New career passport program at Grand Junction


GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A useful resource for students, the Grand Junction Career Passport Program is launched, thanks to Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

The search for a job in a formal setting can be overwhelming.

Sometimes knowing where to start can cause a headache, until now.

Tamara Krizman, Director of Career Services at Colorado Mesa University, said, “The passport is meant to really help make those connections, it’s meant to help our students connect with our local business community.”

The new program is designed to bring together students and local businesses in a less formal setting to discuss future employment.

Cilia Kohn, Director of Marketing and Communications at Grand Junction Economic Partnership, said, “We have educational events, we have social events, we have professional networking events, from happy hour to yoga session in through a technological roundtable. “

Organizers say the goal is to host at least one event per month in the hopes of a more comfortable and less intimidating environment.

Kohn says, “The point of all these different events is really to create a kind of relaxed atmosphere for networking and building relationships between students and local professionals.

Blake Shewmon, senior at CMU, said, “Informal professionalism is kind of growing these days, a lot of people can work from home and so on, but you still have to maintain a level of professionalism.”

Whether you are looking for your first job or additional resources on a career path, Grand Junction’s Career Passport program is here for you.

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