Benefits & Commitment

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Benefits

What do you get out of participating in the MCPA?

  • Increased self-awareness through completion of career assessments
  • Ability to make informed and thoughtful career choices
  • Help in choosing a major that aligns with your career choice
  • Knowledge about how to form a path toward a career
  • Increased involvement on campus and opportunity to meet other students
  • Access to leadership development opportunities
  • Valuable connections to employers
  • Develop skills employers are seeking
  • A more competitive resume to impress employers
  • Support and guidance from MCPA staff

Commitment

What do you have to put into the MCPA?

For your first two years of college:

  • Attend up to five career-based workshops each semester. Workshops may range from thirty minutes to one hour.
  • Meet with the program staff once each semester.
  • Participate in professional activities and/or events.

Overall, students should be willing to commit up to 10-20 hours per semester as a member of the Memphis Career Preparation Academy.