The Love School of Business Career Readiness Professional Development Program exposes students to necessary career development resources, education and experiences to ensure a successful undergraduate and post-graduate experience.
In completing the Career Readiness Program students will:
- Build necessary career development skills
- Form valuable connections, extending their professional networks
- Stand out to employers/graduate schools
Completion of the Career Readiness program is contingent upon students finishing ten components:
Each student will complete their Elon Job Network Profile, which includes uploading their resume to the site. The Elon Job Network provides students with a comprehensive database of job postings, internship postings, career events and on-campus employer programs.
Each student will have a comprehensive resume which highlights their unique experiences and skills. This resume needs to be reviewed by an Elon University Career Advisor and then uploaded into Elon Job Network, to be considered complete as a component of the program.
Each student will attend Sophomore Success, a career development program available two times during the academic year. Sophomores can register for either the fall or spring event. This program provides an opportunity for students to interact with employers through a resume review, networking session and mock interview, as well as gain valuable information regarding professional and dining etiquette.
Each student will complete the Microsoft Excel Certification, either within their Love School of Business coursework or outside of it. Being able to navigate Excel is a crucial component to succeeding in today’s business environments.
Each student will have a LinkedIn profile which includes: a professional picture and a comprehensive explanation of their work, leadership, research and community service experiences.
Each student will complete the BUS 381 Internship Course concurrently with an internship, allowing them to satisfy an Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) and gain valuable work experience within their perspective field(s) of interest.
Each student will prepare for phone, video and in-person interviews by either engaging in a: interview preparation workshop, interview intensive workshop, or a one-on-one mock interview with a career advisor.
Career Event Attendance
Each student will attend at least one career event on campus. These events include the bi-annual Job and Internship Expo, Sales Meet and Greet, Accounting Meet and Greet, as well as a variety of employer information sessions. A list of upcoming career events can be found on Elon Job Network and on the Student Professional Development Center website.
Two Career Electives
Each student will attend at least two career electives in addition to their one career event attendance. These career electives include: Elon University guest speakers, business and professional ethics workshops, case interview preparation, interactions with executives-in-residence, employer information sessions, alumni panels, Diversity in the Workplace programs, financial planning workshops and employer Meet and Greets.
A list of upcoming events that count toward the Career Readiness career electives can be found at www.elon.edu/business.
First Destination Survey
Each student will complete, during their senior year, the First Destination Survey distributed by the Student Professional Development Center. This survey is distributed digitally through email and in paper format at graduation.
Upon completion of the Career Readiness program students will be recognized at a Love School of Business event and be awarded a token to celebrate their commitment to their professional development. The Career Readiness program is open to all Elon University Love School of Business majors.