Career Services Office

Students and Alumni - Career Planning Class

EXPLORATORY STUDIES 102 (EXPS 102): 1 Credit Hour

Are you deciding on a college major? Need some direction in how to approach your educational and career planning? Join fellow students who are also searching by signing up for EXPS 102, Career Planning. This one credit hour for degree course will assist you in assessing your interests, temperament, skills and values. You will identify careers to explore and learn how to conduct informational interviews and research careers in-depth.Goal-setting will be focused on to assist you in keeping your planning in place after the class ends. The course meets for ten 1 hour sessions which includes a one hour individualized meeting with a counselor. For further information contact Britta Roan at Career Services, (313) 593-5020 or broan@umd.umich.edu

FALL 2013 COURSE OFFERINGS

Career Planning Class

Levels: Undergraduate
Attributes: Elective Credit, Lower Division
Instructor: Britta Roan
1.000 Credits

CRN# 16957 - EXPS 102 - 001
September 4 - November 6, 2013
Wednesday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
1015CB

CRN# 10444 - EXPS 102 - 02
September 5 - November 7, 2013
Thursdays, 9:55am - 11:10am
1094CB

 

Learn More About Critical Topics:

  • Assess your interests, skills, personality, and values
  • Identify possible majors explore and career paths
  • Learn about career resources to research options
  • Outline future steps in determining your career goals

 

What students have said about the class:

"I feel everyone should be required to take this course.  I think it is essential.  I was completely lost before this class."

"This class helped me find the needed resources for finding a job"

"For me the mock interview was a great experience.  It gave me a chance to brush up on my interview skills and gave me confidence to go into a real interview.  [The interviewer] was very honest with me, gave me some helpful tips, and even offered me a real interview..."

"This class...taught me so many things about myself and how [they] connect to my career choice.  This made me even more motivated and committed to becoming an attorney.  I will never forget this experience, [which] allowed me to really think about...and have a plan for the future."

"Before I believed choosing a major was equivalent to choosing which half of my interests I cared about most...This class has helped me understand that my choice of major will not hamper my freedom to find a career, but allow me to continue the process of discovering a career path that fits my distinct personality."

"It helped me choose a path to follow."

"The class helped by giving me an idea of the skills I need."

"The class was an excellent experience for me to develop my career objectives."