Student Professional Development Center

Transition Strategies 

In keeping with Elon’s initiative to assist students’ transition to life beyond Elon, Transition Strategies (COE 310) courses are offered to help students develop personal, interpersonal, and organizational skills -- and to prepare them to make informed choices about careers and/or graduate/professional school.  These one-credit, elective courses are offered during Winter Term, the first or last half of a semester, or throughout an entire semester.  Some of the courses have specific themes or are geared toward specific majors or career paths; others are general career development classes.  The courses are taught by faculty and staff in partnership with the Office of Career Services and supported by staff in our office.


Students can register for one of these courses during the regular pre-registration and registration time periods by looking under Cooperative Education (COE) as the subject and 310 as the course number on OnTrack to find the Transition Strategies course that fits their needs.

OnTrack COE 310 Transition Strategies

COE 310: Transition Strategies:  Revson Series – Life After Elon

Areas covered in the classes include:

  • Assessment of students’ personal strengths
  • The opportunity to process the impact of their Elon education on their development and to look forward to how they see themselves as fitting into the world after graduation
  • Networking skill sets and interactions with Elon alumni
  • Enhancement of their understanding of behaviors and attitudes that will prepare them for success after graduation and engagement in meaningful activities
  • The opportunity to develop a polished resume and cover letter and effective job/internship search skills, and to learn how to utilize the many tools available through the Student Professional Development Center

Past participants have said:

“I better understand myself, my career path and how to navigate my job search.”

“I feel a lot more confident and prepared.”

“The transition doesn't seem as intimidating.  I learned small steps to help me achieve my goals.”

If you have questions, please contact the Student Professional Development Center at 336-278-6538 or by email at careerservices@elon.edu.

Faculty and staff who are interested in teaching a Transition Strategies course may contact Rhonda Kosusko, Associate Director, Student Professional Development Center, at 336-278-6538 or by email at rkosusko@elon.edu for more information.