Career and Academic Planning Program (CAPP)
The Career and Academic Planning Program (CAPP) assists students by:
- educating students about MC policies and procedures and creating an awareness about information and resources available to achieve their academic and career goals
- providing support and resources to clarify career goals, understand the current job market, and participate in experiential learning
- providing guidance and resources to assist MC students with articulating how their UPS experience, education, and skills and experiences can fulfill future employer needs
- assessing their program satisfaction and gathering post-graduation plans to assist with program improvement and on-going program success
0-30 Credit Hours: Student Transition Program (STP)
STP is a series of on-line modules educating MC students about program requirements, career and major selection, job market data, financial literacy, and time management for third shift employees. In addition, first semester college students will receive on-going support through the First Year Guide program, offering coaching and guidance in accessing educational and community resources to achieve career success.
30-60 Credit Hours: Resume
MC students will create a resume tailored to their career goals. This customized resume serves as a guide to establishing candidate branding and will guide the content for on-line career portfolios and various networking resources. In addition, MC students will review job market data and establish clear measurable career goals.
60-90 Credit Hours: Experiential Learning
MC students are introduced to experiential learning opportunities including co-ops and internships, career related volunteer and co-curricular experiences and UPS part-time supervisor positions. Participants also learn about various job placement resources. Participants may also participate in the Online Career Guide Mentor Program, offered entirely online via email, to connect students with professionals who will serve as their "Career Guides" for brief, one-time feedback in one or more of the following areas: Resume Review, LinkedIn Profile Review, and Career Portfolio Review.
90+ Credit Hours: Mock Interview
The mock interview prepares MC students for communicating how their education, skills and experiences fulfill future employer’s needs. Participants will receive feedback about their interview skills, guidance for updating their resume, and current job market information.
This must be completed prior to signing the MC agreement for the semester in which students plan to complete their final credential at JCTC or UofL.
Recent respondents to our 2018-2019 Graduation Survey provided insight regarding the impact of the MC program on educational and career attainment:
- Approximately 50% of MC students indicated they would not have been able to attend or finish college without the MC program
- Approximately 50% of MC students stated they would have been able to attend college but wanted to avoid student loan debt.
- 95% of Metropolitan College participants would you recommend the program to family and/or friends.
- A majority of Metropolitan College participants reported that they have developed the following essential skills while working part-time at UPS (Note: The National Association of Colleges and Employer’s (NACE) Job Outlook 2020 indicate these skills and qualities as desired characteristic of future employees.):
- Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to work in a team structure.
- Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to build relationships through interpersonal communication.
CREW Career Center
Connecting Resources, Education and Workforce
Unique partnership among:
- Metropolitan College—Coordinator and home base to CREW
- Jefferson Community and Technical College—Provides staffing support to CREW
Offers a full array of career development services to:
- Metropolitan College participants at both partner institutions
- All students and alumni at Jefferson Community & Technical College
- Find our more at http://www.crew.cc/
Student Development Team has presented at regional and national professional conferences:
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- Webinar Learn by Doing: The Metropolitan College Experiential Learning Requirement
- Cultivating Transferable Skills in Student Workers
- Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE)
- The Powerful Partnership: Promoting Student Retention in Higher Education and the Workforce
- National Council for Student Development (NCSD)
- From Striking Out to a Homerun: Assessing and Assisting Educational Stop Outs
- Lighting the Path to a Bright future: Cultivating Transferrable Skills and Career Goals in Student Workers
- Moving Up to the Majors: Equipping Students to Succeed Through a Workforce Preparation Program
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- Planting the Seeds of Success: Creating and Customizing Career Services
- Workin’ 9 to 5: Transforming Perceptions of the Employed College Student