This powerful program prepares students for the working world by leveraging the hands-on learning practices Suffolk University is known for. Rosenberg STEP students build proficiency in the technological tools and processes that support a wide array of job functions throughout Suffolk’s academic and administrative departments. They also develop robust leadership, teamwork, innovation, communication, and entrepreneurial skills.
Students at all academic levels, including graduate students, are eligible to participate.
Barbara and Richard Rosenberg: Enabling Tomorrow’s Careers
Rosenberg STEP is made possible through a generous endowment by Barbara and Richard Rosenberg. Dick Rosenberg, BSJ ’52, HDCS ’91, a longtime leader in business and philanthropy, sees technological skill as crucial to success in today’s workforce, in all professions and industries. The Rosenbergs firmly believe that the STEP program’s practical, hands-on approach is a uniquely empowering way to acquire that skill.
About the Work
Rosenberg STEP places students in support roles throughout the University. While many of these roles are not specifically information technology jobs, all involve some level of technical expertise—the type of capability needed to excel in a wide spectrum of jobs.
Rosenberg STEP students are closely supported by mentors and managers. These supervisors help set goals for program participants and meet with them on a regular basis to assess performance, provide advice, and give feedback on jobs and projects.
Key to Rosenberg STEP is a formal professional development program. Throughout their first semester in the program, Rosenberg STEP students participate in monthly sessions involving a program orientation, skills assessments, resume building, job search and communication skills, diversity initiatives, and more. Optional activities during the semester may include guest speakers, networking events, leadership and team-building exercises, and career fairs.
Learn More & Apply
Interested in participating in Rosenberg STEP? Contact us to learn more about requirements and the application process.