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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. Check out the events list below to find out more about how you can prepare for personal professional success:
Career Trek
Career Trek 2016 in St. Louis

PEAK Events


Job Shadowing

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. Students have completed job shadowing opportunities at businesses such as Bluegrass Supply Chain Services, General Motors Corvette Plant, and Logan Aluminum.

PEAK Perfect Your Interview Program 

Practice your interviewing skills with business professionals who provide immediate feedback and coaching. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes in the interviewing process. Students should dress business professional and provide copies of their resume.

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PEAK Etiquette Dinner

Learn about the importance of business and dining etiquette while enjoying a reduced-cost three-course meal.

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PEAK DInnerview

An intense exploration of career topics with leading business leaders of the region. A three-course dinner is served and topics are moderated by a leader.

PEAK Career Trek

Travel to locations away from the Bowling Green region to discover business careers. Past trips include St. Louis, Atlanta, and Cincinnati. Trips typically occur during Spring Break and last three days. Students are charged a nominal fee.

PEAK Career Hike

Discover business careers in the immediate Bowling Green region. Past trips include Logan Aluminum and the General Motors Corvette Plant.

PEAK Workshop Series

Workshops and seminars aimed at helping you develop a more professional persona. Workshop topics in the past include: professional dress on a budget, resume preparation, negotiation skills, and communication skills.


Develop professional relationships with business leaders. Some students meet with their mentors on a regular basis while others seek advice through electronic means.


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


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 Last Modified 3/22/18