Center for Career and Professional Development
Support the Center for Career and Professional Development on #MaryWashDay!

To all UMW Alumni, Parents, and Community Members,

 

Great things are happening at the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD), and you are invited to support all that CCPD is doing to help UMW students and alumni.

 

Since starting as the Executive Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development in late June, 2019, I have been thoroughly impressed with the level of engagement and dedication of the faculty and staff to building community and connection for all students. This is a great strength of UMW and one that excites students to try new things, explore new ideas, and connect their values, interest, personality and strengths (VIPS) with their future success in today’s world of work.

 

With your support, I am confident that the CCPD will be successful in its efforts to support the professional and personal development of all UMW students. The coming year will be full of new initiatives and activities, some of which include:

  • Moving to a student-centered, collaboration-forward space in Lee Hall that will serve as a one-stop-shop for career exploration, connections, and training
  • Redefining the skills students gain from a Liberal Arts Education from “soft skills” to Success Skills
  • Building a student employment system that is effective, fair, and serves as a High Impact Practice for students’ professional development
  • Expanding services and support for the Pre-Health and Pre-Law advising programs
  • Working smarter through increased use of data analysis and assessment
  • Teaching resilience, self-compassion, and “Failure Immunity” by using the Design Thinking methodology in the “Liberal Arts and the World of Work” course
  • Working with faculty to identify courses that will satisfy the After Mary Washington requirement of the new General Education curriculum
  • Creating a UMW Internship Program to break down barriers to experiences faced by students and streamline connections with employers
  • Increasing opportunities for alumni connections with students and expanding services to alumni
  • Creating a Career Advisor network of faculty to support all they do for students
  • Helping students purchase professional clothing through a voucher program in partnership with local retailers

Your donation and support of the Career Center will help excite students about their future through support of career resources, CCPD team training, and specific programs such as the professional clothing voucher program. This will go a long way to preparing students for the great future that awaits them.

 

Thank you!

 

Dr. Paul Binkley, EdD, BCC

Executive Director

Center for Career & Professional Development

University of Mary Washington

 

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Mary Louise Holmes '97 Challenge for 1,908 gifts
When we reach 1,908 gifts, in honor of our founding year, Mary Louise Holmes '97 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington. Make your gift today and help us reach 1,908 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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Philo Funk Rosenfeld ’72, 3000 Gifts Challenge
When we reach our goal of 3,000 gifts on Mary Wash Giving Day, Philo Funk Rosenfeld ‘72 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington . Make your gift today and help us reach 3,000 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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Young Alumni Council New Donor Challenge
When 150 young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) make their first-ever gift to UMW, the members of the Young Alumni Council will make a $1,500 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! Be one of the 150 to unlock this challenge!
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Class of 2020 Challenge
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations Lisa Jamison Bowling '89 is issuing a challenge to the senior class. When 100 gifts are received from members of the Class of 2020 on Mary Wash Giving Day, Lisa will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington.
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Farrell First-Time Donor Challenge
Lynne ’62 and Paul Farrell are issuing a special challenge to inspire new donors to support Mary Washington. If we receive gifts from 1,000 first-time donors on Giving Day, we will unlock the Farrells’ $10,000 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! This is the most ambitious Giving Day goal we have ever set, and we’re counting on our new donors—alumni, parents, students, family members, faculty, staff, and friends of the University—to unlock this challenge gift! Gifts of all amounts count toward the challenge—just be sure to select "Yes" when asked if this is your first-ever gift to the University when you make your gift!
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Margaret Birch '79 New Donor Challenge
When 250 alumni make their first-ever gift to UMW, a gift of $2,500 to the Fund for Mary Washington will be unlocked from alumna Margaret Birch '79. Alumni, make your first-ever gift and help unlock an additional $2,500 for our students!
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Lee ’04 and Karli Murray ’05 Married Alumni Challenge:
When 50 gifts are received from alumni who are married to other alumni, Lee and Karli will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington! Married alumni, make your gift to any area to help unlock an extra $1,000 to benefit students!
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Dr. Theresa and Dr. Bill Crawley 70’s Challenge
Dr. Theresa Young Crawley ‘77 and Dr. William B. Crawley, Jr. are challenging alumni from the 1970s! If 100 alumni from the 1970s make a gift on Mary Wash Giving Day, it will unlock a $25,000 gift from the Crawleys to support scholarships at Mary Washington.  Make your gift today and help increase the impact of your gift!
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