Interviews | Nov 16, 2018 | Gabelli Connect Admin
Talking with … Elizabeth Cardiello
“Talking with…” introduces you to a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member in every installment. This week, find out more about Elizabeth Cardiello, executive secretary for faculty.
How long have you been at the Gabelli School?
I’ve been here for 11 years.
What is the most rewarding part of a typical week?
The most rewarding part of a typical week for me is interacting with faculty and students and helping them with whatever they need to get done.
What is the most challenging part of a typical week?
I enjoy working with the faculty, students, and administrators so much that anything they ask of me never feels like a challenge or burden. However, I would say that staying up-to-date with advancing technology is probably my biggest challenge—and also an opportunity to learn.
What’s the most recent example you’ve seen of faculty, staff, or students being “men and women for others”?
Every day, I see professors meeting with students to discuss not only their classes but to provide career insight and advice. I witness the assistant deans meeting with their students to help with course scheduling and give them academic guidance. I am surrounded by faculty and administrators who want what is best for our students and work hard to develop them personally, academically, and professionally.
Is there a Fordham event coming up this fall that especially excites you?
I’m looking forward to the Rose Hill holiday party because students, faculty, and administrators gather together to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a time for us to reflect and appreciate all that we have.
What is one thing you think someone who hasn’t visited Hughes Hall should know about the Gabelli School’s Rose Hill home?
One thing people should know is that it truly is a home. It is a place filled with warmth that comes from the people who work and study here from the dean to the assistant deans to the administrators, faculty, and students.
Car, bus, or train travel:
It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in the fall. Where can someone usually find you?
It’s a stormy Saturday evening in the fall. Where can someone usually find you?
Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, or Prospect Park Zoo:
Cranberry sauce: for or against?
Against, but I do like dried cranberries in a salad.