Career Services Merit Fellow

Career Services Merit Fellows are distinguished by wearing a black and gold honor cord during the commencement ceremony.


  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Graduating in May 2019, August 2019, or December 2019

To receive your cord, you must successfully complete the Merit Fellow program:


  • Resume review by a Career Services staff member (you can have your resume reviewed through Resume Review Days, an online resume review, an appointment resume review, or as a requirement of a Career Services Success Program)
  • Create a Bears4Hire profile and upload an updated resume (also located in MyUCA)
  • Complete one activity related to the following categories (participating in two on-campus interviews can replace one of the three categories):
    • Career Fairs (fall or spring)
    • Professional Development
    • Dress for Success
    • Success Programs

Two Merit Fellow interest meetings will be held in Fall and Spring to provide more information on the criteria required to become a Career Services Merit Fellow. Interest meetings will last 30 minutes and snacks will be provided. If you cannot attend an interest meeting, please contact Kai Davis (

To register as a Career Services Merit Fellow, please complete the registration form at:

The deadline to register is Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions contact the Merit Fellow Coordinator, Kai Davis, at or (501) 450-5174.