Tuesday, March 25, 2014

April CareerPassport Spotlight Ashlee Bennett















CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Ashlee: I am a senior majoring in Legal Studies.

CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Ashlee: I want to do something that makes me happy and keeps me motivated. Currently I am looking towards becoming an attorney.

CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Ashlee: I am an ELUD participant.

CareerPassport Team: Tell us about some of your achievements from the CareerPassport Program.

Ashlee: I have completed the Self-Discovery, Career Exploration and Life Preparation Tracks.

CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Ashlee: I loved the idea of really discovering who I am and exploring the opportunities available to me. It is also a plus that you get a university distinction.

CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Ashlee: I have really enjoyed taking the time to learn more about myself and what I truly want in my future. It can be easy to get focused on finishing your degree without really focusing on why you are getting it. This program has really helped me look at all of my options and take opportunities available to me.

CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Ashlee: I believe the most beneficial activity I have done was interviewing people who work in professions I am interested in. I learned a lot of valuable information and gained knowledge about the job that I wouldn’t have been able to look up myself. It was great to ask questions and get people in the professions feedback.

CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Ashlee: I would say to stick with it and make a plan. There are a lot of activities and it can be overwhelming. But, if you make a plan and slowly keep progressing towards the end result it will keep you motivated and focused.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March CareerPassport Spotlight

Sarah Bublitz



CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Sarah: I am a sophomore in Elementary Education.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Sarah: I want to graduate with a Bachelor in Elementary Education, continue on to get a master in Academic Advising, and then someday teach English in a foreign country for the summer. 
CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Sarah: I am working on the Self-Discovery track and will complete all the tracks by the time I graduate.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us about some of your achievements from the CareerPassport Program.

Sarah: So far I have completed the Fast Track incentive and attended the CareerPassport Lecture Series presentations.
CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Sarah: I am attracted to the CareerPassport Program because of the resources that are offered. I like that I can meet with a mentor, and the assignments that help teach me more about myself. 
CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Sarah: I have enjoyed the assignments, for sure ! Each assessment has taught me more and more about myself and has confirmed my desire to be a teacher. They all say be in a role such as a mentor, a teacher, etc.
CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Sarah: So far I have benefited from listening to President Holland talk about his schooling and how he chose his major. He followed his passion and look how influential he is today!
CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Sarah: The advice that I would give to other CareerPassport students is to go to as many presentations as possible. Enjoy the ride as you go through each track and learn more about yourself.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

February CareerPassport Spotlight-- Alyse Clements

















CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?


Alyse: I’m am a junior and majoring in Business Management.


CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.


Alyse: I am not sure yet, possibly accounting executive, sales or starting my own business.


CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?


Alyse: I attended events last year and I am the Inter-Club Representative this year.


CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?


Alyse: The opportunity to learn more about myself and careers that fit my strengths.


CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Alyse: I am starting to work through the tracks and Hot Topics.

CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you 
meet your future career goal?


Alyse: I really enjoy the “Hot Topic” discussions. I also believe it is as important to learn what you don’t want to do.


CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?


Alyse: “Enjoy the opportunity to find out about your strengths early in your schooling”.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December CareerPassport Spotlight -- Scott Twitchell

December CareerPassport Spotlight

Scott Twitchell
CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Scott: I’m a senior working towards my Bachelors of Science in Theatre Arts Education.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Scott: I want to inspire, lead, and educate students in high school theatre programs to help them give back to their communities by sharing their theatre talents.
CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Scott: I want to complete all the tracks, and be one of the first to get the Engaged Learning University Distinction (ELUD) stamped on my diploma for graduation.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us about some of your achievements from the CareerPassport Program.

