Office of Career Planning & Development Training and Development

Student Opportunities

HomeFree-USA launched the Center for Financial Advancement™ pilot at Fisk University in October 2017.
CFA is the FIRST financial and homeownership empowerment movement at select HBCUs created to:

  •  Elevate the financial stature and homeownership potential of students, faculty, parents, and community residents.
  • Create a pipeline of skilled HBCU students for careers in real estate, mortgage lending and financial services through hiring and internships.
  • Position HBCU partners as an economic engine in their communities.
  • Amplify recruitment results for HBCUs.

The curriculum includes sessions on:

  • The Power of Everyday Leadership which includes training on image, networking, dining etiquette, business conversations, social media etiquette, eye contact, handshake, and other professional skills that help to establish a presence. Students also participate in interactive team exercises on attitude, mindset, and goal setting.
  • How to Have #Money4Life which includes sessions on establishing and managing your credit, understanding credit score, establishing a spending plan, understanding and managing student loan debt and repayment, creating a spending plan based on needs versus wants, learning effective ways to save using a case study and easy ways to make and save money while in college.

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Scholar Program Application 2022-2023

Scholar Program Application

Fisk University is excited to announce its elite corporate partnership with HCA Healthcare. This unique partnership combines scholarships, internships and permanent placement opportunities. Every year, 20 HCA Healthcare Scholars will be selected and given unprecedented exposure to the HCA Healthcare organization. The HCA scholars represent a wide range of majors but all share an expressed interest in healthcare.

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The Fisk Executive Leadership Program is a premier and transformative education program designed to provide students with authentic work opportunities while developing necessary professional skills. Students will practice utilizing essential habits to be competitive in the 21st-century job market and use economic independence by contributing towards the cost of their education. The Fisk Executive Leadership Program will allow students to gain valuable work experience and help reduce college debt.

The Office of Career Planning and Development is currently accepting applications for the FELP program. Complete the  F.E.L.P Student Application and submit it to fiskcareerplanning@gmail.com by 14th January 2022.

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F.E.L.P. Student Application

The OPCD Ambassador Program targets students who serve as ambassadors and peer mentors for the office. Ambassadors will assist in promoting programs and services throughout the year. The Office of Career Planning and Development is currently accepting the application for Ambassador Program. Complete the Student Ambassador Document and submit it to be considered for the program. The deadline is 4 August 2021. This program is open to all classifications.

OCPD Lead Ambassador Application

Please email completed applications to fiskcareerplanning@gmail.com.

 

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As a career mentor, students are provided with an opportunity to serve as a peer mentor and also assist the office with career planning, assessments, internship searches, and mini mock interviews. The Office of Career Planning and Development is currently accepting the application for Career Peer Mentor. Complete the Career Peer Mentor Application and submit it to be considered for the program. The deadline is 4 August 2022. Please note that only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this program.

 

Career Peer Mentee Application

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF ENTERPRISE
The Enterprise Program takes place during the fall and spring semesters. This program prepares students for opportunities within the construction management industry and focuses on project management. Participants will have access to a variety of industry professionals and information. Participants will gain valuable information that will lead to securing internships within Enterprise’s network of partners.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Enterprise is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and any seniors who are looking to prepare for internships/experiential learning opportunities within the construction industry. Enterprise is a year-long
program with sessions taking place 12 weeks each semester. Participants will attend industry-specific classes throughout the semester. Note: Program participants will be 10-15 for the academic school year.

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM BENEFITS
• Receive scholarship funds toward college tuition
• Receive professional training and development
• Attend and participate in site visits
• Gain real-world work experience
• Develop twenty-first-century work skills
• Become competitive and marketable in a changing world
• Participate in networking and teambuilding opportunities

Enterprise Solutions Application

INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF RSG
The Ryan Scholars Program takes place during the fall and spring semesters. This program prepares students for opportunities within the insurance industry. Scholars will have access to a variety of industry
professionals and information. Ryan Scholars will gain valuable information that will lead to securing internships within RSG’s network of partners.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
RSG is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are looking to prepare for internships/experiential learning opportunities within the insurance industry. RSG is a year-long program with 6-8 weeks each semester sessions. Ryan Scholars will attend professional development workshops throughout the semester. Note: Program participants will be 20 for the academic school year.

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM BENEFITS
• Receive scholarship funds toward college tuition
• Receive professional training and development
• Receive professional development hours and volunteer in a service-learning project
• Gain real-world work experience
• Develop twenty-first-century work skills
• Become competitive and marketable in a changing world
• Participate in networking and teambuilding opportunities

RSG Program Application