The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Career and Professional Development Center received the National Endorsement for Exceptional Student Support Initiatives for Career Development from the Colleges of Distinction.
Schools awarded the Career Development badge have shown they are well equipped to help their students graduate with confidence. The badge recognizes schools with comprehensive four-year plans, advising, and more.
FAMU offers such resources as career action plans, career guides, interviewing preparation software, employer connections, jobs, and internship postings, providing unparalleled support throughout every career exploration, development, and application stage.
“This is an honor. It is great to see our hard work and dedication to create a Center that current and prospective students and alumni can visit and know that the services and programs we offer have been recognized nationally,” said Shereada Harrell, director of FAMU Career and Professional Development Center.
Founded in 2000, Colleges of Distinction has advocated for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes. This philosophy has evolved over the last few years to inspire the Colleges of Distinction team to create individual recognitions that focus on institutions’ specialized services for students.
Other Florida State University System schools who have received the endorsement are Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, the University of South Florida and the University of West Florida.
“The Career Development recognition goes beyond a job board and résumé writing,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction in making the announcement on Dec. 2. “Florida A&M University has shown inventiveness in connecting with students throughout their academic careers and beyond. Students and graduates are fully supported by the Florida A&M University’s outstanding Career and Professional Development Center.”
To view FAMU’s profile or to find more information about the services and experiences it offers, visit https://cpdcenter.famu.edu/. For more information about Colleges of Distinction, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.