Scott: So far I have joined the club, attended the club’s opening social, finished the OrgSync Orientation, attended the "Dinner with 12 Strangers" event, and attended the CareerPassport Lecture Series with Mia Love, Saratoga Springs Mayor. 
CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Scott: I am attracted to the CareerPassport Program because it allows me to explore more of my options on campus without being graded.   With the CP Program I am able to apply what I am learning to my degree in Theatre Arts Education, and after listening to Mayor Mia Love I know that my degree will benefit me in all aspects of my life.
CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Scott: I enjoy the guest speakers at the CareerPassport Lecture Series.  I really enjoy how this program goes well with the Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL) LEAD Program. This is evident in that it really requires me to do my best by reflecting on my experiences and applying what I have learned to make it more personal.
CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Scott: So far I have benefited from the "Dinner with 12 Strangers" event because it allowed me to network with alumni from UVU.  I also feel that hearing about Mia Love’s career has inspired me to dream and dream big because she has an Arts degree, and I am going into Theatre Arts as well.  Mia inspired me to run for American Fork City Council in 2011.
CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Scott: The advice that I would give to other CareerPassport students is to really manage your time and take advantage of everything the program has to offer.  I have been able to do this even though I have several leadership positions that I am serving in.  For example, I am a full-time student serving as a team leader with the Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL). I’m also VP of International Relations for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK). I’m VP of the Theatrical Arts Guild (TAG), and I am leader in my community in the Timpanogos Arts Foundation Theatre Program (TAF).  Although I am doing all of this while working on the weekends as a Point of Sales Supervisor for Kohl’s, I am able to make time for the CareerPassport program events and activities.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November CareerPassport Spotlight -- Cristy Pierce

November CareerPassport Spotlight  

Cristy Pierce
 

CareerPassport Team- What is your status in school and, what are you majoring in?

Cristy - I’m a junior majoring in Business Management.
CareerPassport Team– Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Cristy - I want to own my own business and have the flexibility of working for myself. I also want to be able to care for my family first and also provide for them financially at the same time.
CareerPassport TeamWhat attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Cristy - What attracted me to the CareerPassport Program was the personal growth and knowledge that I would be able to walk away with. The multifaceted program offers many different types of opportunities to benefit me to help me know which direction is truly right for me. I also enjoy getting the opportunity to work with mentors that can give me an insight that I do not have readily available otherwise.
CareerPassport TeamHow are you participating in the CareerPassport Program?

Cristy – I am a Club member and I am also in the ELUD level.
CareerPassport TeamWhat have you enjoyed most about the program?

Cristy - I have enjoyed all of the varying activities that are provided to help me to grow, and networking with others that can help me succeed. I look forward to the other activities that I will be able to participate in thanks to CareerPassport.
CareerPassport TeamWhat has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future
career goal?

Cristy – Interacting with Bbsiness owners that have given me information on how to pursue my goals.
CareerPassport TeamWhat advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Cristy - I would highly recommend the program to students no matter what stage of life or year in school that they are. I honestly believe that it will make a difference in an awesome way. The opportunities they offer are those that many do not have access to on their own. Go for it, you will only be a better person for completing the program!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October CareerPassport Spotlight -- Joshua Erickson

October CareerPassport Spotlight

Joshua Erickson 


CareerPassport Team- What is your status in school and, what are you majoring in?

Joshua – I’m a Sophomore majoring in Entrepreneurship.

CareerPassport Team– Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Joshua – I want to build and develop a handful of businesses over my lifetime to create opportunities that will add value in others’ lives.  I want to affiliate several charities tied to those businesses to benefit those who have begun life in situations like my own.
CareerPassport Team– What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Joshua – Getting the opportunity to become more connected with my industry and having a structured guide to help me.
CareerPassport Team– How are you participating in the CareerPassport Program?

Joshua – Currently I am a Track Activities/Club Member, and I’m serving in the Club as the VP of Socials.
CareerPassport Team– Tell us about some of your achievements in the CareerPassport Program.

Joshua – I’ve accomplished a lot in the Self-Discovery Track, and I’ve attended many CareerPassport Events.
CareerPassport Team– What have you enjoyed most about the CareerPassport Program?

Joshua – I’ve enjoyed the great people, encouraging leadership, and incentives/motivation to pursue the kinds of things that will sincerely help me further myself.
CareerPassport Team– What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your
future career goal?

Joshua – I’ve really enjoyed the lecture series presentations from successful people outside of the University.
CareerPassport Team– What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Joshua - Make the tracks a weekly routine. Set a day for even just 30 minutes to work on bettering yourself.