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, Stevenson University's unique Career ArchitectureSM process 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 world of work.
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 résumé 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 events. Career Services maintains a comprehensive career website through their portal page which hosts information on job and internship opportunities, on-campus recruiting, career planning, job success tips, résumé and interviewing resources, and much more. This site also hosts the Career Architecture Guide, a comprehensive tool for students embarking on the career planning and job search process.
In addition, the Office of Career Services maintains an online recruiting tool, called Stevenson Career Connections, which includes 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. Experiential learning also enables students to become civically engaged and aware of the real life issues that they will encounter in the world when they graduate. 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 working world.