Transition Strategies classes available in the fall
The one-credit courses are designed to help students make informed life decisions as professional adults.
Enrollment for Transition Strategies (TS) classes is now available for this upcoming fall. Elon’s Student Professional Development Center offers a collection of courses to help students transform into professional adults.
TS courses are one-credit classes that meet for either half or the entire semester, depending on the course. Classes prepare individuals to discover internships, summer jobs, permanent employment opportunities and graduate school programs that align with professional goals.
Topics include investigating critical issues in the workplace, developing a strong resume and cover letter, learning how to build a professional network and bolstering your interviewing confidence.
There are various types of TS classes offered. One of the most popular courses is Personal Finance 101. Participants learn about paying debts such as student loans, finance and budgeting tools, investment strategies and personal taxes.
Another popular class is Transition Strategies: Careers in Mass Communications. The class is designed to introduce print, broadcast, and on-line media students unique approaches to internship and job opportunities, as well as have helpful lectures on the mechanics of life after college.
Other classes include Find Yourself, Find Your Career, Revson Series – Life After Elon, Transition Strategies for CSC and ISC Majors, Transition Strategies for Careers in Science, Preparing for Sports Management Internships & Careers and Transition Strategies for Mathematics Majors.
These classes do not count as an overload to a student's schedule and are, therefore, offered at no additional charge. Search OnTrack Section 310 to see a complete list of classes offered. Enrollment is accepted until the Drop/Add period ends Sept. 4.
One participant reflected that the Find Yourself, Find Your Career course facilitated his personal development toward “self-actualization through understanding certain character traits” from the Myer’s Briggs and StrengthsQuest assessments. Reviewing the results from these enabled him to figure out which career paths best fit for him based on his personality and strengths.