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Take part in Huron’s prestigious professional readiness development program. Combine the traditional advantages of your Liberal Arts degree with the tangible skills and experiences you need to become highly employable.


Alongside industry-leading alumni and associates, we have custom-built the Career Accelerator Program (CAP) to ensure you stand out in the increasingly complex and competitive job market. In answer to employers’ rising demand for applicants who have relatable industry experience, Huron has designed this mandatory bundling of components, which you must complete to become CAP certified.

This rigorous career development stream is the perfect complement to the in-demand skills nurtured within Huron’s prestigious humanities environment.

Students who successfully complete this multi-tiered program will earn a designation that brings their resume to the top of the pile and secures your interview. CAP signals to employers their newest applicant is fully prepared to contribute to their workplace and stands out as a future leader.


From day one of your Huron journey, you will be fully supported by Career Development Coordinators who will connect you with the resources and programs you need to transition from student into the workforce as a competitive candidate.

Core Program Components
Technical Skills you can master
  • Map your career objectives
  • Experience a paid internship
  • Develop a resume and participate in mock interviews
  • Take part in a meaningful volunteer opportunity
  • Engage in a formal Mentorship with one of our alumni
  • Participate in four Career Development Workshops led by our esteemed alumni & industry experts
  • Build technical skills through workshops and learning platforms
  • Excel & Word Essentials
  • Programming Foundations (ex: Python)
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Project Management

Work hard and make your degree work harder for you.
Apply to become part of Huron’s prestigious Career Accelerator Program. Registration opening August 2021. Space is limited.




Over and above the mandatory career development milestones listed above, you will have the option to complete a number of other specializations that will further define your unique interests and highlight your employability.

These specializations may focus upon any or all of the following*:

  • Professional Business Essentials – including the Harvard Business Online program
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship – inspired by our corporate partners via the RBC Bootcamp
  • Wellness Awareness & Advocacy
  • International Relations
  • Marketing & Communications

* Please note these modules will evolve and adapt to reflect our changing industries.


Each spring and fall, Huron will host the RBC Community Innovation Bootcamp – a completely unique event that combines key learnings about innovation with the goal of benefitting non-profit organizations. Students participate in this three-day bootcamp where they develop hands-on skills and earn an RBC Innovator Certificate. The event culminates in a competition where student teams make innovation pitches and have the chance to win $2,500.

  • My experience at the RBC Community Innovation Bootcamp really lived up to and exceeded all my expectations. I learned so much about innovation principles, design thinking methodologies and how to apply them to real world problems. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to all Huron students!
    Natasha Boyd
    Centre for Global Studies Student, Second Year
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  • The highlight of the bootcamp for me was the opportunity to work with and get feedback from Andrew Fleet, the Founder of Growing Chefs! Working through the ideation and prototyping phases helped us improve our initial idea and guided our team in creating an implementable solution for a local problem.
    Bao Tram Hoang
    BMOS Student, Third Year
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  • As part of the RBC Community Innovation Bootcamp, our team developed a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for Growing Chefs! to help them in their fundraising strategy. My group and I were thrilled to have won, finishing in first place.
    Alexis Magder
    Governance, Leadership and Ethics & Political Science Student, Second Year
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  • We believe society is crying out at this exact point in history for students who are called to lead – but to lead with a heart and a conscience.
    Dr. Barry Craig
    President at Huron
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The Career Accelerator Program will launch Fall 2021 with applications opening in August 2021. Interested in learning more? Click the link below to register for more information!



What is the Career Accelerator Program?

The Career Accelerator Program is a rigorous professional development program for current Huron Students to distinguish themselves from the competition. Through the program components, students will gain highly employable skills and prepare for the workforce. Prior to graduation from Huron, students will have the opportunity to engage in the core program components, build technical skills and participate in optional specializations.

How do I get involved in Huron’s Career Accelerator Program?

In order to participate in the Career Accelerator Program, students must complete the below noted steps:

  1. Complete the linked Expression of Interest Form
  2. After completing this form, students will be informed of upcoming dates for a mandatory information session to learn more about the program
  3. After attending an information session, you will be provided with direction to formally apply to the program

Students will be notified of their admissions status by the end of October.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

In order to successfully complete the program, students must engage in each of the components prior to graduating from Huron. This provides students with 3+ years to gain experience and build meaningful skills to enter into the workforce! In exceptional circumstances, a student may be able to complete the program in 1 year.

What support is available for students to successfully complete this program?

Upon joining the program, students will connect with their personal Career Development Coordinator to map out their time to ensure all program components can be completed prior to graduation. Students will meet with their Career Development Coordinator at least once per year to ensure they are on track to complete the program and will be enrolled in an exclusive online platform to track their participation.

I have completed many of the program components already. Do I have to start over?

Current and returning Huron students will have the opportunity to submit a request for retroactive activity approvals into the Career Accelerator Program. After being accepted into the program students will submit an online request and will meet with their Career Development Coordinator to determine eligibility of past experiences.

When will I know if I am accepted into this program?

Applications for this program will be open until October on an annual basis. Students who have applied to the program will receive an admission decision via email by mid-October.

Are Additional Specializations required for participation?

Additional Specializations are not required for participation or completion of the Career Accelerator Program. These specializations are a way to continue to develop your employable skills and competencies, while building your professional network and visibility within the community.

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