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Author: Megan Nash

Meet Myles Stevens, one of VCU Business’ dedicated Career Coaches for Business Career Services. Inspired by family ties to higher education, Myles guides students to success by taking an active role in exploring career options and turning professional goals into reality. Read on to discover Myles’ secret to staying on top of coaching trends and a smile-worthy career twist.

Let’s do this!

Where can we find you on the VCU campus map?

You can find me at the VCU School of Business (Snead Hall), Room B1102K

Can you share a bit about your educational journey? Where did you go to school, and what was your major?

I have a B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan University in Recreation & Leisure Management.

What inspired you to pursue a career in your field, and how has your journey evolved over the years?

My father inspired me to pursue a career in higher education. He’s currently an employee for the University of Richmond and he’s been there for 36 years. Throughout my childhood, I’ve spent many great times on campus with him and his office and witnessed how much the student athletes and general student body looked up to him and spoke highly of him. It was amazing seeing how he served as a leader to the students and the impact he had toward their success.

After graduating from Virginia Wesleyan University, I landed my first full-time job as an Admissions Counselor at Randolph-Macon College where I served in that role for three years. Throughout my time there, I developed some great relationships with fellow colleagues and students on campus. As time progressed, I moved into a larger role as the Athletics Liaison where I worked with the student-athletes and as a former athlete myself, it was extremely rewarding. Helping students with their success stories has always been rewarding for me and I’ll continue to do so as a Career Coach here at VCU! 

How do you stay updated on industry trends or changes in your field, and how does that knowledge benefit your role at VCU Business? 

I’m a huge fan of podcasts and attending professional development conferences. I believe listening to peers/colleagues in similar professions help me stay updated on industry trends and changes. Furthermore, attending conferences allows me to share what I’ve learned with other local colleagues which could lead to possible collaboration opportunities. A benefit to this is I can sit back and listen to understand. The purpose of understanding is to be sure that the knowledge I’m sharing with my students will not only help them with their success but also my success as a Career Coach.

Outstanding! Thank you for investing so much to make sure students grow and succeed. Let’s switch gears and find out more about you!

If you weren’t in your current role, what alternative career path could you see yourself pursuing? 

Orthodontist- I believe I would’ve continued my education and applied to dental school and later practice to become a board-certified Orthodontist. 

What’s the most unusual or interesting item on your desk or in your office that tells a story about you? 

I don’t have any decorations in my office. I’m a very basic and plain individual. I’m a music lover so my external speakers are essential!

What never fails to make you smile? 

Witnessing others smile and accomplishing their goals.

Overheard at VCU Business

“Myles has been a fantastic addition to Business Career Services, bringing a warm and personable approach to his interactions with students. His ability to connect with individuals has been truly invaluable. Since Myles has come on board, we’ve observed a notable visible increase in male students seeking our services, which speaks volumes about his presence and the positive impact he’s had.”

– Breona Walker, Assistant Director of Career Education, Business Career Services, VCU Business

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