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Marquette University
Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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The Career Services Center offers two twelve-week, one-credit career courses:

 


 

Career Planning and Decision Making (primarily freshmen and sophomores)

Career planning is an important step toward academic success and job satisfaction. This course is designed to help students assess their interests, skills, values, and personality characteristics, as well as, investigate career possibilities, and learn how to use a wide variety of resources in their career search. Students will participate in self-discovery activities, learn about sound career decision making strategies, and learn about the world of work. This course is directed at freshmen and sophomores who are deciding on a major and exploring career opportunities.

  1. Register for MARQ 1040

 


 

The career course, MARQ 1050: Job Search Strategies, has been cancelled for the upcoming fall and spring semester.

Post Grad Job Search: Job Search Strategies (primarily juniors and seniors)

At the end of the course students will have had the opportunity to:

  • Identify Interests, Skills, and Work Values
  • Complete a Career Assessment with a career counselor
  • Determine Transferable Skills
  • Define Satisfying Occupational Characteristics
  • Conduct Career Research
  • Conduct Informational Interviews with professionals in your field of interest
  • Develop Occupational Targets
  • Activate MU Career Manager Accounts
  • Write Professional Resume and Cover Letter
  • Gather References and Letters of Recommendation
  • Develop Professional Networks and Join LinkedIn
  • Develop Target Lists
  • Attend Career Fairs and Networking Events
  • Create Elevator Pitches
  • Develop Interviewing Skills
  • Understand Financial Matters and Benefits



 

What former students are saying

"This class was very helpful in getting a sense of the different types of careers out there."

"This class gives you the overall tools of how to prepare yourself after college."

"It will help you learn a lot about the job search process, it's fun, and it will get you on the ball with your job search. Also, you get to know people in Career Services."

"Once I knew my strengths and weaknesses it allowed me to better align myself with specific career options."