The O’Neill LevelUp Career program is a transformative five-part program designed to accelerate your professional development and launch your competitive career strategy.  In order to hit their professional path running, graduate students join level up before they even start classes!

Value and Impact: 

  • Innovative professional development training program based on national benchmarks and hiring trends 
  • Pairs professional development with academic training 
  • Builds your O’Neill Career Advantage 
  • Develops and leverages your professional network 

O’Neill School LevelUp Professional Progression:

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JumpStart: First Year Summer Virtual Session

Building your O’Neill Career Action Plan (CAP) early allows you to develop your career goals and strategies before classes begin. Remember internship recruitment begins early fall. Virtual sessions will be offered virtually on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 5th, 3-4pm EST (register by June 3rd, 5pm)

Thursday, June 6th, 10-11am EST (register by June 3rd, 5pm)

Wednesday, June 26th, 10-11am EST (register by June 24th, 5pm)

Click HERE to register for one of the virtual Jump Start Career Sessions.

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Graduate Career Boot Camp: First Year Summer Online Course

In July, you will enroll in and progress through the Graduate Career Boot Camp, an online, self-paced Canvas course to set goals and refine your career story in a series of online, self-paced modules. Graduate Career Boot Camp modules must be completed by the first day of New Student Orientation

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In partnership with the Masters Program Office, the Career Hub team will meet with all incoming online and residential students during the new student orientation program. The Career Hub staff will unveil the upcoming Master Class series and the CREW offerings for the year.  The program will also include a current graduate student panel offering advice and strategies for the internship and job search process and action steps to succeed during the internship. Orientation week will also feature alumni networking events and industry specific events.  

O’Neill Career Readiness & Exploration Workgroups (CREW): First Year Monthy Meetings (Fall & Spring Semesters)

One of the signature features of the O’Neill Level Up program is the opportunity for graduate students to participate in small career workgroups called CREWS. New O’Neill graduate students will participate in career strategy groups focused on building and refining student’s individual Career Action Plans or CAPS. During the CREW meetings, students will check in with group members, learn best practices and develop and progress toward individually tailored professional SMART goals.  Groups will discuss learning from weekly Level Up Master Classes and build strategies around networking opportunities. Click HERE for a list of recent CREW group offerings.

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Master Class Professional Series: Monthly Training & Networking Workshops

Master Classes will feature alumni and other professional guests providing expert advice from the field.  Each Master Class will include time for student questions with the guest(s) in order for the audience to drive the content of the discussion.  Master Classes can also be industry specific skill-based training on topics such as federal resumes or case interviewing. Click HERE for a list of recent Master Class offerings.