Vir Das, 2018 Commencement speaker and 2002 Knox graduate, has a new Netflix special out today called "Losing...
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Graduate Retention Fellow, Center for International Education and Civic Engagement
Major in Anthropology & Sociology, Minors in Business/Management and Social Services
What have you been doing this year?
I am close to completing my masters in education with the Higher Education in Student Affairs program at Salem University. This past summer, I worked at Temple University's Office of Orientation as a new student orientation intern. Currently, I serve as a graduate retention fellow for the Center for International Education and the Center for Civic Engagement where I ensure that students have a successful transition to college level curriculum. I also work as a graduate assistant/program coordinator with the Career Development Center at Emerson College. In this role, I advise undergraduate and graduate arts & communication students for career readiness.
How did Knox help you get there?
During my time at Knox, I discovered the importance of learning beyond the classroom setting. As a result, I was incredibly involved on campus as well as in the community. I have seen how this has benefited my personal growth and development and I have formed great relationships with student affairs professionals who have helped me along the way. My interest for equity within higher education began with my sociology courses. I was able to develop my interests for college access and retention further through my experiences at KnoxCorps, the ACM Urban Studies program, funding for summer internships from the Bastian Family Career Center, and my mentors from TRIO and SPARK.