Career Readiness Micro-Course

Course timeline: February 2023 - May 2023

Spring Semester (2023) Enrollment Form



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 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. Enrolled participants should expect the course to take 4-8 hours total, including watching videos, reading articles, engaging in video-based discussion boards, and completing 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