JoEllen Steinberg, Alpha Sigma Lambda Member

Aug 21st, 2012 | By | Category: STUDENTS

JoEllen (Jodi) Steinberg

Currently the Promotions Manager at WLRA FM (88.7), the campus radio station at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.  She is also the Campus Editor for Uloop.com.  Since her enrollment at Lewis, Jodi has had a weekly radio show.  She plays a variety of music, does local, state, national, and international news stories as well as sports.  In addition she has interviewed a number of people on a wide variety of topics such as healthy eating and music.  One such interview:  “Eric Drew, ‘I Was Dying in the Hospital and a Hospital Worker Stole My Identity’, and HIPPA Regulations” won an award for “Best Featured Interview”.

Jodi is an Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society member due to her academic achievement.  She is also an Arthur J Schmitt Scholar in recognition of academic and leadership excellence.

Her tenacity helped her set a record by remaining on the air broadcasting for 76 straight hours during the “To Kill A DJ” promotion which is the primary fund raiser of radio station WLRA for the Family Assistance Fund of Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL.  These talents have helped enable her to assist in the raising of over $10,000.00 for the fund during 2011. She continues to raise money in numerous other events for the fund, as she is the Chairman of the Committee for the Hope Children’s Hospital Family Assistance Fund.  All of this work won her the “Service Learning Award of Excellence”.

Jodi moved to Crest Hill after working in the food industry for 18 years.  She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1995.  Her schooling at Lewis in Public Relations is an extension and expansion of her food and hospitality career.

Keys to Success:  I believe that communication with the professors and staff is one of the biggest keys to success.  If you don’t know what your grade is, ask.  Make sure you are doing what is expected and then some in order to gain the most from your education and to achieve the best grades.  It is very important to organize your days. I use apps on my Iphone and Ipad called Istudiez Pro and Evernote to organize my school needs combined with my personal life.  I believe that it is important to build your resume while in school.  In today’s economy it is the best way to get your resume noticed from many resumes received.  Do everything you can do to build your network.  Keep a book of business cards and continue to keep in touch with the contacts you have made.  Use your social media to network.  You never know where your next job may come from.  Also, learn a very unique language like Arabic or Mandarin (take advantage of Startalk language summer program) because these are the things that will help you stand out in the work force and lead to the career of your dreams.  Above all you need to be flexible, be willing to compromise when necessary, and willing to listen and be open to the ideas of others because we are living in a world that is constantly changing.

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