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.