my struggles in my last post, I'm happy to report that 2015 has started off on a really great note! 

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, travel, Florida, Louisville, Bahamas

The Resolve: 4 New Year's Resolutions for College Seniors

Posted by Aaron Seckar on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Spoiler alert: No, I am not sitting next to you right now. But I do know that there have been two or three "resolutions" that have crossed your mind leading up to 2015, about which by now, mid-January, you've told yourself..."I guess I really don't need to change that" or "it's too cold/hot/busy/empty/far/close/early/late to go to the gym/workout/eat better." It happens to the best of us, and I know at least for me that it happens every year.

For college students, change is always constant, whether it is planned or not: new friends, new classes, new assignments, and before you know it, you've graduated and you're at a new place with a new job working for a new boss and new coworkers. It can all move pretty quickly, so here are four new year's resolutions applicable for any college student, but specifically for college seniors, to make your last semester everything that it should be while also easing the transition from college life to the real world.

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Topics: alumni advice, Aaron Seckar

The Hard Days No One Talks About

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 16:12 PM

One year ago, I graduated. Eight months ago, I accepted my first job and moved across the country. And one week ago, I stood alone, crying in an airport during the holidays. 

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, life after college

The Value of Education

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 @ 13:12 PM

After graduation, the question "What should I do with my degree?" fills our thoughts on a constant basis.

With headlines expressing concern for high unemployment rates and crippling student debt, a quick Google search leaves most of us questioning the worth of our degrees at some point or another. However, simply correlating college degrees with potential earnings can lead us down a dangerous road of metrics, one filled with comparison, but void of any real substance. This is because the value of education extends far beyond monetary rewards. It affords you ability to think analytically, form opinions, and live a fulfilling life that aligns with your personal beliefs and values.  

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."- Aristotle

One of the most influential classes I took while at SVC was a theology course taught by Dr. King called God, Work and Money. This class allowed us to explore topics such as poverty in America and the role money plays in our lives. Through a series of self-reflective papers, Dr. King also encouraged us to discover our passions and engage in meaningful work throughout our careers. Upon completion of the class, students felt inspired to use their education to benefit society; regardless of whether or not they were paid for their efforts. Abby Bryant's blog, which tells about her experiences as an Agribusiness Volunteer in the Peace Corps, perfectly demonstrates this act of giving back. 

Below you will find some of the ways I use my business degree to give back as well!

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, community service

SVC Means Serving the Community

Posted by Sadie Stresky on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 @ 16:12 PM


In honor of #GivingTuesday, I wanted to take a few minutes to write about my experiences giving back to the community during my time at Saint Vincent.

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Topics: alumni advice, Sadie Stresky, community service

Let's be Thankful for Networking! (How I Landed My First Job)

Posted by Sadie Stresky on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Greetings, Bearcats! 

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Besides enjoying colorful leaves, apple cider, and cozy sweaters, I love the general atmosphere of giving thanks and showing our appreciation for one another.

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Topics: alumni advice, Sadie Stresky, Thanksgiving, networking

Bearcats in the Mountains

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

How's fall on your end of the country? As the leaves turn color and the air gets chillier, I thought I'd bring you guys a little sunshine by recapping one of the most exciting weeks from my summer. Hint: It involved a business trip, a murder, and a visit from a former Bearcat. 

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, marketing, Pittsburgh, Nevada

Moving Across the Country: Part II

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

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Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice, career advice, Nevada

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Jessica Kennedy

My name is Jessica Kennedy. I graduated from SVC in 2012 with a dual major in accounting and business management with a minor in international business. While at SVC I was on the swim team as well as being involved in SGA and SAAC. I am currently the Assistant Director of Business Affairs at the Naval Academy Athletic Association in Annapolis, Maryland, where I reside with my dog, Zoey. I also own my own photography company, KennedyPhotographyCo, where i display and sell my prints on Etsy. I still swim and have also taken up running and have ran over six half marathons in the last three years. 

Elizabeth Sosko

My name is Elizabeth Susko, and I am a 2015 graduate of Saint Vincent College (mathematics major with a secondary education certification). After Saint Vincent, I moved away and became a high school Math teacher in the Northern VA area. I couldnt imagine being where I am today and I hold some of that journey to being a Bearcat.  Cant wait to share my daily adult life (post-undergrad) experiences with you!

Megan DePrimio

Hello there! My name is Megan DePrimio, and I am a 2013 graduate of Saint Vincent College (communication major and English minor). I also have a master’s degree in sports management from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. After grad school, I became an athletics marketing intern at the University of Notre Dame and I now work in Development. Every day I am amazed at the path I have been on since I was a young Bearcat. Even the planner in me couldn’t have forecasted this journey! Happy to be here. 


Allyson Lambert graduated from Saint Vincent in December 2013 with a degree in finance. She currently works in the Financial Leadership Development (FLD) Program at PPG Industries in Reno, Nevada.