Initiative C, Objective 5: Strengthen Career Readiness and Graduate Success

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Professional Development 

The Career and Professional Development office held a career development summit, Eyes on the Future. The College of Law event was planned with the assistance of Student Affairs, International Programs, Clinics and Externships and others. 

May 2017 Academic Affairs Status Report

John Sheehy, Stetson's Career Development Coordinator, Receives Top Award

Florida Association of Colleges and Employers selects him for Brownlee Leadership Award, the highest honor from the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers. Sheey is chair of the Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium. 

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Stetson Law graduates are top Florida Super Lawyers

More than 500 Stetson Law alumni selected this year as Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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After Stetson, Three 'Brothers' Set Off on Three Ships

'Rodriguez Brothers' perform for cruise line; the fourth brother looks to join them next year

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Teaching English for Social Justice

At Stetson University's La Casa Cultural Latina, faculty and students help people learn English as a second language. The center was started by Pamela Cappas-Toro, PhD, an assistant professor in Stetson's World Languages and Cultures Department. For her, learning English is a social justice issue. People who can't speak English are limited in their job opportunities, can't go to governmental agencies for services, and may get misdiagnosed when they go to a doctor. 

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Winning Start

Whitney Meyers, the first official recruit and signee for Stetson's inaugural 2012 lacrosse team, graduated in May 2016, serving as evidence of Stetson's focus on career readiness. In addition to her role as captain of the women's lacrosse team, she was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference's All-Academic team. Also, Meyers was active in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University Honors Program and Delta Delta Delta Sorority (serving as academic chair), and as a student intern/volunteer at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Career Exploration

In hopes of strengthening her opportunities after graduation, Ashlee Renich-Malek '18, an aquatic and marine biology major, spent a week in summer 2016 participating in volunteer dive research with the National University of Singapore. She helped to collect data and do coral transplants as part of a five-year study assessing whether human rehabilitation on reefs has a quicker or more efficient effect on reef regrowth. Renich-Malek's experience was made possible by the Stetson's Internship Travel Fund, which enables students to gain critical hands-on experience and access to professional networks, so they can emerge with a competitive advantage when it comes to career opportunities and graduate-school applications.  

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