Exploring Interests and Careers

Career Exploration Course (CDCI 200)

CDCI 200 Course Registration Instructions
Please carefully read and follow the course registration instructions below.

Explore the World of Career Opportunities

The goal of this two-credit online course (offered in-person and online) 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.

Student Testimonial:

“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

  • Course Overview and Objectives

    This course is offered in person during the fall and spring, and online during the summer session. Students who enroll in this class will:

    • Complete 5 assessments in Focus 2 and align results with career exploration and interests
    • Identify and integrate personal history, interests, values, skills, and personality style to assist in career decision making
    • Gain information about careers, majors, and decision making through the use of campus resources as well as research and incorporate this information with their own experiences
    • Research workplace trends to enhance current and future decisions making with information about salary, hiring trends, and skills required of certain jobs
    • Employ strategies for setting career and life goals in the final paper
  • Fall and Spring Semester CDCI 200 (In-Person Only) Registration Instructions

    Instructions for CURRENT Binghamton University Students:

    1. To register for CDCI 200, returning/current Binghamton University students only need to complete the CDCI 200 student information form.
    2. Once the form has been completed, your registration for CDCI 200 will be processed. A confirmation email will be sent from CDCI@binghamton.edu once you have been registered.
    3. Students should check BU Brain to ensure they have been registered for the correct class.

  • Summer CDCI 200 (Online Only) Registration Instructions

    Instructions for CURRENT Binghamton University Students

    1. To register for CDCI 200, returning Binghamton University students only need to complete the CDCI 200 student information form.
    2. Once the form has been completed, your registration for CDCI 200 will be processed. A confirmation email will be sent from CDCI@binghamton.edu, once you have been registered.
    3. Students should check BU Brain to ensure they have been registered for the correct class.

    Instructions for incoming Binghamton University Students and Non-Binghamton University Students

    These instructions are for NEW Binghamton University incoming matriculated undergraduate students ONLY. New incoming students must complete the CDCI 200 student information form and submit an application through the Admissions office.

    1. Complete the CDCI student information form.
    2. Complete the Summer Session Admissions Application

    • Note: This form is located under the “New fall 2022 Binghamton University matriculated undergraduate students” section on the admissions webpage.
    • Click on “Apply for summer 2022 online“.
    • You will first need to create an account (using the link found below the Login button). You will then be able to complete the summer application.
    • Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions regarding the Admissions Summer Session Application.

    3. Once you have submitted both the Admissions Application and the CDCI Information form, please email cdci@binghamton.edu.

    After the Admissions office has processed your application, we will register you for the CDCI 200 class and send you a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email 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 and Registration Deadlines
    The in-person course is taught in UU133A by Fleishman Center staff. Students must fill out the google form above to be registered. Registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Students earn 2 academic credits. Contact cdci@binghamton.edu with any questions about registering for this course.

    This online course is taught entirely through MyCourses/BrightSpace, and includes self-guided assignments to encourage connections.

      • Earn two academic credits
      • The deadline to complete the CDCI 200 registration form is June 30.
      • This class is offered during Summer Session II (July 11 – August 12)
      • Contact cdci@binghamton.edu with any questions about registering for this course.
  • Required Course Materials
    1. Hanvey, Heeg, Kreitl, Lloyd, & Yarnelle (2010). Ready or Not: Beginning Your Career Journey
    2. Online modules (through MyCourses/BrightSpace)
    3. The purchase of the book is optional. The readings will be available as PDFs through MyCourses

For more information on the course or questions about registration, 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.