Career Premium

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How does the Career Premium Program work?
  • Certificates and training

    Attend online professional bootcamps and gain hands-on experience and access to certifications in a variety of in-demand skills.

  • Coaching and Mentorship

    Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.

  • Virtual Internships

    Build your skills, work on real-life projects, and expand your professional network at one of 12,000 multinational companies.

Upskill with Career Premium

Build your skills, grown your network, and be employment ready!
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[Career Premium] is incredibly valuable. I’ve learned how to connect with potential interviewers, how to ask the right questions, and how to better utilize my own school resources.

Rebeccahired at Goldman Sachs
Shrikant, a grad student from India at Cleveland State University, smiles for the camera while standing in front of a brick wall

[Shorelight’s Career Premium] was a great opportunity … It helps to upgrade our knowledge and skills [and] boost our confidence. Absolutely, people should go for it!

ShrikantCleveland State University alum

The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.

Shelleyhired at Tesla

Career Premium FAQs

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    Is the internship paid or unpaid?

    Currently it is unpaid - this is one of the ways that the program does not require a CPT authorization

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    Does the internship count toward/against CPT?

    Currently the internship component of Career Premium does not count against CPT.

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    What types of internship projects are available?

    Internship projects cover over 18 different types of industry fields. Here are some examples:

    • Technology Software Development/Api with PersonalBanker

    • Website Design - HTML, Java, React with Halcyon IQ

    • Virtual Reality & Healthcare with IVRHA (International Virtual Reality Healthcare Association)

    • Digital Content Creation with Wesco

    • Local Grown Salads (this is a quickly growing startup that is very excited to work with Shorelight students across multiple industries, and we have placed several in various internships below):

      • AWS - LGS Ecosystem System Designer 

      • Marketing

      • supply chain 

      • project management, 

      • Full Stack and front end development

      • Entrepreneurship

      • Raspberry Pi Development

    • Digital Marketing Strategy with Brightsity

    • Social Media Marketing with Conscious Gear

    • Diagnostics AI & Machine Learning with Ebb&Flo

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    How does a virtual internship work?

    You are able to work with the employer to set your schedule based on your time zone and class schedule. 

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    What is Pluralsight and what can I do with it?

    Pluralsight is a platform where you can earn industry credentials in tech, engineering, or business. These credentials are necessary in the field - such as being certified in Java or Python, or becoming a Certified AWS Cloud Practioner, etc. Pluralsight gives students access to earn those certifications in one place.

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    How long will I have access to Pluralsight?

    Currently, students have access for the 16 week duration of the Career Premium program.

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    How long does the Career Premium program last?

    Approximately 16 weeks, or the length of a traditional academic semester in the U.S.

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    Can I do more than one internship?

    You can only do one internship through Career Premium currently, though if you’d like to add another, that can be added and paid for separately.

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    How do I pay? (Domestic vs. International Accounts)

    International accounts pay through Flywire as instructed on the Statement of Fees.

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    What certifications will I earn?

    • Certification 1 : Design Thinking – develop effective approaches to problem-solving

    • Certification 2 : Social Entrepreneurship – foster widespread positive change

    • Certification 3 : Global Citizenship – thrive in diverse environments. Endorsed by the University of Peace – UN Charter

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    What kind of credentials will I earn and be prepared for after Career Premium?

    • Business Students

      • Agile, Scrum, PMP

    • Computer Science Students

      • Java, Python, PHP, C++ , Ruby

      • AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure

    • Engineering Students

      • DP-203 Microsoft Exam dp-203; Site Reliability Engineering; Security Operations Engineering; Reverse, Social, Chaos and Network Engineering

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     What types of careers will this help me prepare for?

    • Consulting

    • Project Management

    • Marketing

    • Software Developer

    • UX Designer

    • Mobile App Developer

    • Information Security Analyst

    • Systems Architect

    • Video Game Developer

    • AI Engineer

    • Engineering Manager

    • Product Engineer

    • Data Engineering

    • Mechanical Engineer

    • Civil Engineer

Ready to take the next step?
Please fill out the sign up form if you are ready to enroll. If you need more information submit our interest form.