LAS 199: Exploring the World of Work (CRN 53016)

LAS 199 (EWW) Exploring the World of Work (CRN 53016)

Instructor: Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist

Target audience: freshmen & sophomores; all LAS majors

Second 8 weeks; Tuesdays from 3-4:50 in 221 Gregory Hall

In this course, students will develop a personal and professional development plan that integrates their interests, skills, values, and knowledge to make the most of their time as an LAS undergraduate at the University of Illinois and to experience the challenges and opportunities of thinking intentionally about their professional future. Students will explore potential career opportunities for liberal arts and sciences students and learn about options for career development at Illinois. Students will also learn how to articulate through professional communication the skills and perspectives emphasized by an LAS education and consider the value of a liberal arts and sciences education in today’s globalized world of work.

Quotes from spring 2016 students:

“[This course] encourages students to think thoroughly of their future career development and to make full use of their time here at U of I.”

“[This course] helped me with developing skills for the future. I can definitely start to separate myself from everyone.”

“Great course! It gives you the ability to experience the working world and the several aspects that allow for a student to become successful in the real world.”


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