About The Exchange
The work of The Exchange centers on promoting Experience that Matters: connecting students to
experiential learning opportunities of all types (internships, applied research, special projects) to help them hone their communication, problem-solving, team building, and leadership skills. We also help students learn how to effectively
translate their activities, achievements, and demonstrated abilities to advance their professional goals.
In order to earn a College of Distinction Career Development recognition, Marian University went through Colleges of Distinction's evaluation process and excelled at each point in the following checklists:
The career services or development office is introduced during new- and transfer-student orientation and then re-introduced during the first semester.
The office partners with academic departments to include their resources in the classroom and help guide students toward the services they should be seeking at different points throughout their academic career.
Career and major exploration are integrated across all fields of study.
The career office's services can be accessed 24/7 and by appointment for one-on-one counseling.
These resources include, but are not limited to, self-assessments, résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.
The office also hosts events and workshops to help students gain feedback and job search skills.
Assessments – The institution offers both career and personal inventories to help students better understand themselves as well as their major and career interests. Whether career services are centralized or decentralized, the institution makes trained career counselors and/or coaches available to review every student's assessment.
Employer Relations – The school has at least one dedicated staff member for employer relations and corporate partnerships. Furthermore, the university helps connect students and alumni through mentorship and internship programs. Alumni can use some or all services for free.