The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Stephens College has been recognized by the national student-advocate Colleges of Distinction organization for its comprehensive career development and professional programming.

Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, Stephens has now received program-specific recognition for “career development” for 2019-20 in recognition of its extensive professional programming and career services. The CCPD at Stephens is a college-wide graduation requirement and takes a step-by-step approach to ensuring students of all majors and programs are equipped to excel in whatever professional path they pursue. 

“Stephens College continues to impress with its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Stephens’ Center for Career and Professional Development program continues to go the extra mile in professional education.”

“Few questions are going to be on students’ minds — and parents’ minds — more often than some version of ‘What am I going to do after graduation?’ That’s a question we get in the Admissions office every day,” said Dr. Brian Sajko, vice president for enrollment management. “Stephens answers that question with a career services program that begins at orientation; there’s no waiting for your junior or senior year. You’re prepared from the start with a step-by-step series of workshops as well as one-on-one counseling and a full range of value-added services.”

The Stephens College Center for Career and Professional Development is committed to helping students find career success, said Ellen Morris, manager of internships and career events.

“We place high importance on participation in career and soft skill development activities in order to create well-rounded, experienced students and graduates,” she said. “The CCPD also helps students tap into Stephens’ extensive nationwide alumnae network, giving students access to mentors in their program as well as job connections for first jobs and internships.”

For a deeper look at the CCPD programming, including a sampling of workshops and courses available, see the 2018-19 CCPD brochure.


About Colleges of Distinction 

Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for over 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit

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