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Get serious about planning with UIP’s Career Development courses! Build the foundation you need to launch your future through enrollment in our 2-credit hybrid courses.
Not sure which course(s) to take? Contact UIP! We are happy to help you in your decision-making process.
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For student-athletes interested in registering for UIP 290/295, please reach out to Kate O’Brien in Athletic Academic Advising for registration information.
Fun fact - you can add a two-credit course to a 12-16 credit schedule at no extra cost!
Campus Connect for the latest UIP course offerings. All of our Career Development courses are hybrid, meeting online (asynchronous) weeks 1/3/5/7/9 and in-person weeks 2/4/6/8/10.
Who am I? What should I study? What kind of work might I enjoy? Through this course, you will build the foundation needed to design your career. We will start with career reconnaissance, exploring and building language around your VIPS (values, interests, personality, and skills). 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.
Creating a written and oral suite of career communications is essential to your career development. In order to be competitive in today’s job market, you need to be able to craft and share your story. Through written communication, such as resumes and cover letters to oral communication, such as your elevator pitch and interview stories, you need to understand how to effectively communicate brand YOU. Through this course, students will learn by doing, leaving with their own personalized career communication toolkit that will help them to navigate networking, apply for a job, and/or ace the interview.
Talent is the source of true potential. Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 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.
Want an internship, but are 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 that will position you for success in landing your dream job or internship! Topics covered include self-discovery, identifying/researching target organizations, refinement of your career communication suite, offer/negotiation best practices, and designing/executing your search plan.
As an international student, you may have additional challenges to your job/internship search. From navigating visa matters to overcoming cultural barriers, you need to carefully manage each phase of the process. With these challenges also comes opportunities – from your global experience to unique set of skills and abilities. Through this course, you will develop strategies for seeking employment in the U.S. and/or your home country, while understanding how to navigate the nuts and bolts of the U.S search for internships, OPT, or H-1B jobs.
Are you at a career crossroads? Career journeys are rarely linear. More often than not, one of your internships and/or classes makes you reconsider your career plan. While changing the direction of your career may seem intimidating, this experience is completely normal. Utilizing our three step process for repositioning your career plan (self-assessment/research/design), this course will provide you with the tools needed to reposition your career plan and get back on track for success.
Hybrid Course | Registration open to student-athletes only
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.
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.