Stevenson’s Career Architecture Process Nets University the 2013 Maryland Organizational Career Planning Award
The Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) has awarded Stevenson University the 2013 MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. The award, presented April 19 at the MCDA's annual conference, recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
"We are very proud of this recognition of Stevenson's career planning efforts," said Anne Scholl-Fiedler, Vice President of Career Services. "Specifically, Stevenson was nominated for our Career ArchitectureSM process, a distinctive part of the educational experience here. The process helps our students to identify their personal core values and align them with their selection of a major and career goals."
Stevenson is nationally known for providing career-focused programs based on an approach that emphasizes theory, practice, and mentoring. Through their course of study, students develop knowledge coupled with practical application and mastery in their major areas. Stevenson's Career Architecture process complements this approach by helping students to build personal, practical, and intellectual competencies and leadership skills that put them on career paths after graduation. Students are engaged in Career Architecture from the beginning at Stevenson through the first-year seminar's LEGO™ Challenge and each subsequent year through personal assessment and other reflective work to develop their personal direction, professional know-how, and discipline expertise to carry with them into their post-college careers.
Stevenson University is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills. Stevenson has been recognized as one of America's "Up-and-Comers"-one of only 49 colleges and universities nationwide given this designation-in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
The Maryland Career Development Association is a forum where career professionals network and share resources to ensure the quality and effectiveness of career services to the standards of the National Career Development Association. MCDA is a division of the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development which in turn is a branch of the American Counseling Association.