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Career Development

Students in the GOAL program take a variety of academic courses during their four years at UNC, one or more of these classes each semester is directly related to their career goal. Students also have the opportunity to develop their career awareness by participating in a variety of job exploration activities such as; on-campus and community job tours, on-campus and community job shadows, informational interviews, and attending various job fairs each semester. Students in GOAL are supported in finding on-campus employment at anytime throughout their experience at UNC. All paid and un-paid student employment positions are listed below:

  • Campus Bookstore – Follett Company
  • Dining Services – Holmes Dining Hall
  • Dining Services – Tobey Kendel Dining Hall
  • UNC Athletics, Marketing – Fan Engagement
  • UNC Campus Recreation Center
  • UNC Media Relations
  • UNC Performance Hall

As of June 30th, 2020, 94% of all GOAL students have either a paid job or internship and 69% of GOAL students have one or more paid on-campus jobs. UNC completed a survey in the spring of 2019 reporting that 64% of typically matriculated students work 6 or more hours a week. Think College reports that “students who obtained a paid job while enrolled were almost 15 times more likely to have a paid job at exit than those who did not. The National rate of employment for a person with an intellectual disability is 17%. Beginning in 2018, 73% of all GOAL students who completed the prior year have had paid employment in their home communities during summer break.

Securing competitive integrated employment in each student’s desired community upon graduating from UNC is the targeted outcome of the career development component. When students arrive to their Junior and Senior year, they are immersed into community employment experiences such as; paid jobs, un-paid internships, and paid internships within their desired career field. Listed below are community organizations who have provided various vocational development experiences:

  • 1310 KFKA Radio
  • ABC Child Development Center
  • Denver Center for Performing Arts
  • Distortions Unlimited
  • DoubleTree by Hilton (Downtown Greeley)
  • Family Funplex
  • FedEx Ground
  • Greeley Recreation Center
  • Greeley Police Department
  • Horse Buds Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Knowledge Quest Academy
  • Kohl’s (Greeley, CO)
  • KUNC Radio
  • Pirate Radio 104.7
  • Planet Fitness (Greeley, CO)
  • Millennium II Tattoo Shop
  • Scheels (Johnstown, CO)
  • TBM Studios
  • TEAMTOM Gym
  • The Nerd Store
  • Union Colony Civic Center
  • WeldWerks Brewing Co.
  • Weld County Area Agency on Aging

For more information about career development, contact Christina Ruffatti.

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