Elon Business Fellows engage in a comprehensive 4-year career development process which includes:
Fellows complete a personality-based assessment to help them determine what their skills, interests and values are in relation to their perspective or chosen major. They have the opportunity to discuss this assessment in a small group setting, not only learning from a career advisor but also from their fellow students. In their first year, fellows are also introduced to Elon’s on-campus job and internship database (Elon Job Network) and LinkedIn.
Fellows attend Sophomore Success, an engaged learning program focused on jump-starting sophomore students in their career development. During Sophomore Success students have the opportunity to practice their networking skills, have their resume reviewed and engage in a mock interview with professional recruiters. During their second year, fellows also polish their resume in preparation for the internship application process.
A fellow’s third year is focused on researching, choosing, applying to and securing an internship. Students within the Love School of Business engage in internships with everything from Fortune 500 companies to fledgling start-ups, and in doing so gain the valuable hands-on experience they’ll need to prepare for embarking into the workforce.
In addition, during their third or fourth year, fellows represent the university at company visits in New York City. Fellows network with executives and alumni, acquire knowledge about specific industries and employers, and learn about competitive internship and job opportunities. Past company visits have included meetings at Google, Time Inc., Bloomberg, Iconix, Morgan Stanley, Blackrock and the New York Stock Exchange.
Fellows revise and finalize the resume that they’ll utilize to apply to full-time jobs, hone their interview skills and navigate offer negotiations. During this time, they frequently meet with their career advisor for one-on-one sessions to determine and work to secure their chosen career path after graduation.
Alumni of the Business Fellows program work for organizations such as:
- Credit Suisse
- EMC Corporation
- Fifth Third Bank
- GE Capital
- Goldman Sachs
- H.J. Heinz
- John Hancock
- J.P. Morgan
- Red Ventures
- Wells Fargo