Dr. Carole Jabbawy, Ed.D. – Founder and Director
Dr. Jabbawy’s career in education spans more than 30 years. She began her teaching career as a middle school and high school teacher, earning a Doctorate in Education from Boston University. She has held both administrative and teaching appointments at Tufts, The Museum School and Lesley University, training and supervising classroom teachers, and advising students about career opportunities.
Leading workshops for teachers and parents, she focuses on bringing out the unique strengths and talents of each child. She is an educational consultant to museums with respect to museum/school collaborations and to businesses relating to the development and implementation of on-site internship programs for high school and college students.
Dr. Jabbawy is often quoted in newspapers and media including Boston Globe, Business Insider, Family Magazine, Teen Life Media, and Scarsdale 10583. Active in the Boston community, she has served on the boards of The Massachusetts Art Education Association, the Massachusetts Art Directors Association, the Leventhal Sidman Jewish Community Center, and the Parents Fund Committee of Cornell University.
“Personal Experiences Led Me to Create the Internship Connection Program. As a parent, I learned the importance of encouraging each of my children to explore and develop his own strengths and talents. Once in high school, I helped them secure internships relating to their academic and career interests. Through their experiences, they discovered on their own, the path and direction that they most enjoyed, enabling them to be more certain about career choice before committing to a tremendous investment of time and money. Each had very different interests, from computer animation, to medicine to engineering.
When I saw how important their internships were for college, graduate school and beyond, I established Internship Connection, in order to help more students learn about themselves through career exploration. It’s extremely rewarding to work with students to provide opportunities that have such an impact on their lives.”
-Dr. Carole Jabbawy