I read a great post today atÂ Biz Chicks RuleÂ about the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania’s partnership with UBS to offer a great program called Career Comeback: A UBS Fellowship Program for Professional Women Re-entering the Workforce.Â According to the Wharton Business School’s website, the program is highly selective and it is offered at no charge to applicants who qualify thanks to funding from UBS.
Here are some more highlights about the program from the Wharton School of Business website:
This program is designed for women in the process of returning to the workforce. Participants will update their business knowledge, develop transition strategies, and network with business leaders. This highly-selective program is offered at no charge to qualified applicants through funding from UBS.
This program is designed for women in the process of returning to the workforce. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience and have taken a career hiatus for a minimum of 2 years, but no more than 7 years. An MBA or graduate degree is required.
The programâ€™s unique curriculum was designed with your success in mind. Participants will discuss the current realities confronting returning professional women and how best to adjust to manage the re entry process. You will:
- Update critical business skills, with a focus on finance, marketing, and strategy.
- Receive coaching to hone your leadership skills and create transition strategies.
- Benefit from faculty research and corporate perspectives.
- Create action plans for re-entry into the workforce.
- Network with other women and business leaders.
The program will be held on April 5-7, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2008.Â Candidates who are accepted to the program will be notified by March 7, 2008.
For more information about the program and application process, follow the link to the Career Comeback web page.Â It sounds like a fantastic program that would look great on a resume and really jumpstart a businesswoman’s re-entry to the workforce.Â
What do you think?