NCC Career Leadership Experience
Get the EDGE in your career and beyond!
NCC's Career Leadership Experience is a free self-paced course designed to develop skills that will give you the EDGE in the workplace.
The Career Leadership Experience prepares students for life after NCC through:
- Career exploration activities to learn more about yourself, your interests, values, personality, and skills and careers that are potential fits.
- Development of professional documents for your job search including a resume, cover letter; a LinkedIn profile; strong interview skills, networking, and job search skills.
- Setting career goals - short term and long term.
- Acquiring experience through experiential learning opportunities - informational interviews, job shadows, internships; involvement in college clubs/organizations, community organizations.
Students will develop career readiness skills that ALL employers look for in their employees and that all students, regardless of major, need to take their career or academic aspirations to the next level. The program includes videos, articles, and assignments designed to give you practical professional tools and employability skills. It’s divided over two semesters; both Level 1 and Level 2 are offered every semester, so they can be completed consecutively or with semester breaks in-between. Modules and assignments are self-paced.
Throughout the experience, students will have opportunities to engage with employers and practice their career skills. Students who complete the program will be awarded Certificates of Completion, a letter of recommendation, and priority job shadow selection.
Career Leadership Experience Flyer and Outline (PDF)
For more information, fill out this interest form and a member of the Career Development team will follow up with you.
"The Career Leadership Experience highlights the skills needed to stand out from the crowd and pushes you to become confident in paving your own professional success. I was able to confidently step out of my comfort zone to interview and network with individuals that I look up to at NASA. This experience has helped me grow as a leader with the support of the CLE mentors! I really enjoyed being part of Level 1 and I am so excited to begin Level 2! I think this experience is such a great way to build confidence in becoming a leader; thank you for the opportunity!"