Elizabeth Skovron

Elizabeth Skovron

Age: 21 / Hometown: Tarrytown, N.Y. / Class year: senior / Graduation year: 2015
Major: sociology / Minor: bioethics

By Mike S. Nolan, B.S.'12

During Summer 2014, Skovron joined Town of Greenburgh [N.Y.] Supervisor Paul Feiner and clerk Judith Beville to act on “the dearth of internships and jobs for college students and recent graduates. I sought them out after I wasn’t hearing back about jobs and internships I had applied to months in advance.

“Unemployment/underemployment rates for college grads continue to increase. I made it my job this summer to help students and graduates gather and connect, face to face, with professionals and entrepreneurs to network for prolific possibilities. The speakers at the events I planned for July and August shared their ideas and experiences. They also brainstormed with us about ways college students and recent grads can be more entrepreneurial in creating their own opportunities, despite the tough job market. 

“My future plans include continuing to create meaningful experiences for myself and others!”