100% Career Placement
Live and Learn in Washington, D.C.
Launching Your Career Is Our Goal
From the first day of the program, you will be coached in preparation for success and given the necessary skills to discover your career path. Our goal is that every student in the program, before graduation, will have an attractive, well-paying job that will be the first step to a successful and honorable career. Our dedication to your career success has results: 100% of our students have received desired job offers within 3-5 months of graduation; many have received offers before graduation.
Curriculum Taught by Experienced Professionals
You will complete a core curriculum of the necessary language, skills, tools and processes to give your career an accelerated start. Students learn from a talented team of successful business leaders who have diverse business experience from companies like ExxonMobil, the Home Depot, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marriott Hotels, McKinsey & Company, GE, and more.Learn More
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Career Development Courses
Built into both semesters of our program, our career courses are designed to allow students to build the foundations of their career search. In the first semester's Career Strategy course, students practice mock interviews, salary negotiations, tailoring their resumes and cover letters, optimizing their LinkedIn pages, and crafting their networking pitches. In the second semester's Career Development, students will work one on one with Career Development to design and execute a career search plan with the goal of securing a career building job upon graduation.
When a student decides to join our program, we have an "on-boarding" meeting to discuss a student's interest and to provide all of the resources we have to help the student secure an internship. Our students intern during the morning, and take classes in the afternoon. Internships are meant as practical experiences to add business knowledge and skills while earning some extra money. A typical week for our students blends career, professionalism, and academics. The schedule below is an example of our classes from Fall 2019 (subject to change):
Field Team Study Capstone Projects
During the second semester, our students participate in the Field Team Study Capstone project. The capstone project is a semester long consulting project to solve the real-world business problem of a company in the D.C. area. We teach our students how to collect data, present it professionally, and to apply business skills they've learned in the first semester to their business problem. We've worked with companies such as Amtrak, Microsoft, the D.C. government, GloveStix, and Securiport.
Company Immersion Week
During October, we visit companies in-personal and virtually to expose our students to different businesses and to experience a day in the life of various industries. This week demonstrates that good jobs can be found at local firms and large companies. Students hear from a selection of departments in the individual companies to discover which jobs might appeal to their interests.
The week also includes networking events with alumni, professionals, and other business connections.
"Thirsty Thursday" Speakers
Every other Thursday, we invite local business, government, and entrepreneurship leaders to come and talk with the class in an informal setting, all while enjoying a pizza and a beer.
Catholic University Alumni Discount
Who Hires Our Graduates?
100% of our students have a job within 3-5 months of graduation, and alumni average a starting salary of $65,000. Examples of companies that graduates are working at include: