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Career Building

Our career building courses prepare new graduates to join the professional work environment. From resume writing to interviewing, networking to managing personal finances, these courses teach young professionals the life skills that traditional education may have left behind.

Career Building courses include:

  • Ace Your Job Search!
  • Finding Purpose in Your Career
  • Networking for Success
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Finance
  • The First 30 Days
Career Building

Contact

Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

Office Location: Ward Hall

Ace Your Job Search!

Certificate Estimated length: 5 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.5 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

This introductory-level course helps learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. It continues on to cover interviewing skills, focusing on the interview preparation and the five stages of the interview process. Finally, the course will help learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions.

Finding Purpose in Your Career

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $49

Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or changing careers, it is important to understand how the job you perform contributes to your sense of fulfillment in life. This course prompts you to examine various job settings and functions, comparing each against your own preferences, values, and expectations, in order to determine the best job fit for you.

Networking For Success

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $49

Networking has become a significant part of the professional process, altering the way both entrepreneurs and organizations do business. This course will help you to improve your personal and professional networking skills by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques.

Personal Branding

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $49

This course focuses on teaching you how to brand yourself professionally. What is brand? And how do you maintain your personal brand? The assignments in this course discuss the value of personal branding, the way to craft your personal brand statement, and finally, the best methods for communicating your personal brand to clients, employers, and other industry professionals.

Personal Finance

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $49

Perhaps you have been in charge of your finances since you started working an after school job in high school, or maybe you are suddenly feeling overwhelmed with allocating the salary from your first job out of college. No matter what your financial situation is, it is important to understand how to handle your money. This course will familiarize you with the basics of budgeting, credit, saving, and investing.

The First 30 Days

Certificate Estimated length: 3 hours
Access Time: 90 days
.3 CEUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $49

So, you’ve just landed a new job. What happens now? The first 30 days provide you a unique opportunity to set yourself up for success in your new role. Lots of people, most significantly your boss, will form an impression of you from the beginning that will be hard to change later on. This course will help you prepare for your first thirty days on the job, laying the groundwork for a successful tenure in your new role and at the organization.

Online courses and certificates, offered by a trusted partner, are self-paced and can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere from a computer with an internet connection. Courses are engaging and include real-world examples, videos, interactive games, assessments, and focused instruction. An "Ask the Expert" feature allows you to pose course-related questions and receive feedback within 24 hours. Courses are accessible, customizable, integrated, printable and mobile-friendly.

Interested in more courses or certificates? Check out the Keystone College Professional Development Institute's offerings below:

Employee Safety Course

Employee Safety Course

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Human Resource Management Certificate

Human Resource Management Certificate

Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate

Leading And Managing Change Course

Leading And Managing Change Course

Managing Change and Resolving Conflict Certificate

Managing Change and Resolving Conflict Certificate

Managing Remote Employees Course

Managing Remote Employees Course