The Office of Undergraduate Students (OUS) offers 1-credit courses as part of their Professional Development Program. Courses vary by semester and often include the following courses to help launch you into your professional life.
ASPD 2000 Professional Development – 1 Credit
Learn how to create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, conduct an informational interview, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan. Learn how to market the skills you are developing as a student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences effectively for professional positions.
ASPD 2001-001 Introduction to Professional Writing – 1 Credit
Learn the hallmarks of effective professional writing: How to target an audience while writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively. Gain valuable professional writing experience directly transferable to writing in internships and professional positions.
ASPD 2003-001 Professional Communication – 1 Credit
This course provides a foundation for leadership studies and professional speaking. You will enhance your professional communication by learning various perspectives that will deepen your understanding of leadership and enable you to succeed in a diverse, ever-changing workplace.
ASPD 2004 – 001 Social Networking – 1 Credit
Making connections and staying connected has never been easier with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Learn how to harness the power of social media for professional gain and become a savvy social networker.
ASPD 2005 – 001 Networking for Success – 1 Credit
Learn the importance and relevance of networking for your professional success. This course is designed for students who want to identify, understand, and develop personal strengths and relationships to explore and expand professional opportunities.
EGEN 2100 – Creativity & Innovation – 1 Credit
Students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, VSB, and Engineering will work on team-based projects designed to help them understand and deal with the variables that impact creativity and innovation. Students will gain marketable project management and collaboration experience while working on a creative project.