Professional Growth

The Global First Year experience provides more than academic, language and cultural growth. With the included Career Accelerator program, you can also gain valuable professional skills that prepare you for a successful career.
The Career Accelerator is designed specifically for international students:
  • Four semesters of professional development and career guidance
  • Skills-based training and opportunities for exclusive internships
  • Unique workshops, real-world experiences and cross-cultural group work

College-to-Career

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.

Advanced
Degree
Preparation

Advanced
Degree
Preparation

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

Sponsored
Business
Development

Sponsored
Business
Development

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

Family
Business
Development

Family
Business
Development

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

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

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

Four semesters. For your future.

During each semester of the Career Accelerator you’ll build the experience and skills you need to be job-ready when you graduate. Here’s a preview:

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  • Self-Assessment
  • Major Exploration
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Personal Branding
  • Elevator Speech
  • Resume
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  • Global Occupational Research
  • Informational Interviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Cover Letters
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Career Focus Presentation
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  • Mentor Matching
  • E-Portfolio Profile
  • Events: Career Fairs, Externships and Job Shadows
  • Strategic Research Presentation
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  • Career Action Plan
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Project
  • Progress Reflection Presentation

Requirements

To participate in the Career Accelerator, you must be a Global First Year student who:
  • Maintains at least 90 percent attendance for all Career Accelerator activities and workshops
  • Completes all major milestone projects
  • Remains in good academic standing at FIU
  • Remains in good immigration standing and obtains the necessary paperwork to get CPT or OPT from the correct department

Exclusive Internship Opportunities

Once you complete the Career Accelerator, you gain access to exclusive internships at leading international companies. Your advisor will work with you to find an internship that fits your career goals. Interested in entrepreneurship? You might intern at a rising startup in Silicon Valley. Or if you’re in the Sponsored Business Development track, you could intern at a multi-national corporation such as Google or Deloitte.

Your Bright Future Starts with One Click

The Career Accelerator is included for all qualified Global First Year students. Want to start your career well while studying in Miami, one of the best cities in the world? Then apply for the Global First Year at FIU!