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Career Courses

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.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to implement the career decision-making model 
  2. Identify interests, skills, values, strengths, and personality traits and evaluate the impact on academic and career decision-making
  3. Identify majors available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  4. Utilize academic and career informational resources to gain confidence in decision-making process
  5. Explore opportunities in experiential learning (internships, part-time jobs, volunteer opportunities, study abroad options, or other career related experiences) and how they relate to the development of career competencies
  6. Articulate a plan to reach self-determined academic and 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.

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.

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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.