Why do we talk about a “Competitive Edge”?


November 30, 2016

Why do we talk about a “Competitive Edge”?

Let’s face it! Life after college is full of opportunities. Opportunities you can choose to be prepared for or opportunities you won’t be ready to take on. We want you to be ready to compete successfully because you have put the time and effort into knowing what it is you want to do in your career and have taken the necessary steps to be ready for it. Whether you are choosing to enter the workforce or go on to some type of graduate school, there are certain skills, competencies and experiences that will be required. The biggest mistake college students can make is to underestimate what needs to be done and the time it takes to get it done. Many graduate and realize they need to take a few steps backwards in order to meet the qualifications for the job they want or to meet graduate school admission requirements. This can be frustrating and yet, it is completely avoidable.

The Competitive Edge Program is designed to get you thinking ahead about your future career and fully understand what it is going to take to be competitive with your peers. We want you to be in the position of choosing between multiple job offers or graduate schools. We want you to be in the driver’s seat because you know what it is you want to do with your career, you have completed the work that is required, and you have the experiences to back you up. Employers are looking for talented workers who can articulate to them why the job is the best “fit” and the only way you can sincerely answer the question is because you have done the work to “know” yourself; what drives you, what inspires you, what will make you happy to go to work every day. Surprisingly, the biggest differentiator lies inside of you. You will stand out. You will have a competitive edge simply because you know yourself. You have taken the time to figure out “what you want to do” and you have put in the effort to align your college experiences and work experiences building a path to your future.

The Competitive Edge Program will guide you, motivate you, and challenge you to engage in the process of finding your career path. It will challenge you to prioritize activities that are important to taking your next steps, which eventually will lead to a career plan. The tasks may seem daunting to begin with but, as you engage with the process you will start to see the importance of what you are doing and how your experiences start to align; and you will start to see your future.


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About Gregg Saunders

Gregg Saunders is passionate about helping others grow and reach their future success.  He has been President of Student Experience since 1993.  He has brought a unique combination of student development and business together, effectively challenging and supporting students to accomplish more than they thought they could.


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