College of Business Career Trailhead

Your Professional Readiness Program

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Career Trailhead, the UM College of Business professional readiness program, helps prepare students for a meaningful career that makes an impact on business and society. Career Trailhead moves students through four levels of career readiness; beginning with the initial exploratory trek onto the summit of a rewarding career.

About the Program

Career Trailhead is designed to complement the skills you are learning in the classroom. The College of Business career readiness program is here to provide students with the best possible chance to be competitive in the business world through workshops; practice interviews; resume critiques; networking events to build their professional network; and effective job search advice from expert staff, business owners and human resource managers. 

Engaging in a variety of out-of-classroom experiences will set you on the path to a strong career. Start blazing your career trail today!

Incentive

After completing Level 1 Required Activities, you will be entered for the chance to win $100 in UMoney! An additional drawing for the chance to win a College of Business t-shirt will be held for students who complete at least two Highly Recommended Activities!

Required Activities

  1. Write a Career Essay Submit your assignment
  2. Outline Your Resume, Submit your assignment

Highly Recommended Activities

Campus Connections

  • Join a student group

Explore Your Interests

  • Take a Class of Interest

Explore Career Paths

  • Establish a Handshake profile
  • Get a summer job to gain work experience

Incentive

After completing Level 2 Required Activities, you will be entered for the chance to win $100 Downtown Missoula gift card! An additional drawing for the chance to win a $50 gas card will be held for students who complete at least two Highly Recommended Activities!

Required Activities

  1. Develop or Update your Handshake Profile
  2. Create Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Highly Recommended Activities

Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Attend DiverseU
  • Become a UM Ally

Participate in a New Experience

  • Volunteer at a local agency/organization

Expand Career Awareness

  • Attend COB Employer Information Booth
  • Get a summer job to gain different/varied work experience

Incentives

After completing Level 3 Required Activities, you will be entered for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! An additional drawing for the chance to win a College of Business t-shirt will be held for students who complete at least two Highly Recommended Activities!

Required Activities

  1. Interview someone on LinkedIn who has the job you want, Submit your assignment
  2. Update your résumé and cover letter, Submit your assignment
  3. Use Handshake to schedule an Interview or attend a job event, submit your assignment

Highly Recommended Activities

Grow Leadership Skills

  • Take a Leadership Role in your student group

Next Level Career Exploration

  • Volunteer at a local agency/organization
  • Get a summer internship to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom

Incentive

After completing Level 4 Required Activities, you will be entered to win a UM diploma frame! An additional drawing for the chance to win a College of Business sweatshirt will be held for students who complete at least two Highly Recommended Activities!

Required Activities

  1. Review your resume
  2. Professionalize your LinkedIn Profile and Build your Network
  3. Review 3 job descriptions on LinkedIn, Indeed, etc.

Highly Recommended Activities

Leadership

  • Take the role of project manager for one class project

Make Yourself Marketable

  • Get certified outside of class to enhance your resume
  • Upload your resume to Handshake

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