You can begin your career development through the courses listed below and as you approach graduation, you will want to utilize the staff and skills of the Career Services Office in Global Education Office at the Bagley House to put your degree to work!
The Career Discovery Program is a set of six courses offered through the Department of Business, designed to help students of all majors or disciplines to develop relevant life, career, and workplace knowledge and skills. The courses do not constitute a logical or required sequence. Rather, they cover a variety of areas that may be of more or less value to individual students.
Thus, in consultation with their advisor, students should examine their own personal career goals, knowledge, and skills. In this context, they should evaluate which of these courses, if any, might be of significant personal value.
The courses and their essential contributions to the Career Discovery Program are listed below. For further information, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog.
- BUDI 2650 Career Exploration
Facilitates selection of a college major and explores post-graduation occupational possibilities
- BU 2290 Organizational Communication
- BU 3390 Personal Finance
- BU 3420 Organizational Behavior
- BU 3720 Career Development
- Develops an understanding of the characteristics and expectations of the work world, as well as skills in career planning, personal wellness, occupational choice, and job search
- BU 4650 Professional Employment
- Develops skills needed to succeed in the professional workplace, including professional behavior, networking, and job search
The Career Discovery Program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to workplace success in the context of individual courses. It is not designed to provide individual career counseling or ongoing assistance in the management of a job search or personal career transitions. Such career services are provided at Plymouth State University through Global Education Office at the Bagley House.