Accelerate the Evolution of Your Career
Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate, your career is a journey. At each stage, the key to success is intention and preparation. NU Accel, designed and delivered by business leaders from companies like Salesforce and Google, gives professionals from all backgrounds concrete tools for reaching their next set of goals. You’ll finish the course with a plan for your next steps and the tool kit you need to be a successful job candidate.
Class meetings are held virtually.
Spring 2021 Cohort
April 1 – May 13
Thursdays, 5 – 7pm PDT (8 – 10pm EDT)
Interested in NU Accel? Drop in for a class and see if it’s a good fit for you.
The ways of doing business in today’s world are constantly shifting. Increasingly, companies in every sector recognize the need for adaptable, proactive employees who can rise to the challenge. Our program is built to help you capitalize on this need.
NU Accel is a fast-paced, high-impact intensive for people making a career shift. The ideal candidate is eager to apply their experience and education in new ways, and seeking clarity on how to focus that drive.
This non-degree course is a series of lectures and interactive exercises. Each week’s module focuses on a different topic and is led by an instructor who is an expert in their field. You’ll exit with a certificate of completion and a finalized, interview-ready presentation on your personal career roadmap.
The NU Accel Approach
• Receive 1:1 mentorship from your team of instructors
• Engage each week with core business competencies and professional skills to help you thrive at work
• Identify your individual path to a stronger career and make a concrete plan to achieve it
• Finish with the resumé, personal elevator pitch, and interview skills to land your next opportunity
Over the course of the program, you’ll deepen your knowledge of how companies function, the role you can play, and how to strategize the next steps in your career. Topics include:
- Project management
- Data-driven argumentation
- Sales and marketing
- Personal and corporate finance
- Negotiation skills
- Running meetings effectively
- Management strategies for leadership roles
- Understanding influence
- The role of company culture
- Building your network of peers and mentors
- Excelling at interviews
- Managing a job search
NU Accel Instructors
Naeem Zafar is a serial entrepreneur who has served as CEO of several companies, including Blitzer Mobile.
Module: Sales and Marketing
Sophie Asher leads Product Marketing at Productboard after building her career at Salesforce and Twilio.
Module: Job Search Preparation
Michael Rubin is a Director of Engineering at Google, where he is responsible for parts of search infrastructure.
Dr. Brian Strope
Module: Technical Interviewing
Brian Strope worked on speech recognition at Google as a Research Scientist for 14 years.
Dr. Gary Katzenstein
Module: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Gary Katzenstein's experience in international business focuses on effective management and structure.
Evelyn Liu Sayers
Module: Project Management
Evelyn Liu Sayers is a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, where she has worked through major mergers over the last 25 years.
Presented by Northeastern University
#49 in National Universities
#11 in Most Innovative Schools
Northeastern University is a nationally recognized institution known for its industry partnerships and experiential approach to reasearch and academics.
At the end of the program, you'll receive a Northeastern University Certificate indicating your completion of the course. Adding this credential to your resumé and LinkedIn profile signals to employers not only that your business skills are up to date, but that you are proactively engaged in your own upskilling.
You'll also deliver a presentation on your career plan to the faculty and your peers. By formulating a concrete plan and practicing articulating it to an audience, you'll be ready when it's time for your next big interview.
Ready to take your next big step?