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 significant activities—a resume review and a mock interview—occur live through Zoom.
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.
COMM488i: Strategic Interviewing introduces students to advanced techniques in interviewing for job opportunities and career progression. This course focuses on the dynamics of the interview process, the communication theories and best practices behind influence and persuasion, and the communication aptitudes and skills that distinguish top candidates.
BSOS 288A: Special Topics in Behavioral and Social Sciences; Neurodiversity in the Workplace is a one-credit, synchronous course for students to learn about successful strategies for neurodiverse college students to plan career paths while in college, understand why employers may look to hire neurodiverse employees in their industries, and learn about the university resources available to support neurodiverse students' successful pathway through college and into a career. This course is open to neurodivergent and neurotypical students.
UNIV 099: Internship Seminar is a zero-credit, online asynchronous course that is designed to complement a supervised internship experience. More information about UNIV099 can be found here.