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Career Readiness Program

Resume-building experiences. Employer and alumni networking. Exclusive events and trips. Alumni and peer mentorship. 

Getting Started

The Career Readiness Program (CRP) is a program offered to all Chambers College students with a 2.8 or higher cumulative GPA. The program provides opportunities for students to gain the skills and competencies identified by employers as critical for success in the workplace.

Fall 2021 Information Sessions:

For more information or questions, please email Abigail.buehler@mail.wvu.edu.

WHY JOIN?

"The CRP not only provides you with amazing resources to prepare you for the real world, it also gives you a platform to involve yourself deeper in the Chambers College and meet some of the best students the college has to offer!"

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Joseph Gutman

Senior, Economics

"This program will allow you to build your own adventure through college professional events. It encourages you to start early in your college career to learn professionalism and networking skills."

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Grace Kinder

Senior, Accounting

"The CRP benefited me as student as well as a new grad entering the workplace. Every event gave me something to feature on my resume and to discuss in an interview. You get access to certifications, first dibs on events, and connections with college leadership. I have enjoyed my time so much and would recommend that every student join the program"

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Allison Schwartz

Senior, Management

Levels for Every Student

Based on various factors, such as GPA, class year, and availability within your schedule, you can choose to pursue the level that works for you. 

  • CRP Recruit (2nd Semester Freshman)
  • Gold Status
  • Platinum Status
  • CRPro

Key Skills in Demand by Employers  

The CRP helps you to development core competencies that predict success in the workplace according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). 

  • Career & Self Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

The Perks      

While perks differ slightly for each level, below is a list of the opportunities and exciting CRP events planned for 2021-2022! 

  • CRP Exclusive Job Shadows
    • Previous CRP trip was an overnight stay in Washington, D.C. to visit Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte, Insight Global, and ALKU 
  • Exclusive Employer Events including networking nights and workshops
  • Alumni and Peer Mentorship Programs
  • Truist Emerging Leaders Certification  
  • Team Building Activities including Ropes Course and Escape Room 
  • Resume and Handshake designation
  • CRP Swag including Chambers College Padfolio and CRP Lapel Pin 
  • Digital badge to be used on LinkedIn profile and email signature
  • CRP Graduation Cords upon completion of program

Interested in Getting Started? 

Contact Abigail Buehler at  abigail.buehler@mail.wvu.edu or schedule a "Career Readiness Program" appointment through Handshake.