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Enhancing Student Success: Expanding Student Employment and Career Preparation
With the goal of providing students with greater opportunities for on- and off-campus paid positions while also expanding their skills and career development, the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience enhanced the Student Employment Office this spring. The new office encompasses strong connections to Career Services and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs and was supported through the Invest Syracuse initiative to enhance the student experience.
“The integration of student employment into the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, coupled with the partnership opportunities with Career Services and Financial Aid, further amplifies our work in preparing our students for their future. By exercising an increased awareness of awarding federal and institutional work-study funding and providing learning experiences, together, we are working to position our students for a lifetime of career and personal success,” says Vice President for Enrollment Services Ryan Williams.
The Student Employment Office seeks to advance a student’s holistic experience through broader community interactions, firsthand learning opportunities and skill building, while also expanding financial support. Leading this facet of the student experience is seasoned student employment professional Camille Donabella. Following a national search, Donabella was named the new director of student employment strategy and operations within the Enrollment Services team. For several years, Donabella has supported the University in various roles in the Office of Human Resources. Her efforts have served as a catalyst in campuswide student employment efforts. She is a two-time Syracuse alumna, earning a bachelor’s degree in English and English education and a master’s degree in organizational communication. Donabella will work to expand student employment opportunities, implement training programs, and increase the support of student connections with on- and off-campus job experiences.
“Camille has helped connect countless departments and students through job opportunities, bringing incredible understanding of student employment here on campus, as well as issues in this area happening nationally and globally,” Williams says. “In this new capacity, whether a student is looking to meet a short-term employment need or build their resume in pursuit of long-term career aspirations, under Camille’s leadership, students will be provided a path that meets both needs.”
About Invest Syracuse
Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and the Student Experience aims to provide all students with a distinctive, world-class learning experience that prepares them for professional and personal success. The three-pronged initiative seeks to redefine the student experience, advance discovery and innovation, and expand opportunity for students of promise and talent from across the socioeconomic spectrum. To learn more about Invest Syracuse, visit investsyracuse.syr.edu.