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About the Career Accelerator

Through the Career Accelerator, you will develop your professional skills and gain a strong understanding of how your knowledge, interests, motivations and personal experiences give you an immediate advantage when it comes to launching your career.

The Career Accelerator will give you the skills and knowledge to excel professionally, whether you are searching for your career path, exploring postgraduate degree programs, preparing to lead your family’s business or planning to start your own company.

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Designed exclusively for international undergraduate students, the Career Accelerator features unique workshops, real-world experiences, cross-cultural group work and skills-based training. Once you have progressed beyond the Undergraduate Accelerator, you will continue to work with your advisor on your individual career plan.

The Career Accelerator offers five different tracks:

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College-to-Career For students pursuing an internship (or co-op) experience during their college years and/or seeking general preparation for their postgraduate job search.

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Sponsored Business Development For students participating in a corporate scholarship program with activities customized to the sponsoring company and/or industry.

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Family Business Development For students pursuing a degree to assist with the strengthening and expansion of a family-owned business.

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Entrepreneurship For students intending to start, own, run and manage their own business after graduation.

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Advanced Degree Preparation For students who intend to directly pursue a master’s or doctorate degree.

Career Accelerator Curriculum:

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  • Self-Assessment
  • Major Exploration
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Personal Branding
  • Elevator Speech
  • Resume

  • Global Occupational Research
  • Informational Interviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Cover Letters
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Career Focus Presentation

  • Mentor Matching
  • E-Portfolio Profile
  • Events: Career Fairs, Externalships and Job Shadows
  • Strategic Research Presentation

  • Career Action Plan
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Project
  • Progress Reflection Presentation