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Career Development Courses

Changing Careers? Returning to school? Asking yourself, “What do I do next?”

Woman working on a laptopLife’s transitions can be challenging or confusing, but often provide opportunities. UMD Continuing Education has developed a series of major and career planning courses to assist those who may be considering a career change, returning to school, or figuring out what to do next. These courses are available in online cohort and independent-study, start-anytime formats; you can learn when it’s convenient!


CNED 2535 - Major and Career Exploration

(2.0 cr.; Prereq-Fewer than 45 credits or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, offered fall, spring, summer)

Major and career exploration through the use of theoretical models and practical experience. Students explore interests, skills, values, and personality; research educational and occupational possibilities; and learn how to integrate the information about themselves and the world of work to assist them in choosing a major.

CNED 3010 - Internship Preparation

(1.0 cr.; Prereq WRIT 1120, 45 credits and declared major, offered fall, spring, summer)

This course is designed for students who plan to complete an internship or cooperative education experience. Course content will include assessment of self (strengths, interests, values and skills) and the relationship to career plans, development of career goals and goals for internship, identification and evaluation of possible internship sites, development of internship seeking skills, and examination of professional ethics and etiquette.


CNED 3535 - Strategic Career Planning

(3.0 cr.; credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PSY 3535; Prereq-Min 45 credits or #; A-F or Aud, offered fall, spring, summer)

Theoretical base and practical experiences integrating knowledge of self with knowledge of the marketplace. Course emphasizes learning effective job/internship search strategies.


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