The Internship and Career Center teaches/co-teaches a number of for-credit, career course offerings geared toward facilitating students' career exploration and planning.

AMS 95: Careers and Identity in American Culture

(2 units- Letter Graded)
This course will guide students through the career exploration process, using the components of Design Thinking. Participants will explore aspects of their identity using a variety of assessment tools, and use this knowledge to research possible career paths and choices. Students enrolled in this course will develop the tools that they need to intentionally choose their direction and search for opportunities to build the skills they need to be successful. This course is typically offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter.

AMS 95: Careers and Identity in American Culture for Athletes

(2 units - Letter Grade | Course Prerequisites: Must be a current Intercollegiate Athletics athlete)
This course will guide students through the career exploration process, using the components of Design Thinking.  Participants will explore aspects of their identity using a variety of assessment tools, and use this knowledge to research possible career paths and choices. Students enrolled in this course will develop the tools that they need to intentionally choose their direction and search for opportunities to build the skills they need to be successful. This course is typically offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter. Winter 2021 will be a pilot for a fully asynchronous course.

AMS 298: Designing Your Professional Life (listed as "Group Study")

(2 units – S/US Grading | Course Prerequisites: Open to UC Davis Master's and PhD students only)
Graduate students will use the design thinking process, characterized by curiosity, experimentation and collaboration, to examine a variety of traditional and innovative career paths. Highly interactive sessions include: Self-assessment and occupational research, Skills development (networking, writing for the job search, interviewing), and interdisciplinary interactions with career professionals from a variety of industries & work environments. This course is typically offered in Fall and Spring Quarter. No auditing of this course is available.

BIS 098: BioLaunch

(2 Units- Pass/No Pass | Course Prerequisites: Freshman in the College of Biological Sciences)
The Winter 2021 course is a career exploration course specifically tailored for students in the College of Biological Sciences in partnership with the Internship and Career Center. This course will provide freshmen an opportunity to explore career possibilities and make academic choices for future success. The course will be offered in a hybrid format with one hour of synchronous (live) content and one hour of asynchronous content.

Career Discovery Groups (CDG)

Career Discovery Groups, a partnership between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Internship and Career Center, give freshmen and first-year transfer students an opportunity to explore career possibilities and make academic choices for future success. Students who participate in Career Discovery Groups have higher rates of retention at UC Davis. Interaction with faculty and advisors helps them gain focus; guidance from graduate student mentors helps Career Discovery Group students learn to navigate the research university and use campus resources. All College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) freshmen and first-year transfer students are welcome. For detailed information about CDG, check out https://caes.ucdavis.edu/students/cdg.

ENL 149: Topics in Literature - Topic: Career Decision-Making and English

(4 units – Letter Grade | Course Prerequisites: English major/minor, ENL 003 or UWP 001 or UWP 001V or UWP 001Y)
Taught in collaboration between the English department and Internship and Career Center, this class will help provide answers to the perennial question: "What can you do with an English major?" In particular, the focus will be on career exploration and decision-making. Using the design thinking process, characterized by curiosity, trial & error, and collaboration, students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of traditional and innovative career paths and think critically about this process. While developing their own career narrative, students will research the career paths and decision-making of others. Students will prototype and refine career tools including networking, writing for the job search, and interview skills. Additionally, students will take self-assessments, read a variety of materials about the workplace today, and write critical reflections. Using such techniques, this class aims to help students in English understand and articulate the application of their major to the world of work. This course is offered once every academic year, typically in the Winter/Spring Quarter.

For general questions about the career courses above, email iccreception@ucdavis.edu.