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One of the most important attributes employers look for in entry-level employees is professional work experience. More than 80 percent of students who are involved in a professional work experience are offered a full-time position with that company upon graduation, or because of this relevant experience have a job before graduation with another company.

These courses are recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying.

Course Objectives:

The course will:

  • Show students how to become more competitive and diverse for the professional world
  • Expose students to user friendly resources and be able to apply those resources to reach their career goals
  • Allow students to better understand how important it is to create and maintain a positive brand so that they can be their own personal advocate
  • Be introduced to practical skills like: conducting a job/internship search, developing application materials (resumes & cover letters), interviewing, networking, analyzing a job offer, possibilities of going to graduate school and being able to successfully transition to the world of work
  • Be exposed to a variety of resources that will allow students to connect, network, and build relationships regionally, nationally, and/or globally if they choose

Student Learning Outcomes:

Equipped:

  • Students will be able to utilize career development tools to succeed in a professional setting

Confident:

  • Students will be able to articulate how their education and experiences connect to their career goals
  • Students will be able to identify how their strengths and skills apply in a professional setting

Connected:

  • Students will be able to use their networking skills to build professional relationships

Career Courses at UW Oshkosh

Professional Skills in Business 284

Students will develop resumes, cover letters, participate in mock interviews and develop professional business skills. In addition, students will conduct career exploration in a variety of ways. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in a professional business environment after graduation as well as better prepare them for their internship experiences. This course is required prior to admittance to the College of Business and is suggested to be taken the semester Immediately before admittance. Prerequisites: Completion of 36 credits including either Economics 204 or 206 and a combined GPA of 2.4. Special course fees may apply.

Career Implementation 202

This course combines lecture, discussion and collaborative group work to assist a student in preparing for professional internship and professional work experiences. The focus is on self-understanding, implementing current career information, decision-making skills, forming an action plan, creating a resume/cover letter and developing interviewing skills. Students will also learn the importance of researching companies and how to conduct an effective job/internship search. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Special fee: $30.00

Interdscp. Studies 206: Professional Career Skills in Fine and Performing Arts

You will learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume, and do effective company research.

Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following Interdisciplinary courses: 206, 207, 208, or 209. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following majors: art, music, and theatre (other majors considered with consent of the instructor). Special fees may apply.

Interdscp. Studies 207: Professional Career Skills in Humanities

You will learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume, and do effective company research.

Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following Interdisciplinary courses: 206, 207, 208, or 209. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: Communication, English, foreign language, journalism, philosophy, religious study, (other majors considered with consent of instructor). Special fees may apply.

Interdscp. Studies 208: Professional Career Skills in Math and Natural Science

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contracts, create a successful resume, do effective company research. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: biology, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, geology, kinesiology, mathematics, medical technology, physics, and astronomy (other majors considered with instructor consent). Special fees may apply.

Interdscp. Studies 209: Professional Career Skills in Social Science

This course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, create a successful resume, do effective company research. Students are only able to obtain credit for one of the following courses: Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Professional Counseling 202, Interdisciplinary Studies 206, 207, 208, or 209 or Business 284. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed. Declared major in one of the following: geography, urban planning, history, military science, political science, psychology, public affairs, social work, sociology (other majors considered with consent of instructor). Special fees may apply.

Human Services 204: Professional Career Skills in Human Services Leadership

This seven-week or fourteen-week course is recommended if you are beginning to prepare for professional internships and relevant work experience. Through a process of learning about career planning and implementation, you will gain knowledge of how to effectively search for careers that are personally and professionally satisfying. You will also learn how to effectively interview, conduct an internship/job search, utilize networking contacts, and create a successful resume and how to do effective company research. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed, Declared major in Human Services Leadership.
by Reineck, Allison A last modified Jul 29, 2014 03:49 PM

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