Recent Grants Reaffirm Enterprise’s Commitment to Career Readiness

In partnership with Stockton University's Career Education & Development office, Enterprise Mobility team members gave presentations and talked with students during various career readiness programs throughout the 2023-24 school year.

Galloway, N.J. – Through providing networking opportunities such as the annual Career and Internship Fairs, reviewing hundreds of resumes and perfecting pitches at networking boot camps and hosting various employers on campus, Stockton University’s Career Education & Development (CED) office works to prepare students for their career journey following graduation.

During the 2023-24 school year, these activities were enhanced by a $1,500 grant from the Enterprise Mobility Foundation, which works to build and support communities by supporting charitable causes such as higher education. Due to their successful collaboration this year, the Enterprise Mobility Foundation awarded a second $5,000 grant, which will support the 2024-25 school year. 

According to Dayna DeFiore, assistant director of the CED, their partnership with Enterprise Mobility has been consistent over the last decade, and she praised them for always being “a great partner to work with” on campus.  

“They don’t just attend career fairs — they donate their time and talents to support our students in developing (National Association of Colleges and Employers) career readiness competencies that will help them in their post-graduate career journey,” DeFiore said.

Nicole Waxman, talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise Mobility, shared that the organization met with over 80 Stockton students during various networking events hosted by the CED. Two of those students interned in the spring and are now working full-time with the organization.

“We currently have 12 Stockton alumni working for us in the South Jersey and Delaware territories, and of those 12, three were hired this fiscal year. We have also had a big year for promotions for Stockton alumni — seven of those alumni have been promoted this year. I am truly grateful for our partnership, and I am excited to see what we can come up with to engage students next school year,” Waxman said.

DeFiore and the CED office look forward to continuing their relationship with Enterprise Mobility and are exploring crafting programming for more specific affinity groups, such as military personnel, veterans and first-generation graduates. 

The fall Career & Internship Fair will be held on Oct. 17 in the Sports Center.

About the Enterprise Mobility Foundation

The mission of the Enterprise Mobility Foundation is to strengthen the communities where Enterprise Mobility team members live and work by actively supporting a range of charitable causes such as the environment, health and human services, education, military and disaster relief.

The Foundation has contributed more than half a billion dollars to thousands of local nonprofits in the United States and made wide-reaching commitments — from global philanthropic initiatives to community-focused projects. 

Annual Career Fair At Full Capacity, Full of Opportunities

March 6, 2024 

Live! Casino and Hotel was one of over 100 employers who came to campus to meet and recruit Stockton University students on Tuesday, March 5.
Live! Casino and Hotel was one of over 100 employers who came to campus to meet and recruit Stockton University students on Tuesday, March 5.

Galloway, N.J. – Just as the campus continues to grow, so does annual programming like the Career and Internship Fair, which surpassed its goal of serving over 600 students and housing over 100 employers on Tuesday, March 5, in the Sports Center.

Employers came, ready and eager to meet Stockton University students and find new members of their teams, while students dressed to impress with resumes in hand.

Frank Napp ’23, a recruiter for Live! Casino and Hotel, said his job search included attending the Career Fair and looking online when he first graduated from Stockton’s Business program. He eventually found Live’s Management Development program, where he was able to explore different departments to find one that worked best for him. Now, he gets to be on the other side of the table.

“We’re looking for a graduating senior in any area of interest — whether that’s marketing, finance or HR — who will go through the rotation that I’m currently going through,” Napp said. “I hope to recruit another Stockton student like me.”

He may have found one. Melanie Olivia, a Hospitality major who plans to graduate in May, is currently looking for a full-time position. She said Live! was one of the organizations she was interested in pursuing.

New Beginnings in Career Education & Development

November 9, 2023

The grand opening of the new Career Success Studio included a ribbon cutting, cake and collecting words of wisdom from current students on Nov. 8.
The grand opening of the new Career Success Studio included a ribbon cutting, cake and collecting words of wisdom from current students on Nov. 8.

Galloway, N.J. – Your future begins here.

That is the message students see as they walk along the hallway in the Campus Center toward the Office of Career Education and Development (CED) and the brand-new Career Success Studio.

Sofia Abreu, director of the office, and others gave short remarks before cutting the ribbon for the new space on Wednesday, Nov. 8. After expressing her gratitude to the CED team and Facilities Operations, she explained her vision for the studio to the crowd. 

“As we move forward, I eagerly anticipate collaborating with our campus partners to further expand career development opportunities across Stockton University. Our vision for the Career Success Studio is to create an inviting, inclusive space that caters to students at all stages of their career development journey,” Abreu said.

The space is expected to be multipurpose – students can use it for meetings or interviews, find various job postings, or even attend workshops hosted by the CED. Ultimately, how the space will be used will be up to the campus community and their needs while they explore career paths.

Christopher Catching, vice president for Student Affairs, encouraged students to check out the new space and to use the services that the CED office provides throughout their time at Stockton.

“This is a tremendous, tremendous resource, and we're glad to have it,” Catching said. “I would encourage students to use career education development and learn about their career from the time that they start here. It's not a place that you come to in the 11th hour during your senior year, but a place to continuously come in and use, where you get to know the team and engage in activities that are going to support your professional development.” 

– Story by Loukaia Taylor