For many students, the most effective way to make time for career development is by taking a class.  There are a number of courses that address different aspects of career development, internship or job search preparation.  Some are taught in a classroom setting and others are offered online.  All provide exposure to career resources and practice in using essential job search techniques.

PSYC 123: The Psychology of Getting Hired is a one-credit, online asynchronous course that introduces students to psychological principles involved in hiring processes.  Students pace themselves through six modules that combine academic content with hands-on activities, online discussions and deliverable materials.  Two in-person activities—a resume review and a mock interview—occur in the Center.

EDCP 108i: Academic Transitions to Internships is a 7-week (half-semester) course recommended for students who have never had an internship and are actively searching for one.  The one-credit, online asynchronous course takes students through key exploratory and preparation activities, including understanding the components of an internship, increasing knowledge about an intended career field, developing a resume and cover letter, and identifying potential internship sites.

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students enrolled in PSYC 123 or EDCP 108i in 2016

Video introducing PSYC 123: The Psychology of Getting Hired