Corey Stokes

Associate Director of Career Student Engagement

Corey Stokes

Corey graduated with a Bachelors degree from UConn and received her Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Bridgeport. She is passionate about retention initiatives and connecting with SHU students. She co-founded, with Alumni Engagement, the Job Shadow Program, and the DiscoverU program, which helps students explore career paths that aligns with their passions and interests. In her free time she enjoys cooking and baking, hanging out with friends, watching documentaries, and listening to true crime podcasts! 

Hometown: Black Rock, CT

Childhood Dream Job: Princess

Favorite Quote: “You learn more in failure than you ever do in success” – Jay-Z

Advice for SHU Pioneers: Open and read your emails! There are so many incredible opportunities and events that take place on campus every day, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to you! You will only get out of college what you put in!

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New Mentor Program Connects Students with Professionals

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Sophomores meet monthly with mentors and benefit from their insight and experience

Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) Program recently completed its successful inaugural year, despite moving its sessions online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The MVP program connects …

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Give It A Year – My Advice to Incoming Freshman

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Written by Jennifer Essery, Class of 2022

When move-in day arrived, I was terrified. I had never been away from home for more than a week and the thought of being away from my friends and family was the worst …

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Welcome Pioneers!

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Hey Pioneers! I understand that beginning your college experience as an undeclared student can be overwhelming, but it also puts you at a fantastic advantage to do some exploration and be sure that you are on the right path to …

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9 Tips for Breaking Into Advertising

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Never stop learning.
You have to stay on top of technology and trends in the art industry. You can’t just know one aspect and think you’re going to be safe. Always keep learning. Always keep growing. Keep taking classes. Just …

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The Pivot to Video and How You Can Keep Up: Video Content is Here to Stay

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https://www.mediabistro.com/be-inspired/advice-from-the-pros/why-publishers-are-pivoting-to-video-and-how-you-can-keep-up/ 

Written by: Kat Boogaard 

Did you know that 82% of Twitter users watch video content on the platform? What about the fact that 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos each week? Or, …

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Event Recap: Webster Bank Virtual Job Shadow Day

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Sacred Heart University’s Center for Career & Professional Development teamed up with the Office of Alumni Engagement to bring students a virtual job shadow day with Webster Bank, which took place on Monday, July 27, 2020. Coordinated by Alice Ferreira …

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COVID-19 outlook on the US Media & Entertainment Industry

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The continuing COVID-19 crisis is creating enormous uncertainty and change—and questions with no obvious answers: Which changes will persist? What will the new world look like? How will people and organizations adapt? Even as US technology, media, and telecommunications companies …

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SHU Internship Spotlight: Hope Lecours

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Student Name:Hope Lecours

Class Year:Senior

Major:Communications

Concentration: Advertising and Public Relations

Employer: Kerri Rosenthal 

Job Title: Social Media Intern

How You Found the position:Through the Center for Career & Professional Development

Student Quote: 

“My experience at …

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The Importance of Mentorship in the Communications Field

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From offering career advice to introducing you to the professionals in your field, a mentor can help advance your path in communications. If you are in your sophomore year at Sacred Heart University, you have the opportunity to participate in …

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Job Shadow Testimonial: Chloe Lal

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“I shadowed my match yesterday and it was unbelievable. I had so much fun and tried to take in as much information as I could while forming new relationships with the faculty and players. I came in with a bunch of questions and my match was able to answer all of them, and he gave me a tour of the state-of-the-art practice facility. It was definitely a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget.” -Chloe Lal, Class of 2021, shadowed an alum who now works for the Boston Celtics as a Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer Read more »

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