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Career & Life Education Courses


The Ca​reer Center offers a variety of 2-credit Career & Life Education courses to help you explore, navigate, and design your life and career at  DePaul and beyond! Please review each course description below to learn more about its current modality. If you are not sure which course(s) to take, we are happy to help:​.​

​​​Undergraduate Course Offerings​

Search CLD in Campus Connect for the latest Career & Life Design course offerings. Fun fact: full-time enrollment covers up to 18 credit hours, so you can add a two-credit course to a 12-16 credit schedule at no extra cost!​  

Online Asynchronous Course

Who am I? What should I study? What kind of work might I enjoy? Designing your future is rooted in exploration: exploring who you are, exploring where you want to be, and mapping your next steps towards your goals. Using a design thinking approach, this course will help you move forward to create the career and academic experiences you seek at DePaul and beyond.

Online Asynchronous Course

Your career toolkit is a collection of essential career pursuit assets that help ensure your career success. Through written communication, such as resumes and cover letters, to verbal communication, such as your elevator pitch and interview stories, it is important to understand how to effectively communicate brand you. Through this course, you will have the opportunity to create a career toolkit that will help you navigate networking, apply for a job, and/or ace the interview!

Online Asynchronous Course

Talent is the source of true potential. Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, you will identify your talents: the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come most naturally to you. Through this course, we will explore ways for you to build your natural talents into your strengths and apply them to several areas of your career development.

Online Asynchronous Course

Want an internship but not sure where to start? Or maybe you are seeking full-time employment and want to be more strategic in your search. Through this course, you will design a customized search strategy, which will position you for success in landing your dream job or internship! Topics covered include self-discovery, identifying/researching target organizations, refining your career toolkit, offer/negotiation best practices, and designing/executing your search plan.

Online Asynchronous Course

Graduate and professional school provides you with the opportunity to advance your academic and professional career through advanced study of a particular field and/or area of interest. For many fields, earning an advanced degree gives you a competitive advantage while for others, it is necessary for advancement. Exploring your options and getting accepted into your preferred program requires research, differentiation, and project management skills. Through this course, you will learn how to identify best-fit graduate programs and figure out how to successfully navigate the application process.

These are Online Asynchronous Courses | Registration open to student-athletes only. Please reach out to Kate O'Brien in Athletics Advising for registration.

CLD 290: Student Athletes: Explore Careers (Winter Quarter)

As a student athlete, you possess a unique set of skills and experiences that are highly valued by employers. Through this course, you will build the foundation of you career game plan. We will start with career reconnaissance, exploring your VIPS (values, interests, personality, and skills), paying close attention to your unique transferable skills and abilities you bring to the table as a student athlete. Next, we will dive into market reconnaissance, exploring careers and majors of interest. Using these as your guide, you will leave this course with a strong foundation for sound career decision making and the ability to make connections between your sports-related skills and the workplace.

CLD 295: Student Athletes: Kickstart Your Career Strategy (Spring Quarter)

Just as training for your sport makes you a better athlete, developing a strategic career plan will help ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. Through this course, you will build upon the foundation of your career game plan and learn how to develop and implement strategies that propel you towards career success. From resumes to networking to interviewing, all aspects of career development will be covered. Whether you are looking to transition out of sport or stay in the game, this course will help you develop a solid search strategy while helping you position the value of your student-athlete experience to potential employers.