By Darryl E. Owens The look on Tess Gordon’s face said it all: fierce determination. Wearing a gray blazer and matching striped skirt, Gordon’s loose ponytail swayed as she sauntered with purpose towards the Lake-Sumter State College employer’s table at the Lake County Career Fair. She browsed marketing collateral, eyed the giveaways, and then sat […]
By Darlyn Finch Kuhn Beacon College students don’t seek just internships anymore. That’s because now they can take part in experiential learning opportunities that, in addition to traditional internships, also include job shadowing, volunteer work, and apprenticeships. This flexibility “supports a wider scope of opportunities students can engage in during their school breaks that provide […]
By Marco Santana Melissa Bradley has a mantra that she has helped spread across Beacon College’s Juan & Lisa Jones Center for Career Preparation. “All ways. Always.” That approach to helping students as the office’s new director means understanding that each case is different, especially at a school like Beacon College, which specializes in students […]
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin By Darryl E. Owens Channeling wise words from Ben Franklin, 23 Beacon College students in May were involved in learning career skills and exploring the workaday world through on-the-job during short-term internships with Central Florida employers […]
By Richard Burnett Amid an economy still rattled by recession worries and pandemic angst, U.S. colleges are facing growing public pressure to step up their game in preparing students for an ever-changing job market, experts say. That means a whole new volume of challenges for higher education, even at schools like Beacon College, which ranks […]
Boosted by a new and improved headquarters, Beacon College’s Juan & Lisa Jones Center for Career Preparation has launched a wide-ranging outreach program this school year, powered by a growing career advisory team housed in its expanded, tech-enhanced facilities.
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.
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.