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Career Development Course, CRDV 1090
1-credit hour
All classifications
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade scale

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Course Overview

 
CRDVA great way to get started is by taking CRDV 1090, a 1-hour credit course that guides students through the career development process.  Through CRDV  students develop the necessary tools, skills, and resources to become career ready, learning what they have to offer and what it takes to be an excellent candidate in today’s competitive job market.

While taking CRDV 1090 students will create and refine professional documents, explore careers, conduct job/internship searches, develop networking and interviewing skills, and learn to utilize professional social media in order to network more effectively. Not only will students learn about the job/internship search process, but they will know how to actively use this information in the real world.  Students will have the unique opportunity to take personality and strength assessments in order to learn about their talents, interests, and preferred work environments, as well as careers that utilize their strengths.
 
CRDV 1090 Students will also participate in an exclusive CRDV Mock Interview event where they will have the chance to practice interviewing skills and try out their interview attire with professionals from a variety of industries.  Not only will students conduct a mock interview, but their will receive feedback from their interviewers on the spot.

The course is led by Career Educators, Melissa Lang and Geneva Torrence, who are trained Career Advisors and will also be available to their students for individual career advising throughout the semester.


What will you do in CRDV 1090?

IDENTIFY strengths, values and goals
EXPLORE careers that fit your personality and academic/professional interests
CONNECT experiences to professional pursuits
CREATE professional documents and profiles
LEARN job search strategies
PRACTICE interviewing and networking skills


Who should take this course?

SENIORS: Preparing for life after college, looking for internships/jobs, needing to sharpen professional tools and skills
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Looking for internships/jobs and needing to develop professional skills
FRESHMEN*: Exploring majors and career paths, looking for internships and to begin working on professional skills
*If you are a freshman, have decided on a major and prefer to focus on internships and search skills, you can be approved for a sophomore/junior section.  Talk to your Academic Advisor or a CRDV 1090 instructor about which section is best for you.
 

Course Design

The course is designed to guide students through their own career readiness roadmap, which we develop together in three stages (according to the career development process):

  1. Develop self-awareness

 

First we focus on self-assessment and career-exploration.  Through two self-assessments (Do What You Are and StrengthsQuest) and various activities, CRDV helps students understand their strengths, interests, and values in order to maximize their potential. Additionally, students will learn to articulate their strengths and goals to others, an important part of the job search.  

  1. Create a Career Toolkit

 

The next stage prepares students for the job/internship search by creating and refining the necessary professional documents, profiles, and other useful tools, i.e. Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letters, outreach messages, LinkedIn profile. 

  1. Improve interpersonal communication skills (networking and interviewing)

 

The final stage focuses on practicing interpersonal communication skills, particularly networking and interviewing skills.  Students will reflect upon what they learned in the previous two stages to develop a personal brand and marketing strategy so that they are comfortable in formal and informal networking situations.  Their participation in the CRDV Mock Interview event will help refine these skills and give them a real-world interviewing experience.

 

Just look what past students have to say about the course!

 

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Tulane University Career Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5107 csc@tulane.edu