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Career Treks

Explore careers beyond the classroom! Career Treks offer you the opportunity to learn about career paths, clarify career interests, and build your network, taking the learning beyond the classroom.​​​

Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs

In partnership with Study Abroad, this Career Trek includes a two-course series, connected by a trek to Washington, D.C. over spring break. You must apply and be accepted into Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs in order to enroll in either course. Participants of this Career Trek will receive Experiential Learning (EL) credit from DePaul upon completion of the courses.

To learn more about Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs, please visit the Study Abroad program website.  

This program will not run during the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in Fall of 2022.

UIP 330: Careers on the Hill (Winter Quarter)

Interested in a career within government, politics, or international affairs? The opportunities for new talent are both numerous and multifaceted. This course will prepare you for a career in our nation’s capital in a variety of public and private industries and institutions. From understanding yourself to understanding the industry landscape and trends to career opportunities and the skills/qualifications necessary to be successful in this line of work, you will have the opportunity to learn about career paths and begin to build your network in Washington, D.C.

During your time in D.C, you will engage with DePaul alumni/industry professionals as you learn about career paths, clarify your career interests, and build your network on “The Hill.” Upon your return, you will take UIP 335 – Landing a Job on Capitol Hill.

UIP 335: Landing a Job on the Hill (Spring Quarter)

Having just returned from a week on “The Hill,” you will be ready to reflect on your experience, share your insights, and start thinking about your job or internship search in Washington, D.C. While there are a wide range of employment opportunities, securing a position on Capitol Hill is competitive. This course will help to position you for success in your search. Building off of what you learned in UIP 330 and your week in Washington, D.C., you will develop a customized search strategy for working or interning on "The Hill," taking into account industry-specific trends, rules, and best practices. 

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United Kingdom: International Careers

In partnership with Study Abroad, this Career Trek includes a two-course series, connected by a trek to London over spring break. You must apply and be accepted in United Kingdom: International Careers to be enrolled in the courses. This program is for students interested in living and working abroad. To learn more about this Career Trek, please visit the program website. Participants will receive Experiential Learning (EL) credit from DePaul upon successful completion of the courses.

This program will not run during the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in Fall of 2022.

UIP 340: Exploring a Career Abroad (Winter Quarter)

This course will give undergraduate students who are interested in careers abroad a chance to analyze their own individual skills, values, and interests and explore career options.  Students will research international careers and ask thoughtful and relevant questions to support their reflection assignments on careers abroad. The course will provide a self-evaluation that will help point students towards careers that best fit their interests and abilities.  It will also introduce students to different careers abroad and the process of finding work abroad and following through with the process. Over spring break the students will use their information for a study abroad trip to London to meet with alumni.

UIP 345: Designing a Career Abroad (Spring Quarter)

In this second course of the series, students will learn how their recent study abroad experience as well as their academic courses, campus activities and work experience will transfer to the workplace and be of interest to potential employers. Students will identify the transferable skills they have already acquired, which will give employers concrete evidence of their qualifications for positions. These transferable skills, such as how to communicate clearly and effectively, the ability to be creative and solve complex problems, and having had multicultural experiences are characteristic of a liberal arts education and are much in demand. At the end of the course, students will learn how to articulate both their academic accomplishments and transferable skills in a way that will impress potential employers.

(These courses were formerly UIP 243 and 244)

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