Grow with Google Career Readiness Program

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Grow with Google Career Readiness Program

About the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program

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In today's rapidly changing world, you need more digital skills than ever before to flourish and succeed in your career. The Grow with Google Career Readiness Program offers you interactive learning paths that will help you build digital and practical skills needed to thrive in internships or post-college employment. The Career Success Lab at NJCU is excited to offer you this digital tool to excel in your future endeavors. 

Resume writing, interview techniques, networking tips and how to succeed in a new job, are but a few lessons you can use.
Each lesson links to a video file, PDF, or website where you can directly view or download additional content.

Why Digital Skills Training?

Digital literacy, problem-solving, and creative skills are essential for current and future jobs. Yet, among 18- to 25-year-olds, less than half (44%) believe their education system is preparing them with the skills they need to enter the workforce. We at Grow with Google have a responsibility to ensure that the young people we serve can gain the skills required for the workplace. Then, they can move toward their bright and successful futures knowing they are well-prepared. 

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Path 1: Build Your Digital Skills

In this path, students explore a variety of Google digital tools and how they can be used to increase productivity in the workplace and in everyday life. The lessons in this path are designed for students who are new to these digital tools.

  1. Track Your Monthly Expenses

Path 2: Explore Career Paths

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Students research different possible career paths to figure out which career might be right for them. Then, they create a career plan and start networking to find a job in the field.

  1. Research Career Paths
  2. Create a Career Plan to Get the Job You Want
  3. Network Your Way To Success (Extended Learning)
  4. Google Career Certificates (Extended Learning)
  5. Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs (Extended Learning)
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Path 3: Land a Great Job

Students use digital tools to search for a job, write a resume and cover letter, and stand out in interviews, all while conveying their personal brand.

  1. Nail Your Job Search
  2. Write a Cover Letter for Your First Job
  3. Leverage Your College Experience in Your Resume
  4. Ace Your Next Job Interview
  5. Build Your Professional Brand
  6. Start a Resume (Extended Learning)
  7. Create a Resume That Stands Out
  8. Building Your Brand and Standing Out Authentically
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Path 4: Succeed at Your New Job

Students practice running efficient meetings, managing projects, and presenting to stakeholders.

  1. Create a Project Plan with Google Sheets
  2. Deliver an Engaging Presentation Talk
  3. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  4. Plan Effective Meetings
  5. Create a Compelling Presentation (Extended Learning)
  6. Explore Project Management Skills and Careers (Extended Learning)
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Path 5: Start Your Own Business

  1. Students research business opportunities, write a business plan, and estimate the financing they’ll need to create their own business.


How to Get Started

The Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program is intended to help students, like you, develop the digital skills they need to find and secure internships and jobs that will help them build successful careers. Here’s how to get started:

Set up your profile on Skillshop

  1. Visit skillshop.with On the upper right-hand corner, click Sign In.
    1. If you’ve already created an account and you’re having issues logging in, please clear your cache / browsing history for the last day. Then reload the page, and try logging in again.
  2. Create a Skillshop account using your university email. 
    1. If you are unable to log in using your university email, please use your personal Google account.
    2. Click here if you do not have a Google account and need to create one.
  3. On the upper right-hand corner, click the icon with your first initial. Then select My profile from the menu. Note, the circular icon in the upper right may appear differently if you have a profile picture in your Google account.
  4. Click Edit Profile in the upper right. 
    1. Under “Company”add your school and class/club information - See your school administrator for  instructions of what to list. [example: University of California Riverside BUS-201-Ramirez].
    2. Add your school email under “Company email” 
    3. Add your country and timezone.
    4. Scroll down and click Save or Continue
  5. Once the page refreshes, go to Edit Profile again, then select Connect your Google Account and click Agree & Continue.
  6. Review all your information and press Save
  7. Once the page updates, on the My Profile page, please click “Unverified - send email confirmation
  8. Then verify the email sent to your school or university email address.

Now, the most important step:

While you are logged in to Skillshop, click this link to gain special access to the HSI Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. (Not the Grow with Google module.)

  1. On the the navigation bar at the top of the page, click the icon. 
  2. Scroll down to the HSI Career Readiness Program.
  3. You’re in and you are ready to get started on the HSI Career Readiness Program.