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Career & Leadership Readiness Institute

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CLRI is a FREE professional development program that provides NOVA IET students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills to become more competitive job candidates.  

CLRI sessions for Spring 2023 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm at the Annandale Campus in room CA320 through March 21, culminating with an industry networking event on Wednesday, March 22. Sessions will include Building Your Personal Brand, Technical Resume and Interview Preparation, Mock Interviews, Networking, Leadership Skills for Success, and more! The program is geared toward students in IET programs, but any NOVA student can attend these workshops.

CLRI will also host an Industry Panel to provide insights into career readiness and there will be multiple site-visits to cutting-edge tech companies such as Micron, Stack Infrastructure, Iron Mountain Data Centers, and Digital Realty.

IET students who complete the CLRI program will receive priority consideration for our paid internships with industry partners. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get career-ready!

Some of the feedback from recent CLRI graduates include the following:

"CLRI helped me to get professional skills, to meet people, to make connections, to build my network. I really learned how to rebrand my resumé to attract hiring managers." - Kanyin, NOVA IT Major

"I want to get better, I want to be better, I want to do better, and I want an opportunity to come my way. This gave me the opportunity. It was a lot of fun and definitely built my confidence" - Elizabeth, NOVA IT Major

“The nicest thing about CLRI is that you get to know a lot of people who are like-minded, and industry professionals who give you really good advice. It's definitely worth joining." - Hamid, IST Major

CLRI was established for NOVA students and alumni, thanks to an InNOVAtion grant sponsored by the NOVA Foundation.

Questions about CLRI?

Contact the coordinator at clri@nvcc.edu.