10 Reasons Why You Should Do The Virtual OmniLYF
Summer Career Exploration Program?
1. To Get Real-World Experience
Not Making Copies or Getting Coffee
Most companies don’t trust students, let alone underclassmen to do the work of professionals. At OmniLYF, you will get training in the same software and processes used by professionals not just in one field, but up to four career areas. Then you will work on projects that are identical to what you will see coming out of college.
2. To Build Your Network
70%-80% of Jobs Are Never Posted
In college, and even early in our careers, it is difficult to build a lasting network with professionals who may be able to help us in the future. In the OmniLYF Career Exploration Program, students meet with a minimum of 4 professionals in each field and are able to take advantage of meeting more through company tours. Not only are these professionals willing to share their experience and their advice, but these are the leaders and future leaders of the organizations where you will be looking for internships and full-time positions.
3. To See If You’re On the Right Path
78% of People Don’t Like What They Do
As young adults we are expected to pick the career we’re going to do for the next 40 years. If you choose wisely, this could be the only time you have to make this decision. You should try the careers you are interested in, and maybe some others that you’re not quite sure about, so you can decide which career path is right for you.
4. To Save Time
The Average Student Takes 5.6 Years To Get A 4-Year Degree
College is a time to experience life for the first time away from your parents. While freshman year is an exciting time to go crazy and wish these days would never end, by senior year, you’ll be counting down the minutes to graduation. By knowing and confirming what you want to do now, you can prevent the extra time it takes changing majors or worse, get into the real world only to realize that is not what you wanted to do and be required to go back to school.
5. To Save Money
On Average, A 4-Year College Degree Costs $80K-$240K
When we price the cost of going to school, we factor in books, tuition, rent, food, and fees. What we often fail to factor in is the extra cost of changing majors and taking longer in school. By knowing and confirming which profession you want to pursue, especially if additional school is required, you can save yourself tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not to mention the additional money you can get in scholarships by having this program on your resume.
6. To Build Your Resume
Beyond retail, fast food, and the local pool
As we said before, experience isn’t easy to come by for underclassmen. When you can put not just your title but the actual projects you worked on and the exact impact you had on the project, grad schools, companies, and scholarship committees swoon. Then when you add up to 3 additional professions to that experience all with their own corresponding skills and projects, our previous students have had tremendous success in securing the positions and scholarships they seek. At the end of the summer, we’ll help you take all of the experience and skills you have gained and build a winning resume.
7. To Learn How to Interview
What Is Your Biggest Weakness?
While many interviewers ask the same questions, different industries use different formats, use different structures, and of course, have different expectations. After completing up to 8 weeks of professional projects and learning all of those new skills, not only will your resume be full, but so will your ability to respond to pertinent interview questions. At the end of the summer we will go over interview prep and even bring in HR representatives and hiring managers to allow you to practice and perfect your technique.
8. To Learn How to Negotiate
We Negotiate Daily, Are You Winning?
You have some major negotiations coming up in life with jobs, houses, cars, etc., but we negotiate every single day. And while you should certainly want to win your negotiations, you should also want your partner to win as well. At the end of the summer, students learn techniques on how to “expand the pie” and ensure everyone is winning in the big and the small negotiations and students will get experience practicing in various scenarios.
9. To Learn Financial Literacy
Nearly Half of Americans Don’t Expect to Retire Comfortably
Once you’ve earned the money, we want to help make sure you not only keep it, but turn it into your future fortune. After all, the power of compounding interest is most powerful when you are young. Not only that, but too many would be rich people are poor due to easily correctable mistakes. We cover budgeting, investing, retirement, and the true cost of debt as well as many other topics at the end of the summer to ensure you will be well equipped for financial success.
10. To Learn How To Be Successful In “The Real-World”
But What Should I Wear?
Over the OmniLYF experience you will not only learn what it takes to be successful in your projects and how to work as a part of a team but in general how to be successful in the workplace. We cover topics such as how to communicate, what to wear at work, how to build your soft skills, and other good to know when entering the workforce topics.
11. Bonus: Because It’s Fun!
Work Can Be Fun?
While it is certainly work, the lasting friendships, games, parties, and yes, work, make this experience not only worth it, but really quite fun. If you ask the majority of our students, they will tell you that this is one of the best experiences of their lives and you should certainly do it! If you don’t believe us, check out our Testimonials or the reviews on our specific programs. If you do believe us, then…