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Shorelight Experience

Career Development

The Career Accelerator program—an exclusive service for students attending Shorelight partner universities—helps you develop your professional skills, get an internship, and launch your career.

The Career Accelerator Program is a comprehensive program specially designed for international students to succeed in the global marketplace.

Dedicated advisor Your advisor provides one-on-one guidance, helps you develop a goal-oriented career action plan, and builds your job-search confidence. Your advisor will guide you in everything from how to create a resume to public speaking training for the career world. 

Career workshops Our Career Accelerator team leads dozens of tailored workshops and classes each semester on topics such as:

  • How to write a resume and cover letter

  • Creating a LinkedIn profile

  • Interview preparation

  • How OPT & CPT works

The Career Accelerator prepares you in small ways that make a huge impact. They teach you the professional skills you don’t learn in class. – Temwachi, Zambia, UCF

Networking Events You can attend career fairs on campus, tour companies as part of your job search, and network with your fellow students at social events.

Internship & career advice You will receive personalized guidance on how to get an internship or job placement. Your career advisor works with you to research companies, submit applications, and prepare for your interview.

Career opportunities at top companies We work with Fortune 500s, start-ups, and top companies to help launch your career. The Career Accelerator team has established connections with recruiters at top companies in a variety of industries, including engineering, computer science, business, biotech, hospitality, and more.

100% of Career Accelerator students interviewed gained an internship or job placement

Companies that have recruited Shorelight students for internships:

  • Citi

  • Huawei

  • IBM

  • Mastercard

  • Deloitte

  • CBS News

  • Renault

  • Ernst & Young

  • Intel

  • PwC

  • J.P. Morgan

  • BMW

  • Siemens

  • Hasbro

  • Capital One

Shorelight students have been hired by:

  • Google

  • Lenovo

  • BMW

  • Mercedes Benz

  • Bosch

  • The World Bank

  • WhatsApp

  • Disney

  • BNP Paribas

  • Aetna

* If a Shorelight partner university does not offer the Career Accelerator Program, our staff will connect you with the university’s career center and comparable services.

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