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Global Explorer Program

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Global Explorer Program

Vanguard Edition

Vanguard (ˈvanˌgärd) - Noun 1. A position at the forefront of new developments or ideas.

The Global Explorer Program – Vanguard edition is most popular with current students and recent graduates looking to explore and discover their career path outside of the traditional summer vacation period.

Graduates of the program leave with the professional skills, experience and connections necessary to find and launch a rewarding career.

8-week Internship

8 - Week Internship

Cultivate real-world skills and experience to enhance your employability with an eight-week, full-time internship. We'll work with you to identify the best opportunity with a host company that matches your professional goals.

FUTURE LEADERS SERIES

FUTURE LEADERS SERIES (Remote)

In an ever-evolving economy and employment market, it's critical to make every move count. The Career Navigator Series equips students with the knowledge and confidence to make smart, informed career decisions. The course starts with a Graduate Panel Q&A, includes an Acting the Interview workshop and finishes with an intern-supervisor Meet & Greet.

GROUP ACTIVITIES & TRAVEL

Coaching & Support (Online)

Our Course Instructors are dedicated to help you make the most of the opportunity. Beginning with a skills and career fit assessment, we'll professionally review your resume and prepare you for interviews. Your program will include a mid- and end-of-program appraisal with regular feedback and we're here to offer job search advice and support if you need it once you graduate.

RAFAEL
This program has improved my skillset in every way. I’ve gained real, tangible skills that I use every day. I can show my future employers, hey, I have done this before and I know how to do it correctly. The program has made me more marketable and more prepared when it comes to approaching the job market.
Loyola University of New Orleans, 2016
CI, 2016
BLAKE
CI has given me a lot of confidence moving forward. I now have experience on my resume that has already provided me with a head-start in such a competitive industry. Landing a full-time job straight out of college is proof that the CI programs are extremely valuable.
University of Michigan, 2016
CI, 2014
MICHAEL
There are some things that you just can’t learn in college. This experience has allowed me to apply the tools that I learn in class to real life. CI provide you with the opportunity to learn about business and apply it to your career via your internship the very next day.
Depauw University, 2017
CI, 2016
ELIS
I only have positive things to say about my experience with CI, including the prompt responses, support and encouragement from their staff. Continue helping other people who need to get out there and gain a taste of a real work environment that will benefit them moving forward. Work experience is essential for students to explore an industry and decide whether to pursue a career in that area.
Royal Holloway, University of London, 2016
CI, 2015
SAM
By coming to CI I was able to pinpoint the exact sector of banking in which I wanted to start my career. The team found me the placement I wanted and really helped me with my preparation going in to the interview, giving me the best chance of securing the role.
University of St. Andrews, 2015
CI, 2013
NEAL
I was able to walk away from my internship knowing that I made an impact on my host company which was a great feeling. I now have real, tangible work-experience that will ensure I stand out amongst a group of job applicants. Something tells me that CI is the ticket to my future.
Virginia Tech, 2016
CI, 2015
NICK
Signing up for CI is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I gained real-world experience, expanded my professional network and learned so many skills. I’m ready to jump in to a career after college.
Kenyon College, 2016
CI, 2016
JAMES
I have matured and developed so much over the summer. The internship has really helped me define my career goals. I now know exactly what I want to do and how I can get there and have come back to university with a renewed passion for my industry.
University of Liverpool, 2017
CI, 2016
HANNAH
It was an unbelieveable, unforgettable experience. Joining a CI program and having the opportunity to intern abroad has made me grow as a person and feel much more confident moving forward. The support from CI only helped this.
University of Newcastle, 2017
CI, 2016
SUNIRO
You learn so many practical skills that can be applied in a professional and a personal setting. I’ve learnt how to communicate, how to act in interviews and how to approach the graduate jobs market. This experience will put me in good stead moving forward.
University of Nottingham, 2017
CI, 2016
PHYLIZIA
My CI program comprised of everything I could ever ask for. There’s the professional aspect of the internship, plus the social aspect of meeting new friends from all over the world, all backed up by the support from everyone at CI.
Mount St. Mary’s University, 2017
CI, 2016
LEAH
Before the start of the program, I found the uncertainty of life after college very daunting. Now I have a greater picture of how to focus my strengths and experience, I can’t wait to see where life takes me when graduation comes.
North Carolina State University, 2015
CI, 2015
SAMANTHA
The most important thing I learnt through CI was how to apply my creative skills in a working environment. I now understand how to channel my talents to produce results that meet a professional standard. My internship has left me with a portfolio of work that I can draw on.
University of British Colombia, 2018
CI, 2015
CASEY
I would have been very lost without CI. It was comforting to be given access to this entrepreneurial atmosphere and a group of so many like-minded people. There are individuals here that I will be working alongside for years to come.
Clemson University, 2017
CI, 2016
MIHIR
The people I’ve interned alongside are some of the people who will be leading businesses in five or ten years’ time. To be able to learn from them and have those connections as I move forward is amazing.
University of Cambridge, 2018
CI, 2016

Experience the Adventure

The only experience that combines learning, real-world experience and travel. See the world and learn high-demand skills not taught at university.

