Building Connections for Underrepresented Minority Students

Competitive Advantage is a professional development program 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

Developed by the leading organization committed to increasing diversity in business education and corporate leadership, Competitive Advantage: The Consortium Undergraduate Program exists to improve the outcomes of underrepresented college students. We do that by helping increase your readiness for employment or graduate school — and addressing that need across all academic disciplines.

What is the Competitive Advantage
program all about?

  • Provides you with the tools you need to finish college strong.
  • Prepares 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.
  • Helps you develop leadership skills, regardless of your major — from engineering to pre-med, pre-law or any other career pursuit.
  • Facilitates learning from experts about how to prepare for your career or position yourself for graduate school.
  • Provides you with opportunities to connect with corporate executives looking for interns or full-time employees, as well as other students and members of The Consortium.

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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:


  • Exploring career options through various exercises
  • Identifying potential internship and employment opportunities
  • Learning how to prepare for interviews
  • Interviewing with corporate partners
  • Learning how to maximize your internship experience
  • Developing professional and personal skills for employment
  • Expanding your professional network

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