The Career Development Requirement assists students in transitioning from college into successful and satisfying work. Three units of coursework in Career Development are required for all undergraduates. If a student has three or more years of full-time work experience, has a current resume, and can demonstrate knowledge in managing a career throughout his or her life, the requirement may be waived by a Program Director or the Director of the Career Center.
Note: The Career Development Requirement does not apply to Intensive Students.
Options for meeting the requirement include:
- Taking Career Development courses at NDNU (courses with CD prefix, e.g. CD182, CD198);
- Doing an internship for credit at NDNU. The following courses count toward the Career Development Requirement: AR108D (2), AR151 (2), CD198 (1-3), CM160 (3), ED136 (3), EN149C (3), GB188 (3), PL149T (1), PY163 (1), PY174 (1), RS149T (1), SO190A (1), SO190B (2), and TA198 (2);
- Pursuing relevant career development experiences designed in collaboration with a Department Chair/Program Director or the Director of Career Center.
Career Development Courses
CD098/198 Cooperative Education Internship (1-3)
Prerequisite: 2.5 overall GPA.
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain career-related work experience. Internships are available in a variety of career areas including business, industry, community service, government, and the arts. Students work 50 hours per semester for each unit.
CD111 Careers in Sociology and Social Work (0.5)
Cross-listed with SO111. See Sociology listings for course description.
CD166 Careers in Community and Criminal Justice (0.5)
Cross-listed with PY166 and SO166. See Sociology listings for course description.
CD177 Time Management (0.5-1)
Cross-listed with PY177 and SO177. See Sociology listings for course description.
CD182 Successful Job Search Strategies (3)
Students learn to articulate their strengths through a variety of assessment instruments. Students also learn the basics necessary to find jobs that utilize their college education with an emphasis on resume writing and job interviewing. Students learn to research and explore options to prepare them to find jobs and change careers throughout their work life.
CD186 Service Learning Internship (3)
Cross-listed with MG/MK186. See Business Administration listings for course description.
CD190 Career Process and Decision-Making (1)
Students explore the Career Decision Process and Decision-Making Model. This includes self-assessment in which students examine their values, skills, interests, and personality characteristics. Emphasis is on career decision-making utilizing what students have learned about themselves.
CD195 Special Topics in Career Development (0.5-3)
Students explore current issues in the workplace and/or continued professional development. May be repeated for credit. Grading is Pass/Not Pass.
CD196 Career Portfolio Development (2)
Through the portfolio process, students develop self-awareness and assess accumulated learning from their academic courses, work experience, and extracurricular and athletic activities. This process and the resulting portfolio help students to identify and obtain satisfying work and careers.
CD197 Etiquette for the College Graduate (0.5)
Students learn the key elements of basic professional etiquette and gain the knowledge to apply basic professional skills for the transition to the world of work. Included in this course is an invitation to a formal luncheon.
CD199 Independent Study in Career Development (1-3)
Provides an opportunity for independent study under the direction of an instructor. See Undergraduate Policies and Procedures on Independent Study.