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Career Readiness Program (CRP)

gain a competitive advantage.

In addition to academic excellence, employers identified the following competencies as strong predictors for success in the workplace. The CRP is designed to help students acquire them!

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Career Management
Professionalism/Work Ethic

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Oral/Written Communication
Leadership

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Digital Technology
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Globe
Global/Intercultural Fluency
Teamwork/Collaboration

Program Overview

The WVU College of Business and Economics Center for Career Development launched the Career Readiness Program (CRP) during the 2017-2018 academic year to accelerate the professional goals of academically high-performing sophomores and juniors. The program is designed to improve students’ skills in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies including: critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communication skills, digital technology, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, teamwork/collaboration, global/intercultural fluency, and career management.  

How to Apply

RSVP now to attend an information session to begin participating. All requirements will be reviewed at that time. 

Platinum Level Requirements

  • 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Resume Review (one per year) 
  • Up-to-date MountaineerTRAK Profile
    • Academic Profile
    • Personal Profile
    • Headshot Photo
    • LinkedIn Account 
    • Uploaded Resume
  • Participation in the following:
    • B&E Career Fair (or approved equivalent)
    • Professional Development Conference (Fall semester) and Professional Etiquette Dinner (Spring semester) 
    • Two additional Career Services Center or CCD events based on a menu of options 
    • Mock interview conducted by the CCD (must pass with an 80% or higher) 

Perks

All of those included for Gold Level plus: 
  • Platinum-designated digital badge to be used on LinkedIn profile and email signature
  • Invitations to exclusive employer networking events
  • Enhanced opportunities to network with B&E Distinguished Speakers and/or guests

Platinum Level status will not be confirmed until the end of the Fall 2018 semester based on completion of requirements.  Most student perks will be offered to all CRP students unless a limited number of spots are available, at which time we will initially offer participation in those activities to CRP students with a 3.25 or higher Cumulative GPA.

Gold Level Requirements

  • 2.8 or higher Cumulative GPA
  • Resume Review (one per semester)
  • Up-to-date MountaineerTRAK Profile
    • Academic Profile
    • Personal Profile
    • Headshot Photo
    • LinkedIn Account linked
    • Uploaded Resume
  • Participation in the following:
    • B&E Career Fair (or approved equivalent)
    • Two additional Career Services Center or CCD events based on a menu of options

Perks

  • Opportunity to include Career Readiness Program on your resume 
  • Digital badge to be used on LinkedIn profile and email signature 
  • Enhanced nametags for events 
  • Invitations to employer-sponsored events specifically targeting CRP members 
  • Exclusive exposure to employers through the CRP Resume Book

questions?

Contact Katherine Kopp at katherine.kopp@mail.wvu.edu.

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