Amy Koritz

Director, Center for Civic Engagement

Amy Koritz

Amy Koritz is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Drew University. She is the author of Gendering Bodies/Performing Art (U Michigan P 1995) and Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s (U Illinois P, 2009). With George Sanchez, she is co-editor of Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (U Michigan P, 2009) and has written about civic engagement in the humanities in Diversity Digest, the Modern Language Association’s Profession and elsewhere. Before coming to Drew in 2008, she was Professor of English at Tulane University where she also served as Associate Director for Community and Culture at the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

As Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Dr. Koritz is responsible for setting the Center’s priorities, managing its resources, developing and sustaining strategic partnerships, leading civic engagement collaborations across the university, and communicating about Civic Engagement at Drew with internal and external stakeholders.

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8 Amazing Personal Benefits of Volunteering

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If you always wanted to volunteer, many organizations need your help. As states loosen their coronavirus restrictions, consider a volunteer position. There are many great causes that need assistance to address unprecedented challenges.

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How To Put Your Best Foot Forward During A Video Interview

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As the quality and reliability of affordable video conferencing software and hardware increases by the day, video interviews have become commonplace for candidates and recruiting companies alike.

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken something that was viewed as more niche and …

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10 Tips to Help You Land Your First Marketing Job

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So you want to get into marketing. Perhaps you studied marketing in college and are ready to apply what you’ve learned in the real world. Or you had a different major but have been leaning toward marketing as a career …

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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

In the midst of a pandemic, typical ways of meeting recruiters and expanding connections through means such as career fairs have been put on hold. Information sessions that students and …

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Who’s Hiring? 5 Orgs Working to Get Out the Vote

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So far, 2020 has brought a public health crisis, a renewed fight for racial justice, and an economic downturn, all of which have made it clear that systems here in the U.S. are long overdue for a closer look, and …

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A Go-To Guide To Growing Your Career This Summer Without An Internship

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For students, summer is a time of relaxation and reflection. It’s also a great opportunity to build on their education with experiences they may not have had time for during the school year. For many, this experience is provided by …

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How to Answer “How Do You Plan to Achieve Your Career Goals?” in an Interview

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Interviews can be fraught with difficult questions. “Tell me about yourself,” which seems simple but can be quite intimidating. “Where do you see yourself in five years?” “How many windows are in the Empire State Building?” You can also add …

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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Decision for LGBTQ Workers

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Monday, June 15, 2020 will be recorded in history as the day it became illegal across the United States for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court ruled, six to …

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Who’s Hiring? | 5 Orgs Fighting for Racial Justice

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Though it may still seem far off, the current pandemic will eventually end and many of us will come out of this with more strength and bravery than we may have realized we were capable of. But the stark reality …

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Interview Q&A | “What Did You Do During Quarantine?”

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As some of us begin to inch into the next phase of the pandemic, slowly figuring out how we may move forward once we’re able, new questions have started to bubble up. Google searches like “how to set up a …

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