Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Professional Connections in a Unique Environment: Junior Stephan Steiner’s JCFP Experience

Junior Stephan Steiner got the opportunity to connect with passionate professionals as a Jaggar
Community Fellow at the National Urban League this summer.

As a Marketing and Communications Intern, he researched and created content for NUL’s social media
and covered and promoted events, such as the annual NUL Conference.
Stephan enjoyed that his position enabled him to interact with different departments and meet with
senior staff members and directors. “Within the first week I had the pleasure of setting up meetings with
Senior Directors for Partnership and Advancement, Education and Entrepreneurship as well as have a
one-on-one conversation with the [Senior Vice President] of Housing and Urban Development,” he
recounts. “These opportunities add a unique insight into the way that professionals execute and think in
their field.”
Stephan also appreciated the work environment that flourishes in a socially conscious nonprofit
working in the midst of Wall Street’s financial giants. He says he was inspired by the “the discipline the
people bring to their work and the passion with which they speak of issues that move them. They take
pride in their close-knit community and their ability to strive in high stress environments.”

The blend of National Urban League’s meaningful mission work and the high energy of Wall Street
made this nonprofit the perfect place for Stephan to gain professional experience. “[Interning at] the
National Urban League was one of the best choices I have ever made,” he says.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Adelphi University's Center for Career and Professional Development Honored with Career Development College of Distinction

Adelphi University’s The Center for Career and Professional Development has been honored as a Career Development 
College of Distinction.  

Adelphi is the only college on Long Island to receive the award this year!

The Center for Career and Professional Development offers career advice, individual career counseling, and a multitude 
of accessible programs and training, such as the PREP for Success program, America Reads, as well as Panthers 
with a Purpose and the Jaggar Community Fellows programs, and events like Mock Interview Night and career fairs 
every semester. These programs are designed to help students secure employment opportunities after they graduate.

Adelphi was selected because of these programs and assistance offered by the Center for Career and Professional 
Development. All of their offered programs promote integrated career exploration and various career preparation 
methods. These are core values of career centers selected by the Colleges of Distinction.

Associate Director of Outreach at Colleges of Distinction, Jordyn Harrison says “the support they have for undecided 
students through workshops, courses, assessments, and career counseling” was a major factor in her decision to 
award the honor to the Center for Career and Professional Development.

The Center also works with students to find creative options that align with their interests and goals.

“One thing that stood out to me about Adelphi's Center for Career and Professional Development is their philosophy 
that ‘a student's major decision does not necessarily equal their career decision’,” says Harrison.

The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting a year of new events and workshops as well as running 
their annual programming. Don’t just visit them in Nexus 225! Follow them on Instagram (@adelphicareers), Twitter 
(@AdelphiCareers), and Facebook (@AdelphiCareerCenter) to find out what’s happening with all of our programs!