‘Supper’ by GCU’s Silvana Cardell moves, motivates, inspires

Supper for All: Dance Director’s ‘Supper, People on the Move’ Explores Immigration Stories

 

IN SOME WAYS, SILVANA CARDELL’S story of her immigration experience would seem to be much simpler than that of some immigrants. Ms. Cardell’s journey to American citizenship wasn’t the type of odyssey one hears so much about these days of fleeing political or religious persecution. Ms. Cardell, who heads Georgian Court University’s dance program, came to this country to pursue opportunities as an artist. She’s been an American citizen since 2013.

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Another Round of Success—Georgian Court Golf Classic 2015

Annual Scholarship Golf Classic Raises Money for Georgian Court

Georgian Court University’s 2015 Golf Classic drew more than 100 golfers and a full house of evening participants during the May 11 event at the Spring Lake Golf Club. Honoree Bob Mulcahy, who received the Joseph E. Buckelew Civic Service Award, emphasized the importance of raising money for student scholarships and a new turf project at GCU. President Rosemary E. Jeffries, who is stepping down June 30 after 14 years at the helm, was also honored at the event that raised upward of $130,000.

“Good support and this kind of investment helps to provide them with a university experience,” Mr. Mulcahy said. “We are a vehicle to help do the things we need to for those who really need it, especially at a time when we need to educate people who come out of college with a sense of values.”

 

 

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GCU: Ensuring access and opportunities for students with children

University students who have children are valued and supported at Georgian Court, especially through programs like GCU Cares, 1-on-1 counseling and the Newcombe  Scholarship,  social worker Colleen Diveny (right) told legislators in Trenton this morning. Colleen, a case worker in GCU student affairs, addressed Assemblywoman Paula Lampitt, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (left) and others on the Assembly’s Women and Children committee. The committee is considering several bills and invited testimony from NJ colleges and universities. GCU shared testimony alongside Rutgers, Jersey City University and Montclair University.

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Annual student literary magazine published

Georgian Court University loves to show off its students’ talents, and the annual Fountain Spray, GCU’s annual literary journal, gets the job done. The 2015  collection of student poems, short stories, artistic photos, paintings, and graphic designs was published in April.

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Level Playing Field: Georgian Court Breaks Ground on New Turf

 

The Georgian Court University Lions marked another milestone this week as work began on GCU’s field turf complex. The project consists of a 103,917 square-foot conversion of the current soccer and lacrosse grass field, and is considered an investment in the university’s growth.

  The Georgian Court University Lions marked another milestone this week as work began on GCU’s field turf complex....

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Get to Work: Georgian Court Job Pro Offers Advice, Expertise

Get to Work: Georgian Court Career Pro Examines Student Preparation for 2015 Job Market 

Lakewood, N.J., May 5, 2015— According to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers expect to hire 9.6 percent more new U.S. college graduates this year than they did last year.

Get to Work: Georgian Court Career Pro Examines Student Preparation for 2015 Job Market  Lakewood, N.J., May 5, 2015— Ac...

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Get a Job: A Q&A with GCU’s Kathleen Brady

Kathleen Brady, director of career development at Georgian Court University. She has published several books, including Get a Job! 10 Steps to Career Success (Motivational Press, 2015). She has shared her expertise on CNN, CBS, NPR, Fox News and various radio stations across the country, so we asked her a few questions of our own! Her answers are below.

Career Services and the Undergraduate Job Search

What changes would you like to see in the higher education career services landscape?

KB: Career Services needs to be more integrated into the fabric of the academic side of the house. We need to help students understand that the choices they make today will have an impact on their future selves. To do this career services needs to go where the students are. We can put on programs for students, but if they’re not coming, it’s pointless. At Georgian Court University, faculty invite me to their classes. We’re also offering 1-credit courses around some career issues that students have.

Should job placement numbers be very important when selecting a college?

KB: Parents ask about job placement numbers a lot, but I don’t think this is the right question. It’s more important to ask what career services is doing to help the students get jobs. At Georgian Court, we focus on those life skills that they can take with them, as opposed to doing an on-campus interview program where they walk out with a job that isn’t right for them. We want to send them off for a career, not just a job.

Does technology help or hinder jobseekers?

KB: Technology makes it easier to monitor the market. You can enter search terms and come up with many job postings, search job boards targeted to your area, and get a good idea of what is going on from Facebook and Twitter. Technology can be a curse because too much information can be be overwhelming. Jobseekers don’t know where to start and so it paralyses them. Understanding the technology and using it to your advantage is the key to all of this right now.


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What is the biggest thing students need to look out for when using technology?

KB: The biggest mistake college graduates can make with technology is to try to use it to replace personal relationships. Instead, they should use all resources in tandem. If they find a job on a job board that they like, they should go to LinkedIn to see if they know anyone who works at that company. Then they should pick up the phone or send an e-mail to that person to ask if they’d be comfortable introducing them to the hiring manager.

How should new graduates deal with their lack of job experience?

KB: Rather than say “I have no experience,” which is how most college graduates start, we advise students to look at their academic career as experience. They should talk about the special knowledge that they gained in specific courses, or talk about the leadership skills they developed through clubs and activities. Any job that you had before graduation can show that you can hold down a job, that you’re responsible, and that you have good time management skills. It’s all in the way you tell the story.


Searching for Work?  Top 10 Tips to Remember

Getting a job upon graduation demands that you believe in yourself and put in lots of hard work. Georgian Court University Office of Career Services Director Kathleen Brady has outlined a roadmap to success in her book, “Get a Job! 10 Steps to Career Success.” To be successful, you need to:

1. Learn the Job Search Process
2. Craft Your Message
3. Design Your Marketing Materials
4. Network! Network! Network!
5. Cultivate Your Network
6. Understand the Job Search Process
7. Get the Offer
8. Evaluate and Negotiate
9. Develop Soft Skills
10. Cultivate Your Brand

More on each step can be found in Ms. Brady’s book, which is available for purchase at www.amazon.com/Get-Job-Steps-Career-Success/dp/1592999182.


For more information about GCU’s Career Services, contact Kathleen Brady at 732.987.2415.

Kathleen Brady, director of career development at Georgian Court University. She has published several books, including...

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