Among the most crucial insights a college student can gain is an understanding available professional options. During the Scholars' search for internships, Scholars staff provides advice, webinars, workshops and letters of recommendation as well as feedback on preparing resumes, other supporting materials and preparing for interviews. By offering these resources, the Program seeks to ensure that Scholars have every opportunity to prepare for the transition from academic work to professional careers.
Staff members visit Scholars in their college communities, bringing them together to share experiences and foster mentorship. They communicate regularly with Scholars via email, phone calls, the Scholars website, relevant webinars and personal visits regarding a variety of academic and career issues. Since many Scholars are first-generation college students, this guidance, provided by both staff and fellow Scholars, is of particular value. Beyond college, Scholars staff visit Alumni Scholars during graduate school and at their places of work to learn about the wide range of career choices in the Scholars network of leaders.
The Program provides each Scholar with a fund to help pay for expenses associated with graduate school applications, the job interview process, unpaid internships, study abroad programs and other opportunities related to the pursuit of career goals. Scholars can apply for these funds during their undergraduate careers or can draw upon them in later years.