The NAFOA Institute Career Basics is a free online career readiness and personal finance program designed for 18-27-year-old Native American youths.
The program offers coursework that provides opportunities for participants to improve career readiness, and personal finance skills, and advance their understanding of issues impacting tribal economies.
Career Basics is also designed to prepare youth for the NAFOA Leadership Summit. Young professionals ages 21-27 years old participating in Career Basics are invited to apply for the NAFOA Leadership Summit.
Current Program Dates: June 23 – December 31, 2023
What You’ll Learn
CREATING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE
Being able to market yourself is a critical skill. You are the protagonist of your job search, the author of your goals, and the publisher who promotes your story to your audience – potential mentors, employers, and a network of people who can help you reach your aspirations.
INTRO TO CAREER PATHWAYS IN ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Get insights from Native American professionals on careers in economics, finance, accounting, and business.
Budgeting is an essential tool in your framework for making sound financial decisions. No matter your age or the amount of money that you have, it is never too early to start planning your income and expenses.
INTERVIEWING & NEGOTIATING
The key to interviewing is preparation. A solid resume and cover letter, coupled with a smile simply aren’t enough. Preparing for an interview is a step-by-step process you must first understand, and then dedicate yourself to completing.