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College and Beyond
The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) believes that earning a
college degree is so much more than amassing the required academic
coursework. Enrichment experiences provide added value to the
students' academic endeavors, and NPI encourages students to
embrace opportunities that will enhance what they are learning in
NPI works closely with college students throughout the pursuit
of their academic degree by providing information on opportunities
that promote student success and achievement; by serving as a
resource as students prepare to secure their first job in the
workforce; and by offering information and guidance regarding
academic programs that support the development of a highly skilled,
well-trained and educated nuclear energy workforce. More
information on these three efforts is outlined in the paragraphs
NPI encourages students to participate in activities that
prepare them for success during their academic career (and beyond).
Some of these enrichment opportunities include participation in
student organizations, internships, externships, co-op experiences,
research projects, service opportunities, and others. Besides
providing rich experiences for the students, these activities
contribute to the development and strengthening of valuable
personal attributes sought by employers including strong oral and
written communication skills, time management, leadership and
teamwork. Students are encouraged to "give back" in various ways,
such as mentoring, leading campus tours and sharing their college
experience with high school students and others.
Preparing for Beyond
NPI can provide support to students as they seek "that first
job". Resume-writing workshops, mock interview sessions, Career
Fair participation, and networking opportunities including
meet-and-greet events with industry representatives are a few of
the ways that NPI helps students as they embark on their careers in
the nuclear industry.
For more information on the opportunities outlined
Ms. Jay Haines (NPI, Recruiting Manager, 979-845-0972, firstname.lastname@example.org).
NPI provides the leadership and support for the comprehensive
development and delivery of academic programs necessary to prepare
for nuclear industry workforce needs. NPI's partner
institutions offer the educational programs needed for a
range of jobs in the nuclear industry. Two-year associate degrees
and certificates prepare students to enter utility-training
reactor-specific programs to become plant technicians, plant staff,
and reactor operators. University students can earn a certificate
in Nuclear Power Technology while completing undergraduate degrees
in engineering disciplines other than nuclear (e.g., mechanical
engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering,
engineering physics, and engineering technology).
Important: Earning a Nuclear Power Technology
Certificate is not restricted to students currently enrolled at a
two-year or four-year academic institution.
Non-students can also participate in this on-line,
distance-education program and earn this certificate. More details
are provided here: Certificate Programs.