Professional Development

Why are our students so successful?

Preparation. The average Nichols College student delivers over 75 presentations. 100% of our graduates have earned credit through internships or experiential learning opportunities. Our faculty is dedicated to helping even the most shy and reserved students break out and stand up for what they believe in. Preparation is built into every class, and motivated students have limitless opportunities to work on exciting projects pushing the boundaries of business and technology.

Free To Explore

There are two big things that can help a young person start their career: experience and networking. We believe that your college education needs to focus on both, preferably at the same time. That’s why we put a huge emphasis on experiential learning opportunities that get you out of the classroom and into the business community with hands-on work in cutting-edge fields.

Ready, Right From the Start

Internships do more than bulk up your resume. They’re a valuable opportunity to test-drive a career you’re interested in. Plus, you’ll gain new connections, references and professional skills—all important for landing your first job. Our faculty, alumni, and the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will help connect you with opportunities and companies in your field. Students have interned at many well-known companies, organizations, and agencies.

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • IBM
  • Boston Celtics
  • The Publick House Historic Inn
  • PWC
  • Nordstrom
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Mohegan Sun
  • New England Revolution

Students learn…

To ace the interview

To lead the way

To be professional

To lead ethically

To make connections

To be confident

Signature Leadership Training

Leaders come from all walks of life, and all levels of confidence. Our educational philosophy revolves around the idea that leadership can be built. It takes hard work and dedication, but even the most reserved students can come to embrace their inner leader by understanding how they work and how their style relates to others on their team.

Professional Development

Preparing you for your career is a core part of what we do. Here you’ll study the concepts and theories of your field—but you’ll learn much more than that. You’ll discover who you are as a leader. You’ll develop real industry know-how. And you’ll gain vital professional skills that will help you put it all into action. That’s because career readiness is not just a buzzword here. It’s a core part of our mission—and fully part of your undergraduate experience. Whether you’re using our career services, networking with alumni, learning around the globe, or completing an experiential learning project, you’re developing the skills you need to have a competitive advantage. That’s what makes us different.