Let’s all get together and shout out a massive welcome to our new event and program manager, Jill Olimpieri, who is already pretty much running the shop at our Pleasantville campus!
Jill may be new to Pace but she has a long history with working at universities… none as good as us, though. That’s evident from the way she considers joining the Seidenberg family one of her best decisions yet (and we agree)!
We asked Jill to kindly give us all of the details of her life, and she kindly obliged. Read on to learn all about our awesome new program manager!
As always – why Seidenberg?
I knew the moment that I took the elevator to the third floor of Goldstein, that Seidenberg was the right place for me. From the close-knit community to the amazing faculty, staff, and students, I knew that I would be able to grow professionally and personally. I enjoy that Pace is established and values tradition but, more specifically, the culture at Seidenberg allows for creativity and growth.
How are you finding it so far?
To be honest, no two days here at Seidenberg have been the same. I’ve learned a lot (I mean A LOT) about Seidenberg and the students. I have had the chance to be involved at both the PLV and NYC campuses, which has been a positive learning experience (or more so feeling like I could be Laina & Ava Posner’s forgotten older sister). Thankfully, everyone here has been extremely welcoming, which has solidified my reasons as to why I chose Seidenberg.
So what exactly does an events and program manager do?
In my new role, I am planning the Mobile App Contest, creating new programs and opportunities for the students, and assisting in recruitment initiatives. I’ll be serving as Advisor for the Seidenberg Tech Collective in PLV, so if you’re reading this blog, make sure you join!! Helping make Seidenberg bigger and better than ever is my top job responsibility, alongside many other talented staff and faculty members.
What are you looking forward to doing?
The most exciting thing I am looking forward to is providing opportunities that will continue making Seidenberg students stand out amongst the rest. Whether that means finding innovative opportunities off campus, or creating new ones, I am looking forward to using my imagination to help the students. Also, I’ll be heading to the Design Factory in April, so that seems like a pretty awesome opportunity, too!
What did you do before Seidenberg?
Before moving back to the Big Apple, I worked at colleges in New Hampshire, including Southern New Hampshire University and my alma mater, Keene State College. I earned my Master’s degree in Higher Ed Leadership, which led me to opportunities in assessment, event planning, and advising. I also was the Director at a Child Care Program for children aged 3-13, but decided I prefer to work with Big Kids, aka Dean Hill. I was then offered this new exciting opportunity as Events & Program Manager, and it has been one of my best decisions yet! I am looking forward to the future of Seidenberg and all it has to offer.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend my weekends traveling to see some of my closest friends. I am always seeking new adventures with my four legged child, Georgia; you can find us somewhere frolicking near a body of water. I also consider myself a Professional Bridesmaid (not kidding…well maybe) and am always interested in making new memories whenever I can. I also really like donuts – anything to do with donuts is a win in my eyes!
Anything to do with donuts is a win in anybody’s eyes, so Jill is certainly not alone! Some of the programs Jill is working on can be found on our high school outreach page – be sure to get in touch if you’d like to hear more about them!
Welcome to the Seidenberg family, Jill! We are delighted to have you on board!