The Springboard Fellowship opens a world of possibilities for eager students looking to build social capital and launch into life after college.
As a partnership between Fort Lewis College and Colorado Mesa University, the Fellowship is a free, year-long program designed to support hard-working students excited about their future careers.
By June 2024, Fellows will be prepared to tackle networking events, presentations, and job interviews, finding success in their professional journeys.
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Rising seniors (graduating May 2024) are welcome to apply beginning January 1. Applications are due by March 1. Faculty and staff can nominate students for the Fellowship by March 1. Interviews will be held in April.
All you have to do is fill out the application! The application includes general questions about you, your current major, career interests, and what you hope to achieve from participation in the Fellowship. It should take between 20 – 30 minutes.
Social capital represents personal and professional benefits that stem from building relationships. The Springboard Fellowship helps students build social capital and cultivate the skills necessary to strengthen and grow their professional networks.
Students should plan on committing 8-10 hours a month toward the Fellowship, not including travel.
From connecting with local business leaders to attending networking events and participating in professional development sessions, students will build social capital and dive deeply into career readiness. Fellows will hone their communication and leadership skills while working alongside inspiring mentors and community leaders.
The Springboard Fellowship launches in September 2023 and culminates at an exciting Washington, D.C. conference in June 2024.
Throughout the year, students can attend conferences and professional development workshops in Grand Junction, Denver, and Washington, D.C.
Yes! Students will not incur costs during their tenure with the Fellowship. Students who complete the Fellowship will receive a $5,000 Springboard Award to offset expenses associated with starting a new career, such as purchasing business attire, signing an apartment lease, or navigating transportation in a new city.
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