UForward offers a VIP backstage pass to learn about coveted gigs in the live entertainment industry. No musical skills required- just a passion to learn. This ticket to a more promising future is designed to inspire ambition, create momentum, and redefine what’s possible with hands-on experience in behind-the-scenes jobs most people only dream about.

Below are learning modules our student professionals complete during this year-long program.

Module Overview

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” ~ Sarah Caldwell

Module 1: Overview

In Module 1 we will cover:

  • Technology distribution
  • Career exploration
  • “The Resumé Project”
  • Digital curriculum access

Module 2: Overview

In Module 2 we will cover:

  • Business card creation
  • Personal pitch
  • Skills & accomplishments
  • Panel discussion & professional journeys

Module 3: Overview

In Module 3 we will spend some time in job shadow scenarios. This will include:

  • Job shadow with career professionals
  • Q&A session
  • Career relevance reflection

Module 4: Overview

In Module 4 it will be all about S.W.O.T. (Strengths – Weakness – Opportunities – Threats). We will cover:

  • Self-reflective S.W.O.T. analysis
  • Career exploration
  • Panel discussion & professional journeys

Module 5: Overview

In Module 5 we will begin 
developing a resume. In this session we will dive into:

  • Resumé styles
  • Career exploration
  • Panel discussion & professional journeys

Module 6: Overview

In Module 6 we will continue job-readiness skill building. This will include:

  • Cover letter styles
  • Personal resumé refinement
  • Introduction to interviewing

Module 7: Overview

In Module 7 we will participate in a second job shadow experience. In this session we cover:

  • Job shadow with career professionals
  • Q&A session
  • Career relevance reflection

Module 8: Overview

In Module 8 we will get into interview practice. In this session we will:

  • Finalize personal resumés
  • Practice peer supported interviews
  • Explore entry level and internship opportunities

Module 9: Overview

In Module 9 we will put everything we’ve learned into practice. This session will cover:

  • Mock interviews with career 
  • Interview experience reflection

Module 10: Overview

Graduation Ceremony