Oxley Career Education Program

We live in a world where most people have seven or more occupations profession during their lifetimes. To thrive in such an environment — to build a career — requires more than typical job placement. Beginning on day one and continuing through graduation, the Oxley Career Education Program offers a nationally recognized program that helps students appreciate their strengths and interests, understand the value and range of opportunities associated with their strengths, and strategize how to translate what they love into a meaningful career.

By combining a wide range of academic advisement and information services with dedicated career education, the Oxley Career Education Program provides students with individualized guidance to complete their academic course of study in a successful and timely fashion, while simultaneously working with students on the development of meaningful educational and career goals that are consistent with their interests, values, and abilities.

Every student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent has an assigned faculty advisor and an Oxley professional advisor. Oxley advisors in the Oxley Career Education Program are available to all students, regardless of their major. Students may choose to see an Oxley advisor for a variety of reasons, including degree requirements, academic progress, or additional information about programs.

The Oxley Career Education Program benefits students by allowing them to identify their professional options and cultivate the skills and expertise necessary to excel. Numerous resources and opportunities are available to students as they position themselves for lifelong professional fulfillment and success. They will also:

  • Participate in First Year Experience (FYE), where they will learn about academic expectations, support systems, critical thinking techniques, and information literacy
  • Build a professional portfolio, and forge professional connections
  • Master career building tools like self-assessments, resume writing, and interviewing practice and techniques
  • Prepare for national graduate and professional school exams
  • Participate in Oxley Discovery Internships linking the major to some of the world class professional opportunities in New York City
  • Define how your education — more than just your major — prepares you to be an asset for your future employer
  • Apply for an Oxley Grant, which funds specialized research or creative projects

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