The Office of Career Development is dedicated to empowering students to succeed in obtaining career outcomes appropriate to their academic studies and personal goals through career exploration programs, experiential education opportunities, and individualized guidance from the Career Development staff. The staff engages with students starting from their first semester at Stevens through graduation by providing career planning and professional development workshops, corporate site visits, and a variety of on-campus recruiting opportunities throughout the academic year. The Office partners with corporate, government, and non-profit employers in their efforts to recruit top talent for their organizations.
Cooperative Education is first and foremost a powerfully effective educational process. Co-op is built on a theory/practice model of work integrated learning that unfolds through five increasingly progressive work terms. The Office of Cooperative Education helps students confirm their choice of major, clarify their interests and career goals, and acquire paid, full-time professional opportunities concurrent with their studies.
The Student Health Center provides acute health care to Stevens students. Physicians are available in the Health Center five days a week and no appointment is needed. The Center promotes healthy living and disease prevention, maintains immunization records, and offers referrals to outside health care providers as appropriate. The Center’s main focus is to improve and maintain physical wellness and productivity. Students are treated with respect and consideration for their individual needs. All services offered by the Student Health Center are free of charge and strictly confidential.
The Office of Residence Life is responsible for coordinating all activities concerning on campus housing, leased housing, and Stevens dining. Residence Life’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive and dynamic living and dining environment that supports the mission of the University. The Office works collaboratively to create and foster a community of responsible and accountable citizens.
The Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) is a community of scholars from underrepresented and low income backgrounds. STEP provides the students with a comprehensive suite of services, programs, and support to help them excel in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits.
Student Counseling and Disability Services (SCADS) offers vocational, education, and career counseling, including the assessment of student's interests, values, abilities, and personality factors. The Office offers individual counseling for personal concerns, group therapy, and referrals when appropriate. SCADS provides disability accommodations to students who are eligible. The Office works with undergraduate and graduate students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and psychiatric disorders in order to help students achieve their academic and personal potential. All services provided by SCADS are free of charge and strictly confidential.
The Office of Student Life and the Dean of Students is responsible for all student activities on campus. The office and its staff work closely with students throughout their time at Stevens, from Orientation to Commencement. The Student Government Association, Entertainment Committee, fraternities and sororities, and more than 90 other clubs and organizations work collaboratively with the office to create an engaging and inclusive student experience at Stevens. The Office offers the Stevens Leadership Education and Diversity Seminar (LEADS) series which gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and contribute to Stevens’ vibrant campus culture. The Office also coordinates civic engagement opportunities locally, across the United States, and around the world in conjunction with local and national organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract, and Engineers Without Borders.
The Study Abroad Office offers guidance and advice to Stevens students interested in supplementing their undergraduate career with an international experience. Study Abroad offers students information on the requirements, guidance on the application process, and pre-departure assistance. Additionally, the Office provides information about current Exchange Partners, long, short, or special programs, preferred destinations (countries and schools), financing options, scholarships, and other related information. The Office receives applications from students at Exchange Partners and queries from international students seeking to enroll at Stevens as visiting and non-matriculating students.
The Stevens Veterans Office (SVO) reflects Stevens’ rich tradition of support of and for veterans. The SVO staff is available to assist undergraduate and graduate student veterans before and during their enrollment at Stevens with a wide variety of concerns including the application process, benefits review, financial aid, academic and career advising, and other areas which may impact their educational experience.
Corlisse Thomas joined Stevens in December 2013 as the Assistant Vice President of Student Development. She is responsible for supervising several offices within Student Affairs at the University including Student Life and the Dean of Students, Career Development, Cooperative Education, Residence Life and Dining, Student Health, Counseling and Disability Services and STEP (Stevens Technical Enrichment Program).
Most recently, Dr. Thomas served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) where she supervised 10 student service departments in addition to overseeing student conduct and professional development for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Corlisse has spent her professional career in the field of higher education during which she has held a broad spectrum of leadership positions in Student Affairs at several schools including Associate Dean of Students at Columbia University (CC & FFSEAS), Assistant Dean at St. Johns University (NY), and positions in Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Greek Life, and Admissions at other colleges and universities.
Dr. Thomas is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Corlisse Thomas received her Ed.D. in Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She received her M.A. in Student Personnel Administration also from Teachers College, and her B.A. from Tufts University in Child Study.
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