INDIVSTU 4186/5186 Studies in Career Development

This course guides students through self-assessment, reflection, and exploration of career information resources to enhance their ability to verbalize and pursue career-related goals throughout their lifetime. Prerequisite: Junior level or above or enrollment in a BAS degree program.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Junior level or above or enrollment in a BAS degree program.
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.


Kaiden, S. (Ed.). (2016) Find your fit; A practical guide to landing a job you’ll love. Alexandria, VA: ATD Press. This book can be purchased online. Here are the links for Find your fit: or 

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Additional materials: 

Additional readings and resources—e.g., brief videos, handouts, links to Internet resources—are included with course modules and are considered a required source of your learning in the course. You will be able to access these resources online from a list provided with the overview for each module. 

Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


Donna Vinton

Enrollment information

Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

To enroll: Visit the GIS Enrollment page for forms and information. Or visit us at CEEE 010 on the UNI campus. Campus map

Guided Independent Study
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