Enterprise Rent-a-Car affiliate donates to FDU’s Silberman College of Business
Above: Enterprise Holdings Foundation presents FDU’s Silberman College with a check for $2,500 to go towards the Professional Development Program. From left to right: Tiffany Keller-Hansbrough, Kent Fairfield, Jennifer Santiago, Daniel Wishnevsky, and Mary Sakin. (Photo by Kent Fairfield.)
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business recently received a grant of $2,500 from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support the College’s Professional Development Program (PDP). The program, now in its second year, aims to enhance undergraduate students’ readiness for success in the world of professional work. The PDP enriches students’ educational experience by complementing academic coursework, building confidence and maturity, and increasing students’ involvement with development activities, both on- and off-campus.
“We’re grateful that this grant will enable the Professional Development Program to put on further Intensive Career Workshops, which have proven to be a powerful aid to Silberman students,” said Daniel Wischnevsky, executive associate dean for undergraduate programs.
The grant comes from an affiliate of the parent company of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, which has supported the College and its students for many years. Jennifer Santiago, regional talent acquisition manager, speaks regularly to classes and campus groups and has helped arrange many internships and permanent positions for FDU graduates.
The PDP achieves its goals through Student Steering Committees on both the Metropolitan Campus and the College at Florham and a faculty coordinating group, which jointly produce several special PDP events every semester. In addition, PDP points are awarded as incentives to students to participate in other activities, such as attending lectures by outside speakers, exhibiting leadership with campus clubs and teams, doing community service, or engaging in business internships.