Career Courses

The College of Arts and Sciences offers four specially designed courses to help you through every step of the career development process. Each course was designed to be taken throughout your academic career, and in conjunction with the work you do with the Walter Center for Career Achievement. Not sure that a class is right for you? Your career coach can help you make an informed decision.

ASCS-Q294: College to Career I: Explore Your Options
2 credits | 8 weeks | Open to all freshmen and sophomores
If you haven’t yet chosen a major or are at the very beginning stages of career exploration, this is the course for you. You will:

  • Take time to explore your interests, values, skills, and personality to see how they relate to different careers and occupational environments
  • Familiarize yourself with campus and community resources to find experiential learning opportunities
  • Learn structured decision-making skills to help you choose a potential major or career
  • Clearly understand how your academic choices relate to your career options

ASCS-Q296: College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience
2 credits | 16 weeks | Open to all sophomores and juniors

This class will allow you to explore the relationship between your chosen field of study and life after graduation. You will explore post-graduation opportunities through the lens of marketable skills. Under the guidance of career coaches and academic advisors, you will develop a portfolio that highlights skills gained through academic coursework and co-curricular experiences. By the end of the course, you will be more fully engaged in an ongoing process of academic and career planning for post-collegiate success. Beginning in the Fall of 2018, there will be five variable topic sections of this course available:

  1. Global & International Studies
  2. Media
  3. Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences
  4. Getting Into Graduate School
  5. Natural & Mathematical Sciences

ASCS-Q299: College to Career III: Market Yourself for the Job and Internship Search
2 credits | 8 weeks | Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Whether you’re trying to secure an internship or your first full-time postgrad position, this class can help. You will learn how to:

  • Craft a targeted resume that will capture the attention of recruiters and employers
  • Use your cover letter as a tool that expands on your resume rather than summarizes it
  • Enter into interview situations with a firm understanding of what the employer is looking for
  • Effectively locate and build a professional network of individuals who will help you learn more about different occupations and job opportunities
  • Prepare for a smooth transition from college to postgraduate life