Opportunity Knocks at Beacon’s Career Week

| Beacon News, Career Development

The Beacon College Career Center is pleased to announce Career Week 2022 which will be held the week of April 4 through April 8.  This year’s event features an array of events including a Job Fair, guest speakers in a variety of fields, a career fashion show, and an ice cream social. The Job Fair will include a dozen employers who will be present to talk to students about opportunities at their organizations.

Internships Immerse Students In ‘Transformative’ Experience

| Beacon News, Career Development, Student News

As a college intern, Jack Jones built his own field of dreams this summer for a parks and recreation department. And to draw from a famous line in the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” the memories were so thick, it was like dipping in magic waters. Jones joined more than 40 Beacon students who filled real-world jobs this summer as part of the Career Immersion Program (CIP). The three-week internships immersed them in a range of fields, including hospital human resources, information technology, web design, animal care and rescue, law enforcement, and recreation management.

Career Center Coordinator Wins Local Primary

| Career Development, People
Melody Duckins

Election campaigns are a marathons not sprints.   In her race to claim an open seat on the North Lake County Hospital Board NW, Melody Duckins won the first leg with a resounding victory in the August 18 Florida primary.   Duckins, the internship and cooperative education coordinator at the Beacon College Boven Career Development […]

Beacon Student Makes Inroads with Fortune 500 Company Summer Internship

| Career Development, Student News
Rosealyn Downey

For most people, the name Johnson & Johnson conjures up shampoo that won’t make babies cry or Band-Aids to dress a boo-boo on a skinned knee. Pardon Rosealyn Downey if she now thinks of an American multinational corporation with more than 132,000 employees worldwide, a fixture on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and a health and wellness juggernaut that rakes in $82 billion in annual revenue. That’s because Downey has enjoyed a taste of the corporate world this summer thanks to an internship at the health and wellness juggernaut thanks to help from the Boven Career Development Center.

For LD Students, Higher Education Plus Graduation Equals Higher Pay

| Career Development
Graduation Pres Hagerty Cassandra Bergman

Beacon College President with 2019 graduate Cassandra Bergman By Dan Wine  Some research suggests that a person who has a four-year college degree might earn roughly $1 million more than someone with just a high school diploma during their lifetime. That’s a pretty staggering number, and for students with learning disabilities a college degree could […]

Jeppsen: Zealously Advocating for Access for People with Learning Disabilities

| Beacon News, Career Development
Carolyn Jeppsen

As an attorney, Carolyn Jeppsen is used to fighting for justice. Outside the courtroom, she has used her skills as both a litigator and Mama Bear of a child with disabilities to bring the fight to society. Jeppsen for more than 15 years has served on boards of organizations that champion clients with disabilities. Now as CEO and president of BroadFutures, an organization she, Diana Eisenstat, and Brad Holmes co-founded to champion a more inclusive workforce, Jeppsen is making the case for neurodiversity in the workplace, while empowering young people to succeed.