Beacon Spring Career Fair Prepares Students for Global Economy

| Career Development, Uncategorized

The focus on preparing our students for the global job market begins in earnest from the first day students set foot on campus. From freshman year through graduation (and beyond) students at Beacon College — the first institution of higher learning accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other […]

Beacon Students Preparing for First Campus Career Fair

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The team in the Career Development Center have been busily planning the first Beacon College Career Fair. While students in the Career Development Program have been exposed to the career fair environment at multiple regional venues, Kimberly McCormick, Career Development Placement Coordinator, recognized the critical need to hold an on-campus event. Current Beacon College students […]

Fall Internships Prove Productive for Beacon College Students

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Students at Beacon College have the opportunity to explore different career options. The College offers a wide variety of majors: Human Services, Business, Computer Information Systems, Web & Digital Media, Studio Arts, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Before students graduate from Beacon College, they are required to complete an internship in the major in which they […]

Beacon Participates in JetBlue Disability Mentoring Day

| Career Development

JetBlue University set up a Disability Mentoring Day on Friday, October 3rd. Representatives from Beacon College were invited to attend at the Orlando location, along with Wounded Warriors. Beacon College students Suzy Finlon, Shia Byers, Kaila Walton, Katie McNamara, and Ariel Ben-Chitrit attended the event, and President Hagerty was a featured speaker.   The day […]

Career Development Classes Check out Local Job Fair

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This past week, students enrolled in the Career Development II course headed to a job fair held at Lake Sumter State College. This field trip afforded them the opportunity to survey the local job scene, make valuable contacts with professionals and employers in the area, and practice all the skills they have learned through the […]

The Value of Student Internships

| Career Development

During the month of July, four students participated in the Intensive Summer Employment Training program. As they neared the end of the course, having participated in both an internship as well as daily afternoon class sessions, the students were asked to reflect on the experience and on what they had learned. Here are their thoughts, […]

Summertime Employment Training

| Career Development

  This July, the non-credit course Intensive Training for Employment was offered to Beacon College students and alumni for the first time. Although the group was small, each student learned a lot about the professional world and how to set and achieve their goals in it. There is a strong possibility for program growth in […]