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 by 10-15% points every year!
Domestic Students: We have a unique program for you, called ASPIRE.
Complete the following modules and the assessments inside to fulfill the program.
2. Plan and Prepare
3. Connect and Apply
*You are now eligible to apply for and participate in “Community Impact” Internships*
Check your progress:
Earn a Digital certification badge that will look great on your LinkedIn and your resume.
Qualify for PAID Internship
Qualify to participate in Pace University’s PAID “Community Impact” Funded Internship Program.
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
READY TO BEGIN?
*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.
WHEN WILL I GET MY BADGE?
Digital Certification Badges will be distributed at the end of each month, so look out for an email from Credly to accept your badge.