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Ascend to your personal PEAK!
(Professional Education and Knowledge) 

Preparing students for entry into the professional business environment is an important focus area for the Gordon Ford College of Business. PEAK was formed as a comprehensive resource that will complement content knowledge that students learn and practice each day in the classroom.

Professional success doesn't begin when a student wears the cap and gown and receives a diploma. Preparing for professional success is a process that begins the moment a student walks into Grise Hall for the first time. That's where PEAK steps in, giving students a multitude of information, assistance, and advice in these and more areas:

  • Career awareness and exploration opportunities
  • Personal improvement workshops and seminars
  • Real-world experiences through mentoring and internships
  • Continued professional development and networking for alumni

How will you ascend to your personal PEAK?

  1. Check out the GFCB Events Calendar to see upcoming workshops and opportunities.
  2. Click on the links below to find out more about how you can prepare for personal professional success:
Career Trek Career Trek 2016 in St. Louis

Calendar of Events - Spring 2016

Download 2016 Spring Events (.PDF)

Job Shadowing: Ongoing: Spend a few hours or even a whole day in the real world, learning more about your future career with professionals who are available to answer questions and give advice 

PEAK Perfect Your Interview Program ~ Practice your interviewing skills with business professionals who provide immediate feedback and coaching. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes in the interviewing process. Students should dress business professional.


PEAK Etiquette Dinner: ~ Learn about the importance of etiquette while enjoying a reduced-cost dinner.

PEAK Workshop Series: Workshops and seminars aimed at helping you develop a more professional persona. Workshop topics in the past include: professional dress on a budget, resume preparation, negotiation skills, communication skills, etc.

Internships: A great opportunity to break into your chosen career! The PEAK Program can help you find the right fit for you.

Mentoring: Develop professional relationships with people already in the business world


For more information about PEAK activities, contact:
Dr. Evelyn Thrasher
Grise Hall 221


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