The InSight Program
At Champlain, we don’t leave your success up to chance. To best prepare you for your future, we created a thoughtfully designed InSight Life Skills Program for you which will:
- Prepare you for the job of your dreams,
- Prepare you for a life with financial safety, and
- Ensure you create habits for healthy living.
The InSight program—along with the Core curriculum and your major—is the third component of Champlain’s multidimensional career-focused education. InSight offers you a series of SMARTalks (career workshops), MONEYtalks (financial seminars), Signature Events, employer-facing experiences, and coaching sessions focused on helping you achieve success in these three distinctive areas. These experiences are well-integrated into the student experience, especially when facilitated by members of our student team.
Over four years, InSight will teach you the skills to make sure you know how to:
- chase after (or identify, pursue, etc) the job of your dreams
- articulate your personal values and strengths with an impressive value proposition
- take charge of your finances, including your budget, investments, and credit
- plan your student loan repayment strategy before you graduate
- strengthen your coping skills, adaptability, and overall sense of happiness and wellbeing
- and live a life with full ownership and confidence
Champlain College’s 3D Education Model The 3-Pillar InSight Model
Pillar #1 :: Career
Career Positioning is a comprehensive, holistic, and effective approach to career preparation. It’s about understanding what employers are looking for and presenting yourself as a compelling candidate. Over the course of your four years at Champlain, you will continue to hone the skills that will set you apart in the marketplace.
Course Plan1) Career profile with a competency-based statement of your skills
2) Professional résumé and cover letter targeted to your position/career goals
3) Polished, up-to-date LinkedIn profile
4) 30-second “elevator” pitch that answers, “why should we hire you?”
Pillar #2 :: Financial
Starting in your first semester, you begin learning fundamental personal finance skills. Over the course of your education, you will learn how to negotiate your salary (including benefits and evaluation of compensation packages), create and follow a budget, establish credit, manage debt, invest your money, and more.
Course Plan1) Personal financial assessment report that marks your progress from first year to fourth year
2) Budget allocation report based on projected salaries for careers related to your major
3) Cost-of-living analysis based on the geographic location of your prospective job
4) Credit action plan identifying steps you can take to improve your credit profile and standing
5) Personalized student loan repayment plan
Pillar #3 :: Wellbeing
To best prepare you for life after college, you will need to learn wellness-related life skills that positively impact your adaptability, resilience, resourcefulness, and confidence no matter the situation and circumstances. You will graduate with a Self Care Action Plan and be able to recognize symptoms of stress or burnout, and how to intervene for your own wellbeing.
Course Plan1) Social connectedness
2) Self-management and personal accountability
3) Help-seeking behaviors
6) Work-life balance