Corporate Access to Student Talent Program (CAST)

The Corporate Access to Student Talent program (CAST) enables employers to develop a talent pipeline within the existing KSU student body. group

As a University College CAST participant you will:

  • Receive a University College CAST Certification.
  • Engage in unique six-week learning opportunities with other exceptional students.
  • Build relationships with industry leaders.
  • Participate in sponsored on-site work experiences.
  • Address actual business challenges during mock consulting projects.
  • Learn invaluable soft skills (communicating, decision making, flexibility, time management, leadership, problem-solving and much more).
  • Distinguish yourself in today's job market.
  • The Corporate Access to Student Talent program (CAST) features students who have participatedbooks in the following University College elite programs and have met the required criteria:

    • Recent or upcoming graduate students. Students who have participated in the following programs are encouraged to apply:
    • Cohort-based (20 students per year)
    • Direct interaction with industry / business mentors
    • Custom-developed training workshops
    • Learn soft skills needed for successful employment
    • Consulting project across disciplines
    • On-site company experience
  • Program Date: TBD

    Cohort will meet once weekly for six weeks (two-hour sessions) from 5pm to 7pm:

    • Week One - Professional Preparation
      • Program Introduction
      • Resume Review
      • Interview Skills
    • Week Two - Industry Introductions
      • Introduction to the corporate environment
      • Current Career Opportunities
      • Responsibilities and Duties
    • Week Three - Decision Making and Problem Solving
    • Week Four -   Leadership and Being a Team Player
    • Week Five -   Time Management and Effective Communication & Career Portfolio
    • Week Six -     Certifications

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  • The Corporate Access to Student Talent program (CAST) will be accepting applications beginning Fall 2016.

    Program Selection Criteria:

    • Undergraduate student with a high academic standing and who has petitioned to graduate in the upcoming May or Summer Commencement ceremony.
    • Submit a 250 word written essay explaining why you should be selected to participate. Please include the name of the industry you are interested in working.
    • Must be eligible for graduation in May 2017, Summer 2017 or Fall 2017.
    • Receive nomination from a faculty member.
    • Final interview with the program director.
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