New Director Takes Reins at Center for Student Success

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Sheryl Nichols

Sheryl Nichols recently was appointed the new director of the Center for Student Success at Beacon College. Nichols, who for the past three years served as an admissions counselor with the enrollment management team, succeeds Dr. Andrea Brode, who retired from the role. The promotion, she said, will allow her to “continue empowering, encouraging, and supporting students and families on their journey towards abundant living.”

Regional Employers Seek Beacon’s Best and Brightest at Annual Job Fair

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Student at Beacon Job Fair

Matt Berger knows the value of a good suit. “One thing that I’ve learned over the years that you dress for success,” he says. “If you were a good suit, they notice.” Dressed in his two-button gray business suit, Berger hoped the companies and organizations on hand Wednesday for Beacon College’s annual job fair would take notice of his sartorial flair and his gussied up resume.

Orlando Utilities Commission Powers Hopes for Internships

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Representatives from the Orlando Utilities Commission electrified future jobseekers with a recent on-campus visit to Beacon College. OUC has announced plans to offer internships to Beacon College students this semester. The OUC team, led by diversity specialist recruiter Emily Leon, conducted a 90-minute presentation on February 7. The program introduced about 20 students to OUC, the second largest municipal utility in Florida and 14th largest municipal in the nation.

Equitable Economy Crusader Searches Beacon Campus for Talent

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United for a fair economy

The recruiting game is heating up at Beacon College. Recently, another out-of-state organization came calling on campus looking for prospective interns. United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit group that supports social movements working for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy, graced Beacon’s Leesburg campus for two days in late October as […]

Dell Internships Boot up Computing Opportunities for Beacon Students

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Dell Presentation

Computers function using binary code, a base-2 numeric system.

Base-2 seemed apropos recently considering two Dell Technologies recruiters spent two days on campus recruiting a pair of Beacon College students for summer internships at the Texas-based computer giant — all thanks to a Beacon parent paving the way.

“Student will accrue evidence of their abilities, and will make critical professional contacts to use when future employers ask for them,” says Esteban Lopez, director of corporate and academic outreach at Beacon College.

Beacon Spring Career Fair Prepares Students for Global Economy

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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 […]