Many students seek the structure of a course to help with career planning and decision-making.
These career courses are open to all majors at NC State.

ECD 221 – Career Planning and Personal Development – fall & spring (3 credit hours)
Knowledge, attitudes, self-understanding, and skills needed to enhance career planning and foster personal development. Study of self-understanding, self-talk, goal setting, the environment, and decision making as ways to adapt more effectively to the challenges of life.

USC 202 – Career Exploration and Development – fall & spring (2 credit hours)
Students who enroll will be given the opportunity to assess their personal strengths, values, skills, and personality;  examine how these assessments inform a major decision and/or  impact career decision-making;  and determine how to best prepare themselves to navigate current workforce conditions and trends.  Students will develop professional networks and skills that transfer into any college/major/career.

USC 401 – Transitions for the College Graduate – fall & spring (3 credit hours)
Focus on the unique transitions the student will face upon leaving college.  Students will have the opportunity to explore several aspects of their post-baccalaureate lives in coping with emerging careers, money management, extra curriculars, retirement, transitional issues, civic engagement, and continuing education.  Explorations of these areas include emphasis on developing and refining interviewing skills, professional and personal networks, financial endeavors, and job application and selection.