World of Career Discovery

Designed to encourage incoming freshmen who have not yet decided on a major to explore the possibilities. Through coursework, guest-lectures, networking, and community service, students "try on" a variety of fields, and move toward deciding on a major.

Living

The World of Career Discovery is designed for incoming freshmen who would like to explore different majors, minors, and career options while learning practical internship and job search strategies. By being in this World, students can clarify their interests, skills, values, and personality and learn how to make the most of their college experience. Living and taking classes with others who share your curiosity  means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!

Learning

The World of Career Discovery will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend career themed events together.

Fall 2014 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Career Discovery
Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology

Spring 2015 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Students in the World of Career Discovery will participate in community service, as well as a number of workshops and seminars covering topics such as:
  • Résumés and cover letters
  • Internship and job searches
  • Networking
  • Social Media in career development
  • Interviewing Business Etiquette

Community

As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students.
World Ambassador(s): If you are an engaged member of your L-LC you may become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Career Discovery Lead Faculty: Professor Noah Simon
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Mondays 11:30am-12:25 pm

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Career Discovery Representative(s): Carol Haviland & Nathaly Mucha. Your name could be here by October of next year!

Eligibility: The World of Career Discovery is open to all majors, and is particularly well suited to those who are "undecided".

  Click here to view the World of Career Discovery brochure!