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CRDV 1090: Majors, Internships and Jobs

Majors, Internships and Jobs (CRDV 1090), is a 1-hour credit course that guides students through the career development process. Class participants develop the necessary tools, skills, and resources to become career ready, learning what they have to offer and what it takes to be an excellent candidate in a competitive job market.

Students will also participate in an exclusive Mock Interview event where they will practice interviewing skills with professionals from a variety of industries. Interviewees receive feedback from their interviewers on the spot.

While enrolled in CRDV 1090, students will :

  • create and refine professional documents
  • explore careers
  • conduct job/internship searches
  • develop networking and interviewing skills
  • learn to utilize professional social media in order to network more effectively

Trained career educators facilitate this course and meet one-on-one with each student for career advising through the semester. Click below on the following topics to learn more about CRDV 1090. 

What do students do in CRDV?

IDENTIFY strengths, values and goals,
EXPLORE careers that fit your personality and academic/professional interests,
CONNECT experiences to professional pursuits,
CREATE professional documents and profiles,
LEARN job search strategies,
PRACTICE interviewing and networking skills

Who should take the course?

SENIORS: Preparing for life after college, looking for internships/jobs, needing to sharpen professional tools and skills
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Looking for internships/jobs and needing to develop professional skills
FRESHMEN*: Exploring majors and career paths, looking for internships and to begin working on professional skills
*Freshman who have already decided on a major and prefer to focus on internships and job search skills can be approved for a sophomore/junior section. An Academic Advisor or a CRDV 1090 instructor can make recommendations.

Course Design

The course is designed to guide students through a personalized career readiness roadmap developed in three stages (according to the career development process):

1.  Develop self-awareness

The first stage focuses on self-assessment and career-exploration. Through two self-assessments (Do What You Are and StrengthsQuest) and various activities, CRDV 1090 helps students understand their strengths, interests, and values in order to maximize their potential. Additionally, students will learn to articulate their strengths and goals to others, an important part of the job search.  

2.  Create a Career Toolkit

The next stage prepares students for the job/internship search by creating and refining the necessary professional documents, profiles, and other useful tools, i.e. Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letters, outreach messages, LinkedIn profile. 

3.  Improve interpersonal communication skills (networking and interviewing)

The final stage focuses on practicing interpersonal communication skills, particularly networking and interviewing skills. Students will reflect upon what they learned in the previous two stages to develop a personal brand and marketing strategy so that they are comfortable in formal and informal networking situations.  Their participation in the Mock Interview event will help refine these skills and give them a real-world interviewing experience.