During the two-day leadership conference, students learn about different industries and career paths and how to prepare for interviews, develop leadership and team-building skills, network with representatives from corporate partner companies — and sometimes, the program even leads to job offers at sponsoring companies, like consulting giant Accenture.
Author: Alexandra Vollman
This Competitive Advantage Alum Has Gone Far On the Belief that ‘Experience Is the Best Teacher’
Solomon Davis recently spoke with us about his experience studying abroad, his thirst for learning about other cultures and how his global experiences have altered his perspective.
Passion Propels This First-Generation Student as He Strives to Help Others Succeed as Well
Jeremiah Guy-Williams hopes to use what he's learned pursuing his bachelor of business administration at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business to help others like him. He recently spoke with Competitive Advantage about his drive and where he hopes it takes him.
Feeling Like a Fraud? You’re Not Alone
Career coach Damali Harding shares tips on how to beat these feelings of unworthiness, known as impostor syndrome.
Competitive Advantage Goes Virtual: Here’s What You Should Know and How to Make the Most of the Experience
To help students prepare for and navigate this year's virtual Competitive Advantage conference, we’ve compiled a list of tips. Read on to make the most of your 2020 Competitive Advantage experience.
How College Students Can Gain the Tools to Convey Their Value to Employers (and Graduate Schools)
Career readiness isn't always learned in college. Things like networking and professional development build important soft skills and grow your circle of professional connections. Luckily, there are programs that can help.
MBA Bryan Shepherd Believes in Business as a Means to Change Society — and That’s What He’s Trying to Do
Coming from a background with two supportive parents who were never able to go to college themselves but instilled in him the power and importance of education and hard work, MBA Bryan Shepherd is fueled by these values, which he, too, hopes to impress upon others.
Insider Tips: Submitting the Best Possible Competitive Advantage Application
Only a few more weeks until the annual Competitive Advantage conference — when college students from across the country come together to build their leadership skills, explore career options and opportunities, connect with corporate executives and learn about graduate school. The application is still open! Read on to learn how to increase your chances of being selected.
Effort to ‘Make the Most of What I’ve Been Given’ Drives WashU Student’s Desire to Have Social Impact
WashU student Austin Moulder attributes much of his ambition to his humble upbringing and his desire to have an impact.
A Passionate Pursuit: How This College Graduate Found Her Niche in Human Factors
As an undergraduate at Hampton University, Rachel Sutton studied psychology and got a taste for hands-on research. Now, the Competitive Advantage alum is about to begin her pursuit of a PhD in human factors at Wichita State University. Sutton recently shared with us how her interest in human factors began and how Competitive Advantage helped solidify her decision to pursue in this complex field.