Being a student at Cabrini College has proved to have its many perks. Networking opportunities can lead to great internships, which can eventually turn into a potential career path for an individual.
Relax and Lead is a program designed by the Cavaliers-in-Transition program to offer opportunities for Cabrini alumni to connect with current students here at Cabrini. Relax and Lead is the second part of a soon-to-be-traditional series here at the college. Fall of 2012 was the first part of the series titled: Relax and Succeed.
The series is hosted as a collaboration of Co-op and Career Services as well as the Alumni program. The series has attracted 10 to 15 people on Tuesday nights for four weeks in Grace Hall. The presenter for the past two series was alumna Jacqueline Kueny O’ Doherty, class of ‘89. What she focused on with the program is something known as the inside-out model of leadership works.
O’Doherty focuses on a few key points in the Relax and Lead series. Her first point was why aunthentic goals were important to and for your organization. Also, she compares and contrast goal setting to direction setting- defining them and knowing which is important. Through this O’Doherty explains how selective vocabulary is key and important to translating things to others. Another key point is keeping your team on track.
“Highly effective leaders communicate with others from the inside-out,” O’Doherty said.
Melissa Moravec, assistant director of Co-op and Career Services, commented on the program and said how it is very helpful and believes that this program is “worthwhile.”
“The program focuses on self and control reactions to things surrounding us,” Moravec said.
Alumni Relations coordinator and former Cabrini College student Lori Iannella said that the program is a great source for professional development.
“It is a definite resource to help with your career where ever you are,” Iannella said.
The collaborative program will continue the series for Cabrini alumni and students. The program offers free food, snacks and great lessons to take with you.