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Inspire Program (International Student Professional Readiness Education)


The INSPIRE Program (International Student Professional Readiness Education Program) is a 3-step mandatory, badged internship and career success program exclusive to Pace, designed to help international students find internships and full-time positions.

The program is required for CPT eligibility, so international students on an F1 Visa who plan to intern are required to complete INSPIRE during their 1st academic semester.

INSPIRE is proven to empower international students to achieve extraordinary results in internships, jobs, and salary outcomes that exceed the national average, year after year!

How to Navigate INSPIRE

Domestic Students: We have a unique program for you, called ASPIRE.

Required Modules

Complete the following modules and the assessments inside to fulfill the program.

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*You are now eligible to apply for “Community Impact” Internships

Check your progress:

*The checklist is only for you to monitor progress. It does not indicate that you have passed the assessments.


Digital Badge

Earn a Digital certification badge that can be uploaded to LinkedIn and included in your resume and pitch! 

Qualify for PAID Internship

Qualify to participate in Pace University’s PAID “Community Impact” Funded Internship Program.

CPT Eligibility

Gain CPT eligibility to intern and increase your chances of getting hired!

Access 1000s of Internships

  • Access to 130,000+ positions
  • Alumni Mentoring
  • Employer Events
  • Career Fairs



Register for the Career Services “Explore Career Communities and Get Started on your Internship Search Workshop (in-person or via Zoom) to be guided in real time by a Career Counselor.



Complete a self-guided tour through the Career Communities and join 1-2 to receive exclusive alerts on internships, jobs, and employer events just for you! Reach out to Career Services any time.

Important Information

*The INSPIRE Program is required for CPT processing, so we recommend completing the required modules in your 1st academic semester. But it is never too late to begin! By the end of the INSPIRE program, you will know exactly how to get your first internship in the US!

When deciding the best time to begin your career preparation, consider internship hiring timelines.

  • Generally, mid-sized and smaller companies, non-profits/government, and start-ups hire a semester before the internship starts. 
  • Larger brand companies including accounting, financial services, banking, hospitals, big tech, and media brands have earlier recruitment deadlines. They can start recruiting for opportunities 1 year – 18 months in advance. 

We recommend starting no later than the 2nd semester of your 1st year & completing the program by February, when the “Community Impact” internships will be posted! 

Students who complete all required modules and their assessments from the list below will earn the INSPIRE Program digital certificate badge, which employers want to see on your resume and LinkedIn profile, and become eligible to participate in internships and the Community Impact Pace Funded (PAID) Internship program.

Digital Certification Badges will be distributed at the end of each month, so look out for an email from Credly to accept your badge.

INSPIRE digital certification badge

Assessments for Badges

Career Community Entry Portal

Join your Career Community here and complete Step 1 of the ASPIRE & INSPIRE Programs.

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Program Checklist

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