Beacon Spotlight: Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

| Beacon News, Career Development
Harkin Global Disability Summit

U.S. Census figures reveal that nearly 1 in 5 Americans live with a disability. However, disability doesn’t respect boundaries. One billion people — or 15 percent of the world’s population — have some form of disability, according to the World Bank, and disability prevalence soars in developing countries. That reality underscored the recent inaugural Harkin […]

Beacon Spring Career Fair Prepares Students for Global Economy

| Career Development
Students at Career Fair 2016

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 […]

Jobseekers can get a leg-up at Spring Career Fair

| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured
Career Fair 2016

Ready to shift your career into high gear? Then, gentlemen (and ladies, too) start your engines, er, resumes. The Beacon College Spring Career Fair is just around the corner. Interview with local and national companies. Network with corporate decision-makers. Hone your interviewing style. The fair kicks off at 9 a.m. Friday, April 8 at the […]

Beacon Students Preparing for First Campus Career Fair

| Career Development, Events, News

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

| Career Development, Course Offerings

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 Student Accepted for Internship in Disney’s College Program

| Career Development

It is with great pride that we announce that senior Andrew Field is the first Beacon student to be accepted into the Disney College Program! This paid internship will provide Andrew with beneficial work experience that will assist him in his future professional development and could even lead to a management position with Disney.   […]

Summertime Employment Training

| Career Development, Course Offerings

  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 […]