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A growing number of organizations are incorporating behavioral assessments as part of their hiring and employee development processes. In 2012, Assistant Professor Dr. David P. Hedlund began administering DISC behavioral assessments to students in his sport management classes at St. John’s University. The program has since been expanded and the MPS in Sport Management program at SJU is one of the first to use DISC assessments with all of its students.
In March 2016, Six CPS students were sponsored by the College of Professional Studies to attend the MLB Diversity Business Summit: 4 graduate students and 2 undergraduate students. The MLB Diversity Business Summit is the premier sports employment conference and supplier diversity trade fair.
At 17 years old, two Maryland high school students took action against the cycle of poverty that traps many young people in their families’ hometown of Bali Nyonga, Cameroon.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, spoke at St. John's University about “The Future of Work” as part of a symposium sponsored by the Graduate Program in International Communications of the College of Professional Studies (CPS).
Reflecting the University’s focus on forming partnerships with academic institutions worldwide, a contingent of St. John’s faculty members and graduate students spent Spring Break teaching international law, entrepreneurship, and library science at a cultural center in Cuba.
As the spring semester began, the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at St. John’s welcomed students, faculty, and staff to its new home on the second floor of St. Augustine Hall at the Queens, NY, campus.
Taking a first-hand look at the social and cultural impact of global development, 12 St. John’s graduate students joined their professor for a winter intersession in India, touring villages, attending a symposium at a local college, and visiting ancient historic sites.
The upgrade is part of St. John’s plan to create separate, enhanced quarters for CPS and TCB, which had shared space in Bent Hall for nearly 35 years.
Fifteen students from St. John’s Staten Island campus spent early January 2016 in Paris, France, where they learned about international efforts to combat terrorism with a University professor who has extensive law enforcement experience.

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