Director of the Career and Civic Engagement Center
Jason Napoli is the Director of the Career and Civic Engagement Center at Cornell College. He is a 1998 graduate of The University of Iowa with a degree in Sociology and has also completed graduate coursework at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. While an undergraduate at The University of Iowa, Jason participated in the Iowa Board of Regents semester study abroad program in Swansea, Wales. He possesses a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification and has completed the Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage course where he was honored with the Sales Talk Champion Award.
He was an Associate Director, MBA Career Services at The University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management prior to joining the team at Cornell where he worked with corporate partners, alumni, faculty and friends of the Tippie School in placing first and second year MBA students into internship and full-time employment opportunities. Prior to moving to Iowa and joining the Tippie School in 2008, Jason was the Academic Supervisor at Intrax International Institute in Chicago, IL. While at Intrax he led curriculum development initiatives and management of over 20 faculty members during a record breaking enrollment period for the institute. He began his career with Key Language Services in Quito, Ecuador as a Business English instructor with clients including Deloitte, ABN AMRO, Swissotel and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
Jason has led various global development projects around the world, as well as studied languages and cultures across five continents. In addition to creating an English language and tourism course for the Huaorani indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, and initiating an English language and teacher training program at the Chime Gatsal Ling Buddhist monastery in Dharamsala, India, Jason has studied Spanish, Arabic, French and Mandarin Chinese in Ecuador, Morocco and China. When Jason isn't at work he can likely be found wandering around his gardens and timber outside of North Liberty with his wife (Rachel) and sons (Joey and George).