Loyola University Chicago

Career Services

Career & Life Planning Seminar (UNIV 224)

UNIV 224

"I initially enrolled in the UNIV 224 course my second semester senior year as a blowoff/ 'easy A' class. This class ended up helping me in ways I didn't realize I needed help in! Tips and feedback on professional sites, cover letters and resumes, and even interviews made getting a job less than 2 months out of college a piece of cake. I highly recommend this course, as I don't think I would've landed the full time position I did without the skills this class gave me." - Dee Napathalung, LUC Alum

Career and Life Planning Seminar is a 3.0-credit, semester long introduction to career-development perspectives, tools, and strategies. This course will help you clarify career identity and appropriate pathways, develop effective application materials, networking and job/internship search skills, as well as plan for next steps after LUC. It is recommended for 3rd/4th year students.

As a participant in this class, you will:

  • Integrate information gathered about the world of work with your self-assessment results
  • Conduct and present an in-depth investigation of an career path of your choice
  • Develop a resume and cover letter, as well as other crucial internship and job search strategies
  • Learn about post-graduate life changes, salary negotiation, budgeting, etc. 

According to 2020-2021 course evaluations, here are some student comments about Univ 224:

  • "This class was by far the most beneficial class I have taken at Loyola thus far. I learned extremely helpful career skills such as how to write a resume and cover letter, how to navigate the job search process, and how to explore career options. I would highly recommend this course to all students."
  • "The skills taught in this class are extremely beneficial to students after they leave Loyola."
  • "All students should take this assessment because it helps people to identify their strengths and weaknesses with emotional development."
  • "Instrumental in helping me to understand what I want to do and how I can get there."

Check LOCUS for this semester's sessions.