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Ascend to your personal PEAK!
(Professional Education and Knowledge) 

Preparing students for entry into the professional business environment is an important focus area for the Gordon Ford College of Business. PEAK was formed as a comprehensive resource that will complement content knowledge that students learn and practice each day in the classroom.

Professional success doesn't begin when a student wears the cap and gown and receives a diploma. Preparing for professional success is a process that begins the moment a student walks into Grise Hall for the first time. That's where PEAK steps in, giving students a multitude of information, assistance, and advice in these and more areas:

  • Career awareness and exploration opportunities
  • Personal improvement workshops and seminars
  • Real-world experiences through mentoring and internships
  • Continued professional development and networking for alumni

How will you ascend to your personal PEAK?

  1. Check out the GFCB Events Calendar to see upcoming workshops and opportunities.
  2. Click on the links below to find out more about how you can prepare for personal professional success:

UPCOMING PEAK EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Job Shadowing: Ongoing: Spend a few hours or even a whole day in the real world, learning more about your future career with professionals who are available to answer questions and give advice

PEAK Mini Career Trek Event: October 1, 2015 ~ Spend one day at a world-class aluminum manufacturing facility right in WKU's backyard. During Career Trek, students will interact with business professionals in accounting, finance, logistics, supply chain management, purchasing, and management.  Space is limited!

PEAK Perfect Your Interview Program: September 24, 3-5 p.m. ~ Professionals from the Bowling Green community will come to campus to conduct mock interview sessions, providing feedback on your answers as well as nonverbal behaviors. Students will need to make appointments for the 30-minute sessions.

PEAK Career Climb Event: October 28~ A day set aside for underclassmen (freshmen and sophomore students) to help you learn how to build your brand, craft a professional image, and learn how to navigate the waters of seeking the right career for you!

PEAK Senior Summit: November 18 ~ An event for our soon-to-be graduating seniors to send them off with the information necessary for career and personal success in the "real world." Refreshments and an alumni t-shirt are offered to all graduating seniors.

PEAK Etiquette Dinner: November 12 ~ Learn about the importance of etiquette while enjoying a reduced-cost dinner.

PEAK Workshop Series: Workshops and seminars aimed at helping you develop a more professional persona. Workshop topics in the past include: professional dress on a budget, resume preparation, negotiation skills, communication skills, etc.

Internships: A great opportunity to break into your chosen career! The PEAK Program can help you find the right fit for you.

Mentoring: Develop professional relationships with people already in the business world

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about PEAK activities, contact:
Dr. Evelyn Thrasher
Grise Hall 221
270.745.3449
evelyn.thrasher@wku.edu

 

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 Last Modified 8/27/15