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Exploring Majors and Careers: COUN ED 205 (one credit, S/N grading)

This course is designed to help first- and second-year students choose a major or career. Utilize assessments to understand how your interests, skills, personality, and values relate to UT majors and careers. Hear from college advisors, conduct research, and learn decision-making and goal setting strategies. The course meets for seven weeks and is offered during fall and spring semesters.

Contact Erin Bennett at 865-974-5435 or ebennett@utk.edu for information.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the model of career decision-making
  2. Identify interests, skills, values, strengths, and personality traits and evaluate the impact on educational and career decision-making
  3. Identify majors available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  4. Utilize academic and career informational resources
  5. Understand the relevance of internships, part-time jobs, volunteer opportunities, study aboard options, or other career related experience(s) to career success
  6. Articulate a plan to reach self-determined career goals

First-Year Studies 101 for Exploratory Students: FYS 101 (one credit, A, B, C, NC grading)

Enroll in FYS 101 your first semester at UT. The course follows the FYS 101 curriculum with an emphasis on the career exploration process including self-assessment, major, and career research.

Ask your advisor to help you register for these specific sections.

 

***Virtual*** Career Strategies for Arts & Science Majors: COUN 404 (three credit, A-F grading)

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify not only what you WANT to do with your major and but also the action steps to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. We will approach your career planning utilizing mind maps, storytelling and strategic planning. In the end, you will have developed your own unique “Arts & Sciences Story” and created an Individual Career Action Plan leading towards your lifelong career success.

View our course promo video HERE!

Contact Simone Stewart at 865-974-5435 or sstewa42@utk.edu for information.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Formulate your career goals based on self-knowledge of skills, interests, values and personality.
  2. Identify resources and contacts and options for your career interest(s).
  3. Curate tools and documents including resumes, cover letters, personal statements, professional dress; effectively communicate skills and experiences to employers.