Courses & Credit
The Greene Center offers multiple options for students to enroll in courses and receive academic credit. For the current 2017-18 academic year, students can consider:
- CAS 104: Career Exploration (1 Credit)
- CAS 394: Independent Internship (1 - 4 Credits)
- CAS 394i: Special Internship (0.5 Credit)
This course is designed to help students successfully navigate career choices and challenges in a complex, global economy. It provides an introduction to career development theories, decision making strategies, and career readiness competencies which can help students transition to post-graduate opportunities including jobs, graduate or professional school, volunteerism and entrepreneurship. ** This course is open to Sophomores (Fall 2017 Semester) and First Year Students (Spring 2018 Semester).
Course Learning Outcomes
In completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the theories of career development and various decision making strategies
- Describe career development as a process
- Describe individual interests, values, strengths and skills and connect these findings to career choice
- Identify and use online resources to research industries, professions, post-graduate academic options, and career paths
- Practice building professional relationships and articulate the role these relationships play in career development
- Write a basic resume to document experiences in relation to career readiness competencies as defined by NACE
- Create a plan to continue the process of exploration, self-understanding, and competency development throughout the college years and beyond
There are no specific admission requirements for this type of internship, and any student can try to arrange one. These internships are available in the fall and spring semesters only and usually carry four credits. Internships can be taken along with three other four-credit courses as part of a normal semester’s schedule.
The Greene Center encourages you to identify an internship faculty sponsor in your academic department prior to applying to CAS 394, as the connections you make to your studies will be richer through that sponsorship.
The Greene Center oversees CAS 394. Independent Internships are subject to independent study policies regulated through the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS). Note that if your internship is outside of your primary academic division, and you cannot find a faculty sponsor in an associated department, these will be considered elective credits that will count toward your graduation credits, but not toward your major or degree requirements.
Due to the higher number of course credits, you will be assigned weekly readings, analytical journals and an end of semester paper. Exact assignments will be negotiated with the instructor as part of the academic learning agreement process.
- At least 10 to 16 hours per week in a professional setting
- Encompass non-clerical work, as the purpose of an internship is to acquire experience at the professional level
- Academic component must be supervised by a Greene Center Advisor
- Obtain an instructor permission code from The Greene Center, register online, and complete the Independent Internship Registration Form**
**It is highly advisable to begin meeting with The Greene Center the semester prior to your internship, to ensure you can complete registration by the third week of classes.
Open to undergraduate students in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, CAS 394i is designed for those students who are either required or wish to register for credit for employer policies or immigration requirements. There is no tuition charged for this and internships can be paid or unpaid. Special Internships are available throughout all semesters and will appear on your transcript.
For more detailed information regarding requirements for CAS394i, please read the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) form. Assignments for the course include submitting your academic learning agreement via Blackboard, and an end of term short answer assignment. Employers will also be asked to complete an evaluation of your work.
For more details regarding both CAS394 and CAS394i and their registration requirements, please visit the Internship website.