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Steven J. Harvey, Ph.D., CEO

Dr. Steven J. Harvey, Founder and CEO of The Center for Educational and Career Advancement (CECA), Inc. and www.MyCollegeMax.com is the author of College to Career: How 4 Years of College Can Determine 40 Years of Career, The Quality Job Search Made Quick and Easy, and several research articles published in national peer-reviewed educational and career journals.  Dr. Harvey is an adjunct faculty member in Daemen College's Innovation & Leadership Graduate Program, University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, and SUNY Buffalo State's School of Education as well as the Executive Director of the WNY Consortium of Higher Education (www.wnycollegeconnection.com).  As a grant writer, he helped raise over $23,841,504 for various organizations and was included in the Marquis Who's Who 2007, 61st Edition and Leadership Buffalo 2007.  He has been a professional career consultant for over 25 years and has coordinated the largest employment program and testing program in the State University of New York System.  Dr. Harvey teaches college students of all levels, from freshmen to Ph.D. candidates, and has provided consulting for thousands of people on educational and career-related topics.  In 2007, Dr. Harvey was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award, by the Business First Journal, Buffalo, New York.  In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Dr. Harvey received the Faculty Appreciation Award for Outstanding Teaching from Buffalo State College, and was the Keynote in Speaker during the Walking in the Footsteps of Giants at the University at Buffalo, Hilbert College Faculty Development Conference and the Houghton College Faculty Development Conference.

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Company History - ( Return to the top )

The Center for Educational and Career Advancement (CECA), Inc. was started over 24 years ago and incorporated in 2000.  The company was the vision of Dr. Harvey who believed that there were significant gaps in services being provided to individuals who desired to improve their career and educational opportunities.  The company began by providing resume writing services, expanding in 2000 to a comprehensive service company that utilized the highest quality assessments and practices in serving its clients.  In 2008, Dr. Harvey leveraged his success in the not-for-profit field and began providing grant writing, research, strategic planning, and marketing services to not-for-profits.  All of the services are conducted by Dr. Harvey and are backed by his 100% satisfaction guarantee.  In its 23 year existence, CECA has never had a dissatisfied client and holds itself to the highest level of accountability, a standard it is unwilling to compromise.  Today, CECA serves a wide range of not-for-profits and individuals seeking professional consultation on everything from resumes, cover letters, career decision making, preparing for success in college, and general career consulting to not-for-profit grant writing, research services, marketing, and strategic planning.  CECA is committed to helping our clients achieve their personal and professional goals and to the ideal that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams.  Likewise, CECA believes every not-for-profit agency deserves to have access to high quality services at affordable pricing in order to achieve its mission.

Company Philosophy - ( Return to the top )

The Center for Educational and Career Advancement (CECA), Inc. has a simple vision:

    CECA will provide the absolute highest quality services and programs available in the market today at affordable rates, ensuring accessibility for all clients who wish to achieve their goals.

This philosophy is at the core of all of the services offered by CECA and will never be compromised.