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WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

  • A professional mentor who works in the industry in which you're interested.
  • Invaluable insights into today's job market including tips on networking, interviewing, writing your resume, making ethical decisions, and building your online identify.
  • Networking business cards personalized with your information.
  • Professional photograph of you to use for your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn.
  • Tours of local companies - one big and one small - to understand more about corporate culture.
  • Dining and networking etiquette training (dinner included!).
  • Opportunity to interact with and learn from other students and their Career Coaches.

This is a tremendous opportunity to gain confidence and skills that will help you succeed in your chosen field post-graduation!



WHAT IS A CAREER COACH?
A professional alumnus or business community member who has volunteered his or her time and expertise to help you develop your career. You will meet with you Career Coach once a month during the program (4 months). Together, you will talk about what to expect when you enter the professional world, how to network and put your best foot forward, how to craft a stand-out résumé, and what to expect in the "real world" of your particular industry.

Resources and guides will be given to you to use during your one-on-one meetings with your Career Coach; however, we encourage Career Coaches to impart their own experiences in developing a meaningful relationship and deepening the mentorship proceess.



WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM ENTAIL?Group of Students
In addition to meeting with your Career Coach once a month during the semester, you will also meet the other students in the program and their Career Coaches during off-campus field trips to local businesses. The finale of the program will occur in May when everyone will be treated to a four-course, full-service meal while learning proper dining etiquette - a must know in business! Here is the schedule of events:

  • Friday, February 7, 8:30am -
    Orientation Breakfast

  • Friday, February 21, 11:30am -
    Tour of Company (tentatively T.Rowe Price)

  • Friday, March 21, 11:30am -
    Tour of a Company (Epicentral Coworking)

  • Tuesday, April 22, 5:30pm -
    Etiquette Dinner

  • Date TBD, May
    Student Event



AM I QUALIFIED?
In order to apply for this program, you must be a junior or senior in the UCCS College of Business in good standing (2.5 GPA or higher). You must have a desire to grow and learn and demonstrate commitment and follow-through on meeting with your Career Coach and attending all events (unless there is a class conflict). All majors within the College of Business are eligible. Accepted students will have satisfactorily completed the application by the due date, and a Career Coach stating the same industry of interest must be available in order to make an appropriate match.



QUESTIONS?

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.



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Here is what other students have said about the program:

"By talking to the other students and coaches, I learned and heard a lot of different things that I can take away for the future."

-Andrew P.


"I had a great experience with my career coach. He really helped me understand a lot about myself...I must say that it was a lot better than I expected and I look forward to learning more throughout this process."

- Alexander C.




FEEDBACK FORM

Already in the program? After each meeting with your Career Coach, submit your feedback HERE.

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