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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 2021, the program will be held every Tuesday from 4 - 5:30 pm February 2nd - March 9th. Students committed to attending all sessions for the entire time and complete a 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.
CEO Prep sessions cover the 3 NACE competencies:
- Team Work: Building collaborative relationships with people representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. Being able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
- Oral/Written Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
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 highlight on social media. 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, 2021, be eligible to earn 3 Career Connect badges, and a graduation cord.
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My favorite thing about CEO Prep was learning how to professionally work with others and meeting other leaders from the organizations around campus! -- Juliette. ADPi. CEO Prep 2020 Cohort.