The T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center will host an open house Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 1-3 p.m. to showcase the center for the first time since its relocation to UC 114 in 2021.
Career Center director Jeni Spice spoke of her excitement for the open house. “We want to officially have an open house for faculty, staff and students to celebrate the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center, especially now that we are fully staffed!” Spice wrote via email.
The purpose of the open house is for students to meet the Career Center staff and learn about what the center has to offer. There will also be games, refreshments and photo opportunities with UCCS mascot Clyde.
“We will have information on how we can help students in all areas involving careers, have a marshmallow toss game, bingo, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, snacks, lemonade and prizes,” Spice said.
While the open house is intended to be fun, it is primarily meant to encourage students to connect with the center, no matter the stage of their degree, Spice says.
“It is important for students to connect with us to have support in their career journey from the time they start college to graduation and beyond,” Spice said. “We assist students navigating the transition from college to career with individual career coaching to help them make their career path brighter.”
The center has partnered with the UCCS graduate school to provide free professional headshots to the first 100 people to register for the event.
Spice explained the value of professional headshots, due to the quality of the equipment used to take them and the intent to “create a more professional presentation and make a professional visual impression.”
The Career Center offers assistance with resume building, job interview practice, career and major exploration and one on one career coaching. Their space includes meeting and interview rooms available for students to use in addition to their main lounge area, which has free coffee and tea. The center also features a free professional style clothing section called Clyde’s Closet, open for student use.
According to Spice, students can stop by the Career Center anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Career Center hosts other events throughout the year and partners with other departments. They are hosting a career development resource fair with the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Future events hosted by the center will can be found on Handshake and MLC.
For more information, visit the Career Center’s website or call them at (719) 255-3340.
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