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Career Development Center
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
625 North Jordan (10th & Jordan)
The Career Development Center provides comprehensive career planning to all IU undergraduate students. These career services include career advising and drop-in advising, assessment inventories, career fairs, career panels, graduate school application preparation, an extensive career resource library, and listings for internships, part-time, work-study, and summer positions.
Arts and Sciences Career Services provides services and resources for job search strategies and other post-graduate options to Arts and Sciences students. Services include resume and cover letter writing critiques, mock interviewing, listings for internships and full-time positions, career fairs, on-campus recruiting, and online recruiting.
The Career Development Center and Arts and Sciences Career Services also offer a number of career courses, including:
- ASCS–Q 275 Professional Portfolio Development (1 cr.) Students create a professional portfolio, an educational tool used for reflection and the practical pursuit of graduate studies and/or career placement. Students incorporate their personal academic experience into a tangible record of their accomplishments in order to communicate the value of their liberal arts education with outside constituents. S/F grading.
- ASCS–Q 294 Basic Career Development (2 cr.) P: Freshman or sophomore standing. Development and integration of self-assessment, career planning, and academic work. Students design and produce an individual career action plan. Through self-assessment instruments, they develop their understanding of their personal values, interests, skills, and personality in relation to their vocational options, academic process, and career projections. S/F grading.
- ASCS–Q 299 Job and Internship Strategies for Liberal Arts Students (2 cr.) P: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing. R: Q294. Requires special fee. Emphasis on identifying each individual's marketable skills, locating job possibilities, writing resumes and correspondence, and interviewing for jobs. Stresses the value of the arts and sciences degree in the competitive labor market. Ordinarily taught as an eight-week course. S/F grading. Credit given for only one of the following: Q299, Q400, Business X420, and SPEA-V 352.
- ASCS–Q 377 The Art of Meaningful Work (3 cr.) Examines the idea that each of us has a "calling" or unique gift that can make a difference in the world. Through experiential, theoretical, and discussion-oriented exercises, students are challenged to deeply explore personal issues of spirituality, meaning, and purpose in relation to the world of work.
- ASCS–Q 398 Internship: Theory into Practice (1–3 cr.) Provides opportunity to receive academic credit for a part-time or full-time internship experience that applies classroom concepts to the world of work. Requires approval from Arts and Sciences Career Services, learning contract, employer evaluations, weekly journal, reflective paper, and evaluation of internship site. S/F grading. Offered spring, summer, and fall. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
- ASCS–W 498 Part-time Work Assignment (0 cr.) P: Approval from Arts and Sciences Career Services. Students can apply on the Career Development Center web site. Offers students the opportunity to integrate academic studies with professional work experience in an internship or cooperative education assignment off campus. W498 is appropriate for students working in a part-time capacity (a minimum of 20 hours per week for 9 weeks).
- ASCS–W 499 Work Assignment (0 cr.) Offers students the opportunity to integrate academic studies with professional work experience in an internship or cooperative education assignment off-campus. Approval required from Arts and Sciences Career Services.