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Professional Experience & Career Development Program

The Professional Experience Requirement provides students with the "real world" experience that is integral to success in the business world. During their Professional Experience, students will learn the basic skills and principles expected in an entry-level position. Plus, they will graduate with confidence, knowing they are prepared to enter their professional career with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

As a student at the Monfort College of Business, there are two Career Readiness Requirements you need to be aware of: The Career Development Series and the Professional Experience Requirement. 

The Career Development Series

All students at the Monfort College of Business are required to attend a Career Development Event each year that they are a student in MCB.  These events include: Career Values & Exploration, Career Conversations, Networking Night, and the Job, Internship, & Graduate School Fair.

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Professional Experience Requirement

The Professional Experience requirement incorporates three required prerequisite workshops – an informational video, a resumé review, and a mock interview then to complete either an internship for credit or an approved professional experience

This is required for all MCB students except international students and Software Engineering students. International students should reach out to the Professional Experience Coordinator to complete a waiver.

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Recommended Timeline

Use the timeline below as a guide for planning your professional experience and career development series events and requirements. 


Sophomore Year

Career Conversations

* Offered once each semester

Resume Review and Mock Interview

* Sign ups are required in advance, multiple offered each semester.

Junior Year

Networking Night

* Offered once in spring semester

Professional Experience or Internship for Credit

* Reach out to the Professional Experience Coordinator  for help

Senior Year 

Job, Internship, & Graduate School Fair

* Offered once each semester

If you did not complete a Professional Experience or Internship for Credit during your junior year, you can also do it during your senior year. 

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Professional Attire Closet

Kepner Hall, Room 0095 | Open weekdays from 8:00 - 5:00 PM

The Monfort College of Business Professional Attire Closet is a valuable resource dedicated to enhancing the professional image of students. Within its doors, students can access a curated selection of both new and gently used business attire chosen to cater to a variety of tastes and sizes. From suits to blouses, belts to ties, the closet offers a comprehensive range of clothing options free for all UNC students.

Please reach out to mcb.professionalexperience@unco.edu for any questions or assistance. 

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Campus Box 128
Greeley, CO 80639 



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