Career services & development

Start with the end in mind

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Kickstart your career journey

Early career planning

Career planning at Nexford begins in your first course if you’re taking our BBA or AAS program — where you’ll craft your own personal career ambitions and plan with your dedicated Success Advisor and our Career Development Advisor.

If you’re taking our MBA, your first career planning session will be during your third month learning with us.

Learning and preparing

Learn through real-life industry projects with top companies across various sectors. Engage in projects from today’s world, not yesterday’s — including from Tesla, Beyond Meat and 3M — and receive 24/7 support during your study.

At Nexford, it’s less theory, more skills. Why? We’re here to prepare you for the workplace of the future, not yesterday. By working on current, real-life projects, you’ll have a portfolio to show future employers: giving you a degree that goes beyond just your CV.

Personal branding

Stand out, and flourish. You’ll take short courses on personal branding, and attend personal branding workshops, with the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with our Personal Branding Expert to assess, and grow your own personal brand.

Advanced career planning

Your career success is at the heart of what we do. That’s why, as your program progresses, you’ll receive:

  • A session with our dedicated Career Development Advisor to track your growth from when you started — and guide you on your path forwards
  • Access to resources and tools to help craft your CV
  • Interview preparation: including cover letter practice & application tips
  • A US accredited qualification

You can also showcase the skills you gained at Nexford by taking virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage. Experience real work at Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte and KPMG through Forage — and increase your chances of landing a job at a partner company by 2-5x.

Job applications

While learning at Nexford you’ll have access to local & global job vacancies through Localized and our other partnering job portals. Dream big, and see where an American degree takes you.

Re-skilling & Up-skilling

After you’ve graduated, as Nexford Alumni you can choose to keep all our support and services for lifelong learning with our Alumni Access service — so that you can continue to upskill throughout your career.

Resources for your career development

Localized

Network with Nexford learners and connect with industry experts all on one platform. As a Nexford learner, you’ll get complimentary, unlimited access to Localized, where you can join virtual career fairs with access to job opportunities and a career coach.

IBM Digital Nation Africa

We’ve partnered IBM Africa to make the Digital Nation Africa (DNA) program available to all our African learners at no extra cost. IBM’s DNA program is a digital learning platform that helps the next generation develop skills for new kinds of careers. The program addresses three major gaps: skills, innovation, and jobs.

Dipo Faulkner, IBM Country General Manager, West Africa: ‘We work with key institutions, such as Nexford, to address the impact of digital technology.’

LinkedIn Learning

Support your Nexford goals with access to LinkedIn Learning during your program. Explore the learning hub of the globe’s biggest professional networking platform and:

  • Choose from over 16,000+ courses
  • Show off your skills: earn a certificate when you complete a course
  • Tailor your learning based on your experience, goals and LinkedIn profile

Forage

Showcase the skills you gained at Nexford. Find your career fit. Get access to bite-sized virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage with Fortune 500 companies including Deloitte and KPMG.

Unlock your international network

After graduating from Nexford, continue to bring yourself lifelong learning opportunities with Alumni Access. Here are the benefits of signing up to Alumni Access:

  • LinkedIn Learning: access 16,000+ courses
  • Revisit your courses: apply what you’ve learned at work
  • NXU Digital Library: over 60 million resources at your fingertips
  • Microsoft 365 license: keep working with the tools used by global employers
  • IBM Digital Nation Africa: if you’re in Africa, gain digital skills and use IBM’s job portal

All this is available for just $15/month, or $150/year.

Join a global community from over 110+ countries

Nexford’s 100% online courses, certificates, and degrees are designed for leaders, not followers. The world is going digital and opportunities are no longer limited by physical borders. Your degree should prepare you for this world, not yesterday’s. It should be fit for purpose, maximize your employability and open up future opportunities.

Our community feedback says it all

of alumni stated they received a positive return on investment

98%

of learners would recommend Nexford

of alumni felt prepared to solve organizational challenges

"After only 6 months of study I got promoted."

Malan Kouame, Senior Investment Manager and MBA graduate, Côte d'Ivoire

"I got promoted in my company and I'm very happy with that."

Michael Ariel, General Manager Sales & Marketing and MBA graduate, Indonesia

Request information about Nexford’s online programs

Select which program you’re interested in, and submit your details to learn more about Nexford's fully online programs — a Nexford Application Specialist will then be in touch.