Career Services and Experiential Learning
Career Services provides all students with a variety of career-focused programs, services, and resources. Beginning with the freshman First-Year Seminar, students are introduced to Stevenson University's unique Career ArchitectureSM process that is infused throughout the students’ college career to help them realize their values, strengths, interests, and uniqueness. This powerful process will prepare students as competent and skilled new professionals ready for the competitive workplace. Freshmen students also begin their participation in the Individualized Career Architecture Plan (ICAP) meetings with career counselors and industry liaisons to begin the career planning process. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their career counselor each year to monitor progress toward goals and review the steps they have taken in their Career Architecture Plan.
The Career Services staff works with students to develop the skills, experiences, and confidence needed for success. Expert career advice and individualized attention help students grow in their career development. Career Services staff can also help students with resume critiques, job search assistance, mock interviews, career assessment tools, career counseling, networking strategies, and graduate or professional school preparation. Students can meet and network with employers through participation in on-campus recruiting for internships and full-time entry level jobs, career seminars and workshops presented by business and community leaders, career fairs and networking events, business etiquette seminars, and many other programs. Career Services maintains a comprehensive career website through their portal page which hosts information on Career Pathways for majors at Stevenson University, job and internship opportunities, on-campus recruiting, career planning, job success tips, résumé samples, interviewing resources, career assessments, a calendar of events, and many other resources related to Career Architecture.
In addition, the Office of Career Services maintains an online recruiting tool, called Stevenson Career Connections, which includes part-time jobs, internships, service-learning, research, and full-time job opportunities. Students upload their resumes in Stevenson Career Connections, and they are then reviewed for quality control by professional staff members in Career Services.
Through experiential learning, students have the opportunity to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired in the classroom and apply them on the job and in the community. It is through experiential learning activities like internships, clinical rotations, field placements, practicums, service-learning, and capstone research projects that students gain hands-on experience and meet professionals in industries of interest. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in class to work situations. This experiential approach also helps students learn about civic engagement and life issues for the world beyond graduation. The Career Services Office, in collaboration with faculty, supports the career development and life experiences that develop Stevenson University students into prepared and skilled emerging professionals for the workplace.