Yasmin Acosta

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Yasmin Acosta

Yasmin coordinates and advises students in the Arts, Communications & Languages, Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship Career Communities and the First Generation Identity/Affinity Community and counsels students on careers, jobs, and internships, critiques resumes, cover letters, CVs, and personal and diversity statements, presents career development workshops, and co-instructs Launch’s Drew 110 course. She also manages the student and alumni spotlight series. Prior to this position Yasmin was the Program Coordinator for Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Arts & Letters (Literary Studies) and a Master of Education from Drew University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Montclair State University.

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Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2021

The 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list honors the most heroic companies supporting their people and communities in the U.S. during this historically challenging year.

Great Place to Work® surveyed over half a million employees on issues …

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“My American Dream” by Gabriella Ramirez C’23

I was always taught by my parents, immigrants from Latin America, to pursue the American Dream: study hard, go to college, and find a successful career. So far, it seems that this has been the route I have been taking. …

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Drew Alum, Sarah Gass, discusses her mental health journey and writing

Sarah Gass C’21, is a poet and a writer, majored in Political Science and minored in English (Creative Writing), has a photographic memory, is a triplet, and has struggled with mental illness most of her life, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder …

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Student Spotlight: Maria Rosero C’21

Maria Rosero C’21                               

Majors: History and Spanish
Minor: Law, Justice, & Society
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation, Commuter, Ethnic / …

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Student Spotlight: Alyssa Clare O’Brien C’21

Alyssa Clare O’Brien C’21                                
Major: Theatre Arts
Minor: Film Studies
Launch Career Community: Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: Commuter

What attracted you to Drew?

I knew about Drew because as a high school student I was a part …

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Student Spotlight: Christine Bradshaw C’21

Christine Bradshaw  C’21                      
Major: Psychology      
Minor: Neuroscience
Phi Beta Kappa
Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology)
Nu Rho Psi (National Honor Society in Neuroscience)
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
The National Society of Leadership and Success

What attracted you …

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Student Spotlight: Dennis Shteyn C’21

Dennis Shteyn C’21                              
Majors: Public Health and Neuroscience
Minor: Philosophy
Launch Career Communities: Medicine and Health Professions and Social Impact, Education, Law & Government
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Gender & Sexuality and Faith, Religion & Spirituality
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Treasurer of …

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Student Spotlight: Katarina Star Navarra C’21

Katarina Star Navarra C’21
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Russian
Launch Career Communities: Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: First-Generation
 Civic Scholar (2 years)
Student Assistant at Student Accounts
Student Assistant in Davie’s House

What …

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Student Spotlight: Kara Dobias C’21

Kara Dobias  C’21                                    
Major: Theatre Arts
Minor: Dance
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honor Society)
Campus Ambassador for Admissions events
Usher in the Concert Hall
Subject Tutor in Photography and History.

What attracted you to Drew?

The Theatre …

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Student Spotlight: Kristen A. Oakley C’21

Kristen A. Oakley C’21 

Major: Media & Communications
Minor: Pan-African Studies
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society (National Communication Association)
Launch Career Community: Arts, Communications & Languages
Senior Advisor for Black Student Union
Board Member of WMNJ The Forest Radio Club

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