About LSU Global's 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.

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 your first year, you can continue to work with your advisor on your individual career plan.

Career Accelerator Curriculum

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Semester 1

  • Self-Assessment
  • Major Exploration
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Personal Branding
  • Elevator Speech
  • Resume/CV
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Semester 2

  • Global Occupational Research
  • Informational Interviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Cover Letters
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Career Focus Presentation
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Semester 3

  • Mentor Matching
  • E-Portfolio Profile
  • Career Fairs, Externships and Job Shadows
  • Strategic Research Presentation
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Semester 4

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

Pick the track that leads to your future

The Career Accelerator offers five tracks, so you can focus on what’s most helpful for your professional future.

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

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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

Learning Environment

The Career Accelerator Program offers a multi-faceted professional development and internship preparation experience. The program is designed to prepare you for professional success within a dynamically changing 21st century, global workplace.

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