What is CEO Prep?
We know that student-leaders learn skills that will make them more employable upon graduation. We also know that sometimes they don’t know how to best articulate those skills to potential employers. CEO (Co-Curricular Experience Outcomes) Prep is a program derived from Project CEO that is for student org officers aimed at enhancing employable skills and, just as importantly, helping them articulate the skills to potential employers.
When is CEO Prep?
For Spring 2020, the program was held every Tuesday from 4 - 5:30 pm January 21st - February 25th. Students committed to attending all 6 sessions for the entire time and completed small amount of prep work prior to or after a few of the sessions.
What’s the curriculum?
CEO Prep focuses on a multitude of skills consistently selected by employers as most important in hiring new college graduates. Each week, there's a presentation and experiential learning activities related to one skill. Because our audience is student org officers, we will relate each skill to work within their student organizations. There will also be a session about the transferability of leadership skills to employment.
How can I get involved?
All current student organization officers who are eligible can participate. There is a short application to help us learn more about you. While we have over 2,000 student org officers, we will select fewer than 25 to participate in the second cohort of CEO Prep in order to maximize learning and camaraderie within the group. Priority selection will go to upperclassmen.
What are the benefits?
Besides the invaluable experiences already discussed, each student will leave the program with a stronger résumé (via a personalized coaching session with the Career Center), and will receive a framed certificate of completion and invitation to our annual Eagle Awards. In addition, each student org with an officer who completes CEO Prep in full will receive $50 in co-sponsorship funds (max of $100 per org), for use prior to August 1, 2020. Finally, students will be eligible to earn 3 Career Connect badges.