Associate Dean and Director Kubu provides strategic vision and leads the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated model of professional development to engage all graduate students and prepare them with the skills and competencies needed for career success across all fields of endeavor. She and her team spearheaded the GradFUTURES® campus-wide initiative to ensure that professional development is an intrinsic and transformative part of graduate education at Princeton.
Eva has more than two decades of leadership experience within the field of higher education career services. Prior to joining the Graduate School, Eva served as Director of Career Services at Princeton where she helped lead a structural reimagination and expansion of the career center serving all undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. She oversaw a management team responsible for career advising, educational and experiential programming, employer relations/on-campus recruiting, marketing and communications, alumni engagement, technology, assessment, and finance. Earlier in her career, Eva managed marketing and communications for the three regional career centers of Rutgers University. She was also the managing partner of an executive coaching firm and served as the associate director of career services and adjunct faculty member at DeVry University. As a consultant, Eva has collaborated with institutions and organizations in the United States and abroad on a range of career and leadership development programs.
An early adopter and evangelist of social media use in higher education, Eva has conducted three nationwide research studies regarding the use of social media in the career services field and ways to leverage social platforms for constituent engagement, community building, and professional development.
Eva has earned multiple awards for innovation throughout her career including Princeton University's Donald Griffin Management Award, the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Innovation Excellence Award, the Metropolitan New York Career Placement Officers’ Association Award for Innovative Career Center Programming, the DeVry University Innovative and Creative Teaching Award, and the DeVry University President's Award.
She currently serves as a faculty member for the Management Leadership Institute of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. She is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium, the Society of Human Resource Managers and the American Association of University Women, among others. Eva is also on the board of directors for Dress for Success Central New Jersey where she assisted in developing a strategic plan for the expansion of the organization to serve disadvantaged women in seven counties across the state.
Eva received a B.A. in psychology from Rutgers and an M.S. in higher education administration from Drexel University. She also holds a mini-MBA certificate in social media marketing from Rutgers Business School.
"As a first-generation and low-income (FLI) college graduate, I am deeply committed to empowering all students with professional development as a means to ensure equitable access to opportunity and social mobility. Find me on Twitter @eva_kubu."
Please see news story of Dean Kubu's appointment here.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Lead the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated program of professional development offerings for all graduate students
- Provide strategic vision and leadership of the GradFUTURES programmatic hub devoted to graduate student professional development, ensuring that its launch is successful and that its mission is well communicated
- Establish and expand key partnerships with students, faculty, staff, industry, and alumni
- Ensure that Princeton is identifiable as a leader in making professional development an integral part of the formal and co-curricular education that our graduate students receive