Creating Career Connections

Creating Career Connections
Rosanna Rossado
Rosanna Rossado

The Rossana Rosado Fellowship, named after the current New York Secretary of State and the first woman to serve as Editor and Publisher of the largest Spanish-language newspaper, provides students with a pathway to career success through funded internships and focused mentorship. “For many students this expands their circle of influence from just their family and teachers, to real professionals in the world,” says Rosado. When thinking about the Fellowship on a deeper level, Rosado points out the
positive “ripple effect” it has on the community at large. Once most professionals become entrenched in their careers, they tend not to interact with students. But a natural byproduct of this Fellowship is that it helps those professionals reconnect with their past. “It reminds you who you were back then, and it brings out your own strengths and shows you all the ways you can offer help.” Rosado believes that the impact of this Fellowship—which is underwritten through a generous donation from John Jay College Foundation Chair, Jules Kroll—has infinite possibilities. “You’re not just investing in an academic experience—you’re investing in someone’s personal growth. That vote of confidence lasts a lifetime.”

 

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