Your connection with the John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service continues after graduation. Below are a just few benefits of being program alumni.
The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service knows that every organization relies on strong and effective leaders. Leadership skills translate to every career path and enhance your prospects for success. Our alumni attest that leadership was a skill they were able to build upon during their time as a fellow.
The achievements of alumni are an example of how leadership abilities can begin at any level of an organization.
Learning how to develop and maintain professional skills comes with practice. All fellowship alumni can attribute their professional skill building to their involvement in the fellowship. Your opportunity to gain valuable insight and network with established professionals, attend conferences, participate in projects, and interact with administrators begins here.
An invaluable benefit to being involved in the fellowship are the relationships created between fellows and their mentors. Supervisors are happy to provide guidance, knowledge, and opportunity to fellows. Upon graduation, alumni not only stay connected with their mentors, alumni oftentimes become mentors to incoming fellows.
Alumni have had career opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors upon graduation. These include, but are not limited to:
Find out what endeavors program alumni pursued after their fellowship.
Avery Bowser found that the networking opportunities were incredibly valuable during her time as a fellow. After her 2017-2018 graduation from the John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service, she was able to apply skills she strengthened during her time as a fellow into her new position as a senior operations associate at a start-up organization in the private sector.
Robert Bristol was looking for a career change when he applied to be part of the John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service. He joined the 2015-2016 class as a fellow with the NYC Department of Education. Building relationships with his cohort of fellows and with the Solomon family are elements that have remained dear to him throughout his career. He now works as a health and medical specialist at NYC Emergency Management.
Elyse Morris was placed with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as a 2017-2018 fellow, where she built upon her experience conducting research with children who had survived natural disasters. After her time with the John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service, she was offered a full-time position within DOHMH. In her current role as field training operations manager, she applies her passion for emergency management and lessons learned as a former fellow.