Dowell named Director of Career Services

Published on July 2, 2020 under , ,

NORTH EAST, Md. – Cecil College is proud and excited to announce the appointment of Tiffany Dowell to the position of Director of Career Services. This position, for which Dowell is acutely qualified, is vital to students’ success at Cecil College as they launch their careers.

Dowell brings more than 13 years of experience working directly with students, half a dozen spent as a Career Development Officer at Cecil College. She holds certifications as a Certified Professional Career Coach and Certified Professional Résumé Writer from the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches in St. Petersburg, Fl. Other certifications include Job and Career Transition Coach and Job and Career Development Coach from the Career Development Network in Sterling, Va.

As director of career services, Dowell will develop, manage, implement, and evaluate a full complement of career services consistent with the needs of all students at Cecil College. These services are for both credit and non-credit students. The function of the Career Services Office at Cecil College is to assist students in career development, job search techniques, job placement services, and maintenance of an online career system.

“My goal is to enhance Cecil College’s mission for academic excellence and outstanding service to our diverse student and alumni populations by expanding career services programs, resources, and partnerships,” said Dowell. “The leadership aspect of the director’s role is what attracted me to this position because it will allow me to implement new and creative ideas that will benefit the department and the College in general.”

A lifelong Cecil County resident, Dowell is a 2018 graduate of the Cecil Leadership Institute, as well as a member of the Maryland Community College Career Affinity, National Career Development Association, National Résumé Writers’ Association, and Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches. In her spare time, she is an adjunct instructor for the Early College Academy teaching English Seminar and Career Development.

Academically, she holds an associate’s degree in Visual Communications from Cecil College and a bachelor’s degree in English and Art, along with a master’s degree in Contemporary Communication, from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Dowell will complete her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University next year.