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Teaching a Career Class

Career Classes


Class times and availability for the following classes can be found under "Interdepartmental Study (ID)" on the OneStop site.

  • ID 1201 Major and Career Exploration (2 credits)
    Aimed at freshmen and sophomores

  • Are you undecided about which major to choose, or wondering what careers are an option with the major you have chosen? This course begins with a self assessment, then helps you explore a wide variety of major and career options based on your skills and interests. You will also learn how internships, community service, work experience, & travel can impact your future success. The course covers two main subjects:
    • Self-Assessment: Learn more about your skills, values, interests, and personality.
    • Exploring Options: Learn about majors available at the U, and how you can use your major to find a career you'll enjoy.
    We'll also introduce you to many of the resources available on campus, and help you explore the ways internships, community service, work experience, and travel can impact your future success.

  • ID 3201 Career Planning (2 credits)
    Aimed at juniors and seniors, or any student ready to research job options for after graduation

  • Wondering what you'll do after graduation? This course provides you with tools to incorporate your talents, values, interests and experience into your career exploration and decision making. You'll learn sophisticated job-search strategies like marketplace research, strategic resume writing, networking, and interviewing. You can also explore internship and graduate school options.

    The goal is that you'll finish this class feeling the same way this former ID 3201 student felt: "This course gave me valuable information that I could not have received elsewhere. I feel much more confident about starting my career."

  • ID 3208 Internship Reflection (1 credit)
    Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors doing an internship

  • This is an online course.
    You must be doing an internship during the semester you take this class.
    The internship must be new and not continued from a previous semester.
    This course is only offered during fall and spring semesters. For summer term, directed study may be an option, although students are encouraged to check with their departments as well. To inquire about directed study through our office, contact clacareer@umn.edu.

    Examine and reflect on your internship experience in this online course. Use your own self analysis as well as feedback from others to evaluate your internship performance and accomplishments. Develop a strong resume that incorporates your internship experiences while demonstrating your knowledge & skills.

  • ID 3205 Law School Exploration (2 credits)
    Offered select spring semesters only

  • This course will provide an overview of applying to and attending law school, as well as careers and specialties within the field of law. You will also examine which undergraduate activities and experiences might help you get into law school. Assignments include informational interviews and off-campus site visits that allow you to examine the reality of attending law school and becoming a lawyer.

    Assignments include informational interviews and off-campus site visits that allow you to examine the reality of attending law school and becoming a lawyer.


Questions? Contact CLA Career Services, which administers these classes.