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Discovering Your Professional Superpowers

This course is designed to help students discover their innate talents and use them as “superpowers” to create a professional brand and navigate the job search process. Through a combination of self-reflection exercises, group discussions, and guest lectures from industry professionals, you'll learn how to identify your unique strengths and develop a personal brand that sets you apart in the job market. We will also cover practical skills like resume writing, networking, interviewing, and strategies for finding and applying to jobs that align with your passions and talents. You will have a clear understanding of your strengths and how to leverage them in your job search, as well as a polished professional brand and a targeted job search game plan.

Fall ‘23
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This course includes:

  • sign-direction 9 module series
  • time Flexible schedule
  • cap Certificate of completion
  • mobile Access on mobile

What you'll learn

  • Professional values and business etiquette
  • How to write a resume and cover letter
  • Research and the practice of getting a job
  • Reflect on one’s experience through reactions, feedback, and comments

Skills you’ll gain

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Personal Brand
  • Career Vision
  • Goal Setting

Program Highlights

Services offered by industry coaches

  • Understand one’s true purpose and career path
  • Professional brand portfolio game plan
  • Personalized feedback, support, and network development
  • Earn a micro-credential
  • Insights from renowned faculty and industry experts

Program Faculty


Halleemah Nash

Social entrepreneur operating as the Founder of Rosecrans Ventures

Halleemah Nash is a social entrepreneur operating as the Founder of Rosecrans Ventures, an underrepresented talent solutions firm that provides coaching and career courses for marginalized talent populations in the workforce. Nash is a graduate of Howard University and a proud product of Compton, California.


Carl S. Moore

Innovative nonprofit, education, and entertainment professional

Carl is a teacher, learning scientist, curriculum developer and instructional designer. He also serves as the Vice President of Teaching and Learning at Howard Community College.

Program Schedule

9 modules Expand all modules

Articulating Your Purpose Module 1

Understanding and articulating your purpose can be the difference between good and great in the classroom, in the workplace, and in all areas of your life. We start with knowing your “why” so you can use it as a roadmap for the rest of the course and your professional life.

Discovering Your Superpowers Module 2

Discovering your superpowers requires you to think about how you perceive your strengths and how they have evolved and grown since matriculating to college. Reaching out to others who know you well while utilizing some career and strengths inventories will provide you with even more information about your superpowers so that you can compare how you perceive yourself, how others perceive you, and what you aspire to become.

The Hero’s Journey Module 3

Your Defining Moments We are each defined by our unique story, which is itself a compilation of defining moments throughout our lives. These defining moments inform our values, our aspirations, and our interests, and passions. Together we identify these stories and refine them so that we can highlight them in the job application process.

Your Core Values Module 4

We each have a few core values that help us navigate decisions, act and react, and move through our careers. Articulating these core values is critical to presenting ourselves in our most authentic light.

Aligned Resume Writing Module 5

Learn the technical process of writing a winning resume, including tips from Propel’s signature corporate partners. Then, make sure your resume reflects all the elements of your authentic self as articulated in modules 1 through 4.

Acing the Interview Module 6

Acing the interview requires knowing the company, the role, and your interviewers as well as or better than they know you. Learn how to effectively research and “game plan” your interview so that you are prepared for success.

Be an Interview STAR Module 7

Learn the widely taught STAR interview strategy and prepare replies that will ensure your interview responses reflect your most authentic self and everything that you have to offer.

Navigating Professional Spaces Module 8

Learn how to navigate professional spaces and colleagues in a professional context while staying true to your values and your most authentic self. This will help you not only succeed in the interview process but also thrive in your internship and the beginning stages of your career.

Game Time Module 9

In this final module, you will bring it all together to establish your vision and goals for your professional internship experience or first job out of college.

Frequently asked questions

What is Propel Learn?

 Propel Learn is a signature learning and credentialing platform designed specifically for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). It offers comprehensive, experiential, and innovative learning experiences in cutting-edge fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Swift Coding, Arts and Entertainment, Cybersecurity, Clean Energy, Career Readiness, Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The platform is co-developed by industry experts, top HBCU faculty, and notable workforce collaborators from around the world, and all courses and micro-credential programs are reviewed and certified by industry giants such as Apple, Southern Company, and other top industry partners. Propel Learn's micro-credentialing system is designed to help students progress at their own pace, with badges and certificates that denote their level of achievement. Students can also receive ongoing support and resources to enhance their learning experience and support their professional development.

What is Propel’s Innovation and Design Model?

 Propel’s Innovation and Design model combines cutting-edge research, learning science principles, instructional design, and tech-enhanced tools to create effective and engaging learning experiences. Our research focuses on workforce and industry credentials to ensure our courses are relevant and up-to-date. We incorporate learning science principles to promote effective learning for neurodiverse and ethnically diverse groups. Our instructional design principles organize learning experiences in a structured, learner-centered way. Lastly, we leverage tech-enhanced tools, such as our virtual learning platform Honor Learn, to promote the success of both faculty and students.

What is learning science?

Learning science is the study of how people learn and how to improve the process of learning. It draws upon research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, educational psychology, and other related fields to inform the design of effective learning experiences.

What is Instructional Design

Instructional design is the process of creating educational or training materials and experiences in a systematic and efficient manner. It involves analyzing learners' needs, defining learning objectives, designing and developing instructional content, and evaluating the effectiveness of the instructional materials.

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