CAREER PATHWAYS INITIATIVE

Careers First at Voorhees College

The Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) is an exciting opportunity that builds upon Voorhees College’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Become. Students at Voorhees College Begin their journey to unlimited careers starting in the first year of college. We Believe our students can go anywhere they desire. Through strategized curriculum enhancements and co-curricular engagement, from freshman through senior year, our guided career pathways provide the career keys and professional competencies necessary for students to be successful in college leading to unlimited career choices. Our ultimate goal is for each student to graduate and Become the world’s next greatest professionals.

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Program is a consortium of three core Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina: Voorhees College, Claflin University, and Benedict College. Funded by UNCF https://www.uncf.org/cpi and the Lilly Endowment, Incorporated Lilly Endowment, Incorporated. The Carolina Cluster is determined to change the status quo model of preparing students for success by helping students complete their degrees with valuable workforce competencies.

Experiential Learning

At Voorhees College, Service Learning is a process of involving students in community service activities combined with facilitated means for applying the experience to their academic and personal development. It is a form of experiential education aimed at enhancing and enriching student learning in course material. When compared to other forms of experiential learning like internships and cooperative education, it is similar in that it is student-centered, hands-on and directly applicable to the curriculum.

Meet the CPI Team
Career Pathways Initiative Staff

We BELIEVE in YOU!!! We’re here to help!  Contact us:

Kimoni Hickman
Director of Career Pathways Initiative

803.780.1273 khickman@voorhees.edu

Mr. Lealather Mayers, III
Coordinator, Career Planning and Resources

803.780.1032 lmayers@voorhees.edu

Mr. Samuel Dotson
Coordinator for First Year Experience

803.780.1339 sdotson@voorhees.edu

Mrs. LaSandra Robinson
Coordinator for Experiential Learning

CPI FACULTY LIAISONS

These faculty members selected in partnership with Department Chairs, are responsible for sharing best practices in curricular enhancement and co-curricular engagement with faculty colleagues and staff members.

Professor Alicia Davis,

Assistant Professor of Business Administration Department of Business and Entrepreneurship

Office Location:
Room #:
Office Number:
803.780.1004
Email Address:
adavis@voorhees.edu

Professor Pamela Smalls,

Assistant Professor of Child Development

Office Location: Golson Humanities Building
Room #: 109
Office Phone: 803-780-1171
Email Address: psmall@voorhees.edu

Dr. Marcus Amos,

Assistant Professor of Sports Management Department of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services

Office Location: Bedford Hall
Room #: 3
Office Phone: 803-780-1044
Email Address: mamos@voorhees.edu

Career Pathways Three-Pronged Approach

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