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LAS 200 Career Success Course

The course is very well-structured, and the lessons are very useful as they focus on career readiness and professionalism (highlighting a person’s “strengths,” creating a “personal brand,” networking with people in the fields we were interested in, etc.). It was also fun to speak with my classmates and share how we used our “strengths” in various situations and how we could apply them in the workforce. It made the course much more engaging.

Student feedback

General Eligibility Requirements

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Description

This is an 8-week course that covers wide ranging career readiness activities to foster and strengthen skills necessary for managing your professional career. Students will focus on their strengths, skills, values, unique experiences, interests, and academic preparation to develop a competitive brand and feel confident in their internship/job search. Students will refine their skills in developing a self-marketing package including creating a competitive resume and cover letter, understanding and articulating their professional brand, building skills, polishing their interviewing skills, learning networking strategies, and connecting with alumni and professionals.
Questions: eherre3@uic.edu

LAS 200 Spring 2023

Tuesday’s: 9:30am – 10:45am
Term A: | January 10, 2023 – March 2, 2023 CRN: 46259
Term B: | March 7, 2023 – April 27, 2023 CRN: 46261
Instructors:
Sha’Bree Drink (Term A) | sdrink2@uic.edu
Brian Dohse (Term B) | bdohse@uic.edu

Thursday’s: 9:30am – 10:45am
Term A: | January 12, 2023 – March 2, 2023 CRN: 46260
Term B: | March 9, 2023 – April 27, 2023 CRN: 45949
Instructor: Elizabeth Herrera | eherre3@uic.edu

Weekly Modules:

Week 1: Strengths and Life Design

Week 2: Career Discovery

Week 3: Optimizing LinkedIn with your Personal Brand

Week 4: Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Week 5: Curiosity Conversations (Informational interviews, Networking, Building your Network)

Week 6: Master the Job Interview

Week 7: Public Speaking and Delivering Presentations with Confidence

Week 8: Video Presentations