Coursework

IDS4930 – Go Beyond: Launching your Future

This course explores principles of career readiness 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 these skills translate to career success. The foundational disciplinary domains of Liberal Arts and Sciences—humanities, social science, natural science, and mathematics—will be consistently connected to personal development and professional application. A culminating goal for the course will be for students to create their own professional portfolio that reflects their understanding of both career development and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Spring 2019 syllabus
Spring 2019 online syllabus

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)

Beyond120 Skills Curriculum

Self-enroll in the Beyond120 Skills Curriculum

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NOTE:

You must be pursuing a major within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to access the Skills Curriculum.

Here you will find interactive lessons that cover a range of skills to assist with your professional development. The lessons are grouped by the eight career readiness competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. New lessons are added all the time, so check back frequently for more content. Among the competencies covered are:

  • Resilience and Grit
  • Professional Materials
  • Decision Making
  • Communication for Professional Development
  • Goal Setting

Liberal Arts and Sciences Internship – IDS4940

Internships provide students with opportunities to integrate classroom knowledge, skills and methods with professional roles, responsibilities and activities in supervised settings. IDS4940 is a 1-3 credit, web-based course designed to complement your internship experience through guided reflection, critical analysis, synthesis and discussion. This course is offered for academic credit, graded on a pass/fail basis and fulfills upper division elective credit requirements.

If interested in pursuing internship credit through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please review and submit the application below to internship@advising.ufl.edu. We encourage you to apply early. All applications must be in and processed no later than:

  • Spring 2019 deadline: January 18, 2019, by 12:00 p.m.
  • Summer C 2019 deadline: May 24, 2019, by 12:00 p.m.

IDS4940 Application (PDF, 444 KB)

IDS4940 Spring 2019 Syllabus (PDF, 161 KB)