University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

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Career Coaching Program

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SPRING 2014 PROGRAM
Applications for students are now closed and will reopen in the fall.
Career Coaches may begin applying for fall semester program.

 

Objective
To provide alumni an opportunity through a structured program to impart their skills and experiences to UCCS College of Business junior or senior students in order to prepare them to enter the workforce as confident, competent, and ethical professionals.


Topics Covered
The following are professional topics covered either in full or in part throughout the program:

Networking Skills Dining Etiquette Giving/Receiving Feedback
LinkedIn Profile Selecting a Career Path Communication Etiquette
Interview Skills (Skype) Follow-up Skills Real Industry Knowledge
Elevator Speech Ethical Decision Making Résumé Writing

Program Structure
The program will occur once each spring and fall semester and last a total of four months. Career Coaches and students, who are matches based on industry of interest, would be given a particular career topic, which they will review, discuss, and/or experience whenever and wherever convenient during that month. Each Career Coach and student will be equipped with resources to serve as supplemental information on the various required topics. Below is program itinerary for the Spring 2014 program (some dates are tentative):

Dec 31, 2013  - Application Deadline for Volunteer Career Coaches

Jan 26, 2014 - Application Deadline for Students

Jan 31, 2014 - Students selected and paired with Career Coach

Feb 7, 2014 - 8:30am - Orientation Breakfast

Feb 21, 2014 (tentative) - Tour of T.Rowe Price - Lunch Provided

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:30am - Tour of Epicentral Coworking - Lunch Provided

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:30pm - Etiquette Dinner

May 2014 - Date TBD - Student Event

*In addition to the monthly events, students and Career Coaches will also meet one-on-one at a mutually convenient time and place each month (Feb, Mar, Apr, and May).


Program Support
Individuals and companies can sponsor a student at $500; however, you can support the program at any amount. To contribute, please send your gift to the CU Foundation via an online transaction or mailed check. Be sure to designate your gift to the "UCCS COB Alumni Program Fund." Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity!
Donation Website: www.cufund.org/give-now/

Background
Our alumni, who are professionally successful across many industries, can offer information and insights to help "bridge the gap" between the classroom and workplace. Therefore, the Career Coaching Program has been designed to equip current junior and senior students with the help of an alumnus or professional community member (Career Coach). The Career Coach's role is to inspire, inform, guide, encourage, and support his or her student during this transitional period with help from our structured program material. The goal is for the Career Coaches and students to form reciprocal, trusting, and fruitful relationships in order to share industry information, personal experiences, and networking tips that can be difficult to find elsewhere. Overall, the Career Coaching Program will offer an opportunity for professional development, networking, and an exchange of ideas between experienced professionals and students in the UCCS College of Business, the next generation of leaders.


Contact
For more information on the program, please contact Samantha Bruner of the College of Business Alumni Relations Office at 719-255-5174 or sbruner@uccs.edu.


Resources
Several resource guides were created for each student and Career Coach to go through together throughout the program. We've made these resources available to anyone who would like to learn more about professional topics, such as resume writing, interview skills, and networking skills. Please click HERE to view all available resources and download in PDF format.


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