Attention students! Have you heard of the Take a Tartan to Work Program being offered by the Career and Professional Development Center? By participating, you can gain hands-on exposure to assess your “fit” in different work environments, clarify your career goals and direction, and better understand the connection between academics and the world of work. Employers around the country are offering you the opportunity to come and spend the day with them at work between January 7-11, 2013 – winter break. There are also informational interview opportunities. You can apply through TartanTRAK until the deadline date of November 26, 2012. All interested applicants will be asked to complete a Student Acknowledgement and Release [.pdf] form.
The CPDC will notify both the student and the sponsor of the proposed match details. The student will be given the sponsor’s information and it is their responsibility to make the initial contact. Students will be expected to abide by the sponsor organization’s policies and procedures, and may be asked to sign liability and confidentiality agreements by the sponsor organization during or prior to the visit. Failure to sign such agreements may mean the visit cannot take place. Participation in this program is entirely voluntary and students will be responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and expenses related to this experience.
Winter Break 2013 “Take a Tartan to Work” Timeline
|November 5||Application Available in TartanTRAK|
|November 26||Application and Resume Submission Deadline|
|December 5 & 6||Mandatory “TATTW Prep Workshop”
Find out your TATTW employer and how to prepare for the day
Workshop Times: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
CPDC, University Center, Lower Level
|January 7-11||Take a Tartan to Work Job Shadowing Dates
(Actual dates vary-based on individual employer)
|Week of January 14||Mandatory TATTW Evaluations due|
More job shadowing opportunities will be available during Spring Mid-Semester Break day. Information about these will be sent throught the weekly TartanTRAK email and also found on the CPDC Facebook page and on Twitter.
Questions? Contact Pati Kravetz, Associate Director for Experiential Learning and Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org.