CDCI 200, Bridging Academics to Careers: Exploring Opportunities in a Global Society

Course Details


The goal of this 2-credit online course is to guide you in creating a meaningful and purposeful plan to prepare for your future career while getting the most out of your college experience. This course is ideal for first year students, sophomores, or juniors who either have yet to declare a major, or who are having second thoughts about their current majors and are experiencing overall uncertainty about their career direction.

Winter Session: Section II (Online and NYC Employer Visits)
This online course is taught almost entirely through Blackboard, with mandatory participation in Binghamton in the City, January 8-13 (see below), to connect with alumni and other professionals.
  • MUST attend one NYC Employer Visits Orientation, October 5-14 (see schedule in hireBING)
  • Email to pre-register by October 16
  • Class will include mandatory participation in two NYC Employer Visits of your choice (must meet eligibility requirements of visits; January 8-13), and the Career Secrets Panel and Metro Connections Night (January 12) in NYC
  • Earn two credits
  • Winter Session 2016-17 - December 19-January 13 (with one week break for holidays)

Winter Session: Section I & III (Online Only)
This online course is taught entirely through Blackboard, and includes self-guided networking assignments to encourage connections with employers.

  • Earn two credits
  • Winter Session 2016-17 - December 19-January 13 (with one week break for holidays)
  • This section is perfect for international students, or those unable to make it to NYC for the Employer Visits noted above.
  • To register: contact by December 9

Course Overview and Objectives

Through online discussion, meaningful employer engagement, a series of activities including career assessments, conducting informational interviews, and researching major and careers, you are encouraged to:
  • Build knowledge about self, academic majors, and careers by engaging in a variety of activities and experiences.
  • Learn strategies for setting career and life goals, and how to use experiential learning to enhance those strategies.
  • Identify and integrate personal history, interests, values, skills, and personality style to assist in career decision making in the context of a complex global society.
  • Understand how career assessments and other interventions are used to facilitate career decision making.
  • Gain information about careers, majors, professionalism, and decision making through the use of campus resources as well as field and online research.
  • Learn about workplace trends to enhance current and future career decision making.

Required Course Materials

  • Hanvey, Heeg, Kreitl, Lloyd, & Yarnelle (2010). Ready or Not: Beginning Your Career Journey.
  • Online modules (through Blackboard)

For more information on the course please contact

For information on costs related to registering for Winter term, contact Student Accounts.

Last Updated: 12/8/16