Young Professional Certificate

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Young Professional Certificate

This premium course is a great choice for aspiring young professionals and offers students insight into the professional world. The course features short lectures, case-studies and project work. Students apply the theory from lectures, case studies, and a visiting speaker, to project work to develop their communication skills in teamwork and presentations, preparing them for professional success.

*18 year old students only accepted as part of a group where all students are returning to secondary education in September 2024. 18 year olds must follow all school rules as minors. Separate rules apply regarding lessons and activities, please enquire.

Young Professional Certificate Overview

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    You will take part in lectures, workshops and project-based lessons that teach professional skills in contexts, such as project management, marketing and business management.
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    Students will enjoy one local business visit and one local professional speaker per 2-week program.
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    Enjoy a variety of onsite activities including sports, arts and team games. Our activities allow students to use the English they have learnt and make international friends.
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    Excursions allow students to really get to know the USA. In Boston, students will find historic and cultural information through guided walking tours and visits to museums and other places of interest.
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    Awarded for the successful completion of the course.

What You Will Learn

The Young Professional Certificate is a demanding program, focusing on applying knowledge in Marketing, Business Management and Project Management. Featuring coaching on presentation skills and effective teamwork, students work towards a final presentation of their projects in each 2-week course.

Through a mixture of lectures and case studies, our students learn to apply key marketing concepts and analytical tools such as the marketing mix, customer profiling and consumer behaviour, and investigate topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility.

Through our Young Professional Certificate Program you will:

  • Develop your English communication skills in authentic business situations
  • Visit a local business and hear from expert guest speakers
  • Learn from experienced business teachers
  • Practice team-work and presentation skills necessary to succeed in any business 
  • Add projects to your resume and personal online profiles to boost your career

Activities & Excursions

One full-day and two half-day excursions per week are included. Evening activities are varied and fun and may include discos, talent shows and international evenings.

Sample Timetable

08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNArrival at accommodation and induction Movie Night
MONWelcome and Introductions.
Course Structure and expectations.
Business Management
Motivation and success: how to build a great team.
Teambuilding exercises
Welcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUES Business Management
Management and leadership: what is management?
What makes a great manager?
How are companies structured, and why?
Included Half-Day Excursion: Boston Harbor Boat Trip Halloween Party
WED Business Management
Competitive advantage: What is it, and how do businesses get it?
Identifying opportunities: SWOT analysis and other tools
Included Half-day Excursion: Harvard Tour Jeopardy Quiz Night
THUBusiness Management
Visit a local professional environment; learn about US business culture
Business Management
What kind of manager are you? Quiz and role-play games
Karaoke Night
Knowing your customers
How can you stand out from the competition?
Introduction to the final project
Designing successful marketing campaigns
Focus on digital channels: make your own mini-campaign.
Neon Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Canobie Lake Park Gym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts
08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNOnsite activities e.g. Team Building Games and shuttles to the mall Movie Night
MONProject Management
Final project discussion and set-up
The Marshmallow Spaghetti Challenge
Project Management
Principles of Project Management
Welcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUES Project Management
Delivering success: how companies get things done.
Presentation Skills
What makes a great presenter?
What makes an excellent presenter?
Mardi Gras Party
WED Presentation Skills
Developing your own style and applying it to your presentations
Included Half-day Excursion: MIT Tour featuring student presentations Minute to Win It Competition
THUBringing it all together
External speaker: presentation and Q&A with a business leader - what is success, and how do we get it?
Final presentations, rehearsals, and Q&A.International Night
FRIGroup presentations and final awards.Included Half-day Excursion Historical Plymouth Hawaiian Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Newport, Rhode Island Gym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts

*This is a sample timetable and all elements are subject to change.

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