"To provide students, alumni, and staff with the tools, resources, and the opportunities necessary to successfully manage their careers."

Career Courses

 
Category A. Career Exploration
Category B. Experiential Learning
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Category C. Required for major
Category D.

Course prerequisites or instructor's permission required to register

 
Course Name
 
Description
 
Category
Academic Planning and Exploration (OUE 2100) Undecided and competitive-major students will have the opportunity to actively engage in the academic and career decision-making process through this primarily web-based course.
Category A.
Biology Colloquium (Biol 1020) This course for first- and second-year students is designed so students interested in the life sciences  can "sample" many biology-related disciplines (including many in the health sciences) and learn about career opportunities they probably have never heard of.  It also helps students connect with faculty and beginning research opportunities.
Category A.
Building Your Professional Network (EDHD 1620)

Does the idea of networking make your palms sweaty? In this course you'll learn how to feel comfortable talking about your experiences and achievements to professionals in your field. Even if you're unsure about your major and career, you'll be able to apply these hands-on strategies to maximize your personal and professional network.

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Career and Job Search Preparation for Graduate Students (APS / DES/ CFAN 5201) Understand and utilize the synergestic elements and tools of job search preparation and career development: self-awareness, job and employer research, relationship-building, self-marketing, and strategic planning. Focus is primarily non-academic job search, but some class content and work may be targeted to academic search and careers.
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Career Exploration (BA 1000) This course is designed to help students develop a plan for choosing an academic major(s) and career path through the process of self exploration and career planning. Only open to students in Carlson School of Management.
Category A.
Career and Internship Preparation (CFAN 3201/RM 3201)


This course will teach you the skills necessary to find a great job or internship in you major. Topics include resume & cover letter writting, effective interviewing, finding job openings, salary negotiation and much more!

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Career and Internship Preparation for Design (DES 3201) This course will teach you the skills necessary to find a great job or internship in a design field such as apparel design, graphic design, interior design or architecture.
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Career Planning (ID 3201) Aides students in learning effective job search skills and helps them identify a good career fit.
Category A.
Career Planning for Biologists (Biol 2001) This online course leads you through the steps of career planning. You will assess your strengths and interests, learn how to research careers, research future trends, work on your one-minute talk and resume, and create an action plan.  You will participate in campus activities and learn about resources to help you in your career journey.
Category A.
Career Skills (BA 3000) This sophomore level course teaches resume writing, interviewing and networking. Only open to students in Carlson School of Management.
Category C.
Developing Your Personal Brand and Online Identity (EDHD 1620)

Personal branding is a way to identify who you are, what differentiates you from others, and what makes you exceptional. Through self-discovery activities, you'll discover your personal brand and what helps you stand out from the crowd. A personal brand can expand opportunities for your personal and professional success, now and in the future! This course will put you in control of how people know you and help you maintain and update your brand as your professional experiences, visions and goals evolve. You'll create a LinkedIn account and also get tips on how best to monitor your online identity.

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Discovering Majors & Careers (CFAN 1201/DES 1202) This course will help you conduct an extensive assessment of your unique interests, personality, values and skills. You will also be taught how to thoroughly reserarch majors and careers so you can determine which options fit you best.
Category A.
Effective Interviewing (EDHD 1620)

This course equips you with the strategies you need to have a successful interview. You'll improve your confidence and effectively communicate your individual experiences and strengths. You'll be prepared to answer commonly asked interview questions, and receive tips on how to tailor your resume and cover letter to targeted audiences.

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Experiences in Health (AHS 1104) Complete volunteer experience in a setting that employs health care professionals, gain valuable experience and earn credit for that experience. Get insights into patients.
Category B.
Exploring Careers in Science and Engineering (CSE 1411) Become familiar about fields within engineering, science, or other industries through informational interviewing & industry guest speakers.
Category A.
Graduate School: Exploring, Planning, and Applying (EDHD 1620)

Are you thinking about graduate school? This course will help you understand what a typical graduate program looks like and provide you with the tools you need for a successful application. By the end of the course you'll have completed graduate school application materials including a personal statement, diversity statement, resume/CV, letters of recommendation plan, and timeline.

Category B.
Internships: Professional Experience in Biological Sciences (Biol 3610) This course focuses on academic learning through an internship position in the life sciences.  It enhances personal, interpersonal, and career development through the internship position and related academic coursework. 
Category B.
Introduction to Agricultural Education and Extension (AFEE 1001) Gain a deeper understanding of the discipline of agricultural education.
Category A.
Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication (WRIT 3001) Provides an overview and history of scientific and technical communication as a profession.
Category A.
Law School Exploration (ID 3205) This class is for any pre-law student considering law school. Topics include exploration of law school and beyond as well as aspects of the application process.
Category A.
Major and Career Exploration (ID 1201) Helps undecided students by comparing their unique interests, personality, and values to accurate career information.
Category A.
Meaningful Community Engagement (EDHD 1620)

This course is meant to be a catalyst for a life of active citizenship and social responsibility. You'll have the opportunity to explore different types of engagement opportunities, such as direct volunteerism, community organizing, economic development, etc., to prepare for positive and meaningful experiences that have a lasting impact on you and your community. The course includes outside speakers who are working in these various areas of engagement.

Category B.
Orientation in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FW 1001) Introduction to fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology and related professions.
Category C.
Orientation to Applied Economics (APEC 1001) Introduction to the curriculum, policies and procedures, employment opportunities, and Applied Economics department faculty.
Category A.
Orientation to Clinical Research (AHS 2300) Introduces pre-health students to the field of clinical research, ethical conduct and professionalism, and clinical research methods pertinent to dentistry, medicine, public health, pharmacy, and nursing.
Category A.
Orientation to Health Careers (AHS 1101) A one-credit course designed for undergraduate students who want to explore health sciences majors and professions
Category A.
Orientation to Health Careers (AHS 1102) (online) A one-credit online course designed for undergraduate students who want to explore health sciences majors and professions
Category A.
Orientation to Pharmacy (PHAR 1001) This course covers it all...from workforce issues and rural health to training opportunities and practice settings.
Category A.
Preparing for Careers in Science and Engineering (CSE 1413) Learn how to research companies, industries, and careers related to your major and to gain experience related to your career objective. Discover resources for finding internships and full-time job opportunities. Gain interviewing skills. Develop a resume and cover letter that markets your experience.
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Preparing for Meaningful Internships (EDHD 1620)

Employers often cite the importance of real world experience when making hiring decisions, and that's why internships are an important part of your college experience. In this course you'll identify your career goals and the experiences you'll need to reach that goal. This is a research-rich course applicable to any student, regardless of where they're at in their career development.

Category B.
The Future Physician series (AHS 1600, 1601, 1602) The Health Careers Center, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Medical School, has created a three-course series of classes for students interested in a career in medicine, and who want to actively plan and prepare for application to medical school.
Category A.