Career Flagship Program Curriculum - Current Students

(Class of 2018, Class of 2019 & Class of 2020)

The Career Flagship Program (formerly the Life Experience & Action Dimenions (LEAD) program) is the third integrated part of your multidimensional, career-focused education, alongside your major and the Core.

The curriculum steps outside of the classroom, so you will experience hands-on, practical learning through our signature events, professional workshops (SMARTalks), seminars, lectures, company visits and employer information sessions.

Each year, you'll complete a series of milestones focused on two key tracks: Career Positioning and Personal Finance, which are designed to accelerate your professional journey and ensure your smooth transition from college to career.

  • The Career Positioning track will help you formulate your personalized career marketing plan.
  • The Personal Finance track will prepare you to make important financial decisions in the future.

Curriculum - Career Flagship

*For detailed instructions, lists of eligible activities and to dates available to sign up to complete your program milestones: log into Canvas and choose the Career Flagship Program course.

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FIRST YEAR

Your first year may have come and gone quickly, but you should have the following milestones under your belt:

  • LEAD 100: Complete Your Career Profile on JobSpot
  • LEAD 106: Complete Your Financial Assessment in Canvas
  • LEAD 102: Participate in an Engaged Citizen Activity
  • LEAD 108: Attend a Personal Finance MONEYTalk

SECOND YEAR

LEAD 201: Sophomore Symposium

During this one-time conference-style event, you’ll attend a keynote presentation and participate in hands-on breakout sessions, in which you’ll have the opportunity to enhance materials essential for your career, including your resumé and LinkedIn profile.

LEAD 202: Strategically Marketing Yourself

Attend a workshop organized by major and designed to assist you in career management. You’ll work with a Career Coach, who will help you produce/polish your résumé and LinkedIn profile and strategically align them with your career goals.

LEAD 206: Attend a Personal Finance MONEYTalk

Participate in specified activities related to developing financial sophistication. Topics may include:

  • Buying Your First Car
  • Living Off Campus Panel
  • Repaying Your Student Loans
  • Free Credit Review Day
  • Understanding Credit

THIRD YEAR

LEAD 301: Lifelong Career Management

Participate in specific activities related to lifelong career management. Topics may include:

  • Cover Letters and Résumés
  • Job Search
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Practice Interviewing
  • Graduate School

LEAD 306: Attend a Personal Finance MONEYTalk

Participate in specific activities related to developing financial sophistication. Topics may include:

  • Online Budgeting and Goal-Setting
  • Online Buying Your First Car
  • Making Money Work for You
  • Check It Out!
  • Understanding Employee Benefits

FOURTH YEAR

LEAD 408: Financial Assessment

After three years of completing financial literacy events, you are asked to complete a financial knowledge assessment, so we can measure your progress during your college education. The assessment is due prior to course registration.

The Career Flagship Program is a required part of your Champlain education. You will need to complete all tasks by their due dates in order to register for the next semester's courses.


Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for people with medically recognized, documented needs. If you require accommodations in order to fully participate in your educational experience or other Champlain College activity, please contact Skip Harris in the Counseling & Accommodations Services Center at 802.651.5961 or sharris@champlain.edu.

Questions? Email careercollaborative@champlain.edu, or call 802.860.2720.