Undergraduate Career Coaching + Courses
Come see us as soon as you’ve declared your major! We’ll get you started—and we’ll be with you every step of the way, from finding experiences that make you marketable to deciding on a career that matches your values, interests, and strengths. The greatest work you’ll ever do is loving who you are and feeling empowered by what you believe in. Let us help you translate your degree from the College of Arts and Sciences into a challenging, fulfilling career.
Individual Career Coaching by Appointment
The Walter Center’s 10+ career coaches are ready to guide you through planning and implementing steps you’ll need to take to obtain your idea of success (which is also something they can help you define.)
Pop into the Career Studio
Weekdays 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Returns in Fall!
This is your space to design your life and take the next steps forward to the career of your dreams. If you’re new to planning a career, or need help with any part of the job application process, the Walter Center’s undergraduate peer coaches can guide you. Check-in at the Welcome Desk on the 2nd floor of Ernie Pyle Hall.
By Appointment through Summer Session
Do you need a professional portrait for your Handshake profile, LinkedIn, or other social media? Drop into the Walter Center! These photos are free, taken outdoors, and you’ll receive your photo in your IU email within a week.
Get Academic Credit While You Explore Careers
Want to learn about your career options, get ready for the job search, and build your portfolio? Interested in discovering your calling? Eager to get real-world experience—and get college credit for it? Take one of our career and internship courses.
ASCS-Q294: College to Career I: Explore Your Options
2 credits | 8 weeks | Open to all freshmen and sophomores
This course is a good fit for those who haven’t yet chosen a major or are at the very beginning stages of career exploration. In this course you will:
ASCS-Q296: College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts and Sciences Experience
2 credits | 16 weeks | Open to all sophomores and juniors
This course 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.
There are currently six variable topic sections of this course available in Global & International Studies, Media, Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and Art, Design, and Merchandising.
ASCS-X373: Theory into Practice
1-3 credits | Varies | Open to all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Getting real-world experience should be a big part of your liberal arts + sciences education at Indiana University. There are specialized courses for some departments, but you can also receive credit through the Walter Center’s internship course, ASCS-X373. This course will complement your internship experience with reflective activities.
Disclaimer: Ask your academic advisor if this course is right for you — some departments offer internship credit and you should fulfill your department’s option first.
Eligibility Requirements for ASCS-X373:
Internship Requirements for ASCS-X373:
For your internship to be approved and to qualify for enrollment, your internship must meet the following criteria:
Course Requirements for ASCS-X373:
If you meet the above criteria, use the information below to decide how many credit hours you would to apply for. The more credits you choose, the more hours and coursework you will be required to complete to receive a Satisfactory (S) grade in the course. Note: Once you enroll in the course you can access the syllabus in Canvas.
1 credit requires:
2 credits require:
3 credits require:
Note: The maximum number of credits hours you can earn for an internship is three credits, regardless of the number of hours you work. You cannot exceed six lifetime credit hours of ASCS-X373/X375 enrollment. You cannot earn credit for an internship you’ve already completed.
Grades assigned to ASCS-X373 are Satisfactory (S) or Fail (F). The course fees for ASCS-X373 are the same as any other credit-bearing course. Read more about grades and calculate your semester fees at Student Central.
ASCS-X375: Full-Time Internship
1-3 credits | Varies | Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors
This course provides students with Full-Time Student Status while working in a full-time, 40 hours per week internship. It can be helpful for loans and scholarships that require students to be a ‘Full-Time Student.’ Please speak with your scholarship or loan provider to determine necessary status required to receive aid.
All eligibility, internship, and course requirements are identical to ASCS-X373 — see above for details.
Please contact Tanner Terrell at email@example.com or (812)-855-5321 with questions about ASCS-X375.
Learn the 4 Keys to Career Success
Angela Lexmond, one of our career coaches, walks through the Keys to Career Success — vital steps that ensure you achieve your post-graduation goals.