Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

CU 1200 - Introduction to Career Development

CU1200 - Introduction to Career Development will provide students with an overview of career opportunities available in fields of potential interest, an explanation of their personal interests based on at least one professionally administered interest inventory, an understanding of how to identify professions that coincide with their individual interests, and a theoretical framework that explains the underpinnings of career decision-making models.  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

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