Alumni Career Change Fellowship 

 30 day online program to find work you love 

Feeling stuck in an unfulfilling career? Wondering what comes next? 


No more excuses, it's time to do something about it! 


UVA Alumni Career Services has partnered with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you the Alumni Career Change Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help UVA alumni like you get the clarity and plan you need to find a fulfilling career that fits you.

Whether you're early, mid, or late career, the Fellowship will give you the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own, while fitting into your busy schedule.

Define what you really want

Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you

Uncover your unique strengths

Identify your core strengths and transferable skills so your next career move will fit you better

Discover exciting options

Identify career paths that would be a better fit for you and learn how to test them before committing to one

Create an Action Plan

Implement a better process for making a career change, and be held accountable for making it happen

"I had already wasted a ton of time trying to change careers on my own with no actual progress and a lot of fear. The Fellowship helped me understand what I want and how to actually get it, and the community is priceless."


- Laura, Administrator to non-profit program manager

who this is for

We've designed the Fellowship to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.

The Fellowship is perfect for you if:

  • You feel stuck in an unsatisfying career (or toxic work environment) and you're not sure what to do next

  • You're comfortable right now but want to figure out what else is out there

  • You have several ideas for what you could do next, but need help narrowing them down

"Three months into the new job, I can confirm that this is absolutely the most rewarding job I’ve ever had! The process of Reflection, Definition, and Testing has led me to a much happier place."

- Javier, Software

sales to educator

"This experience was more than well worth it, especially for busy professionals. You'll get superb resources, top-notch career ideas, and insight that will set you on a promising path towards your next career move."

- Victoria, Moved to

a better fit company

"The course platforms were easy to use, flexible, and whole program fit into my busy schedule. I even developed a detailed action plan that I used immediately to identify new career opportunities."

- Scott, Lawyer to

small business owner

how it works

The Fellowship has been designed to give you a step-by-step process and to hold you accountable. 

Starting August 3rd, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:

Complete assignments on your time

Watch videos, explore resources, and complete self-assessments. No need to login at a specific time, just get the work done by the stated deadlines. 

Weekly team working sessions

Video conference with your team of [PN] alumni to help you think boldly and hold you accountable. Choose between Wednesdays at 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST.

1-on-1 calls with your partner

We'll match you with an Accountability Partner, and every other week you'll connect with them to complete an assignment together (you schedule the calls at a time that works for both of you).

An entire community excited to help

Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from other [PN] alumni, your personal network, and the facilitators. You're not alone; put your growing network to work for you!

what you'll experience

Expect to spend five hours per week working through the program. Once per week on Wednesdays at 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST (you pick!) you'll have a 1.5 hour video call with your assigned Team.

Week 1

April 1 - 8

The Reflection Phase

Identify your strengths, skills and interests so you can find a career that fits

Week 2

April 9 - 15

The Definition Phase

Define what you want from your career and identify options that align

Week 3

April 16 - 23

The Definition Phase pt. 2

Choose your top potential career paths to explore further

Week 4

April 24 - 30

The Testing Phase and Next Steps

Create an Action Plan to test your top options then choose the best one

Ongoing Support

The Launch Phase and additional resources

5 steps to land your next job as a career changer + tools and templates

Next Fellowship: Summer 2020

July 6 - Sep 5th

Leave your email and we'll alert you as soon as enrollment opens. See you then!

"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career" 

- Ogechi, Journalism to healthcare

enroll now

We're committed to offering [PN] alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone. Compare to traditional career coaching at $150-$350 per hour.

Enrollment closes July 31st. The Fellowship begins August 3rd.

Early Enrollment

Enroll by July 13th


SAVE $50

Money Back



Regular Enrollment

July 14th - July 31st


Money Back



Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship

Still not sure if the Fellowship is right for you?

Send us an email and we'll talk!


Is the Fellowship right for me?

We've designed the Fellowship to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.

The Fellowship will NOT be a good fit for you if:

  • You already know exactly what you want and just need help landing a job

  • You want one-on-one industry expert coaching

  • You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work

  • You aren't excited to spend some of your time helping your peers

  • You're not able to commit to completing the assigned work (about 5 hours per week)

What do you mean by "career change"?

We're not just talking about changing from one career to something entirely unrelated and different; we're talking about making some sort of change to your career that brings you more fulfillment. For some people, success is finding a similar role in a new organization, and for others, success is starting over entirely in a new role, new organization, and new industry. We'll help you figure out what's best for you!

How much time will this take?

We've designed the Fellowship to be about five hours of work per week (mostly on your own schedule, except for the Team calls). Participants get the best results when they keep up with the suggested deadlines and attend all of the weekly Team video calls.

What technology do I need to participate?

All you need is a computer with a webcam (tablets won't work!), reliable wifi, and a Google account. We'll be using a program called Teachable for the program curriculum, a tool called Slack for our community discussion forum, Google Hangouts for our video calls, and Google Docs for our assignments. 

What if I have to miss one or more of the Team video calls?

While we really want you to participate as fully as possible in the Fellowship, we understand that you may occasionally have a conflict. When you enroll, you'll be asked to choose either Wednesday or Thursday meeting times. If you need to miss just one of the four Team video meetings, you can give you team advanced warning and make up the work later. However, if you need to miss more than one, we suggest you wait for the next Fellowship

Refund Policy and Money Back Guarantee

Your are eligible for a full refund up until 3 days before the Fellowship begins. After that, we cannot provide a refund, but we can transfer your enrollment to a later date up until two weeks into the Fellowship.

​If you are still feeling totally lost after the Fellowship, we'll provide 1-on-1 coaching to help you figure out exactly what to do differently. If you’re following what we suggest and it’s still not working, we will give you your money back.

Who is facilitating the program?

Grant Schroll, cofounder of Mission Collaborative - I'm passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they grow up. I've navigated several career changes myself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. I use my background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career change and create transformative experiences for bold people like you!

Ashley Artrip, Lead Facilitator at Mission Collaborative - I’m on a mission to make changing careers less painful. I combine my experience from Gallup, where I worked on employee engagement research, and at SV Academy, which is a career accelerator for underrepresented minorities breaking into sales roles. I am a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, and I deliver actionable career advice that’s built around your strengths and what makes you unique so you can bring your whole self to work.

© 2020 Mission Collaborative