Many students seek the structure of a course to help with career planning and decision-making.These career courses are open to all majors at NC State.
USC 202: Career Exploration and Development
Fall and spring (2 credit hours)
Students who enroll will be given the opportunity to assess their personal strengths, values, skills, and personality; examine how these assessments inform a major decision and/or impact career decision-making; determine how to best prepare themselves to navigate current workforce conditions and trends. Students will develop professional networks and skills that transfer into any college/major/career.
USC 401: Transitions for the College Graduate
Fall and spring (3 credit hours)
Focus on the unique transitions the student will face upon leaving college. Students will have the opportunity to explore several aspects of their post-baccalaureate lives in coping with emerging careers, money management, extracurriculars, retirement, transitional issues, civic engagement, and continuing education. Explorations of these areas include an emphasis on developing and refining interviewing skills, professional and personal networks, financial endeavors, and job application and selection.