Career Readiness Micro-Course

Course Schedule: 10/3/22 - 11/27/22



Starting in August of 2022, the Career Readiness micro-course provides a cohort-based opportunity to learn the essentials of career development such as resume and cover letter writing, virtual and in-person interviewing, LinkedIn and digital branding, and professional networking. This 8-week micro-course will see individuals expand their career opportunities through applied learning, mock interviews, resume and cover letter critiques, and career tips and tricks provided by UMB’s leadership. This program is free for all UMB students and employees and requires a 2-month commitment, starting in August and ending in early October. Enrolled participants will be required to dedicate 1-2 hours per week and will watch videos, read articles, engage in video-based discussion boards, and complete learning quizzes. Modules will be opened semi-weekly and require that participants stay on track with the cohort. Individuals who complete this free course will receive a digital certificate, online micro-credential, and digital badge to place on their LinkedIn profile.

Course Instructor:

  • Gregory A. Brightbill, MBA, MEd. Associate Director, Student Leadership and Involvement, Intercultural Leadership and Engagement

Guest Lecturers:

  • Roger Ward, Edd, JD, MSL, MPA. Provost, Executive Vice President, and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Courtney J. Jones Carney, DPA, MBA. Executive Director, Intercultural Leadership & Engagement, Director, Intercultural Center, Program Director, Intercultural Leadership Post-baccalaureate certificate & MS - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
  • Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Director, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development, and Director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars 
  • Jessica Moreno. Staffing and Career Services Specialist, Human Resources

Micro-Course Learning Objectives:

  1. How to write a strong cover letter
  2. The differences between a resume and curriculum vitae and how to create a strong resume/cv
  3. How to network online, use LinkedIn, and monitor your online brand
  4. How to conduct a strong interview and how to excel during a virtual interview