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English Language Institute

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.

Courses are eligible for one or more digital badgesLearn more about these micro-credentials.

Professional Writing Skills

hands with laptop learning professional writing skillsLearn how to write resumes, cover letters, reports, memos, and professional emails. Refine your writing skills to help you present yourself as professional and collaborative to potential employers.

April 26 - May 9, 2021

Read more and register for the Professional Writing Skills course

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Young man looking at board learning Problem SolvingLearn skills and techniques to help you solve complex problems and make difficult decisions in the workplace. Improve your interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills.

May 10 - 23, 2021

Read more and register for the Problem Solving and Decision Making course

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Steps towards Success

Successful young woman smiling after Developing an Entrepreneurial MindsetExamine the key factors for entrepreneurial success, learn how to think like an entrepreneur, identify entrepreneurial opportunities and turn your ideas into a real-life business.

May 24 - June 6, 2021

Read more and register for the Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset course

Customer Service: Communicating Effectively with Customers

Young woman smiling while learning how to communicate effectively to give good Customer ServiceLearn effective communication strategies and skills that are essential at every level of customer service.

June 7-20, 2021

Read more and register for the Communicating Effectively with Clients course

Psychology for Business

Young woman smiling studying Psychology for BusinessLearn about the behavior of employees and consumers and evaluate how an organization can implement strategies to increase engagement both internally and externally.

June 21 - July 4, 2021

Read more and register for the Psychology for Business course

Weekend Intensive Courses

Weekend courses are not currently available.

Upcoming Courses

Course Date* Campus*

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