Professional Development Coursework

IDS4930 – Go Beyond: Launching your Future

This course will explore principles of professional development through the lens of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students will learn how the world of work operates, how professional skills can be cultivated through academic and experiential pursuits, and how those skills translate to career success. Academics and career are not simply parallel pathways. They are symbiotic pursuits that enhance each other. A culminating goal of the course will be for each student to create launch own professional portfolio to use through their undergraduate experience and beyond.

Some topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Professional Communication
  • Resumes
  • Resilience and Grit
  • Work values
  • Cover letters
  • Interviewing
  • Goal Setting
  • Teamwork

Spring 2019 Sections:
Monday, Period 7 (1:55-2:45)
Tuesday, Period 4 (10:40-11:30)
Tuesday, Period 5 (11:45-12:35)
Wednesday, Period 4 (10:40-11:30)
Wednesday, Period 6 (12:50-1:40)
Thursday, Period 6 (12:50-1:40)
Online Sections Available as well
Prerequisite: First-Year Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (including exploratory)