Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Schedule: Spring Semester 2017

Once you are selected for the Taking Flight program, you will be notified when and where your group will meet. You will meet once a week for five weeks on the same weekday, with exception for Session 2 for Career Success Week. The following dates and times are set:

Workshop Dates and Topics

Session 1 (February 6-8, 2017):
Meaningful experiences and skills discussions

  • Accomplishments while at UNCW
  • Skill Seeker
  • Academic, Service, and Leadership experiences

Session 2 (Career Success Week 2017):

  • Monday, February 13, 6:00 pm: Financial Planning
  • Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 pm: Network Night
  • Wednesday, February 17, 12-3:00 pm: Career Fair, Burney Center

Session 3 (February 20-22, 2017):

  • Strengths Finder discussion and activities (you will be given the book and assessment the first week)
  • Small group discussions concering financial planning

Session 4 (February 27 - March 1, 2017):
Your career path

  • Discussions and activities relating to going into your first job or graduate school
  • Resume exchange
  • Using LinkedIn to its fullest potential

Session 5 (March 13 - 15, 2017):
Life leading to commencement and after - conversations about:

  • Your transition
  • Commencement speeches
  • Cornerstone Pledge
  • Civic engagement
  • Staying connected to UNCW, being a Seahawk for life

Final Celebration (Wednesday, March 22, 2017):
Celebrate the completion of Taking Flight with a reception at the Wise Alumni House.

  • Staff from Alumni Relations and local alums will be present to network with you.