Molloy in the News

Hire Education: Class of 2018 Enters Changing Job Market

June 5, 2018 - Long Island Press

By Warren Strugatch

Mary Brosnan, director of Molloy College's Career Center, steered her offspring toward accountancy as they reached college age.

"My husband and I pressured them to become accounting majors," she tells me. "That's where it seemed the jobs would be."

Her three sons graduated in 2014 and this year. One is an accountant and her daughter, last in the nest, graduates next year. She's already switched majors to sociology.

The major-changing experience has expanded Brosnan's view. She realizes now you don't have to be an accountant to get hired on Long Island. In recent years, healthcare has become the Island's biggest and fastest-growing sector. At the same time, employers are less fixated on applicants' areas of study and more focused on how they rate in soft skills such as leadership capacity, ability to work in small groups, and aptitude for solving problems.

The exception to this pattern: Nursing.