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.
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 participated 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
Program Selection Criteria
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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