Career services & development

Start with the end in mind

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
  • If you’re taking our MBA, the opportunity to have your degree recognized by CMI (Charted Management Institute)

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

Career Advisor

Throughout your program at Nexford, you'll have a dedicated Career Advisor to help you achieve your personal career ambitions — starting from the completion of your first course. As your learning journey progresses, you'll then have another session with our Advisor on crafting your CV, interview preparation, career growth, and more.

MBA recognized by CMI

Nexford is a recognized member of the Chartered Management Institute. CMI is a chartered membership body dedicated to professional managers and leaders. It is the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. Nexford's MBA is recognized by CMI.

Currently there are roughly 12,000 Chartered Managers globally, of which 75% reported a pay increase or promotion following their qualification. For the full duration of your MBA program, you can have access to CMI’s online resource portal, mentoring service, career development centre, events, webinars and job search engine.

Alumni Access

After graduating from Nexford, you’ll have seen that technology has accelerated the need for re-skilling. We continue to bring you lifelong learning opportunities. Here are the benefits of Alumni Access:

  • LinkedIn Learning: access 16,000+ courses
  • Revisit your courses: apply what you’ve learned at work
  • Use the 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

"My analytical skills have improved. I got a pay raise at work. I got promoted at work."

Rebecca Ebokpo

MBA Alumni

Join a global community from 80+ countries

A Nexford degree is 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.

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