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Rena Varghese - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Rena Varghese Rena Varghese

Executive Director | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Rena Varghese is Executive Director of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning & Career Development

Biography

Rena Varghese is the Executive Director of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning & Career Development at Farmingdale State College. The Nexus Center offers a unified front for employers and other external parties to connect with students and alumni for career opportunities and other practical learning experiences, including internships for academic credit.

Rena received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School and is an attorney admitted in New York. She practiced corporate law and has more than 13 years' experience in higher education administration. She has also served at St. John’s University School of Law as a professor for law school courses, such as Legal Writing and the Externship Seminar corresponding to experiential learning.

In addition, Rena is an Experiential Education Academy (EEA) Instructor for the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and has led EEA seminars on Legal Issues in Experiential Education, including at the 2018 SUNY Applied Learning Conference.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Career Development Applied Learning Experiential Learning in Higher Education

Industry Expertise (4)

Staffing and Recruiting Professional Training and Coaching Education/Learning Recruiting

Education (2)

Cornell Law School: Juris Doctor 2003

New York University, College of Arts and Sciences: BA, Politics 2000

Affiliations (1)

  • New York State Bar Association

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Malayalam

Event Appearances (4)

Legal Issues in Experiential Education

SUNY 2019 Applied Learning Conference  Albany, NY

2018-10-31

Legal Issues in Experiential Education

Experiential Learning Academy  Northwestern Michigan College

2019-01-10

A Practical Model for Developing Applied Learning

SUNY 4th Annual Applied Learning Conference  

2017-10-02

Building Applied Learning Infrastructure to Grow Applied Learning on College Campuses

High Impact Practices in the States National Conference  

2019-02-01

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training

Partnerships (1)

Legal Issues in Experiential Education Instructor

Experiential Education Academy National Society for Experiential Education

Rena Varghese is the Executive Director of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning & Career Development at SUNY Farmingdale State College. The Nexus Center connects employers and community organizations to students and alumni for career and experiential learning opportunities. Rena received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, is an attorney admitted in New York, and practiced corporate law. She has also served at St. John’s University School of Law as a professor for law school courses, such as Legal Writing and the Externship Seminar corresponding to experiential learning. As an instructor for the Experiential Education Academy (EEA), Rena has led seminars on Legal Issues in Experiential Education, including at the SUNY Applied Learning Conference.

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