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Career Skills Development Series


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the courses listed below can all be taken online. 

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Two-day weekend courses and two-week self-paced online courses that have been specially created to give you additional skills and knowledge helpful to start your career oo take your career to the next level.

A variety of useful topics are available.

Courses are designed for local future and early-career professionals, international students and au pairs.

Each course is 20 hours. There is an optional additional research assignment (for an additional 20 hours) if you wish to delve deeper into a topic. 

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2-week Intensive Courses

Courses are fully online and self-paced

The courses will take approximately 10 hours each week to complete. During most of the course, students will participate in activities that can be done individually and on the student's own schedule. Students may also participate in activities that take place at the same time with other students and instructor through live class sessions.

Optional live class sessions with the instructor are also available. These are not mandatory, but are meant to enhance the learning experience. The times for these sessions are arranged by the instructor on the first day of the course.

New Approaches to Digital Marketing and Social Media

digital mediaGain insights into how to use social media for digital marketing and for career advancement.  Topics include building online communities, how to engage audiences through video and messaging, and how to use professional social platforms to gain recognition and network in a competitive online environment.

January 19-31, 2021

Learn more and register for the Digital Marketing and Social Media course

Multicultural Psychology

multicultural pyschologyGain general insights helpful for working in a multi-cultural environment.  Topics include perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, personality, gender identity, and psychological disorders from cross-cultural perspectives.

February 1-14, 2021

Read more and register for the Multicultural Psychology course

How to Manage Your Time Effectively: Time Management Essentials

clock and calendar for time management essentialsLearn essential skills developed by time management experts that will help you manage your time effectively so you can juggle multiple tasks and increase productivity.

February 16 - 28, 2021

Read more and register for the Time Management Essentials course

Consumer Behavior and Marketing

Consumer Behavier vectorDiscover what influences consumer behavior and their decision-making process and use this to create an effective marketing strategy and multi-channel marketing campaign.

March 1 - 14, 2021

Read more and register for the Consumer Behavior and Marketing course

Weekend Intensive Courses

Weekend courses are not currently available.

Upcoming Courses

Course Date* Campus*
Topic TBD March 15 - 28, 2021 Online
Topic TBD April 12 - 25, 2021 Online
Topic TBD April 26 - May 9, 2021 Online
Topic TBD May 10 - 23, 2021 Online

Submit our Class Interest Form** to be notified when registration for these classes is available.

*Price, dates and class formats are subject to change without notice.
**Course subject may change without notice.

Additional Courses

Below are previous Career Skills Development courses. These courses may be available in future sessions. Submit our Class Interest Form to be notified when registration for these classes is available.


  • Gain skills and knowledge that will help you in your career
  • 20-40 hours
  • Flexible study options
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities (in-person classes)

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute

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Phone: (212) 346-1562