The Compass - Find Your Direction

We Offer Many Courses to Help to Explore Majors and Careers

 Course: GST 103 Exploring Your Strengths

Credits: 1 credit hour

This is a one-credit course offered as a quarter course (CRN 97153) that will help you discover and develop your strengths in academics, career and beyond. This course is being offered during the first quarter - Q1 (August-October). There is limited space available. Classes begin on August 27, 2014 and run through October 17, 2014. Register on-line at myOswego or contact Christy Huynh at christy.huynh@oswego.edu


Course: GST 110 Life Planning and Major Exploration

Credits: 2 credit hours (5 sections offered)

Offered: Fall semester only

For: Undeclared Students

This course helps students to explore their interests, strengths and values and to apply those to the process of choosing and/or confirming a major. During the course, students will build self-confidence, competency and develop an educational plan that includes the identification of possible career directions. Register online at myOswego or contact Jackie Wallace at jacqueline.wallace@oswego.edu for more information.


Course: GST 302 Service Learning

Credits: 1 or 2 credit hour(s) (4 sections offered)

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to provide direct service to those in need as volunteers working with local agencies. The classroom component of the course will focus upon a history of volunteerism, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, social structures, altruism, and methods of eliminating discrimination. Pre-requisites: junior standing and permission of instructor. Register online at myOswego or contact Alyssa Amyotte at alyssa.amyotte@oswego.edu for more information.


Course: GST 302 Service Learning Group Leader

Credits: 2 credit hours

This course involves hands-on training at a community service site. Group Leaders will participate in 80 hours of community service as part of their requirement. Contact Alyssa Amyotte at alyssa.amyotte@oswego.edu for more information.


Course: GST 303 Career Awareness II

Credits: 2-3 credit hours (2 sections offered online)

This course is recommended to students as a way to extend professional experiences. Broadening and/or strengthening situations may be provided beyond those experienced in previous assignments. Aspects of other educational and organizational responsibilities in terms of group leadership, workshop development, public relations and final evaluation data collection, etc. will be considered. May be repeated up to a total of six credit hours. Pre-requisite: permission of instructor. Register online at myOswego or contact Experience- Based Education at ebe@oswego.edu for more information.


Course: GST 498 Internship

Credits: 2-12 credit hours

A course designed for upper division students who wish to take part in a semester-long internship related to the academic major or minor. Students will work in a position for the purpose of testing academic learning in a work situation. Pre-requisites: acceptance in the Experience-Based Education Program, a GPA of 2.5, an approved placement and permission of the sponsoring faculty member. Register online at myOswego or contact Experience-Based Education at ebe@oswego.edu for more information.


Course: MGT 494 Seminar in Career Planning

Credits: 1credit hour (6 sections offered)

This is a one-credit course offered once a week (August-December) designed to assist you in the Career Planning and Job Search process. In it you will be required to demonstrate progress verbally, in writing, and in action - much the same way your future employer will evaluate you. You will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas: Skill Identification, Career Fields, Resumes and Cover Letters, Specific Employer Research, Networking, Public Speaking, Successfully working a Job Fair, Mock Interviews with corporate recruiters... and more. Register online at myOswego or contact Gary Morris at gary.morris@oswego.edu for more information.

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