Radford University has hired Sarah Rogis to serve as its associate director for career and internship development in the Northern Virginia region.
In the newly created position, Rogis will work to develop internships and experiential learning opportunities for RU students in Northern Virginia. The Martinsville native is a career and academic services professional with more than four years of experience in higher education.
"I'm very passionate about experiential learning and the idea of community engagement. We know from the research that without experiential learning, without multiple internship opportunities, students are less likely to have post-graduation success," Rogis said. "Helping them engage in those opportunities now is a very rewarding process for me as I am committed to making sure that our students are successful when they leave us."
Rogis began work at RU on July 10. Before joining RU, Rogis worked in similar roles at the University of Mary Washington and Virginia Commonwealth University. At those institutions, she collaborated with employers and alumni from a variety of fields including federal government, financial services and accounting firms, non-profit organizations, health services organizations and educational institutions.
"The focus of those interactions was to develop jobs and internships and to create meaningful opportunities for students to interact with local and regional employers and alumni from the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. regions in particular, but also throughout the East Coast and the United States."
Prior to her work in higher education, Rogis spent eight years working in marketing/advertising as a junior account executive and media buyer, and as a communications manager in human resources. Rogis has extensive experience in event planning, counseling, crisis management, assessment, project management and networking and outreach.
Rogis graduated in 2009 from Virginia Commonwealth University with a M.Ed. in Counselor Education, College Student Development and Counseling Track, and earned a B.A. in Media Communications from the College of Charleston in 2000.
Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.