Building Connections for Underrepresented Minority Students

Competitive Advantage is a leadership workshop for college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are underrepresented minorities seeking advancement through networking, career preparation or readiness for graduate school.

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About the Program

If you’re a college sophomore, junior or senior studying any academic discipline and are looking for ample networking opportunities, new career preparation skills or the chance to improve your readiness for graduate school, our two-day leadership conference is designed for you.

Best of all, the event is free to participating students.

What’s the Competitive Advantage
program all about?

  • It will provide the tools you need to finish college strong.
  • It will prepare you for life after undergraduate school. Whether that means graduate school or launching your career, you’ll learn what makes the most sense for you.
  • It will help you develop leadership skills, regardless of your major — from engineering to pre-med, pre-law or any other career pursuit.
  • It facilitates learning from experts about how to prepare for your career or position yourself for graduate school.
  • It provides opportunities to connect with corporate executives looking for interns or full-time employees, as well as other students and members of The Consortium. Read more
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What You’ll Do

The Competitive Advantage program is built around you, beginning with what year you are in college. Based on that, programming is focused on these key areas:


  • Explore career options through exercises
  • Learn how to prepare for interviews
  • Work on perfecting your elevator pitch (and learn why it’s so important)
  • Develop team-building skills
  • Identify potential employment opportunities
  • Interview with corporate partners
  • Learn how to maximize your internship experience

Continue reading “What You’ll Do”

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