Lisa O'Connor is a career development professional who takes pride in helping people pursue their passions. She has worked in various career coaching/management roles that help foster personal growth, forward thinking, and independence. Lisa is adept at one-on-one and group career counseling, development and facilitation of workshops, review of career documents, and event planning. She enjoys creating action plans for students, discussing networking strategies, relationship building, and guiding students through the job search process. She delivered a presentation at the 2011 NASPA Annual Conference based on findings from her research on how career services can address the sophomore slump and another at the 2008 CUNY Student Development and Enrollment Management Conference on best practices for student services when working with student leaders.
Prior to her professional experience in higher education, Lisa spent time working in the media and entertainment, nonprofit, human resources, and public relations. She holds a MSEd in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College and a BA in Communications from Baruch College.
"The five predictors of success regardless of your personality type: 1) passion 2) determination 3) talent 4) self-discipline 5) faith." —Anonymous
"He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over them." —Moorish proverb
Ar Adler is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, recording artist, studio teacher, and performance coach. She has opened for Count Basie and his orchestra; was the featured vocalist at the legendary Broadway producer George Abbott's 100th birthday party; has played live on WBAI radio and at many New York City venues including Kenny's Castaways, Dangerfield's Comedy Club, New York Marriott Marquis, The National Arts Club, Queens Theatre, Tavern on the Green, and the Waldorf Astoria. Ar has produced two internationally distributed CDs, Hurry Up and Change and Coney Island Rhapsody, and her music was featured in Red Wall Productions indie short film BFF, which premiered at Lincoln Center, was shown at over 50 film festivals, and appeared on TVs BET Lens on Talent. She is also a member of BMI and a contributor to the JinglePunks licensing catalog.
In addition to Ar's professional experience as a musician, she has served as an associate director of career development at Manhattan School of Music and has a thriving career counseling practice. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University.
"The beginning of all things lies still in the beyond in the form of ideas that have yet to become real."—I Ching, Richard Wilhelm translation
"Nothing is the very stuff from which everything in the world is made." —British Astrologer Jonathan Cainer
I once worked as a singer, guitar player, cocktail waitress, and cook simultaneously at a nightclub in the Wall Street area. After I played a set, I waited tables, then went into the kitchen to cook, and then played another set.
At Manhattan School of Music, I once booked a tuba player, who flew out to Los Angeles on a moment's notice for an on-camera appearance on the ABC soap opera All My Children wearing a marching band uniform.
Jenna joined The New School in 2011 as an internship seminar facilitator at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. She is committed to and passionate about the field of experiential education and internships and has worked in academic and career services at Seattle University, University of Miami, and Pace University. Her areas of specialization include internship program development, career advising, resume writing, interview skills, graduate school preparation, alternative options after high school graduation (gap year) exploration, job development, employer relations, and engaging and supporting students in their career development.
Jenna holds a Master of Arts degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from SUNY Albany.
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." —Oscar Wilde
I have volunteered as a balloon handler in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, marching with Curious George, Super Grover, Dora the Explorer, Kermit the Frog, and Hello Kitty.
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