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Build the foundation you need to launch your future through enrollment in UIP's online, 2-credit Career Management courses! These courses cover a variety of topics, and there's one for every stage of the career planning process. Most courses are online asynchronous; however, some have synchronous components, indicated in the description. If you're not sure which course(s) to take, we are happy to help: email@example.com.
Campus Connect for the latest UIP course offerings. 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: 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? 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.
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.
This is an online course with both synchronous and asynchronous weeks. See below for upcoming topics and schedule.
The workplace is constantly evolving, and employers are increasingly taking a skills-based approach to hiring. Developing a strong set of professional skills is more important now than ever, as they can set you up for career success by allowing you to differentiate yourself from other candidates in today’s competitive job market. This course offers a variety of upskilling topics to help build your professional skill set and advance your career.
Winter Quarter 2022: Designing High Impact Presentations, synchronous meeting Wednesdays from 4:20-5:50 weeks 1/5/9/10
Spring Quarter 2022: Design Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Problem Solving, synchronous meeting TBD
These are Online Asynchronous Courses | 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.