Marian University has been named a 2020-21 College of Distinction for Career Development for its career services center, The Exchange. Schools awarded the Career Development badge by Colleges of Distinction have shown that they are well equipped to help their students graduate with confidence through comprehensive four-year plans, advising, and more.
“We are honored and excited for The Exchange to be recognized as a Career Development College of Distinction,” said Jenny Morris, executive director of The Exchange. “Our team consistently strives to connect with students early and often—whether they are career explorers, internship seekers, or preparing for life post-graduation.”
In order to earn this prestigious distinction, Marian went through Colleges of Distinction’s evaluation process and excelled at each point in the following areas such as integrated career exploration, accessible programs and training, career-centered staff, assessments, employer relations, and unique and creative offerings.
“The Career Development recognition goes beyond a job board and résumé writing,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction. “Marian University has shown inventiveness in connecting with students throughout their academic careers and beyond. Students and graduates are fully supported by Marian University’s outstanding career center.”
The Exchange has provided unparalleled support to the Marian community throughout every stage of career exploration, development, and application. Their work has focused on connecting students and alumni 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 are proud of, and were recognized for, the many resources available 24/7 to students and graduates,” said Morris. “And we encourage students and alumni to connect with us virtually or in person for an even more individualized experience, as they explore possibilities and work to achieve their goals.”
To view The Exchange’s profile or to find more information about the services and experiences it offers, visit marian.edu/the-exchange.
About Colleges of Distinction
Now in its 20th year, Colleges of Distinction is committed to honoring schools throughout the U.S. for true excellence in higher education. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.
About Marian University Indianapolis
Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2020, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 40 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.