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Career Development Courses

Career Planning (ASCR 1030)

This course is offered each semester and is designed to meet the specific needs of first-year, second-year, and transfer students.

I. Course Description

Students will explore decision making, goal setting, and values clarification and investigate options in majors and careers. Consideration will be given to the transition from the academic arena to the world of work.

II. Course Objectives

  • To increase self-understanding and self-awareness in relation to interests, skills, needs and values
  • To encourage active planning of college coursework, development of skills, employment and internships related to major fields of study, and involvement in activities that support career goals
  • To inform students about the numerous experiential opportunities that will build skills and experiences in order to be competitive upon graduation

III. Class Format

Class will meet twice weekly for 100 minutes each session. The mode of instruction will include small and large group discussion, structured assignments, experiential activities, and guest lecturers as available.

IV. Course Requirements

ACSR 1030 is a two-semester-hour course, and is graded on a pass/fail basis.

V. Course Materials

Textbook information will be provided each semester.

Tools for Career Development (ASCR 1020)

This course is designed for seniors as they prepare to start their post-college careers.

I. Course Description

Students will explore career paths related to their majors, along with resume creation and editing, mock interviewing, building networking skills, and preparing a job search strategy plan.

II. Course Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of career paths related to their major
    To create a comprehensive and professional resume
    To learn the basics of effective interview and networking, and gain practice in both of these skill areas
    To create a job search strategy plan to effectively network and search for post-graduation employment or graduate school admission

III.Class Format

Class will meet twice weekly for 50 minutes each session. The mode of instruction will include small and large group discussion, structured assignments, and workshops to encourage student ownership of objectives.

IV. Course Requirements

ACSR 1020 is a one-semester-hour course, and is graded on a pass/fail basis. Credit will be awarded for completion of all assignments.

V. Course Materials

There are no texts for this course. Materials will be provided in class or researched individually.

Contact us with any questions about how these courses can help you plan your career path.

North Park University Career Development and Internships