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Kean has had many successful students enter the university. Their involvement really shows how dedicated they are to making a difference on campus which will shape them beyond college. Getting involved in a Greek-Letter organization also helps students find their true calling while making new friends and lifelong connections.
Walking onto Kean University’s campus, it used to be filled with students and faculty, rushing to classes or taking time to sit and talk with peers. The area with the biggest foot traffic is the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC).
The spotlight is earned by those who take opportunities to inspire others. Being a student leader and a member of the arts community can be time-consuming, but rewarding, too. People like Spenser Williams make sure to use all of the opportunities at their disposal to establish themselves and their projects. It is also students such as Williams who inspire a new generation of Kean cougars with their involvement.
Getting involved and making a difference really has its perks. The benefits include networking connections, experience to put on a resume, and making lifelong friendships. Rachel Rosales, a freshman at Kean, is already making the most of her college experience and cementing a legacy for years to come.
It is important to make a positive impact on people. In life and especially during times of need, it is also important that people use their leadership skills to inspire a new generation in achieving their goals. Students such as Naomi Guerrero have continued to lead as a positive example to the community while working remotely as part of the Jumpstart program at Kean.
The Freshman Class Elections, held through Student Organization, recently transpired, leading Jazaan Walsh to become the Class of 2024 president.
Seniors Melissa Tito, Kedemah Reid, Yash Patel, Gisell Padilla and Melissa Ostrander, from the Robert Busch School of Design have won major mentorships with top advertising agencies through the renowned One Club for Creativity.
The importance of networking is essential during one's college career, especially when the time comes to look for a job. However, with the right connections, the best opportunities tend to come by. For students such as Jorge Morales, some opportunities tend to have exclusive perks attached to it such as doing an internship across the country in California.
Career Services is an available resource for students looking to jumpstart their careers.
College is a time for networking and building up a portfolio to go out into the world after graduation. Tia Epps, a senior at Kean has taken advantage of all the opportunities the university has to offer so she can become successful beyond college.
For the majority of Kean students taking remote classes, the process has come with advantages and disadvantages. However, there isn't a shadow of a doubt that they are making the unexpected shift work for them. One student is using it to his benefit.
It is important to make the right moves to succeed in life. However, it is also important to leave an impact that generates positivity on the community and become a household name in the eyes of many. Meet Aidan Allman-Cooper. He is a person of many talents and is already creating a name for himself outside of Kean University, by authoring a book as well as owning a business.
With mental health being so prevalent in today’s world, it is important for students to become educated on the topic. Active Minds is an organization that was founded at Kean to do just that.
Kean is home to many education majors with the dream of becoming a teacher one day. Tomorrow’s Teachers is an organization on campus designed to help connect these students to create a network of passionate potential educators.
Telehealth and Telemedicine are terms that we have all become a little more familiar with in the last several months. When COVID-19 forced our health care facilities to transition to a remote model we had to find new ways to care for our patients remotely. The Kean Wellness Center, which includes Student Health Services (SHS) the Kean Counseling Center (KCC), Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AOD), and the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS), began using telehealth platforms to meet the needs of our students during the spring of 2020. Now as we begin to reopen our campus and welcome students back, telehealth is here to stay and is making health care even more accessible to our students.
The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Club is a returning organization to the Kean involvement network. Their main goal is to provide students with a better understanding of therapeutic recreation, as well as how it applies itself in the real world.
College is full of many networking opportunities that will help make various outside connections, even after graduation. For senior Tania Stokes, building a brand helps put a face to her name, and that is possible with the resources at Kean.
The Greek Senate has officially elected their new executive board members for the 2020-2021 academic year. The new members promise to fulfill the mission to unite the Kean Greek community, continuing the legacy of the members who came before.
Leadership is not a responsibility that is given to just anyone. It is about the growth and impact that certain people can make in their community, which defines true leaders. Student Organization Executive Board President Lindsey Gonzalez has truly made an impact on the Kean community with her leadership qualities, and will continue to do so, as she is officially sworn in as the new executive president of Student Organization.
Kean University now, more than ever is working together to continue as normal in the midst of an ever-changing time. With the transition online, students are highly affected academically and socially as they are conducting their day to day lives from home now. Kean students and university departments are each coping with these transitions in their own ways.