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Beloit College Field and Career Services (FACS) records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 48
The bulk of these records are newsletters published by the Office of Field and Career Services. These newsletters were published under various titles, which seemed to change every one or two years. There is also correspondence, articles, event flyers, internship and career counseling brochures, and some related literature from prior to the formation of the office that relates to field terms and career services.

Dates

  • circa 1975-2008

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether.

Extent

.41 linear feet (1 box)

Overview

The bulk of these records are newsletters published by the Office of Field and Career Services. These newsletters were published under various titles, which seemed to change every one or two years. There is also correspondence, articles, event flyers, internship and career counseling brochures, and some related literature from prior to the formation of the office that relates to field terms and career services. In the fall of 2009, FACS became the Office of Career Services, and with the newly created Office of Community-Based Learning, formed the Liberal Arts in Practice Center (LAPC).

Biographical / Historical

Prior to the establishment of the Office of Field and Career Services (FACS), Beloit College had separate Office of Career Planning (also called Career Counseling) and Field Placement Office, which supported the Field Term element of the Beloit Plan. The 1978-1979 Beloit College Catalog tells us, "Field Experience and Career Services are two Beloit programs designed to assist students to define directions for their post-graduation world of work." Later catalogs say "one of the goals of Beloit College is to help students develop awareness of available career options together with the skills necessary to pursue them. The office of field and career services presents a full range of support services and resources that allow students to identify, explore and experience career and life options before and upon graduation from Beloit. The overall program supports three main elements: career planning…field experience programs… and placement services and work search readiness." [1991-3 Catalog]

A key aspect of the Beloit Plan focused on experiential learning, so much of the FACS literature places emphasis on this as well. FACS sponsored career fairs, assisted in internship placement, summer employment, and shadow experiences.

In the fall of 2009, FACS became the Office of Career Services, and with the newly created Office of Community-Based Learning, formed the Liberal Arts in Practice Center (LAPC).

Arrangement

This collection has been compiled through separate accessions of various sizes from various offices and individuals, none of which has any accompanying documentation. The original order of the documents is unknown. The alphabetical and chronological arrangement order presented here has been imposed by the College Archives staff.

Physical Location

Shelved at 1/7/5

Related Materials

Beloit College Alumni Classes and Organizations records (AC 8) Beloit College Mortar Board records (AC 76)
Title
Beloit College Field and Career Services (FACS) records
Status
Completed
Author
Michelle Tom
Date
November 2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
700 College St.
Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485