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The Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences Course (01:090:210)

This 1.5 credit, graded elective course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a purpose-filled life and career.

What will I learn?

  • Discover Yourself: Identify your interests and values; articulate career relevant skills you are building at SAS.
  • Explore Majors and Careers: Meet and see stories about alumni; learn how the workplace is changing and how you can adapt; research major and career options that fit your unique strengths (not necessarily your major!)
  • Build Skills and Pursue Goals: Create networking and job search tools (Resume, LinkedIN, Interviews) to help you demonstrate your unique strengths and pursue opportunities.

This is a course that focuses on YOU! You will leave the class with things you can use to achieve success - an inventory of your strengths, a professional network, a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile you can use to find internships/jobs, and a lot of knowledge about how to manage your emotions as you work to answer the question, "What do I want to do when I grow up." 

Find out what other students got out of the course here: New initiative guides students from every major toward finding their purpose.

Register for course 01:090:210 here.

How will I be graded?

Required Assignments and Discussions

Discussion

Assignment

Points

% of grade

x

Introduction and Alumni Careers Discussion

3

3%

 

Sign Up for an Introductory Coaching Session with Your Instructor

3

3%

 

What strengths are you developing in college that can help your career? Career Capital Inventory and Your DRAFT Resume

5

5%

x

Demonstrate your accomplishments with CAR statements

3

3%

 

Values, Personality, and Identity Reflection

5

5%

x

Discussion Question: Career possibility insights

3

3%

x

Introductory Personal Resume Coaching Session with Your Instructor

5

5%

 

REVISED Draft Resume

10

10%

x

Find and Share Career Exploration & Networking Resources

3

3%

 

LinkedIn Profile and Your Professional Introduction

5

5%

 

Alumni Mentor Conversation Part 1 of 2

5

5%

 

Find and Analyze an Entry-level Job/Internship 

5

5%

x

STAR Skill: Unpacking Skills from Your Courses on Your Resume

3

3%

 

Mock Job Application Part 1 Customized Resume & LinkedIn Profile Update

7.5

8%

 

Mock Job Application Part 2: Customized Cover Letter and Interview

7.5

8%

x

What are your next steps? (Discussion)

5

5%

 

Alumni Mentor Conversation Part 2: Summary and Reflection

7

7%

 

Your strategic plan for a purposeful future 

10

10%

 

PARTICIPATION

5

5%

 

Total

100

100%



Questions? Email the director, Jennifer Lenahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.