A course for first-time students that assists with maximizing the student's potential to achieve academic success and to adjust responsibly to the individual and interpersonal challenges presented by college life. Taught in small groups, the course provides an introduction to the nature of higher education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University. Extensive reading and writing assignments relevant to the student's first year experience are required.
Clinical Observations (Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine). This course gives the student clinical exposure to various health-care services. It is designed to help students make informed decisions when selecting a career in the health professions. A written report on the clinical experience or a scenario dealing with "medical ethics" is required. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. Permission of Chair of Preprofessional Advisory Committee required.
Principles, methods, and practice in career planning and development with emphasis on career information, self-analysis, exploration of careers, career opportunities, guidelines for goal achievement.
Practical approach to career development designed to help students develop strategies for obtaining suitable employment and making career choices. Emphasis is on the principles, methods, and practice in achieving career goals through the study of careers, preparing resumes, writing letters of application, practicing job interview techniques, and identifying prospective employers.