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Ascend to your personal PEAK!
(Professional Education and Knowledge) 

Preparing students for entry into the professional business environment is an important focus area for the Gordon Ford College of Business. PEAK was formed as a comprehensive resource that will complement content knowledge that students learn and practice each day in the classroom.

Professional success doesn't begin when a student wears the cap and gown and receives a diploma. Preparing for professional success is a process that begins the moment a student walks into Grise Hall for the first time. That's where PEAK steps in, giving students a multitude of information, assistance, and advice in these and more areas:

  • Career awareness and exploration opportunities
  • Personal improvement workshops and seminars
  • Real-world experiences through mentoring and internships
  • Continued professional development and networking for alumni

How will you ascend to your personal PEAK?

  1. Check out the GFCB Events Calendar to see upcoming workshops and opportunities.
  2. Click on the links below to find out more about how you can prepare for personal professional success:


Presentation Solutions Center: One-on-one training targeted to improve your individual and group presentation skills

Job Shadowing: March 12-13, 2015: Spend a few hours or even a whole day in the real world, learning more about your future career with professionals who are available to answer questions and give advice

PEAK Career Trek Event: March 9-11, 2015 ~ Spend two days learning about businesses and meeting professionals in the Atlanta area. Space is limited!

Career Trek


PEAK Perfect Your Interview Program: April 2, 3-5 p.m. ~ Professionals from the Bowling Green community will come to campus to conduct mock interview sessions, providing feedback on your answers as well as nonverbal behaviors. Students will need to make appointments for the 30-minute sessions.

PEAK Career Climb Event: Fall Semester, 2015~ A day set aside to help you learn how to build your brand, craft a professional image, and learn how to navigate the waters of seeking the right career for you!

PEAK Workshop Series: Workshops and seminars aimed at helping you develop a more professional persona

Internships: A great opportunity to break into your chosen career

Mentoring: Develop professional relationships with people already in the business world


For more information about PEAK activities, contact:
Dr. Evelyn Thrasher
Grise Hall 221


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 Last Modified 2/2/15