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.
Disability Workshop Introduces Educators to Beacon’s Success Secrets| Beacon News, Featured
There’s one cardinal rule for magicians: never reveal your secrets. Yet, Beacon College rated the number one school for students with disabilities by BestValueSchools.com last did just that. Beacon faculty, staff, and students revealed the magic behind the liberal arts school’s peerless 70 percent four-year graduate rate for students with learning differences during a workshop for college disability educators.
Orlando Utilities Commission Powers Hopes for Internships| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured, Student News
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.
Beacon Students Selected to Present Findings at International Conference| Featured, Student News
Two Beacon College students are psyched about presenting their research that was accepted for an international conference on social studies this week at a regional university. Cassandra Bergman and Sarah Blanchard will exhibit poster presentations at the International Society of the Social Studies Conference at University of Central Florida February 22-23 featuring research each completed […]
Legislative Learning Takes Beacon Students To Tallahassee| Beacon News, Featured, Student News
Mr. Smith went to Washington. Last month two Beacon students went to Tallahassee. While there, they, like Mr. Smith, too learned something about how the political machine’s gears are greased. ICUF Dr Hagerty and StudentsAry Brown and Samantha Chavez traveled to the state capital for a birds-eye view of grassroots lobbying as part of the annual caravan of students selected as Presidential Fellows to represent schools that are part of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).
Tour de Beacon| Beacon News, Featured
Ten intrepid cyclists will put Beacon’s pride on the line — and their endurance to the test — Saturday as they participate in The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s 3rd annual Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Challenge. The Big Bike Challenge is a fundraiser and is a ride not a race. Tomorrow morning, Team […]
Orlando Job Expo Affords Beacon Students Real-World Test Drive of Job-hunting Skills| Career Development, Featured
Outside Exhibit Hall C at the Central Florida Fair Expo Park in Orlando, a certain blue and gold adorned bus pulled up just after noon on Wednesday. The doors swung open. Almost immediately, 28 men and women stepped off the Beacon College vehicle armed with resumes and interview questions. Dressed in sports coats and ties, […]
Equitable Economy Crusader Searches Beacon Campus for Talent| Career Development, Featured
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| Beacon News, Career Development, Featured
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.
Hurricane Irma Gives Beacon in Tuscany Students Earlier Start on Italian Adventure| Beacon News, Featured
With Hurricane Irma threatening to ground Florida weekend air traffic, 28 students who form the inaugural class for Beacon College’s “Beacon in Tuscany” global education program took to the road by bus Thursday afternoon on a 15-plus hour trek to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the launch pad for their trip to […]