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Career Readiness Program

gain a competitive branding advantage.

The Career Readiness Program (CRP) connects employers with academically high-achieving students who have also made a commitment to their professional development.

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crp by the numbers.

For custom statistics based on your recruiting needs, contact Contact Sarah Glenn at sarah.glenn@mail.wvu.edu or Kellyn Smith at kellyn.smith@mail.wvu.edu.

8 nace career competencies

The CRP emphasizes competencies that a nationwide employer survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) revealed as predictors of success in the workplace!

24% Placement Rate Increase

The placement rate of CRP students is 24.43% higher (at graduation) than that of students who did not participate in the program.

$11,988 Higher starting salary

On average, the starting salary of CRP students is $11,988 higher than that of students who did not participate in the program.

160 members in spring 2020

Breakdown by Rank
Freshman 2.65% | Sophomore 35.76%
Junior 39.74% | Senior 21.85%

Ways to get involved!

Build a talent pipeline of the Chambers College's most dedicated and engaged students.

Two-Tiered Program

Students in the Platinum Level must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, score an 80% or higher on their mock interview, and attend a significant number of career fairs and professional development events throughout the year. Students in the Gold Level must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and are required to attend a smaller number of events.

Platinum Level status will not be confirmed until the end of the Fall 2020 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.

CRP Resumes

This fall, employers can connect with CRP students via Handshake... just search keyword "Career Readiness Program." 

Networking Events

Employers are encouraged to host their own events for CRP students such as virtual networking receptions; however, the CCD welcomes new and creative ideas or trainings/workshops on various technologies, software, and soft skills.

NACE Competencies

/ Critical Thinking + Problem Solving 

/ Digital Technology
/ Leadership
/ Global + Intercultural Fluency
/ Teamwork + Collaboration
/ Communication
/ Career Management
/ Professionalism + Work Ethic 

Partner with Us!

Contact Sarah Glenn at sarah.glenn@mail.wvu.edu or Kellyn Smith at kellyn.smith@mail.wvu.edu.