DESIGNED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

You'll be surrounded by bright minds. Use the interactive timeline to see how you'll spend 8 life-enhancing weeks.

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8 week internship
Internship

INTERNSHIP

Your internship tells employers that you possess the drive to explore and pursue a profession, the skills required in your field and the maturity to succeed in a workplace environment. In short, it helps demonstrate that you are a wise investment.

Your internship is a critical element of the program. This is where you cultivate real-world skills and experience to enhance your employability and put the other elements of the program into practice.

With the exception of a couple of planned days off, you’ll attend your internship placement Monday to Friday for the full eight weeks of the program.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 1: COMPANY ANALYSIS

Learn how to describe your company’s mission in a single sentence. Unit 1 challenges you to distill your host company’s commercial objectives and activities into a single paragraph.

You’ll research concepts such as product positioning, demographic targeting, product mix and distribution, business and revenue models, company structures and use LinkedIn advanced people searches.

To consolidate your learning, use this opportunity to engage with senior individuals in your internship and seek to understand their paths and long-term vision for the company.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 2: MARKET ANALYSIS

How does its market share stack up with the competition? Unit 2 invites you to calculate the size and value of your company’s market and its market penetration.

On top of calculating market size and value and estimating your company’s market share, you’ll identify three notable competitors; the market leader, an innovative new player and your host company’s closest competitor.

We’ll ask you to research SWOT analysis and use this method on three selected competitors and learn more about commercial market research.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 3: MARKETING & SALES

What are the main and most effective marketing channels utilized by your host company? What drives the customer to purchase their product or service and how does your company influence the customer to reach a buying decision?

Marketing and sales is the engine room of every business. Unit 3 invites you to critically review your company’s key marketing channels and the funnel that maps the customer journey.

We’ll invite you to engage with your company’s marketing or sales manager and aim to propose three new marketing ideas incorporating cost-benefit analysis.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 4: MONEY MATTERS I

Unit 4 challenges you to build a balance sheet capturing your own personal income and expenditure using Excel.

You’ll learn how to build your personal balance sheet in Excel accounting for regular income and expenditure. You’ll develop an understanding of budgeting, cash flow analysis and basic use of Excel.

To take your learning to the next step, we recommend that you engage with your company’s finance or office manager to see how accurate your estimates were.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 5: MONEY MATTERS II

As an extension to Unit 4, we discuss how and why borrowers borrow and lenders lend with a no-previous-knowledge-necessary guide to financial markets.

You’ll research and present on bonds and equities, learn how to describe how they’re the same and how they’re different.

You’ll explore the net borrower-lender lifecycle, loans, bonds (Govt and corporate) and equities, corporate finance and capital markets.

After the class, we advise that you learn from your company’s leadership about the capital and ownership structure of your company and the funding status of its three competitors.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 6: PEOPLE & PRODUCTIVITY

How do good leaders inspire and drive performance? Part stick, part carrot. All vision.

In Unit 5 we’ll delve into the hotly debated field of emotional intelligence, inviting you to explore what makes you tick and learn how to apply cognitive attribute frameworks when engaging and influencing others.

You’ll investigate McClelland’s motivational theory for discerning motivational needs and explore roles and career paths suited to your profile.

You’ll understand behaviors for success and profiling for roles and career paths.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 7: FINAL PROJECT DROP-IN

In preparation for the presentation of your final project to your company’s leadership, Unit 7 is dedicated to helping you bring everything together from the preceding six weeks to create and deliver an impressive and insightful analysis of your company.

You’ll structure and work towards finalizing your final presentation with the help and direction of your local coaches.

This is your chance to wow your host company and secure a job offer or glowing reference.

8 week internship
Future Leader Series

UNIT 8: CAREER PLANNING

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn.

Taking what you’ve learnt about yourself, work and life from your internship and the Career Accelerator Series and Future Leaders Series, you’ll define career goals and a strategy to help you achieve them.

You’ll lean on the following experiences to help you make smart, evidence-based decisions that will help shape your working life.

This final session will help guide your life post-program.

8 week internship
Internship

INTERNSHIP

Your internship tells employers that you possess the drive to explore and pursue a profession, the skills required in your field and the maturity to succeed in a workplace environment. In short, it helps demonstrate that you are a wise investment.

