Course Information

Create Your Path to SUccess in

The Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences Course (01:090:210) 

This 1.5 credit, graded elective course will help you get the tools you need to be successful in your personal career journey.  

What will I learn?

  • Discover Yourself: Identify your interests and values; articulate career relevant skills you are building at SAS.
  • Explore Majors and Careers: Meet and see stories about alumni; learn how the workplace is changing and how you can adapt; research major and career options that fit your unique strengths (not necessarily your major!)
  • Build Skills and Pursue Goals: Create networking and job search tools (Resume, LinkedIN, Interviews) to help you demonstrate your unique strengths and pursue opportunities. 

This is a course that focuses on YOU! You will work with your peers and alumni to learn about and practice important skills for your future success. It may seem like a lot of work for a 1.5 credit class, but everything you create in this class is something that can help you in your quest to build a life and career after college that works for you. 

Register for course 01:090:210 here.

How will I be graded?

Assignments = 70 Points  +  Participation/Activities = 30 Points  TOTAL = 100 (Plus up to 7 points Extra Credit Available)

Lesson

Discussion Activities/
Participation

Activity
Points

Assignments

Assign-
ment
Points

Total
Points

 

1.

Mapping alumni career stories

1

Introduce yourself to the group

2

3

2.

What are your career-related barriers?

1

Set up your ePortfolio

3

4

3.

Your Life Dashboard

2

Values and Identity Short Reflection

3

5

4.

Tell Your STAR Story (For networking/resumes/int.)

3

Write about Your Strengths: Career Capital and STAR Statements

5

8

5.

Researching Majors, Career Clusters, & Occupations

3

Imagining 3 Possible Lives: Assessing your many possible futures

3

6

6.

Find and Share a Career Community/Networking Resource

2

Draft 30-sec elevator pitch introduction and LinkedIn "About" summary

5

7

7.

What's Your Elevator Pitch?

2

Alumni Informational Interview (Part 1: Outreach)

3

5

8.  

HR Resume Review

3

Select 3 entry-level jobs/internships

2

5

9.

Unpacking Relevant Skills from Your Courses

3

Sign Up for Zoom Call with Instructor and Mid-Course Survey

2

5

10.

NO ACTIVITY DUE

0

Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Profile Draft

7

7

11.

NO ACTIVITY DUE

0

Mock interview in Handshake

3

3

12.

SWOT discussion

3

Zoom Call with Instructor & Draft Resume Review

7

10

13.

Instagram your future 

3

 Part 2: Alumni Informational interview summary

10

13

14.

What are your next steps?

2

Your Strategic Career Plan OR Final resume, cover letter, and mock interview tailored to a job

15

17

 

 Active Participation (Commenting on others's work, supporting others, speaking in class, etc.)

2

 

0

2

Total

 

30

 

70

100

 

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Questions? Email the director, Jennifer Lenahan at jlenahan@sas.rutgers.edu