University Seminar 3001, Junior Seminar: Pre-Professional Preparation

A 1-credit academic course that will provide junior level students with an opportunity to work on professional planning and development. It will focus specifically on preparation for post-graduate educational opportunities and entrance exams for graduate and professional programs. (Students are preselected for this course.)

For students pursuing admission to Health Professions Schools, they will:

  • Learn about the Health Professional School application process
  • Review and prepare for taking the entrance exam required by intended career
  • Assess interests, skills, values, and personal characteristics
  • Identify and learn how to appropriately navigate the process for selecting Health Professional Schools of interest and submitting an on-line application
  • Identify areas of academic strength and weaknesses to develop plans for remediation
  • Draft a Personal Statement for Health Professional School application
  • Establish and enhance interviewing skills

University Seminar 3002, Peer Mentor Development

A variable credit course (0-1 credit) that introduces students to content and communication skills identified as integral to serving as a peer mentor in the college setting. Through this course, students will become proficient guides to Temple and community resources, well-versed in college and academic success strategies, and equipped with interpersonal communication skills to deliver their message and reach fellow students.

University Seminar 3003, Resident Assistant Development

A 1-credit course that introduces students to topics and issues pertaining to the Resident Assistant (RA) position. Students in this course will be exposed to leadership and student development theories, practical strategies related to community building, crisis management and conflict resolution, and inclusivity concepts. This class examines a theoretical exploration of residential life and will not encompass the entire resident assistant role. Course material will be grounded in student development theory as well as experiential learning. Students will discuss experiences using their first few months as a Resident Assistant to learn from each other and develop best practices.