Your internship is a critical element of the program. This is where you cultivate real-world skills and experience to enhance your employability and put the other elements of the program into practice.

With the exception of a couple of planned days off, you’ll attend your internship placement Monday to Friday for the full eight weeks of the program.

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Internship
Future Leader Series

Work Hard Play Hard

There's so much to do. Get a glimpse of life in San Francisco.

Monday
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Monday

Plan and prepare. Sit down with your mentor over coffee to discuss upcoming projects and set out your week.

tuesday
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Tuesday

Connect with industry-leading professionals, speakers and mentors through Career Navigator events on Tuesday evenings

wednesday
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Wednesday

Implement Tuesday evening’s learnings in a professional setting. Afterwards, explore Downtown San Fran.

thursday
Thursday

Thursday

Following your internship, attend a Future Leaders Series seminar. This course introduces ideas around people, productivity, structure and money.

friday
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Friday

A team lunch and an early finish are a fitting reward for the hard work you’ve put in over the last five days.

saturday
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Saturday

Head across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and the giant redwood trees of John Muir National Park.

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Follow in the footsteps of criminals such as Al Capone to one of the United States’ most famous prisons, Alcatraz Island. Afterwards, eat clam chowder alongside the sea lions of Pier 39.

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Experience San Francisco Like a Local

See some of our students' favorite sights in and around San Francisco.

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What's Included?

No other learning accelerator offers as much.

Global explorer program - Vanguard Edition in San Francisco
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Immersive Internship Placement (8 WEEKS)
Intensive Course & High-Impact Internship (2+6 WEEKS)
Remote Course Instructors & TAs
24/7 Support
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Skills career fit assessment
Professional resume review & coaching
Interview preparation, coaching & mocks
Mid- and end-of-program appraisal & feedback
Career planning & job search advice & support
Certification of attendance & reference support
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Company Analysis
Market Analysis
Marketing & Sales
Money Matters I
Money Matters II
People & Productivity
Project & Presentation
Career Planning
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Intensive Language Course OPTIONAL
Optional Academic Credit OPTIONAL

Tuition

A best in-class program.

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Global Explorer Program

Vanguard Edition

San Francisco
8 - Week Internship
8-Week
Internship
(IN-PERSON)
+
Future Leader Series
Future
leader series
(REMOTE)
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Group Activities and Travel
Group activities
& travel
(REMOTE)

Please note that fees exclude the Enrollment Fee. Fees are stated exclusive of prevailing sales or value added taxes.

Think of us as a business school, study abroad, travel and work experience provider all-in-one. We're confident that you won't find more for less anywhere else.

Most accelerated learning providers, whether they are internship or study abroad or vocational course providers, rely solely on tuition fees. We don't. We think the sole reliance on funding from tuition fees has a tendency to turn otherwise well-meaning organizations into quantity, rather than quality, driven organizations. For them, more students equals more revenue.

Rather than relying solely on tuition fees, we generate a significant proportion of our funding from hiring companies that pay us a fee when they convert their interns to graduate hires after the program. So for us, better outcomes equals more revenue.

We're excited for you to understand how we're different. It means our programs, our staff and the hiring companies we partner with are inherently designed and motivated to maximize student experience and outcomes. Which, above all else, means our interests are seamlessly aligned with yours.

We're committed to job creation and closing the skills gap for the benefit of the next generation of leaders, creators and thinkers.

If you need help making things work, learn more about our tuition rebate - we’ll give you $2,500 USD if you get hired - and other funding options below.

FAQS

Your questions, answered.

Talk To Us

Questions?

Talk to the Student Experience Team
in Los Angeles via +1 (310) 438-5329.

Alternatively, email
studentexperience@city-internships.com.

WE'VE BEEN WHERE YOU'RE GOING

Meet your course advisors.

CHIEF ADVISOR FOR GLOBAL EXPLORER PROGRAMS IN WESTERN & CENTRAL UNITED STATES.

Misha

As a reformed teacher, Misha now enjoys seeing students and graduates learn life-lessons both in- andoutside the classroom. Misha loves helping other bright minds to find their true calling and embark on meaningful and rewarding careers.

"Transitioning from the academic world to the professional one is challenging", Misha says, "decisions you make at - and immediately after - university are critical and lasting. The Global Explorer Program is a singular have-the-time-of-your-life andget-your-life-on-track experience that every university student could benefit from."

Misha began her career as a teacher, holding posts in the United States and Europe. Misha works out of our headquarters in Los Angeles and is a veritable joy to speak with.

Talk to Misha about any of our Global Explorer Programs in western and central USA

Email Misha