Assistant Director of Employer Relations
Hofstra University Career Center
A seasoned professional with a diverse background in the non-profit and corporate sectors, Chaundra joined the Hofstra University Career Center in August 2008. She serves as the career center’s undergraduate liaison to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, and facilitates workshops that include but are not limited to career exploration, globalization, cultural diversity, and work culture. Also serving as the diversity contact for the Career Center, Chaundra works with a team of counseling professionals on developing a comprehensive diversity initiative to include programming for minority, LGBT, and students with disabilities.
Chaudra’s primary diversity initiative is assisting students with disabilities. In 2009, she initiated the collaboration with Hofstra University’s Services for Students with Disabilities office working mainly to assist students with strategies on disclosure. Chaundra developed “EMPLOYABILITY”, a workshop that focuses on students’ abilities and identifying strategies to market transferrable skills to employers. The workshop brings students together with service providers such as the SSD office, faculty from the Rehabilitation Department, local state rehabilitation agency representatives, and employers. This collaborative effort allowed the Career Center to be chosen to participate in a national grant program with Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD). COSD is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.
A graduate of Temple University, Chaundra holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and will receiver her Master’s of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling in the fall of 2010. Dedicated to personal growth, professional development and networking, Chaundra is a member of EACE (Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers), NCRE (National Council on Rehabilitation Education) and NRA (National Rehabilitation Association) where she has presented on Collaborative Work Initiatives for colleagues and educators in her field.