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.
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.
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.
When it came to a major, Cherish Dean says she “was majorly undecided.” Now she's confidently pursuing industrial psychology and will complete an internship at Liberty Mutual this summer. So what made the difference for Dean? She says, being proactive and pursuing the right opportunities.