Career Discovery: Students can begin their career development through the courses listed below and as they approach graduation.
The Career Discovery Program is a set of six courses offered through the College of Business, designed to help students 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 contributionsto the Career Discovery Program are listed below. For further information, see the course descriptions later in this catalog, or contact the Chair of the College of Business.
BUDI 2650 Career Exploration. Facilitates selection of a college major and explores post-graduation occupational possibilities.
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 n the professional workplace, including professional behavior, networking, and job search
BU 2290 Organizational Communication. Develops skills in professional l writing, interpersonal communication, and formal presentation skills, based on the expectations of employers
BU 3390 Personal Finance Investment. Develops skills in personal money and management designed to allow individuals to live comfortably and successfully at a variety of salary levels
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior. Develops skills in individual, interpersonal, and team behavior designed to promote success in the workplaceThe 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 Career Services in the Global Education Office at the Bagley House.