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.

Summer Session I: Section I & II (Online only)
May 30 - June 30
This online course is taught entirely through Blackboard, and includes self-guided networking assignments to encourage connections with employers.
  • Earn two credits
  • Summer Session I 2017 - May 30 - June 30
  • This section is perfect for international students, or anyone who is away from Binghamton over the summer.
  • To register: contact by May 25

Summer Session II: Section III (Mostly Online with In-Person Employer Visits in Binghamton, NY)
July 5 - Aug 8
This online course is taught almost entirely through Blackboard, with mandatory participation in Employer Visits in Binghamton, NY, to connect with alumni and other professionals.

  • Email to pre-register by May 25
  • Class will include mandatory participation in two Employer Visits in Binghamton, NY
  • Earn two credits
  • Summer Session II 2017 - July 5 -J Aug 8

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, contact Student Accounts.

Last Updated: 2/3/17