Emily Rabadi

Rabadi

Under the mentorship of professor Dr. Jodi Radosh, Emily Rabadi ‘12 gained the real world, hands-on experiential learning that would serve her well in her future career. From learning the basics of the industry at Berks County TV (BCTV) studios to interning as a marketing and public relations assistant for E! Entertainment and Style Network, she was able to take full advantage of the practical knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it in professional environments, all before graduation.

“My education at Alvernia has helped me in ways I can not put into words,” Rabadi said. “Specifically, it was the faculty at Alvernia that always supported my goals and helped me stay highly motivated.”

For this young and motivated communications phenom, getting real during her time at Alvernia was also the ticket to an extraordinary adventure across the pond. Having never traveled outside the United States prior to her senior year, Rabadi decided to further expand her horizons to seize an opportunity to study abroad in London. While abroad, she was a student at Richmond, the American International University in London where her favorite classes were Fashion & Media and contemporary British Culture. “I wanted to challenge myself with something new and exciting,” Rabadi explained. “I felt it was necessary to start seeing the world from a larger perspective and it’s a decision that I will never regret.”

Upon her return state side, she decided to continue her work in the broadcasting industry at the National Geographic Channel in her hometown in Washington, DC. Today, Rabadi is a Marketing Project Manager for TLC, under Discovery Communications.  She works directly with producers, show development, press, social, and various other departments to engage viewership and raise brand awareness.

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A National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise study found that participating employers and recent college graduates agreed on the necessity of out of the classroom experiences. The study emphasizes the importance of providing students with important knowledge and skills but also experience putting that knowledge and skills to practical use in "real-world" settings.

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Seventy-six percent of participating employers put "teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse group settings" at the top of their list of desired capabilities in new employees, according to a National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise study. These are among the skills fostered by real-world learning experiences.

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Service learning is a method of providing personal and academic development through work with established nonprofit organizations in the community. It is an avenue to introduce students to a professional environment without the extensive commitments of an internship.

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Service learning provides ideal real world learning opportunities. According to SmartBlog on Leadership, doing volunteer and service work for a non-profit organization that is connected to your major or academic program of study helps develop leadership skills, expands your perspective of the world, allows you to discover new skills in a safe environment, and develops a larger network of real world contacts to draw upon once you graduate.

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Service learning can take you outside of your comfort zone, giving you an opportunity to work with new challenges, people, politics and interpersonal dynamics. It also offers new perspective on priorities. Hanging out with people who have had different life experiences encourages you to tackle challenges from different angles. Julie Zolfo, founder of Make Success Matter said that she volunteered for six weeks at the schools in New Delhi, India.

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"Alvernia's Career Development Center works with students to find avenues for employment, internships, co-ops, career exploration, resume development, and graduate school options. Center staff help students assess their options and identify their own "brand" to complement their life after Alvernia.

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A recent career fair at Alvernia attracted more than 55 employers who were seeking to hire employees, co-ops and interns for their organizations. Career fairs like this one are fertile ground for students seeking real world learning opportunities and to reap the benefits of such as employers look to to hire staff members who have honed their skills and abilities via practical experiences in real situations.

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Since its inception, Alvernia has offered real world opportunities with an emphasis on service and careers that help those in need. Field experiences in areas like criminal justice, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, health care science and teacher training among others provide our students with rich learning opportunities to test drive what it's like to work in that profession.

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In a recent American Association of Colleges and Universities survey of 302 employers, 79 percent said institutions of higher learning should emphasize helping students apply what they learn in real-world settings, and 66 percent said that completing an internship or community field project would help prepare students for success.