About the EDGE Scholars Program
The EDGE Scholars program provides students with a comprehensive series of professional development workshops, seminars, and related opportunities, designed to parallel the student’s undergraduate academic experience, while encouraging exploration of interests, development of career readiness skills, career preparedness, networking and professional development. Interested students begin their involvement in EDGE Scholars with a first-year spring semester course (EDGE 102) focused on discernment, career exploration, professional development, and skills growth.
Upon completion of the EDGE 102, students are eligible to attend multiple professional development events extending throughout the undergraduate experience, covering a broad range of topics. Experiential Learning, Leadership, and Transition to Professional Life are a few examples of highlighted topics covered. EDGE 102 graduates receive invitations to bi-annual retreats and exclusive EDGE Scholar event registration. In addition, active participants may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 (per student) in scholarship funds to apply towards an experiential learning opportunity such as a conference or study abroad program and receive an EDGE Scholars cord upon graduation. EDGE Scholars who actively engage in program offerings will be prepared for and connected to student employment, research, service, internships, and study abroad experiences that will inspire and cultivate professional development. Through networking opportunities with alumni and community leaders, EDGE Scholars develop as young professionals ready to make significant contribution to the world in which we live.
Sample EDGE Scholar Programming
- Mix and Match Mentoring Event
- Professional Etiquette Dinner
- Mock Interviews Workshop
- Leadership Strengths Coaching
- Group Service Activity and Reflection
- Finance and Budgeting Workshop
- Conflict Negotiation Guest Speaker
EDGE Scholars Benefits
As a successful EDGE Scholar you may be eligible to:
Participate in a spring semester course that includes discernment, career exploration, and professional development.
Receive up to $1,000 stipend to be used toward a Creighton-In, FLPA, or ISEP Exchange study abroad program.
Take advantage of professional development opportunities including exclusive alumni networking events and unique career-specific opportunities.
Receive priority interview registration for paid on-campus, semester-long internships.
Hone your leadership skills as an EDGE 102 Teacher’s Assistant.
EDGE Scholars Spring Registration
Course: EDGE 102 – Introduction to Discernment and Experiential Learning
Course Registration Numbers, Location and Meeting Times:
EDGE 102 Section A – 12849 – Mondays 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Location: HARP 2060
EDGE 102 Section B – 13173 – Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Location: HARP 2060
Questions about EDGE Scholars Program?
Email Raven Ortolan or call 402.280.3006