Feeling unfulfilled at work? Wondering what comes next?
No more excuses, it's time to do something about it!
UCSC Alumni Career Services has partnered with the career change experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you the Alumni Career Change Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help UCSC 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
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're:
Feeling bored, burned out, under-appreciated, or not using your strengths at work
Not excited about what comes next for your current career (a dead end or uninspiring promotion)
Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career
Curious about what else it out there that might fit you better than where you are now
Kim: Moved to a better
"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."
Laura: Software sales
"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 get it, and the community is priceless."
Scott: Lawyer to
small business owner
"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."
How it works
The Fellowship has been designed to give you a step-by-step process and to hold you accountable.
Starting February 22nd, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:
Complete assignments on your own time
Watch videos, explore resources, and complete self-assessments to structure your career change. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines.
Weekly team working sessions
Video conference with your team to help you think boldly and hold you accountable. Choose between Wednesdays at 6pm PST or Thursdays at 8pm PST.
1-on-1 calls with your partner
Get out of your head and talk things through with your hand-picked Accountability Partner (you schedule the calls at a time that works for both of you).
Leverage the whole community
Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from other UCSC 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 6pm PST or Thursdays at 8pm PST (you pick!) you'll have a 1.5 hour video call with your assigned Team.
Feb 22 - 29
Identify your strengths, transferrable skills, and interests
Use assessments, self-reflection, and conversations to know yourself better
Mar 1 - 7
Define what you want and identify options that align
Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options
Mar 8 - 14
Choose your top potential career paths to explore further
Use our proven decision framework to narrow down your options
Mar 15 - 22
Create an Action Plan to pursue your top options
Learn effective strategies for testing a career before leaping, then make your plan
Additional resources and lifetime access to the curriculum
5 steps to land your next job as a career changer + tools and templates
"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career"
- Ogechi, Journalism to healthcare
We're committed to offering UCSC alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.
Compare to career coaching ($150-$350/hr) and Mission Collaborative's public Fellowship ($349).
Enrollment closes 2/17. The Fellowship begins 2/22.
We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!