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Career Services and Experiential Learning. Administrative Records and Publications, 1960-

Identifier: RG6-9

Scope and Contents

The files mainly contain publications produced by the Career Service Office. These publications are listed first according to the year that they were produced and then individually if significantly important. There also are copies of the Career Service Office Annual Report from 1987, 1994 and 1997. Information on the Class of 1996 may be found in the file marked "Publications - Senior Survey, Class of 1996." The Student Placement Office and Seniors Seeking Employment are bound copies of resumes of graduating seniors. They do not include every senior. The resumes from 1960 to 1970 do include photographs.


  • Creation: 1960


Biographical / Historical

The mission of the Careers Office is to help students prepare themselves for a successful transition to post graduate life and work. Basic methods for accomplishing their mission include counseling individuals, providing pertinent information, teaching effective career management skills, facilitating pertinent off-campus learning experiences, arranging a whide selectin of recruitment interviews, and scheduling various career services programs throughout the year. The first work in the area of Career Services came through the office of Extended Services and Career Services with Randy Kincaid serving as Director from 1973 to 1975 while also an associate professor of Economics. Ken Wood became the full-time Director of Experiential Programs and Placement in 1975. In 1981, his title changed to Director of the Careers Office and the work of the experiential programs was folded into Career Services. In 1989, the two areas divided and located in different buildings, with Ken Wood becoming the Director of Experiential Learning and Carol Jordan becoming the Director of Career Services. In the spring of 1995, with the retirement of Wood, Experiential Programs moved from its office in the basement of Chambers Building to the Career Services Office on Main Street. In the summer of 1998, it was annouced that Anne Shields would be the new director of Career Services. She served for 2 years, followed by Tony Butchello (2000-2001), John Adams (2001-2010) and Nathan Elton (2011-).


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