Loyola University Chicago

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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 Fall 2020 Course Evaluations:

  • 95% of students found course very effective
  • 100% of students said the course met expectations; 70% said course exceeded expectations
  • More than 95% of students endorsed that the course developed critical skills and abilities
  • While the course was hosted virtually, 95% of students endorsed the course's opportunities to interact with classmates

Check LOCUS for this semester's sessions.