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 Career Development Requirements

When you enter the business world after college, would you like to have an advantage over other job candidates? 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. Networking with employers is a skill we encourage you to practice, build, and utilize. When you attend these Career Development Events, it allows you to exercise the skills learned inside and outside of the classroom to make you a stronger candidate for companies upon graduation. You can graduate with confidence, knowing you are prepared to enter your professional career. 

This is a requirement for ALL MCB students. The 2021-2022 Written Alternative , an informational inverwiew with someone in your desired field, is currently active.

REQUIREMENTS BY CLASS

Please note: You must sign in at these events to receive credit for attending.

Learn S'more about Careers in Banking and the Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals (March 9th, 9am-2:30pm drop-in, UC Ballrooms or zoom) are an approved alternative for all MCB Career Development requirmenets.

Freshmen – Career Development Lunch or Dinner

The etiquette lunch or dinner is offered at least once per semester. Keep an eye on the MCB Events page and your UNC Handshake to mark this event on your calendar.

Spring 2022 Dates: 

Wednesday, February 9th 11am-1pm

Wednesday, March 9th 11am-1pm

Thursday, March 31st 11am-1pm

Registration is open on Handshake. Search by title or by label "MCB".

Approved alternatives Fall 2021: Kent Noble Ethics presentation, Sedrik Newbern Ethics presentation, UNC Entrepreneruship Panel, UNC Diverse Identities at Work Panel, UNC Careers in Government Panel, UNC Helping Professions Panel.

Approved alternatives Spring 2022:  E-Challenge Pitch Workshop, Careers in STEM Alumni Panel (Feb. 24th, 4pm virtual), Sport and Health Careers Alumni Panel (March 10th, 4pm virtual), Careers in Wildlife, Outdoors, and Recreation (March 31st, 4pm virtual), Learn S'More about Banking Careers (April 7th, 4pm Bear Pit at UNC Courtyard), Organizational Support Roles Panel (March 2nd, 12:30-1:15pm), Daniel's Fund Ethics Bootcamp (March 31st, 4pm-7pm), Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals (March 9th, 9am-2:30pm drop-in, UC Ballrooms or zoom)

Alumni Panel Registration: https://www.unco.edu/alumni/careers/ 

Freshmen event poster

Sophomores – Career Conversations

Career Conversations is hosted once per semester. You will meet with several alumni who will present on foundational or trending career topics. You are encouraged to ask the alumni questions and take notes on each topic.

Spring 2022 Career Conversations: Wednesday, March 30th 5pm-7pm.

Approved alternatives Fall 2021: Kent Noble Ethics presentation, Sedrik Newbern Ethics presentation, UNC Entrepreneruship Panel, UNC Diverse Identities at Work Panel, UNC Careers in Government Panel, UNC Helping Professions Panel.

Approved alternatives Spring 2022:  E-Challenge Pitch Workshop, Careers in STEM Alumni Panel (Feb. 24th, 4pm virtual), Sport and Health Careers Alumni Panel (March 10th, 4pm virtual), Careers in Wildlife, Outdoors, and Recreation (March 31st, 4pm virtual), Learn S'More about Banking Careers (April 7th, 4pm Bear Pit at UNC Courtyard), Organizational Support Roles Panel (March 2nd, 12:30-1:15pm),Daniel's Fund Ethics Bootcamp (March 31st, 4pm-7pm), Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals (March 9th, 9am-2:30pm drop-in, UC Ballrooms and zoom)

Alumni Panel Registration: https://www.unco.edu/alumni/careers/ 

Sophomore event poster

Juniors – Networking Night

Networking Night is hosted annually in February during Career Week. The Spring 2022 date is February 16th. Register here. This is similar to a career fair, with a heavy focus on internships and professional experiences. We encourage you to connect with several employers to identify a position that meets your professional experience requirements. Internships for credit are encouraged.

Approved alternatives Fall 2021 and Spring 2022: Meet the Firms Fall, Meet the Firms Spring (Feb 17th), International Business Conference (IBU), Colorado Universities Partnered Career and Internship Fair, Learn S'More about Banking Careers (April 7th, 4pm Bear Pit at UNC Courtyard), Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals (March 9th, 9am-2:30pm drop-in, UC Ballrooms and zoom), Daniel's Fund Ethics Bootcamp (March 31st, 4pm-7pm)

Alumni Panel Registration: https://www.unco.edu/alumni/careers/ 

Networking Night Poster

Seniors – Job, Internship, & Graduate School Fair

The Center for Career Readiness hosts several Career Fairs per year that meet the Career Development requirement. The Job, Internship, & Graduate School fair is hosted bi-annually in the fall and in February during Career Week. This is an excellent way to connect with employers seeking full-time employees. Alumni are welcomed to attend. The Spring 2022 fair is February 17th, you can register here.

Approved alternatives Fall 2021 and Spring 2022: All Colorodo Business Fair, K-12 Educators Fair, International Business Conference (IBU), Colorado Universities Partnered Career and Internship Fair (November 10th, 21), Learn S'More about Banking Careers (April 7th, 4pm Bear Pit at UNC Courtyard), Entrepreneurial Challenge Finals (March 9th, 9am-2:30pm drop-in, UC Ballrooms and zoom), Daniel's Fund Ethics Bootcamp (March 31st, 4pm-7pm)

Alumni Panel Registration: https://www.unco.edu/alumni/careers/ 

Spring Job Fair Poster

APPROVED ALTERNATIVES

Each of these events has one or more approved alternatives noted above in case you are unable to attend the event for any reason. New approved alternatives are sent out via email as they come up and added to this page. Please note: You must sign in at events to receive credit for attending.

All classes have the option of a written alternative assignment. (The 2021-2022 written alternative is currently active). This varies by year but is always sent out to students once all approved events have passed (Usally sent near the end of March). Past assignments have included: Completing an informational interview with an employer, researching three jobs you may be interested in applying for post-graduation, etc. and typically involve a series of short-answer and fill in the blank questions.

Seniors may also provide proof of a full-time job offer in their field of study as an alternative to a job fair. For full-time job offer alternatives, you must submit a letter of offer or another document that includes your name, position, and employer contact information. Sensitive information such as social security number or banking information should be blocked out.

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