CF CAPS From a Student's Perspective

Before entering the CAPS program, I had very little idea of what I wanted to do after college. Business has always been an interest of mine, but I’ve never known how even to start learning the basics. In the two short months that I have been a part of the CAPS program, it has been an experience that has changed the way I look at my future.

This next week I will have the chance to tour Aegon financial and job shadow a manager who invests other businesses tens of millions of dollars in stocks and bonds, and other assets. An experience like this wouldn't have ever been possible if I hadn't done CAPS. I would also say the open meeting atmosphere and collaborating with my associates has played a significant role in my experience here at CAPS. It's something that I look forward to and is many times the highlight of my day. It's not like any other “class” I have ever taken, it teaches things normal classrooms can’t, and gets me prepared to tackle the business world.

Coming into CAPS not knowing what I should pursue as a career when I’m older…to getting so excited to come to CAPS every day and explore my next steps, makes me excited for what my future has in store. I hope to job shadow a couple other businesses and or firms and get more information. Overall CAPS for me has meant so much, it has taught me the basic principles in the professional world and makes me comfortable in a meeting environment. This program is special, and it's just the beginning. I can't wait to see where this program takes Cedar Falls Schools.