TRDIS 101 Career Seminar in Career Exploration

  • This one credit course is designed to help students identify and analyze individual career interests, values, needs, and goals. Our goal is to empower students to investigate resources for career planning and development including educational programs, job market information, and employment opportunities.

    All students are welcome to join this course, whether you are undeclared, have doubts about your selected program, or are in a program but would like to learn more about careers.

    Course Objectives:
  • Articulate career interests, values, skills, and personality preferences.
  • Recognize the range of available academic and career opportunities.
  • Understand how academic programs relate to specific career areas.
  • Understand career planning as a process.
  • Utilize campus and online resources to enhance career planning, networking, and professional development.
  • Make informed decisions regarding career options.
  • Set goals for future career exploration and development.

    Sample Course Syllabus

Individual Career Exploration

  • If you are undeclared and/or interested in exploring major and career options, the first year advisors in the Advisement Center have the academic and career expertise to help get you started on your journey of career exploration. We use a variety of personality assessments and job search tools to help you better understand yourself and your career options. Please contact the Advisement Center at (715) 232-1465 (M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm) to set up a career exploration appointment with your first year advisor.

 We use the following career assessments:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Identifies a student's 4-letter personality type (made up of four basic preferences) and discusses the benefits of choosing a job is a good fit for their type. It also explores preferred work tasks and environments, as well as most popular and least popular occupations for any type.
  • Strong Interest Inventory - Assessment that helps students gain a clear picture of how their specific interests and preferences link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields.

Other Career Resources