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

Course Details:

  • On-line course taught entirely through Blackboard, with one required day in New York City on January 14, 2015, to attend two employer site visits and the Metro Career Night to network with employers and alumni in person
  • Earn two credits
  • Satisfies "W" requirement
  • Winter Session: January 5, 2015-January 23, 2015
  • Register through BU Brain: CDCI 200


Employer visits in New York City on January 14, 2015:

Morning employer visits:

CDCI 200.01 - Protiviti
CDCI 200.02 - Songs Music Publishing
CDCI 200.03 - EY (Ernst & Young)

Afternoon employer visits:

All sections will visit J. Crew headquarters.

All participants will also attend the Metro Career Night that evening.

Course Overview and Objectives:

The goal of this 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.

Through online discussion, a day spent in New York City at employer visits and the Metro Career Night*, a series of activities including self-tests, 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.

* We will all meet in NYC on January 14, 2015, to attend employer visits and gain an introduction to networking with Binghamton University alumni through the Metro Career Fair in the evening at FIT's Conference Center: Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, New York, NY 10001-5992

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 course instructors:

Erin E. Jennings, MS, NCC, MCC

Dara Riegel

For information on costs related to registering for Winter term click here!

Last Updated: 12/29/14