Thursday, March 12, 2015

Then & Now: Kathryn Graves

Kathryn Graves: A North Shore Star! 

This shining star has had a strong presence and positive influence on campus, as many of you may know. Kathryn Graves, graduated in May 2014 with her Bachelor's degree, as a double major in English and Communications. As an undergraduate, she was active in various clubs and organizations at Adelphi, such as Circle K International and the Student Government Association. Kathryn also worked as a Peer Assistant Leader and staff member with Campus Recreation.This girl is a fearless leader with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to give back to the community. She is a member of both the English and Communications Honor Societies and has a volunteering record that would blow anyone away! Kathryn was highly qualified for the Community Fellows Program (CFP) and after completing the internship over the summer, she soared straight into a full-time position! This is what we aim to provide at the Center for Career Development - rewarding internships that ensure success and professional growth. 


Let's check out what Kathryn has to say about her internship experience:

Q: What impact did the Community Fellows Program have on your personal development?

A: Through the Community Fellows Program, I have met so many amazing people throughout the health system. The work experience gave me the confidence to know I love working in Workforce Readiness. In this department, I can make an impact on education, even without being a teacher!

Q: How did interning at your nonprofit impact your career trajectory?

A: Participating in the Community Fellows Program with North Shore-LIJ, I found a career path that I didn’t even know existed. Through this internship, I found a way to use my passion for education to connect industry with education and enhance students’ learning in high schools. I love that I am able to make a positive impact on students’ lives while working to develop a great workforce for future generations. 

Q: Knowing what you know now, what would you say to current students considering applying for this year's Community Fellows?

A: This is the most valuable program that I’ve been involved in throughout my undergraduate career. Do not hesitate to apply! You’re able to take all of the information, processes, and theories you learn in your classes and apply them to the real world, understanding the relevancy of your curriculum. 

Q: What impact did your presence have on the nonprofit where you interned? What about the community it served?

A: I have helped to enable hands-on learning for high school students through on-site visits throughout the health system. Students learn about careers at the Patient Safety Institute, Emergency Medical Services, Bethpage Distribution Center, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and numerous other locations throughout the health system.


Well, the CFP deadline has passed, and applications are now being reviewed! Let Kathryn's story inspire you and follow this link to read more about her experience as an intern and employee. Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates, and remember to apply for next Summer!!! 

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