Helping Scholars transition to the workforce through attainment of career-building tools, skills, experiences, and opportunities.
- Gain experiences and connections in their intended field, making them more attractive to future employers and more likely to be employed in their chosen field within one year of graduation.
- Explore their academic identities and identify strengths, interests, and potential careers.
- Network and develop relationships in their chosen fields of interest to share and maximize opportunities.
- Meet one-to-one and in groups to build resumes, develop interview skills, and define career paths.
Program Spotlight: Scholar-Designed Internships (SDI)
COVID-19 shutdowns caused many of our students to lose summer internships that would have improved career opportunities after college. And with so many businesses closed, others were unable to find summer jobs that would have provided much-needed income and savings for college. In response, our staff improvised the Scholar-Designed Initiative (SDI), a seven-week experiential learning project that aligned with students’ academic and career interests. SDI mimicked a paid research internship, offering College Scholars research, writing, and presentation experience, plus much-needed wages, supported by grants from the Evanston Community Foundation and the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation. Click here to read more and view the final SDI presentations.