Career Courses

Explore… for credit!

Discover your path to life after Wake

You heard that right. Receive course credit to explore your personal strengths and characteristics, as well as goals and values to better understand your future’s direction. In these courses, you will receive hands-on experience, personal discovery, as well as professional and life tools to guide you on a meaningful, fulfilling path from college-to-career.

“This course not only taught me a lot about networking and about myself, it brought out my inner potential and it has given me courage to face any task at hand with no hesitation. Now, I have no doubt in my mind I can do anything I put my mind to.” J. Orent - '18

List of College-to-Career Courses

Identify your strengths, interests, and beliefs.

EDU 120: Personal Framework for Career Exploration

  • Understand your personal strengths, interests, and beliefs, which strengthen your ability to make sound decisions
  • Consider your values and the influences that have helped you attain your current goals
  • Explore majors and how they relate to careers
  • Consider the elements of the lifestyle you wish to have in the future
  • 1.5 credits for this half-semester course
  • Open to all students after their first semester of their first-year, and is encouraged for second-year students

What is out there for you?

EDU 220: Options in the World of Work

  • Explore a range of careers and paths available and which careers will best align with you interests and needs
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals
  • Build a professional network
  • 1.5 credit course
  • Open to all students, but is suggested for sophomores or juniors who have completed EDU 120

Do you know how to sell yourself on paper and in person?

EDU 320: Strategic Job Search

  • Create professional documents that help them communicate your unique set of skills and experience to employers: resumes, cover letters and an online image
  • Practice the personal skills to effectively communicate and sell yourself in person: interviewing, networking and understanding the motivation behind interview questions
  • Develop time-tested skills and techniques that will help you be employable throughout your life
  • 1.5 credits, half-semester course

How to flourish in work and life

EDU 360: Professional and Life Skills

  • Consider the concept of a holistic life which includes work, avocations and addressing personal needs
  • Learn practical aspects of an independent life: personal budgeting, choosing health and insurance benefits and considering basic financial planning
  • Explore how “pro-humanitate” will inform your personal and professional life and the kinds of skills you will need in the workplace to demonstrate professional integrity and competency as well as an understanding of employer expectations
  • 1.5 credits