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Career & Internship Courses

Specially designed career courses will give you an advantage in exploring careers and the job marketplace. Some IU schools offer specialty career courses to assist you in your quest for a meaningful career. The courses listed below are open to University Division students and can be taken in conjunction with the work you do with the Career Development Center.

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If you’re not sure that a class is right for you, a career advisor at the CDC or your intended school can help you make an informed decision.

  • College of Arts and Sciences: ASCS-Q294, College to Career 1: Explore Your Options

    2 Credits | 8 Weeks | Open to all freshmen and sophomores

    If you haven’t yet chosen a major or are at the very beginning stages of career exploration, this is the course for you. You will:

    • Take time to explore your interests, values, skills, and personality to see how they relate to different careers and occupational environments
    • Familiarize yourself with campus and community resources to find experiential learning opportunities
    • Learn structured decision-making skills to help you choose a potential major or career
    • Clearly understand how your academic choices relate to your career options

  • College of Arts and Sciences: ASCS-Q299, College to Career II: Navigate Your Arts & Sciences Experience

    2 Credits | 8 Weeks | Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors

    Whether you’re trying to secure an internship or your first full-time post-grad position, this class can help. You will learn how to:

    • Craft a targeted resume that will capture the attention of recruiters and employers
    • Use your cover letter as a tool that expands on your resume rather than summarizes it
    • Enter into interview situations with a firm understanding of what the employer is looking for
    • Effectively locate and build a professional network of individuals who will help you learn more about different occupations and job opportunities
    • Prepare for a smooth transition from college to postgraduate life

  • College of Arts and Sciences: ASCS-Q275, Building Your Professional Portfolio

    1 Credit | 8 Weeks | Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors 

    Think of your professional portfolio as a tangible record of your academic and extracurricular accomplishments. No two professional portfolios are ever the same. For instance, a journalist will have a very different type of portfolio than a marketer or a graphic designer. In this class, you will:

    • Create your own professional portfolio and learn how you can use it as a marketing tool for employers of various industries and graduate programs
    • Use the portfolio to reflect on what you’re doing well now, and what skills you’ll want to develop before you graduate
    • Use your portfolio as a tool to determine future course and career decisions
    • Give a final in-class presentation about your own work in a professional setting

  • College of Arts and Sciences: ASCS-X373, Internship - Theory to Practice

    ASCS-X373 allows you to earn academic credit for your internship experience. You can learn more about eligibility and course requirements here.

  • School of Informatics and Computing: INFO-Y100, Exploring Informatics and Computer Science

    1 Credit | 8 Weeks | Open to all freshmen and sophomores

    Technology is everywhere and how it relates to the world today is very important to the future. The objective of this course is to offer students an opportunity to explore the many tracks within Informatics and Computer Science, while also learning about themselves, and the various careers available to computing students. Emphasis will be placed on the ways technology affects the work world and how students can tailor a major to their individual interests. Each week will include a guest speaker and/or lecture, interactive discussion, in-class activities and homework assignments to facilitate the exploration of computing as well as the individual.
  • Kelley School of Business: BUS-T175, Kelley Compass I: The Individual

    1.5 Credits | Semester

    BUS–T 175 Kelley Compass I: The Individual focuses on the development of individual self-awareness that helps students make thoughtful, deliberate, and rewarding decisions about academic and professional goals. Compass I guides the student through an academically rigorous process of self-discovery and helps build and articulate a professional skill set uniquely grounded in the student’s own talents and interests. Each student builds his own unique company ( The course takes through Research and Development, Branding, Going to Market, and Strategic Planning.

  • Kelley School of Business: BUS-T275, Kelley Compass II: The Team

    1.5 Credits | Semester

    BUS–T 275 Kelley Compass II: The Team; P: T175 with C and at least two full semesters of coursework on a college campus. Team.Inc. is a solid immersion into the world of teamwork; this course focuses on critical thinking, cross cultural competence, and team building skills. It is organized around four stages of team development: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Working with people from diverse backgrounds in local and virtual teams, students learn to: manage first impressions; create effective teams; problem-solve in teams; organize and lead meetings; prepare for (and debrief) mock interviews; research and produce a product in a team.