Expanded and relocated hub for career services on the UCCS campus, made possible by T. Rowe Price, will open this month
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will open the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center, a newly expanded and relocated resource hub for students and alumni in the heart of campus, in time for new and returning students to start the fall semester this month. The Career and Innovation Center is made possible thanks to the generous and impactful support of T. Rowe Price, a global management investment firm.
The Career and Innovation Center reimagines existing space in UCCS’ University Center, making it part of almost 12,000 students’ college experience. A celebration of the collaboration space will be held in September.
The new center provides a one-stop hub for career exploration and counseling, resources and education, information about internships and open positions, as well as access to interview rooms and events. The center is open to all students and alumni to design their career journey during the full span of their academic career (first-year students through seniors, and beyond). Programming fosters readiness for next generation roles, resulting in greater employment access within the Pikes Peak Region and state of Colorado, and benefits students, businesses, alumni and the community.
“We are grateful to T. Rowe Price for their generosity, partnership, and for sharing this vision for our campus and community,” said UCCS Chancellor Venkat Reddy. “The reimagined Career and Innovation Center is not just a gift to UCCS, but also to those who rely on talented, skilled employees and well-rounded citizens — the Pikes Peak region and the entire state of Colorado.”
The center’s space and programing is designed to support students throughout the lifespan of their academic careers at UCCS and beyond, as they seek employment. In addition to career services, community outreach and programming will be a focus at the center, allowing for learning experiences that encourage students to make connections between the classroom and real-world application of those classroom learnings.
“The investment that T. Rowe Price has made in the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center at UCCS is a reflection of the strong partnership the Colorado T. Rowe Price site has had with UCCS over the past 20 years,” said Susan Nakai, Head of Individual Investors, Services and Operations at T. Rowe Price. “UCCS is a key source of talent for T. Rowe Price locally and the UCCS alumni at T. Rowe Price are actively engaged in giving back on campus and helping develop students to be ready for the workforce.
“As a company that offers career opportunities for students from an array of backgrounds and studies, T. Rowe Price has been asking for a space to connect with students from across the campus in new and innovative ways. We are so excited for the space to be open in the fall and look forward to continuing to engage on campus and across the community.”
“The new infrastructure and space for the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center is a signal to campus that career initiatives should be accessed by every student and alumni and are integral to success at UCCS,” said Danny Pape, Director of the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center. “Our mission is to empower all students and alumni to design their career journeys through innovation. We are excited the space will now match that mission and look forward to creating a career-centered campus culture.”
Expanding the career center strengthens the crucial student educational experience and fosters ever-growing collaboration between UCCS and the Colorado Springs community.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers 53 bachelor’s, 24 master’s and eight doctoral degree programs. UCCS enrolls nearly 12,000 students on campus annually. For more information, visit uccs.edu.
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