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Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

CU 1200 - Introduction to Career Development


Aimed at newly accepted and underclassmen students, Introduction to Career Development is a comprehensive course that formally begins the career development process at the college level. In the course, students will learn about themselves more through the Strong Interest Inventory to help them decide on a major or confirm that they are in the right one. They will also create a 4 Year Plan, craft an impeccable resume, conduct a mock interview, and many other professional development projects to give students a serious leg up.  By the end of the course, students should be able to:


  • Participate meaningfully in assessing personal interests, values and skills suitable for various occupations, both for self and others
  • Grasp the basic tenets of career development theories, and employ them appropriately
  • Identify academic majors appropriate for occupations, even when not immediately obvious
  • Develop and effectively employ job-search skills
  • Formulate plans and strategies to accomplish short and long-term professional objectives
  • Utilize informational resources pertaining to major choice, job searches and career development
  • Think critically about career directions in light of individual aptitudes, abilities and interests
  • Engage in career-related problem-solving when presented with information falling outside predetermined aspirational parameters

Click here for a tip sheet and instructions for registering for the class. Space is limited, so register today!



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