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UIP 200 | DESIGN YOUR FUTURE: CAREER AND MAJOR EXPLORATION | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Who am I? What should I study? What kind of work might I enjoy? Through this course, you will build the foundation needed to design your career. We will start with career reconnaissance, exploring and building language around your VIPS (values, interests, personality, and skills). Next, we will dive into market reconnaissance, exploring careers and majors of interest. Using these as your guide, you will leave this course with a strong foundation for sound career decision making.

UIP 205 | CREATE YOUR CAREER TOOLKIT | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Creating a written and oral suite of career communications is essential to your career development. In order to be competitive in today's job market, you need to be able to craft and share your story. Through written communication, such as resumes and cover letters to oral communication, such as your elevator pitch and interview stories, you need to understand how to effectively communicate brand YOU. Through this course, students will learn by doing, leaving with their own personalized career communication toolkit that will help them to navigate networking, apply for a job, and/or ace the interview.

UIP 210 | HARNESS YOUR STRENGTHS | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Talent is the source of true potential. Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, you will identify your talents ? the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come most naturally to you. Through this course, we will explore ways for you to build your natural talents into your strengths and apply them to several areas of your career development.

UIP 215 | LAUNCH YOUR SEARCH: JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH STRATEGIES | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Want an internship, but are not sure where to start? Or maybe you are seeking full-time employment and want to be more strategic in your search. Through this course, you will design a customized search strategy that will position you for success in landing your dream job or internship! Topics covered include self-discovery, identifying/researching target organizations, refinement of your career communication suite, offer/negotiation best practices, and designing/executing your search plan.

UIP 220 | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH STRATEGIES | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

As an international student, you may have additional challenges to your job/internship search. From navigating visa matters to overcoming cultural barriers, you need to carefully manage each phase of the process. With these challenges also comes opportunities ? from your global experience to unique set of skills and abilities. Through this course, you will develop strategies for seeking employment in the U.S. and/or your home country, while understanding how to navigate the nuts and bolts of the U.S search for internships, OPT, or H-1B jobs.

UIP 225 | REPOSITION YOUR CAREER PLAN | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Are you at a career crossroads? Career journeys are rarely linear. More often than not, one of your internships and/or classes makes you reconsider your career plan. While changing the direction of your career may seem intimidating, this experience is completely normal. Utilizing our three step process for repositioning your career plan (self-assessment/research/design), this course will provide you with the tools needed to reposition your career plan and get back on track for success.

UIP 243 | EXPLORING A CAREER ABROAD | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

This 2-credit course is part of a 2 course series. This course will give undergraduate students who are interested in careers abroad a chance to analyze their own individual skills, values, and interests and explore career options. In addition, this course will involve a study abroad trip to London, England. In this study abroad component students will meet alumni who have worked and lived abroad. Students will research international careers ahead of the meeting and ask thoughtful and relevant questions to support their reflection assignments on careers abroad. The course will provide a self-evaluation that will help point students towards careers that best fit their interests and abilities. It will also introduce students to many different careers abroad and the process of finding work abroad and following through with the process.

UIP 244 | DESIGNING A CAREER ABROAD | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

This 2-credit course is part of a two course series. The series is designed to help undergraduate students, who are interested in working abroad, with an opportunity to assess values, skills, interests and career options as well as connect with alumni who are working abroad in London, England. In this second course of the series, students will learn how their recent study abroad experience as well as their academic courses, campus activities and work experience will transfer to the workplace and be of interest to potential employers. Students will then identify the wealth of transferable skills they have already acquired, which will give employers concrete evidence of their qualifications for positions. These transferable skills, such as how to communicate clearly and effectively, the ability to be creative and solve complex problems, and having had multicultural experiences are characteristic of a liberal arts education and are much in demand. At the end of the course, students will learn how to articulate both their academic accomplishments and transferable skills in a way that will impress potential employers.

UIP 250 | NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

UIP 250 integrates academic curriculum with supervised work experiences in both the private and public sectors. Internships are an essential part of a student's academic experience at DePaul. The course promotes the life-long education process of integrating work and learning; enables students to view their internship experiences within a broad world perspective; assists career decision-making; drives individual success through on-the-job experiences; and provides students with valuable networking and other career-development opportunities. NOTE: All UIP 4-credit courses are completely online and all fulfill DePaul?s Experiential Learning requirement. If you have completed the requirement already, the course will be counted as a general elective course. Your internship must be approved by the UIP Manager, located in the Career Center.

UIP 290 | STUDENT-ATHLETES: EXPLORE CAREERS | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

As a student athlete, you possess a unique set of skills and experiences that are highly valued by employers. Through this course, you will build the foundation of you career game plan. We will start with career reconnaissance, exploring your VIPS (values, interests, personality, and skills), paying close attention to your unique transferable skills and abilities you bring to the table as a student athlete. Next, we will dive into market reconnaissance, exploring careers and majors of interest. Using these as your guide, you will leave this course with a strong foundation for sound career decision making and the ability to make connections between your sports-related skills and the workplace.

UIP 295 | STUDENT-ATHLETES: KICKSTART YOUR CAREER STRATEGY | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Just as training for your sport makes you a better athlete, developing a strategic career plan will help ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. Through this course, you will build upon the foundation of your career game plan and learn how to develop and implement strategies that propel you towards career success. From resumes to networking to interviewing, all aspects of career development will be covered. Whether you are looking to transition out of sport or stay in the game, this course will help you develop a solid search strategy while helping you position the value of your student-athlete experience to potential employers.

UIP 330 | CAREERS ON THE HILL | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

This course is part one of a two-part series, Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics, and International Affairs, which includes/is connected by a career trek to Washington, D.C. over spring break. Interested in a career within government, public policy, or international affairs? The opportunities for new talent are both numerous and multifaceted. This course will prepare you for a career in our nation's capital in a variety of public and private industries and institutions. From understanding yourself to understanding the industry landscape and trends to career opportunities and the skills/qualifications necessary to be successful in this line of work, you will have the opportunity to learn about career paths and begin to build your network in Washington, D.C. During your time in D.C, you will engage with DePaul alumni/industry professionals as you learn about career paths, clarify your career interests, and build your network on "The Hill." Upon your return, you will take UIP 335 - Landing a Job on Capitol Hill. You must apply and be accepted into Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics, and International Affairs in order to enroll in this course.

UIP 335 | LANDING A JOB ON CAPITOL HILL | 2 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

This course is part two of a two-part series, Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics, and International Affairs, which includes/is connected by a career trek to Washington, D.C. over spring break. Having just returned from a week on "The Hill," you will be ready to reflect on your experience, share your insights, and start thinking about your job or internship search in Washington, D.C. While there are a wide range of employment opportunities, securing a position on Capitol Hill is competitive. This course will help to position you for success in your search. Building off of what you learned in UIP 330 and your week in Washington, D.C., you will develop a customized search strategy for working or interning on "The Hill," taking into account industry-specific trends, rules, and best practices. You must apply and be accepted into Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics, and International Affairs, as well as successfully complete UIP 330 and participate in the career trek to Washington, D.C. in order to enroll in this course.

UIP 367 | GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | 4 quarter hours

(Undergraduate)

Global Perspectives is designed to support students' developing viewpoints and experiential reflections during an intensive internship in Honduras. Students will explore case studies, commentary, research, and personal interviews in order to draw conclusions and apply what they've learned to their own future careers. NOTE: All UIP 4-credit courses are completely online and all fulfill DePaul?s Experiential Learning requirement. If you have completed the requirement already, the course will be counted as a general elective course. Your internship must be approved by the UIP Manager, located in the Career Center.