Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students interested in learning about careers as higher education administrators.
Rodriguez has been accepted into the 2011-2012 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs. Students and their mentors are provided the foundation to establish a semi-structured mentoring relationship at their institution. Students also have the opportunity to attend a national conference, participate in paid internships and participate in NASPA’s Summer Leadership Institute.
Rodriguez’s mentor at North Central is Kimberly Sluis, dean of students. Rodriguez is a graduate of Oswego East High School.
Human resource management is among more than 55 majors offered at North Central College. North Central’s interdisciplinary program incorporates the study of psychology, sociology and leadership, ethics and values. North Central College helps human resource management students identify and pursue internships and job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks and the Career Development Center.