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.
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 Knowlege|
|Elevator Speech||Ethical Decision Making||Résumé Writing|
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.
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 currently undetermined):
Dec 31, 2013 - Application Deadline for Volunteer Career Coaches
Jan 24, 2014 - Application Deadline for Students
Jan 31, 2014 - Students selected and paired with Career Coach
February 2014 - All participant 'Meet and Greet' (date TBD)
One-on-One Meeting Topic: Initial meeting (SMART goals)
March, 2014 - One-on-One Meeting Topic: Topic of choice
April 2014 - Event: Ethics Field Trip - Blue Star Recycling
One-on-One Meeting Topic: Topic of choice
May 2014 - Event: Etiquette Dinner
One-on-One Meeting Topic: Topic of Choice
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/
For more information on the program, please contact Samantha Bruner of the College of Business Alumni Relations Office at 719-255-5174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This program is brought to you by College of Business Alumni!