“SLCeeds: Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration” wins award for Best Practices in Career Services

The Office of Career Services at Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a first place Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Services for their program, “SLCeeds: Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration.” Director Angela Cherubini and SLCeeds Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program Coordinator Jennifer Stam will present this program at the spring meeting of the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association (MNYCCPOA) on May 2 at St. John’s University, Queens Campus.

This is the Office of Career Services’ fourth Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Services in the past five years. In addition to this year’s award, the office won second place in 2012 for the Board of Trustee Mentor Program, third place in 2011 for “Passion + Purpose = a Career You Love”—an interactive workshop that introduces first-year students to the career services staff, services, and resources—and first place in 2010 for “The Creative, Simple and Cost-Effective Way to Market Career Services to Students.”

According to MNYCCPOA’s official Web site, the purpose of these awards is to recognize the outstanding work of the members of MNYCCPOA and to foster a mission of promoting professional growth, and exchanging ideas, information and creative solutions concerning career development issues.

The Office of Career Services offers a broad range of career services that empower students to explore, define, and realize their career goals. The office is a student-centered support service: that offers one-on-one counseling appointments, consultations throughout the career planning process, and assistance with goal-setting and goal achievement through a variety of career exploration activities. The office’s goal is to provide lifetime tools and skills for professional development, job search success, and career satisfaction.