University Seminar 2001, Sophomore Seminar: Planning for Success

A 1-credit academic course that provides sophomores opportunities to work on professional planning and development. Topics will include individual strengths exploration, academic majors, potential career paths, internship preparation, research opportunities, campus involvement, graduate school preparation, and career transition preparation.

This is a one-credit elective course.

  • Provides sophomore students with an opportunity to work on professional planning and development.
  • Topics will include exploring individual strengths, academic majors, potential career paths, how to get an internship, research opportunities, getting involved on campus, graduate school preparation, and preparing for the transition to a career (e.g., resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques).

In this course, students will learn:

  • About desired majors and/or career paths.
  • To identify interests, skills, values and personal characteristics.
  • To develop a plan, based on your career aspirations, for the remainder of your college career (e.g., internships, study abroad, student organizations, community service, research opportunities,) etc.
  • To construct a resume and cover letter.
  • To identify and learn how to appropriately navigate the process(es) for a job search (e.g., networking, informational interviewing, on-line searches).
  • To establish and enhance interviewing skills.

Assignments include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulating an Action Plan: This plan will include goals and objectives related to your career choice and will help you map out how you will use the remaining 2-3 years at the university to reach your goals and build your resume.
  • Creating a Resume/Cover Letter: Learn how to tailor your resume and cover letter to specific job postings.
  • Participating in Mock Interviews: Dress for success and interview with a professional.

University Seminar 2003, Global Citizenship

A 1-credit academic course that assists students in their development of global perspectives and competencies that are important for successful navigation of the world.  This course explores topics and themes related to helping students prepare to move forward as global citizens.