Exploring Interests and Careers

Career Exploration Course (CDCI 200)

Explore the World of Career Opportunities

The goal of this two-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 students who either have yet to declare a major, who are having second thoughts about their current majors, or who are experiencing overall uncertainty about their career direction.

Please consult with your academic adviser if you have questions about how this course may or may not factor into the total credits required for graduation.

“I took the CDCI 200 Bridging Academics to Careers course during my winter break. I went in feeling lost and uncertain about my academic future. By the end of the class, I felt more aware of my options and confident in my abilities to seek them out. The project where I had to interview 2 career professionals led me to pursue a shadowing experience at my old high school which helped me realize that I want to study education. I’m grateful to the program for helping me navigate potential career and major interests. “

– Max Solomon-Frye ’22, undeclared freshman

Course Overview and Objectives

This course is offered online during the winter and summer sessions. Students who enroll in this class will:

  • Gain information about careers, majors, professionalism and decision making through the use of campus resources as well as field and online research.
  • Learn strategies for setting career and life goals, and how to use experiential learning to enhance those strategies.
  • Identify and integrate interests, values, skills and personality style to assist in career decision making
  • Understand how career assessments and other interventions are used to facilitate career decision making.
  • Learn about workplace trends to enhance current and future career decision making.

Required Course Materials

  1. Hanvey, Heeg, Kreitl, Lloyd, & Yarnelle (2010). Ready or Not: Beginning Your Career Journey.
  2. Online modules (through MyCourses)
  3. The purchase of the book is optional. The readings will be available as PDFs through MyCourses

2020 Winter CDCI 200 (Online Only) Registration Instructions 

Instructions for Binghamton University Students

1. To register for CDCI 200, returning Binghamton University students only need to complete the CDCI200 student information form. 

  • The deadline to complete the CDCI 200 interest form for winter session is Friday, December 13. 
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from CDCI@binghamton.edu, you have NOT been registered for the class.
  • Students should check BU Brain to ensure they have been registered for the correct class.

Course Information & Registration Deadline

This online course is taught entirely through MyCourses, and includes self-guided networking assignments to encourage connections with employers.

  • Earn two academic credits
  • Winter Session Monday Dec. 16, 2019 – Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020.
  • Contact cdci@binghamton.edu with any questions about registering for this course.

For more information on the course, please contact CDCI@binghamton.edu.

For information on costs related to the class, contact Student Accounts.

For information regarding applicable financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office.

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