Experiential Learning and Career Services

Career HQ provides all students with a variety of career-focused programs, services, and resources. Beginning with First-Year Seminar, the Career HQ team introduces Stevenson's unique Career ArchitectureSM process to help students realize their values, skills, interests, and strengths. This powerful process continues throughout the students' college years resulting in competent, confident graduates who maintain a competitive edge in the real working world.

The Career HQ team works with students to develop the skills, poise, and confidence needed for success. Expert advice and individualized attention help students build on and grow their career skills. Career HQ staff can also help students with resume critiques, job search assistance, video mock interviews, career assessment tools, career counseling, and/or graduate/professional school preparation. Students can explore career options through on-campus recruiting, career seminars, career exploration fairs, networking etiquette meals, and various other events. Career HQ maintains a comprehensive career website, www.vjc.edu/careerhq, which provides information on job opportunities, on-campus recruiting, career planning, job success tips, and much more.

Experiential Learning is part of the career process and includes internships, study abroad, one credit options, service learning and research. 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. Experiential learning enables students to become civically engaged and aware of the real life issues that they will encounter in the world when they graduate.

Experiential Learning and Career HQ work together to ensure a graduate who is aware, conscientious, and productive.