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Career & Leadership Readiness Institute

NOVA's Career & Leadership Readiness Institute (CLRI) was established for NOVA students and alumni, thanks to an InNOVAtion Grant sponsored by the NOVA Foundation.

CLRI CrestIt is a certificate program that provides NOVA students with an opportunity to enhance their career and leadership readiness knowledge and skills to become more competitive job candidates. Session topics include, Resume and Interview Preparation, Networking, Conflict & Communication, Mock Interviews, Diversity & Inclusion In The Workplace, and more!

CLRI sessions will begin January 2022. We are holding information sessions starting November and December, 2021:

CLRI Main Goals

  • To provide opportunities for students to engage in career and leadership readiness training and networking activities with the NOVA community and employers to increase career connections.
  • To prepare NOVA students with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to navigate a diverse workplace. 

Wednesday Nov 17, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Thursday Nov 18, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Dec 7, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday Dec 8, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.

For registration information go to http://clri.novastem.us/Information.pdf 

CLRI Certification Tracks

CLRI is open to all NOVA Students to grow their job readiness and leadership skills while networking with industry professionals. (NOVA IET majors maybe eligible for a $500 stipend)

Register for CLRI

Certification Completion Requirements

  • Submit your S.M.A.R.T Goals about what you want to accomplish with CLRI
  • Engage in 5 Workshops
    • 4 Required Workshops: Building a Standout Resume, Interviewing for Success, Communication, and Networking
    • 1 Additional Workshop of Your Choice, options include: Job/Internship Search, Diversity in the Workplace, Leadership, SkillsUSA, and more.
  • Participate in a Resume Review & Mock Interview. Create final reflection journal or project.
  • Complete a program evaluation.

You may attend additional workshops outside of the requirements to expand your professional development.

Students in this track maybe eligible for a $500 Stipend.

Majors included:

  • Engineering Technology, A.A.S.
  • Engineering Technology: Computer Aided Drafting and Design, C.S.C.
  • Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations Specialization, A.A.S.
  • Engineering Technology: Data Center Operations, C.S.C.
  • Engineering Technology: Engineering Technology Technician, C.S.C.

Certification Completion Requirements

  • Submit your S.M.A.R.T Goals about what you want to accomplish with CLRI
  • Engage in 7 Workshops: Building A Standout Resume, Communication, Networking, Interviewing for Success, Job/Internship Search Strategies, Diversity in the Workplace, and Obtaining Industry Certifications & Security Clearance.
  • Participate in a Resume Review & Mock Interview.
  • Take part in an on-site industry tour.
  • Create final reflection journal or project.
  • Complete a program evaluation.

You may attend additional workshops outside of the requirements to expand your professional development.

Students in this track maybe eligible for a $500 Stipend.

Majors included:

  • Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.
  • Information Systems Technology: Application Programming, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Cloud Computing Specialization, A.A.S.
  • Information Systems Technology: Cloud Computing, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Database Specialist, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: IT Technical Support, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Mobile Application Development, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Network Administration, C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Network Engineering (Specialist), C.S.C.
  • Information Systems Technology: Web Design and Development, C.S.C.
  • Information Technology, A.S.

Certification Completion Requirements

  • Submit your S.M.A.R.T Goals about what you want to accomplish with CLRI
  • Engage in 6 Workshops: Building A Standout Resume, Communication, Networking, Interviewing for Success, Job/Internship Search Strategies, and Obtaining Industry Certifications & Security Clearance.
  • Participate in a Resume Review & Mock Interview.
  • Create final reflection journal or project.
  • Complete a program evaluation.

You may attend additional workshops outside of the requirements to expand your professional development.

Questions about CLRI?

Contact Brittany Hollis at bhollis@nvcc.edu and Tiffanie Rosier at trosier@nvcc.edu.

 

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