Career and Self Awareness Course Descriptions
The Career and Self Awareness Curriculum is a series of seminars preparing students for academic and personal success at Post University and lays the foundation for life-long learning and career success.
College Success Seminar - 3 credits
The College Success Seminar is designed to provide first year students with the academic and social skills necessary for success in the university environment. Its mission is to provide students with an introduction to the many dimensions of university life and Post University.
Exploring Self: Inside Out - 3 credits
This course will focus on self-discovery and interaction with others to provide learners with the foundation for examining and further developing their own personal effectiveness. An environment of trust will be built within the class to enable individual and collective openness, discovery, and engagement in personal learning. The course will use experiential learning, personal reflection, and group interaction as primary approaches. This is a hybrid course, with classroom interaction time blended with online learning and interaction through the Blackboard learning management system.
Professional Success Seminar - 1 credit
The course will enable students to develop their own individualized plan for personal, academic and career success. Students will engage in self-evaluation exercises and highly interactive classroom activities to evaluate their own "fit" for certain careers. Students will also participate in resume and cover letter writing activities to prepare for the experiential learning of the next course. This course will allow students to establish short-term career goals and begin a career portfolio to be refined during successive semesters.
Professional Success Seminar - 1 credits
This course will enable students to develop their own individualized plans for personal, academic, and career success. Students will engage in self-evaluation exercises and highly interactive classroom activities to evaluate their own “fit” for certain careers. Students will also participate in resume and cover letter writing activities to prepare for the experiential learning of the next course. Students will establish short-term career goals and begin a career portfolio to be refined during successive semesters.
Career Capstone - 2 credits
This course is the culmination of the career and self-awareness series, a comprehensive program for career and life planning. The course prepares students for a transition from university life to independent work life. Students will learn valuable financial and money management skills. Students will explore life balance issues, life roles, and self-concept as they relate to their future plans. Students will explore employment issues, such as the changing nature of work, diversity, trends, and job outlook. The course will require students to engage in networking and a job search with the goal of employment upon graduation. In addition, students who are seeking to enter graduate school will engage in the application process, including interviewing practice, and admissions essay writing.