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Framework for Wagner College

The Nicolais School of Business is pleased to re-introduce the Wagner SELECT program. 


To cultivate the next generation of business leaders by developing career-ready students who are ready to lead and excel in various fields in the business world. 

Program Description

The Wagner SELECT program is a unique professional development program in the Nicolais School of Business where students are paired with business leaders, alumni, and executives who serve as mentors and coaches. Students who are chosen to be part of this program will receive professional guidance and advice in various areas of business. Through these interactions and training students will be well-prepared to secure internships and full-time employment.

Framework for Wagner

The Wagner SELECT program will consist of two components: tasks undertaken by Wagner; meetings between SELECTS and their Mentors. The SELECT / Mentor Framework is delineated in a separate document. Below are the tasks to be undertaken by Wagner.

Wagner Tasks

Basic Skills

  • Video introduction.
  • Interpersonal communication.
  • Elevator pitch.
  • Etiquette dinner.
  • Proactiveness skills.

Career Skills

  • Conversation series.
  • Networking opportunities (small group).
  • Community engagement/volunteer work.
  • Professional development workshops.
  • Certification events.

Job Search Skills

  • Cover Letter, resume.
  • Job interview preparedness.
  • Advice on internships.
  • General career advice.
  • Understanding and articulating the jobs they were interested in and why.