“Education is the great equalizer.”—M. Teresa Ruiz (C’98 – New Jersey State Senator and Chair of the Senate Education Committee)


The Social Impact, Education, Law & Government career community brings together members of the Drewniverse who are seeking pathways to prepare the next generation of leaders committed to bettering their communities, or pursuing careers and opportunities to advocate for issues they care about and serve the public good. This is a space where everyone can share ways of working in and with community-based organizations, government agencies, schools, and other organizations committed to improving the lives of others.

You are invited to share your experiences and resources that may support individual pathways, connect with current students to offer insight and advice, and post and inform the broader community of internship, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Alumni Spotlight: Katya Valasek C’04, Director of Admissions at Seton Hall School of Law

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Katya graduated Drew in 2004 with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy and graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law with a J.D in 2008. She started working at Seton Hall 9 years ago as an Associate …

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Alumni Spotlight: Desha Jackson, Managing Lawyer of Desha Jackson Law Group

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Desha is the managing lawyer of  Desha Jackson Law Group.  Prior to opening her firm Ms. Jackson was of Counsel to the Law Office of Evelyn Padin for two years. Prior to working with Ms. Padin’s office, Ms. Jackson was …

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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan I. Amira, Esq.

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Jonathan is a Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor for Gloucester County, New Jersey, where he is currently assigned to the Special Litigation Section and concentrates his practice on bail reform/criminal justice reform matters, as well as appeals in both …

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Internship/ INTC 200 Updates for Fall 2020 

Internship/ INTC 200 Updates for Fall 2020 

Internship/ INTC 200 Updates for Fall 2020 

Are you considering completing an internship for credit this fall? The registration process and requirements for internships have changed for the Fall 2020 semester. 

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Students must have already been hired …

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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Mastropierro C’2018, First Grade Teacher

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Lauren graduated from Drew in 2018 with a major in Spanish and a minor in Psychology. She went on to get her Master of the Arts in Teaching from Drew in 2019. As a graduate student, she did her student …

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