Career Offerings for Students: NAVIGATING CAREER OPTIONS class and (new) CAREER SUCCESS CERTIFICATE!

NAVIGATING CAREER OPTIONS CLASS (General Studies 350D), Spring 2013

Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? About to graduate but not sure what to do next? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Wondering what you can do and how to think in a challenging economy? Looking for support in figuring things out? Look no further.

Course Topics: * Career Options/Exploration * Experiential Learning * Internships * Job and Internship Searching * Social Media * Networking * Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing * Strengths * Career fairs * Personal & Contextual Influences on decision making and option exploration * Informational interviewing

General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course and includes a lecture and quiz sections. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. We will incorporate a variety of events and career programming into this course. Students will participate in activities throughout the course that addresses different learning styles. There is no text book for this course. Assignments for this course involve written reflection pieces, informational interview write up, career research assignments, career event write-up, and more. No pre-requisites needed for this course. This course is open to all undergraduate UW students. This is a 3 credit course, graded CR/NC. Credit will be awarded based on class attendance, participation, completion of assignments. Questions about this course – please contact Patrick Chidsey [Career Center]: chidsey

Lecture (SLN: 14205 ), Tuesdays, 3:00-4:20, MGH 389

(3) Sections offered at various times Wednesday & Thursday

(Feedback from students who have taken this class … )

“this class had an opportunity for me to think about who I really am”

“this class should be required”

“lectures should be filmed and available for all undergraduates at UW to view online. This class should be required”

“I really enjoyed quiz section”

“I wish I would have taken this class before I was a senior”

“this is one of the most practical classes on campus”

“I have already recommended my friends to take this class”

“I think every student struggling to find a major or even in a major should take this class, it is very helpful. I think it helps

you grow as a student”

“hands on practical exercises and one-on-one help was very positive”

“I liked knowing that I am not the only one feeling the way I do about job options”

“the thing that I liked the most was I was able to find some career path and I found some interests”


CAREER SUCCESS CERTIFICATE: Get your EDGE in the competitive job market!

The UW Career Center has just rolled out its brand new Career Success Certificate program, offering undergraduate students a flexible yet structured plan for getting an edge in the job market.

Students who complete all requirements by mid-May will be eligible to participate in a special Networking Event exclusively for CS Certificate graduates.

What’s In It for You:

1. Learn about yourself and about career options.

2. Explore careers that may be a good fit for you.

3. Understand how to find and apply for jobs and internships.

4. Refine your resume and improve your interviewing skills.

5. Apply these newfound skills when you network with employers and alumni.

6. Build your self-confidence and career competence.

Check out our Career Success Certificate website for details!

If you have any questions about the program or how to get started, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by email, phone, or by making an appointment (206-543-0535).

Lynnea Erickson, PhD

Senior Career Counselor

206-685-4096 (direct)