Jill Gardosik

Jill Gardosik

Internship Coordinator

Jill Gardosik

What influenced you to work at Career Services?

While earning my bachelor’s degree at Framingham State I spent four years working in Career Services as a work-study student. I loved being in a professional office environment and learning how to job search effectively. Helping people find work inspired me to pursue the career that I have today.

How would you describe your main role in the Career Services office?

Most of the time, I counsel students that are interested in internship positions. I help students learn how to search for internships and discuss the benefits of internships in finding their careers. I also work with employers to encourage them to post internship opportunities, and if an employer does not have an internship program I encourage them to start one.

Why did you decide to come to Framingham State University?

I am from Rhode Island originally. I came to FSU because I wanted to pursue a communications major with a corporate concentration, and Rhode Island public colleges did not have that opportunity. Also, the fact that I was able to pay Rhode Island state tuition to go to a Massachusetts state school was a very attractive incentive.

What has been your proudest moment working here?

I am proud to be connecting with students during classroom presentations. It is a proud moment whenever I see a student gain inspiration from my presentation in the classroom, take that knowledge outside, and go on to pursue an internship or a job. I am also proud that no students have fallen asleep during a presentation yet!

What is your favorite thing to do?

I am a huge film buff. I love watching and dissecting movies based on what I learned with my communications degree. My favorite type of movie style is Film Noir, which was popular in the ‘40s. I fell in love with that style during my senior year of college when I completed an Independent Study of Auteur Theory. I admire many movie directors from that time, including Alfred Hitchcock!