Academic Course Offerings

USF Career Services offers two courses that can be taken for academic credit to help you prepare for your future.

These courses may be taken online or in-person on the Tampa campus and may be taken for variable credit.

Please note that our Explore Career Pathways course is only available for students with a freshman or sophomore class standing. Our Job Search course is only available to students with a junior or senior class standing.

Registration Information
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Registration Information

The following sections are being offered:

Maymester 2018

Job Search (for juniors and seniors only) ... CRN 56185 ... ONLINE

Fall 2018

Explore Career Pathways (for freshmen and sophomores only) ... CRN 94717 ... ONLINE

Job Search (for juniors and seniors only) ... CRN 91225 ... IN PERSON ... MW 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Job Search (for juniors and seniors only) ... CRN 94890 ... ONLINE

Job Search (for Veteran Students only) ... CRN 92798 ... TBA 

If you need assistance registering for our courses, please contact our Career Planning team at 813-974-2171.


About the Courses  

Explore Career Pathways

In Explore Career Pathways, you will be guided through the career development process from self-assessment to decision making and job searching. You will be able to research occupations, majors, and schools; gain tools to help define self-concept and identify work-related interests, skills, and values; and develop an electronic portfolio that can be updated throughout your working life. The course also provides basic guidance on how to find job openings, write a resume and cover letter, and participate in effective job interviews.

Your class standing must be either freshman or sophomore to participate in this course.

If you complete this course, you will be able to:

• Define your interests, abilities, skills sets, personality type and work values and explain their importance in making a career choice

• Identify and effectively use online and printed web-based resources for occupational research

• Evaluate resources used in occupational research

• Identify majors related to occupations researched

• Develop a personal career action plan

• Identify campus resources that can assist with career and major decisions

• Develop resume/cover letter writing and interviewing skills

• Refer your resume to potential employers which will be uploaded and active in Handshake

• Conduct a job search using many different resources

• Prepare for a smooth transition to graduate school or the world of work


Job Search

In our Job Search course, students will prepare for a smooth transition to the world of work by becoming aware of the current job seeking trends and skills that will promote success in the job search process.

Your class standing must be either junior or senior to participate in this course.

If you complete this course, you will be able to:

• Understand the life cycle of career development and the skills needed to be successful

 Know what types of jobs you can seek both in and outside of your major

• Create a list of possible jobs, define geographic preferences, identify companies

• Research companies and job positions using internet and library resources

• Initiate and conduct informational interviews and job shadowing experiences

• Identify differentiating factors employers consider when looking at potential candidates such as experiential education

• Use social media to enhance your professional image and job search

• Network individually and at networking events with confidence

• Write and revise resumes, cover letters, and curriculum vitaes

• Complete job applications with attention to detail

• Know what to do before, during, and after the interview process to promote job search success

• Negotiate job offers