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This course is based on the premise that choosing an appropriate major depends on
self-knowledge and a knowledge of the changing world of work. It seeks to provide
the student with the necessary flexibility, tools and skills to survive in a changing
work environment. The course’s philosophy is that student-centered courses that provide
experience in self-evaluation and discovery of career options, are integral components
of the process of choosing a major. Experience and opportunities for interviewing,
researching career options and academic planning are provided as part of the program
in order to develop the skills necessary for selection of an appropriate career pathway.
Participants meet in small groups (10 to 15), individually with their instructor and
in large groups to hear professionals from selected career fields.
The focus is on individual work and academic planning with a CDP instructor in this
tutorial. There are three oneday workplace visits or an equivalent amount of career
work determined by the student’sareas of career interest and based on work during
the first semester coursework. Contacts for these job shadowing assignments are arranged
by the coordinator of the Career Discovery Program.
A course designed for students who are dismissed from an academic major. The course
will provide them with the tools and research skills in self-evaluation as well as
the career options that are necessary components of selecting an appropriate academic
major. This course will support the student in the discovery of personal work values,
personality traits, working and thinking styles and research methods necessary for
the discovery of career options. At the completion of this course, the student is
expected to choose and be accepted into a new academic major.