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UGST 100 | Course Overview

Course Overview

This course offers students an introduction to the career development process. Through self-assessment, exploration, and reflection, students refine and identify potential career interests and gain an understanding of how their major relates to various careers and professions. From career exploration to self-marketing, this course offers students increased awareness of their own skills.

Course Sections

As students of different levels have different career needs, we offer two different sections of UGST 100.

Students in both sections can expect to learn how to:
  • Articulate their career skills, interests, values, and goals.
  • Conduct research on potential careers
  • Create and refine resumes and a cover letters
  • Use social media in their job search and career development
  • Market themselves in their job or internship search
  • Develop a systematic decision-making process to use in their career development


Our spring semester section of UGST 100 is designed for freshmen and sophomore students in the process of selecting a major. Whether you are exploring several majors or have narrowed it down to one or two, this class will assist you in the decision-making process. You'll learn about your own interests, personality, skills, and values and how they relate to majors and potential careers. You'll engage in valuable research and experiential opportunities that will enrich your understanding of possible fields of study. In addition, you'll gain valuable job search skills that will help you land an internship, and later, your first professional job.


Our fall semester section of UGST 100 is designed for upperclassmen looking to connect their major to potential jobs/internships. This class will offer you the opportunity to use self-assessments to find the best careers for you. You will learn how to brand yourself, practice interview skills, understand salary negotiation, and have opportunities to engage with professionals in your field of interest.