Graduation is Only the Beginning

Carlow University Magazine reached out to recent graduates to see how they prepared for their lives after Carlow.

Jeimy Ibarra, Class of 2018

The alumni featured in this article successfully secured jobs before graduating, putting an extra spring in their step at Commencement. Here are their thoughts on how Carlow has been a positive influence in their career development.

Read the full version in the online version of Carlow University Magazine or in the printed issue for Summer 2018.

Jeimy Ibarra '18

Majors: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Employer: Casa San José

In 2015, Jeimy Ibarra started at Casa San José, a community resource center for Latinos, as a Compass AmeriCorps volunteer and ran an afterschool program at Beechwood Elementary for grades K-2. She observed a gap in services for Latino youth. Having been born in Mexico City and grown up in Pittsburgh for 18 years, she could empathize with others wanting to preserve their native heritage and cultures, and she was inspired to create two after-school programs: Puentes Hacia el Futuro, a Saturday program for youth ages 7-14, and then Jóvenes con Propósito, for high-school students, where she works to guide youth activists to become leaders in their communities and provide them with peer-based training that promotes youth power and community organizing. Having earned two bachelor's degrees from Carlow in criminal justice and psychology in May, she is now the Youth Community Outreach Coordinator at Casa San José.

Jeimy's Words of Wisdom

“I chose to come to Carlow because of the small class sizes. While at Carlow I was able to really grow and find a passion in ceramics. The LAI courses really help you tap into inner skills that I didn't know I had.”

Read on to hear the job-landing stories from David, Lizzie, Weiwan, and Chant. Go to the full version of this article in the online magazine.

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