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The Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement

The Najim center serves as a hub offering programming aimed at ensuring that UTSA students in all majors are able to develop career pathways and leverage experiential learning opportunities that hone their career readiness skills. Students gain direct experience with issues affecting their community and knowledge on how to connect that back to their classroom studies.

The Najim Summer Institute for Career Advancement

The Harvey Najim Center for Innovation and Career Advancement is offering The Najim Summer Institute for Career Advancement designed to strengthen student’s marketable skills and career readiness through a 5-week online summer program. Online modules will be presented in a format accommodating to students who are enrolled in regular courses this summer, although summer enrollment is not required. This is a free course (noncredit). The format is synchronous and asynchronous (synchronous approximately 3 hours per week). This program is designed for Seniors who plan to graduate from UTSA within the next year.

Topics covered will include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Communication Skills Refinement
  • Creative and Critical Ideation

Students will also have the opportunity to earn industry-standard tool-specific certifications. Students will benefit from this experience by broadening their network, obtaining real-world tools that will aid them in their careers, and having a more holistic understanding of how to bridge their classroom experience to a career. 

  Applications open April 15, 2021
  Space is limited to 30 students
All interested students are required to complete an application via Handshake by the deadline of May 21, 2021.
For more information contact the Najim Center:  UTSANajimCenter@utsa.edu