10.6.5. Career-Related Courses

CDE 201 Career Development and Exploration

During this 8-week career exploration seminar, students will spend time on self-understanding, identifying values, skills, strengths and interests, and establishing and implementing a career plan. This course is designed to introduce students to a model for career decision making that is useful throughout life.  Students will take career assessments for self-discovery, participate in group discussions, and prepare a working cover letter and resume.  The experiences in this seminar will help students as they select courses, majors, minors, and internships and make career connections in the community. Recommended for second-semester freshmen through students in their junior year. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.

SEN 401 Senior Transitions

This seminar for seniors is designed to equip students with the knowledge, research skills, interview experiences, and personal insights necessary to assist in the life change from college student to career pursuit, further studies at the graduate level, or both.  Students will be challenged to participate in exercises designed to introduce resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing skills, stress management and critically analyzing the world of work.  In the liberal arts environment, students gain a broad education with essential communication and critical thinking skills.  It is important that students also learn how to communicate those skills to potential employers or graduate schools. SEN 401 Senior Transitions picks up where CDE 201 Career Development and Exploration leaves off and teaches the skills necessary to implement the career decision. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.