Covenant Career Accelerator Program

Covenant Career Accelerator Program

The Covenant Career Accelerator Program is a pilot project of the Connecting Carolina’s Covenant Scholars initiative. The program seeks to:

  • Coordinate career preparation experiences by linking our High Impact Liaisons, Carolina Covenant  Mentors, alumni, friends, and other financial and human resources
  • Provide increased opportunities to successfully pursue and secure placement in competitive careers

Why Participate?

You will receive guidance and resources for building a strong network of mentors, advocates, and experiences that can help you make connections and attain your goals for careers and graduate school.

Benefits of participating

Invitations to special opportunities such as career-treks, job-shadowing, and more personal networking

Eligibility for special funding to engage in career-related experiences

An invitation to an end-of-year meal that includes an inspiring professional development talk from a keynote alumni speaker and other alumni advocate guests

Including your participation on your resume

Being in a position to share excerpts from your own personal reports of engagement on applications to professional schools, graduate school programs, job applications, and entrepreneurial endeavors

Official language for resumes will be provided after completing the first end of semester reflection

Upon graduation and completion of the accelerator program during every year of enrollment you will be eligible to receive a personalized statement confirming your participation and board professional development experiences, as well as supplemental documentation for future job applications

So What Do I Have To Do?

To engage in the Covenant Career Accelerator, you must participate in the following required activities.

  • Meet with your Carolina Covenant Mentor at least once for academic and career planning tips, encouragement, and support
  • Attend at least one event hosted by University Career Services (UCS)
  • Engage in at least one career development or networking experience hosted or co-hosted by the Carolina Covenant
    • For Example:
      • Attend the Covenant alumni speaker panel, attend the etiquette dinner, attend an information session from a Carolina Covenant High Impact Liaison, etc.
  • Complete the end of semester reflection designed to help you articulate connections between your activities and the eight career competencies employers and graduate schools look for
    • You will receive a report of your responses to keep in your files. This record of your responses should help you to prepare for interviews, applications and statements of purpose
    • We will review your responses and provide feedback on resources to help you continue growing
  • Complete the Focus 2 Assessment
    • Highly encouraged in the first two years of study
  • Meet with a University Career Services counselor for guidance, to develop your resume, and identify opportunities
  • Identify and engage in experiences to help you gain confidence in all eight of the career competencies outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Consult with a Carolina Covenant team member, University Career Services counselor, your Covenant Mentor, or one of our High-Impact Covenant Liaisons for guidance on the kind of experiences that could speak to each competency
  • By graduation, check off all eight competencies with your experiences

We encourage you to start participating in the early part of fall term and track your participation using this template. We’ll check in with you to see how things are going every few weeks. The most important thing for you to do is to respond to our end of semester survey. That’s it!

Students who register with the Career Accelerator Program before March 1 are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in grant funds to engage in a high impact professional experience over summer 2022. 

Learn more about the Beyond Completion Grant

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