The Career Action Program (CAP) gives business students 15 hours of practice in professional interviewing, introductions networking and business etiquette Ideally, students should complete CAP at the beginning of their junior year in preparation for internships and career placement. A survey showed that 99% of participants strongly agreed that CAP helped them to be more fully prepared to enter the job market.
I didn’t just make you read this far because I think CAP is a neat program. Ironically enough, I begin my CAP journey tomorrow. I view this as a great opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge of interviewing and networking. I’m in a professional business fraternity, so I’ve been through my fair share of interviews. I’m also a marketing major, so I feel twice as compelled to stand out while I’m at these events. Who knows? I might meet my future employer there.
Once I complete this program it is my mission to attain an internship. I’m not a risk taker. I’m not gambling on the uncertainty of not having a job once I graduate. Acquiring an internship is the most challenging goal I have ever set for myself, and this is where it starts.
Tomorrow I will be attending the CAP Conference located at The Vista at Valero Energy in San Antonio. This event is mandatory for everyone in the Career Action Program, so I’m anticipating quite a crowd. Local business leaders will be hosting workshops where students (including me) will learn valuable knowledge about how to prepare during college in order to stand out in the future.
I’m excited to get started. This is the first of three events! I’ll update my journey as it unfolds! You have to admit, It’s a pretty neat program.