Alumni Career Change Fellowship

30 day online program to find work you love

Feeling unfulfilled at work? Wondering what comes next? 

 

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

 

UVA 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 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

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

Early Career

Kim: Moved to a better

fit company

"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."

Mid Career

Laura: Software sales

to educator

"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."

Late Career

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 29th, 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 7pm EST or Thursdays at 9pm EST.

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 UVA 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

Feb 29 - Mar 7

Identify your strengths, transferrable skills, and interests

Use assessments, self-reflection, and conversations to know yourself better

Week 2

Mar 8 - 14

Define what you want and identify options that align

Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options

Week 3

Mar 15 - 21

Choose your top potential career paths to explore further

Use our proven decision framework to narrow down your options 

Week 4

Mar 22 - 28

Create an Action Plan to pursue your top options

Learn effective strategies for testing a career before leaping, then make your plan

Ongoing Support

Additional resources and lifetime access to the curriculum

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

Can't make it this time?

Next Fellowship: August 2020

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 UVA alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.

Compare to career coaching ($150-$350/hr) and Mission Collaborative's public Fellowship ($349).

Enrollment closes 2/23. The Fellowship begins 2/29.

Early Enrollment

Enroll by 2/8

$249

SAVE $50

Regular Enrollment

2/9 - 2/23

$299

Money Back

Guarantee

We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!

​Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship

 
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