College to Career Courses

These two one-hour courses are offered through Liberal Arts Career Services. Both are excellent ways to prepare for the job search, and in today’s tough economic times, we need all the help we can get! If you have room in your fall schedule, consider signing up for one.

LA101L Career Research & Campaign Design (Unique 29905) – Fall 2011, Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 FAC 18

This course will run for 7 weeks beginning August 31. 
Description: Intended for the serious and focused job-seeker, this course focuses on two key strategies: researching and developing a platform through social media.  Students will work at computer terminals and learn comprehensive strategies for researching career fields and position openings using proprietary databases, blogs, websites, and resources available through PCL and LACS. Students will network within the class and assist one another with their searches in addition to conducting their own research.  Students will also analyze their current online presence, establish a professional online platform and learn ways to enhance their professional image, regardless of chosen career path.  This course will be helpful for students pursuing any career path or planning to develop an entrepreneurial project or business. Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

LA101L Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace (Unique 29910) – Fall 2011, Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 FAC 18

This course will run for 7 weeks beginning August 31.   
Description: This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in their major and are interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their portfolios for the workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study).  Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

Engage in Japanese Conversations with Native Speakers

Did you know that there’s a Japanese Conversation group that meets on a regular basis here at UT? Local Japanese volunteers meet on a weekly basis in PAR 302 on Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to answer cultural questions and engage in conversations with Japanese language learners. Their first meeting this go-around was June 6th, and they will meet throughout the summer until Aug. 15th.

So come check it out if you’d like to work on your conversational skills.