CPDC Recognition Awards

Creating student success is a campus and community wide initiative that incorporates motivated students, dedicated faculty, exceptional employers, and alumni who go above and beyond to support the University.  In an effort to begin recognizing the value of these individuals, the Career & Professional Development Center is excited for our annual CPDC Recognition Awards Banquet.  We need YOUR help to recognize these outstanding individuals.  Please review the awards and criteria below to submit or nominate. Multiple nominations are encouraged within the first three categories. Only one self-submission will be counted for Internship of the Year.

 All selected winners will be recognized at the CPDC Awards Banquet on April 16th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please help us recognize our strong faculty and advisor partners at the University of Utah! Nominate a faculty or advisor who has contributed to your career development or exploration. This can be a faculty or advisor who helped you figure out your career passions, who took the time to help you find resources, or who introduced you to a new possibility. We want to take the time to thank faculty and advisors who are helping you figure out your career paths.

Deadline for submission: February 28th

How do I nominate my Faculty/Advisor?

  • Submission: In 1-2 paragraphs, please share how this faculty or advisor helped you with your career development and/or exploration.

Faculty/Advisor Recognition Award

Faculty/Advisor Recognition Award

U of U alumni are a vital part of the U community, who often serve as mentors to students. Alumni mentors bring history as former students and career experience which can provide invaluable direction to the next generation of U of U graduates.

Please help us recognize our strong alumni mentor partners at the University of Utah!

Nominate an alumna/alumnus who has contributed to your career development or exploration. This can be a mentor who you connected with on Alumnifire, via LinkedIn, or through your personal contacts – someone who helped you clarify your career goals or create a path to your next professional step. Mentors support you by participating in informational interviews, offering job shadowing, career advice or help you expand your professional network.

Deadline for submission: February 28th

Eligibility

Qualified submissions must:

  • Be submitted by the student by the deadline.
  • Be for a mentor connection established between January 2019 - February 1, 2020.
  • Students are able to nominate an alumni mentor for the award even if they graduate prior to the award deadlines.

How do I nominate my Alumni Mentor?

  • Submission: In 1-2 paragraphs, please share how this alumna/alumnus helped you with your career development. What did they do to guide you? How did they assist and/or inspire you?

Alumni/Mentor of the Year Award

Alumni/Mentor of the Year Award

(phone number or email)

Did you work with a fantastic employer during a job or internship? Let us recognize them for being a great employer, supervisor, and/or a fantastic place to work as an intern or student employee! The CPDC is seeking to recognize exceptional employers who have hired U interns or student employees between January 2019- February 1, 2020. Winning employers will be selected by a panel of judges to be recognized as Employer of the Year! The winning employer will be invited to the 2020 CPDC Awards Banquet to receive their award.

To submit your employer for consideration, submit a professional letter of support addressing why your employer should be the Employer of the Year. Letters should be no more than 2 pages and may include letters of support from multiple interns if applicable. Consider addressing great supervisors, mentorship, projects, or company culture you experienced during your internship. Submissions will be open until February 28th.

Eligibility

Qualified submissions must:

  • Be submitted by the student intern(s) by the deadline.
  • Be for an internship or employment opportunity between January 2019- February 1, 2020 and students are able to nominate their employer for the award even if they graduate prior to the award deadlines.

Employer of the Year Award

Employer of the Year Award

City, State, Country
(i.e. May 2018-August 2018)
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Did you have a great internship experience this past year? The CPDC is seeking to recognize U students and their life changing internship experiences. The Center is seeking submissions from outstanding intern students employed between January 2019 - February 1, 2020. Ten winning students will be selected by a panel of judges to be recognized as Interns of the Year! The winning students will receive a cash award, and will be invited to the 2020 CPDC Awards Banquet to receive their award.

To submit your internship experience for consideration, write a 300 word essay describing why your experience was exceptional and a high quality photo of you at your internship to support your submission. Submissions will be open until February 28th. Successful submissions will focus on at least one of the following topics:

  • Projects: What did you work on during your internship and how was it impactful on your student experience?
  • Learning Opportunity: What did you learn from your internship experience that complimented your classroom work or that you couldn’t have learned anywhere else?
  • Career Development Experience: What made your internship experience exceptional and how did it inform your future career plans?

Eligibility

Qualified students and experiences must:

  • Be submitted by the student intern by the deadline.
  • Be currently enrolled at the University of Utah.
  • Have interned during the year of their submission.
  • Students who complete an internship between January 2019- February 1, 2020 are still eligible for the award even if they graduate prior to receiving the award.

An internship is a short-term, hands-on, supervised work experience with a professional organization that increases your knowledge of a professional career field. It differs from a part-time job or volunteer experience in that an internship is designed to increase your knowledge, allow you to develop additional skills, and provides quality supervision to guide and mentor you.

Intern of the Year Award

Intern of the Year Award

City, State, Country
(i.e. May 2018-August 2018)
Maximum upload size: 51.2MB
Maximum upload size: 51.2MB

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