Carleton Scholars Program: Information for Students
Carleton’s Scholars Program introduces a group of students to a variety of organizations within a particular field of interest. It includes an on-campus symposium, site visits, panel discussions, a networking workshop and reception, and related curricular components.
2017 Scholars Programs
- The Scholars Program was piloted in 2006.
- Past trips have focused on financial markets, public policy, medicine/ public health, non-profits, technology, environmental sustainability, social action, business, entrepreneurship, and the creative arts.
- These programs are meant to provide more than learning opportunities for students; they are also a chance for organizations to learn about Carleton students.
- Site visits take place during spring break, usually lasting two to four days, depending on budget and travel arrangements.
- Student groups typically consist of approximately fifteen students.
- Parent and alumni “on the ground” contacts help with arranging company visits, student/alumni receptions, and other scheduled group activities.
- Students engage in a career curriculum which assists in crafting a resume, creating student profiles and LinkedIn profiles, developing an elevator speech, researching the participating companies and alumni, as well as networking practice.
- Evaluation of the experience takes place within a week of the program’s end.
- General networking and initial expectations for the trip are laid out at during the orientation.
- Students visit several job sites each day, learning about each organization as a whole and the alumni/parents’ specific roles within the organization, then engaging in a Q & A session for which students have prepared ahead of time.
- At least one networking reception is hosted with alumni which offers students an opportunity to make connections and further their industry knowledge.
Each student will:
- Identify and articulate their skills (written & oral).
- Present themselves as confident and polished.
- Expand their professional network.
- Create an action plan for career next steps.
- Twin Cities Careers in Non-Profits Scholars Program 2016
- Twin Cities Careers in Medicine Scholars Program 2016
- Twin Cities Business & Entrepreneurship Scholars Program - Spring Break 2015
- Twin Cities Tech Scholars Program - Spring Break 2014
- Boston Scholars Winter 2012
- Non-profits and non-profit management (Seattle, 2010)
- Business and Finance (Chicago, 2010)
- Public Health and Medicine (Atlanta, 2009)
- Film and Media (Los Angeles, 2009)
- Clean Technology (San Francisco, 2009)
- Creative Arts Scholars (New York, 2008)
- Social Action Scholars (2008)
- Public Policy Scholars (Washington D.C., 2008, 2007, 2010)
- Environmental Scholars (Colorado, 2007)
- Technology Scholars (Silicon Valley, 2007)
- Business Scholars (New York, 2008, 2007, 2006)