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Leveling Up

Levels of Participation in the Wildcat Advantage Program


Students who complete high impact educational experiences (HIEEs) under the Wildcat Advantage Program enjoy different level benefits that also include:

  • Skilled ability to articulate how participation in HIEEs distinguishes WSU students as the preferred candidate for employment and admission into postgraduate programs
  • Free Wildcat Advantage swag
  • Meaningful opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, employers, and community partners
  • Personalized support creating and developing an ePortfolio
  • Monetary prize *Awarded to winners of the Elevator Pitch Contest during the Spring Research and Engagement Symposium. Must attend the exclusive Wildcat Advantage Elevator Pitch Workshop to be eligible

Complete as many HIEEs as possible to maximize the benefits to your educational and professional goals.

Level 1 Advantage



(must be from two different categories of HIEEs)


  • Exclusive workshop: How to Prepare for and Navigate a Career and Internship Fair
  • Special designation as a Wildcat Advantage student at Career Fairs
  • Wildcat Advantage graduation cords 
  • Wildcat Advantage participation noted in the commencement program
  • Wildcat Advantage Level 1 Certificate of Completion to include in your ePortfolio

Level 2 Advantage


4 HIEEs total

(HIEEs from Level 1 plus two more)


All benefits associated with Level 1 plus:

  • Priority ePortfolio review with Wildcat Advantage Internship Coordinator
  • Invitation to an exclusive networking event with employers
  • Professional mentoring with an employer
  • Wildcat Advantage Level 2 Certificate of Completion to include in your ePortfolio

Level 3 Advantage


5 or more HIEEs total

(HIEES from Level 2 plus one more)


All benefits associated with Levels 1 & 2 plus:

  • Wildcat Advantage participation noted on your transcript
  • Official letter from the President of Weber State University
  • Wildcat Advantage Reception with the President and Provost
  • Wildcat Advantage Level 3 Certificate of Completion to include in your ePortfolio

Requirements for receiving Wildcat Advantage benefits

  • All milestones must be completed and all participation must be logged in GivePulse.
  • Must be completed during the summer, fall or spring semester of the current/most recent academic year to receive academic-year-based benefits.
  • To be recognized in the graduation program as a Wildcat Advantage student, eligible students must complete the Wildcat Advantage graduation form by March 1st or October 1st. To be eligible for cords and program recognition, you must be on track to complete at least 2 different HIEEs by graduation.
  • Must be completed at least one month prior to the event for any event-specific benefit (e.g. workshops, networking event, awards reception, etc).
  • Must be completed before graduation to receive post-graduation support services or offers.