Career Pathways Initiative:

In November 2016 Rust College was awarded a UNCF/Lilly Career Pathways Initiative Grant of $1 million dollars for five years. The grant proposal grounded in research on college students related to learning outcomes; retention and preparation established the framework for Career Pathways Rust College (CPRC). 

The focus on workforce learning outcomes allows Rust College to create a seamless pathway from college to career.  As a co-curricular design, the collaborations across disciplines are essential to the success of the program.  Commitments have been established with the five major divisions on campus to develop partnerships with businesses, corporations and government per division in order to establish a consortium, board, or commission to prepare students for internships, service learning initiatives, and employment. 

CPRC students will understand the essential elements of how their coursework transcends into a career. They  will have the intellectual capacity and the delivery capacity as evidenced in their videos, to compete for graduate/professional schools or a career in their field of study.

                                  Graduate & Professional School Day

   Please join us at Rust College.  We have designated Monday, September    17, 2018, as our Graduate & Professional School Day.  I would like to    extend an invitation to this event.  We are looking forward to our students
   attending Graduate School and learning about various Professional    Certifications and Degrees.  We would love for you to come out and share    about your Graduate Programs & Professional Degree/Certification    Programs. Click Here for Registration.
Thanks to Fox 13 Memphis for allowing two Rust College students, Kendrick Armstrong (above 2nd from left) & Angelica Owens (middle, left) to  participate in a new program that was started this year called, “A Day in the Life.”    The students listened to various speakers from the Fox 13 News team that worked in these departments: Creative (3D) Animation, Digital, News, Sales, and Weather department. The students got a chance to tour the station, hear about different job opportunities while also leaving with a better understanding of how Fox 13 Memphis work together as a team.  Fox 13 News Team:  Ben Rainwater(Digital Content Manager), Regi Crenshaw(Account Executive), Alisha Golden(Digital Ops Specialist), Patrick Pete(Meteorologist), Kiara Sally(Graphic Designer), George Hester(Engineering/IT), and Paul Briggs (Fox 13 General Manager). This year’s key focus was:  How the digital/social media world affects television.
Ms. Sandra Burke
Director, Career Services
Email: Sandra Burke
662-252-8000 x4081
        Ms. Angela Williams
        Employment Coordinator
        & Career Coach
        Email: Angela Williams
        662-252-8000 x4079
Student Cohort Videos