ElevateU

Your Career-Readiness Program

Focus on the skills you need to succeed

ElevateU, University of Montana’s signature career readiness program, prepares students for a meaningful career and well-lived, joyful life starting from day one. Being career ready means you have the education, skills, and tools needed to launch, carry-on, and pivot your post-graduation career. ElevateU is designed to move students through levels of career readiness and wayfinding; starting with exploring interests, then gaining experiences, embracing opportunities, and elevating to a career.

About the Program

Build your unique brand by exploring careers, completing micro-internships, earning micro-credentials, attending virtual career fairs, and engaging in the community. ElevateU prepares you, from day one at University of Montana to be career ready and tomorrow-proof. ElevateU will set you on a path to discover career fields, build your way forward, design your life and prepare for your first, next, and last career.

Experiential Learning & Career Success can help you:

  • identify and engage in experiential learning opportunities at each right time to build your career readiness foundation and then strategically add to it.
  • participate in and prototype out-of-class experiences that connect your passion to your chosen major/field of study and free you to follow your joy.

Maximize your college experience through participation in programs, services, experiences, and adventures designed to engage, energize, and ElevateU every year!

Report Your Progress

Track your progress in ElevatueU in Griz Hub.

1) Login into Griz Hub

2) Sign In (blue box top right)

3) Scroll down to "Paths" and click ElevateU

4) Enter your ElevateU experiences

 

Level 1: Explore

Incentive

After completing and then entering Level 1 required experiences in Griz HuB/Paths, you will be entered for the chance to Win a Year-Long Parking Pass or Cash Equivalent!

Required Experiences

  1. Create Handshake and LinkedIn Profiles
  2. Meet with Career or Experiential Learning Professional

Strongly Suggested Experiences

Connect on Campus

Discover Your Strengths

Explore Majors & Career Paths

Level 2: Experience

Incentive

After completing and then entering Level 2 required experiences in Griz HuB/Paths, you will be entered for the chance to win a Year-Long Parking Pass or Cash Equivalent!

Required Experiences

  1. Attend a career fair
  2. Discuss career readiness with your advisor/faculty mentor

Strongly Suggested Experiences

Affirm Your Area of Interest or Study

Participate in Experiential Learning

Grow Your Career Awareness

Level 3: Embrace

Incentives

After completing and then entering Level 3 required experiences in Griz HUB/Paths, you will be entered for the chance to win One of Two $100 Cash Rewards!

Required Experiences

  1. Complete an experiential learning activity (internship, volunteer, service learning, research, job, fieldwork, study away/abroad, etc.)
  2. Create or update your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile

Strongly Suggested Experiences

Commit to Your Academics

  • Research career paths, graduate, or professional school
  • Confirm your degree requirements for graduation
  • Create an e-portfolio and/or present research

Nurture Your Future Career Success

Ready Yourself for the Search

Level 4: Elevate

Incentive

After completing and then entering Level 4 required experiences in Griz HUB/Paths, you will be entered to Win One of Two $100 Cash Rewards!

Required Experiences

  1. Complete the First Destination Survey
  2. Apply for a job, graduate/professional school, or national service

Strongly Suggested Experiences

Lead with Success

Expand Connections

  • Join professional associations and UM Alumni Association
  • Ask for recommendation letters
  • Confirm professional references

Commence Your Search

  • ­­Finalize your résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn Profile
  • Review your transcript