The UCCS Career Center will be making its move out of Cragmor Hall and into a new location in the University Center. The center has been under construction over the summer, and it is expected to open during the fall semester.
The new T. Rowe Price Career & Innovation Center will be on the first floor of the UC across from Clyde’s Gastropub. The move was made possible due to a donation from investment management company T. Rowe Price.
After the relocation, students will be able to better utilize the center for a variety of career-based preparations and explore the options for the future after higher education.
Career Center Director Danny Pape emphasized the importance of the move for the center. He said the move will allow the space to be utilized by more students in a more central location. “A few key things we hope to gain is more awareness of career work on campus, to engage students earlier in their academic careers and an elevation of our work on campus with the UCCS community.”
Though the space will look different, the goal of the center will still be to help students navigate their future goals. “Our mission is to empower all students and alumni to design their career journeys through innovation,” Pape said. “We are excited the space will now match that mission and look forward to creating a career-centered campus culture.”
The center will continue to put on events geared toward student success. Pape stated, “We will continue to offer a wide variety of career programs both in person and virtually in our new space.”
He also said, “A sample of programs including Career Conversation panels with alumni and community members, career fairs offered by industry or college, designing your life workshops, diversity, equity, and inclusion career programming, and more.”
Pape further expressed his excitement for the move. “The new infrastructure and space for the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center is a signal to campus that career initiatives should be accessed by every student and alumni and are integral to success at UCCS.”
According to Pape, the collaboration between T. Rowe Price and UCCS had been a long-cultivated relationship.
Pape said, “T. Rowe Price was inspired to support workforce and community development through a renovation project for the Career Center to elevate services for students and alumni during all periods of their academic journey and into the workforce.”
T. Rowe Price also supports other aspects of the UCCS community. Pape said, “T. Rowe Price annually supports student fellowships, the Chancellor’s Leadership Class scholarships and a variety of initiatives in the College of Business, as well as the Ent Center for the Arts.”
A Scribe article from the spring semester stated that the Career Center would be open at the start of the fall semester; however, it has not officially opened in its new location but is expected to open later this fall. Normal operations will not be disrupted during the move.
For more information regarding the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center, please visit their website.