The Student Success Coach works primarily with first-year students to ensure a successful transition to college, to educate them about university-wide expectations and resources, and to guide them through a process of developing individualized plans for success. Primary responsibilities include providing comprehensive, regular, and proactive academic and transitional support through developmentally-appropriate advising that holistically supports the student in all aspects of their lives – academic, personal, social, and career. The Student Success Coach advises students on course selection and academic planning, majors and careers, academic progress, and general University policies and procedures. The Coach also assists with the delivery of activities and programs for first-year students that promote a sense of
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.