Career Exploration & Professional Development Classes

Did you know that CPD offers courses in professional development and career exploration? Ask your advisor about the following courses:
  • PRD 2101 Professional Development

    Professional Development 2101 is an intensive overview of the job search preparation and career discovery process. While success can be defined in many ways, this course is designed to prepare you, a future professional, to effectively navigate the process of identifying and securing a meaningful career. We will survey and practice all of the steps commonly associated with the job search process. We will use career exploration tools which will help you to identify careers that will allow you to find meaning, pursue a sense of calling, or live out your values. Through the readings, practice activities, hearing from guest speakers, and exploring the array of resources offered by the Office of Career and Professional Development, the ultimate goal of this course is to help you become confident in your ability to secure a professional level job after college, and achieve the next step in your professional development.

    Spring 2017 Courses:

    • Section 1: January 9, 2017 - May 8, 2017, on Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    • Section 2: January 9, 2017 - May 8, 2017, on Monday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

  • EDP 1101 Identifying Potential Careers

  • EDP 1101 Identifying Potential Careers NSE is an option for the New Student Experience course, U1000. Four sections are offered at the beginning of each fall semester and are designed to help freshmen students who do not have a major. Both EDP courses allow students to complete two assessments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory. The topics covered over the six-week courses include:
    • Who am I? Who will I become on this academic journey?
    • Why is personality important to career choice?
    • My interests: vocation or avocation?
    • How do I discover my calling?
    • What should my résumé look like?
    • Am I ready to declare a major?
If you are interested in registering for either class offered by CPD, please call 254-710-3771.