By Farouk Dey, PhD, Dean of Career Education & Associate Vice Provost
It’s official! The CDC is now BEAM, Stanford Career Education. A story of paradigm shift wouldn’t be complete without a name change, and it was only a matter of time before the recent transformation of Stanford’s career development center would lead to a change in identity and name. This change also comes with the rollout of an improved website and a video that illustrates our story. Indeed, change is happening at Stanford!
The recent transformation of career education at Stanford began with a bold Vision 2020 in 2013 and continued with the collaboration and contributions of many partners around campus that have led to the introduction of a new connections model, integration of new software technology, and expansion of our team to 34 career educators who are dedicated to transforming students’ education and ambitions into meaningful work. Under this new approach, students connect with career educators in meetups and appointments, attend the 17+ customized career fairs on campus, participate in industry treks in the Bay Area and around the US, and network with thousands of alumni in mentoring programs and connections databases.
So what’s in this new name? Every aspect of BEAM and Career Education was tested with many focus groups and carefully thought out and crafted with students’ success in mind.
It’s an exciting time at BEAM! Our career educators have been working around the clock this summer to be ready for our students, alumni, and employers. We invite you to join our movement. Meet our career educators, check-out our website, follow us on Twitter, and tell your friends about the change that’s happening at BEAM, Stanford Career Education.
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