25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. -- Proverbs, 31: 25-26
Stephanie is currently the Director of the Career Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In this role, she identifies strategic approaches of integration of vocation into services, development of career readiness integration into curriculum, and day-to-day student appointments, as well as coordinating study abroad opportunities and cross-functional work with many other departments and student organizations.
Stephanie has earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science Education, Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction all from Indiana State University. Education is her passion! She has 10 years of experience in higher education with areas of expertise in career development, academic advising, teaching, marketing, events, and outreach.
Continuous learning is important! Stephanie is proud of attending Heart of a Leader – Positive Energy Training by Brandon William Johnson and Wabash Valley Leadership Institute both programs are about positive leadership development and educating the community on opportunities for engagement.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1970, women made up 38% of all U.S. workers and 8% of STEM workers. By 2019, the STEM proportion had increased to 27% and women made up 48% of all workers. There is still more work to do! Additionally, there is still an earnings gap between men and women within STEM occupations.
When Stephanie found out about Women& Hi Tech through her current employment, she started attending events offered and immediately felt a community of professional women supporting others in their career goals and promoting STEM opportunities. She now works to provide that to others while supporting the mission of changing the landscape of women represented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to be equally inclusive to all! She wants to engage collegiate women to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, as well as encourage work on giving back to help develop the future generation of STEM professionals.
Stephanie is married to Wayne and lives in a small town south of Terre Haute with 8 cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting her nieces and nephew, gardening, and spending time outdoors….and dare she say it, cleaning! She loves when things are clean and organized.
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-jeffers-education