Once registered, members begin earning rewards immediately. C2C members gain valuable experience in building their resumes while interfacing with administrators, advisors, alumni, employers, graduate and professional schools, internships, peers, student ambassadors, and professional staff.
At the end of each academic year, all members, key employers, and alumni mentors are invited to attend the C2C Gala, a catered etiquette dinner. This is an excellent opportunity for members to network with employers, alumni, and mentors, learn about business etiquette, and share their professional accomplishments. In additions, members who have completed all objectives are put in a drawing for an iPad or one of nine Target gift cards.
Members who complete all objectives earn a Certificates of Completion, and are invited to continue their professional development by becoming C2C peer advisors.
"I feel more prepared for my post-Elon future. Through the program, I have gained the knowledge necessary for conducting interviews, whether they are related to a particular job or related to building my network. I now have a complete resume outlining all my accomplishments, which I can use as the basis for tailoring my resume to certain industries or positions. Through the step-by-step process of the C2C program, I have built a foundation of professional skills I will utilize for years to come."
"My position as a C2C peer-advisor helped me to strengthen my public speaking, mentoring, and organizational skills. I’ve enjoyed helping my peers utilize the resources as SPDC as they prepare to transition out of Elon. Therefore, I have found the C2C program is not only a resource for rewards and/or securing a job/internship, it is one of the many tools Elon offers to foster well-rounded and engaged students."
"I gained confidence not only within myself but with my experiences and skills. I continue to steer my fellow classmates towards the Student Professional Development Center and the College 2 Career Program. Many of my family friends ask how I have become so confident in my presentation or earned my internships, and I just smile and credit the C2C program and the SPDC."
"By starting the program as a senior, I was able to ‘fast track,’ and was able to complete the program over the course of a few months. However, this just shows the benefits of the program, as it can help a student that is on the verge of graduation as well as an incoming freshman."
"Elon's career services and professional development programs, such as the C2C program, have had a career altering effect on my future. Without dedicated individuals such as Jane Mehringer, Jan Pagoria, Sarah Thomas, Tom Brinkley and many others, this very important aspect of college would soon be forgotten."