Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

Career Courses

 
Career Class

“I learned a lot about the importance of etiquette, networking and nonverbal communication that I know will be essential for my future career. Also if it was not for your CSC 121 class I would not have received the internship I am currently working on or obtain the job offer I received after you encouraged me to attend the Etiquette dinner.”

-First Year Sociology Major

 

"Utilizing the tips and mock interview skills I learned in CSC 321, I landed a job at a major hospital! Thank you for all of the advice. It worked!"
-Cherise Sims

CSC 121 Career Orientation is a prerequisite for entry into Cooperative Education Program aimed at freshmen and sophomores, but is open to all students seeking top-notch career skills. This comprehensive overview class covers all facets of career education. Beginning with an orientation to career decision-making, students will conduct a personal and online evaluation of their abilities, skills, values, and interests. Current hiring requirements include hands-on interviewing techniques and state-of-the art resume preparation. Job market trends, networking, information interviewing, and policies and procedures of the Cooperative Education Program complete the course. CSC 121 fulfills the eligibility for the Cooperative Education Program. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only. (1 Credit hour)

CSC 224 Career Exploration is a course geared to undecided majors and those students who are seeking an in-depth look at their personal career path. Using a variety of assessments, students identify their interests, abilities, values and skills and research various majors and careers that match closely with their results. Resume writing, interviewing, and portfolio development are key components of this course. Students also learn about networking effectively, information interviewing, career decision-making, and job search techniques. Online and traditional methods are utilized to identify job market trends and potential career fields. CSC 224 fulfills the eligibility for the Cooperative Education Program.
Graded course (3 Credit hours)

CSC 300 Co-op Field Experience is a field-based course required of all students working on a co-op assignment and is limited to students in the Cooperative Education program. Students must complete an online Student Evaluation and their supervisors must also complete an online Evaluation in order to receive a Satisfactory grade for the semester. One hour of credit is awarded for each successful assignment completed. This credit is not counted toward the number of hours needed for graduation. It will add academic hours to a student's credit total.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only. (1 Credit hour)

CSC 321 Employment Strategies is a course designed to prepare juniors and seniors for an effective job search. The course utilizes a strong hands-on approach to topics including initiating a personal job campaign, using effective telephone job search techniques, and discovering the hidden job market. Practical information that can be applied to an effective job search includes state-of-the-art resume writing, interviewing skills that get results, and salary negotiations. How to network and follow-up on job leads as well as initial job problems complete this course. CSC 321 fulfills the eligibility for the Cooperative Education Program.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only. (1 Credit hour)

CSC 400 Co-op Field Experience is a special field assignment for students who have completed prior co-op requirements or participate in community service learning. Students must complete an online Student Evaluation and their supervisors must also complete an online Evaluation in order to receive a Satisfactory grade for the semester.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only. (0 Credit hours)


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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Friday
7:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RW 280
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes West, Room 280
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.2233
Toll Free: 888.CSUOHIO
careers@csuohio.edu


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