Imagine starting your first professional job with an edge. That’s the focus of The ASPIRE Edge, a three-tier online simulation that bridges the gap between your education and the workplace.

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Sharpen Your Skills in Five Key Areas...


Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

Teamwork & Collaboration

Resiliency & Adaptability

Data Acumen

About The ASPIRE Edge

Take control of your career and get on the fast track. Speed past your competition with the knowledge and skills every employer values. Sign up to The ASPIRE Edge to start your simulated journey at NextGen Financial Services today!

Step 1: Sign up

Create an account.

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Step 2: Start your journey

Start your journey in Tier 1, in a typical graduate entry–level role, and work your way toward becoming a high-impact team member and effective manager in Tiers 2 and 3.

Step 3: Build your skills

Learn how to think on your feet, deal with conflict, manage with emotional intelligence, extract meaning from data, make difficult decisions, and much more!

Step 4: Showcase your achievement

Complete the three tiers and earn a digital badge that demonstrates to employers that you have built critical workplace skills. Post the badge on your LinkedIn profile, and get noticed!

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Tier 1:

NextGen Associate

Start the first tier as an Associate and develop your communication, data acumen, and resiliency skills. Learn how to write an effective email, spot errors in a data file, work in a fast-paced environment, and much more!

Tier 2:

NextGen Team Member

In this tier, you are promoted to an Analyst role on a special team. You'll take a deep dive into problem-solving and critical thinking, while building your teamwork skills. Learn how to deal with conflict, build workplace relationships, and gain a deeper understanding of how to function in a high-performing team.

Tier 3:

NextGen Manager

In this final tier, you've been designated a high-potential employee, and are enrolled in a new manager training program. Strengthen your leadership skills, and learn how to manage a budget, engage your direct reports, and much more!

Get a Glimpse

Here’s a sampling of some of the expert advice you’ll receive along your learning journey within The ASPIRE Edge. Check out these videos!


How to ask the right questions

The ability to ask the right questions can help you to be effective in your job. This video provides you with helpful insights on how to ask relevant questions during a meeting, and in a respectful way - so that you can be a more active participant!


What are the attributes of a high-performing team?

There's no doubt that we all want to be part of a high-performing team. This video provides you with helpful insights on the qualities it takes for a team to perform at the highest level, and how you can actively contribute to the success of your team!


How to build trust

Every meaningful and positive relationship has trust at its core. This video provides you with helpful insights on how to build trust and long-lasting relationships with your colleagues and direct reports in the workplace!