- Jana Mathews, associate professor of English
- Norah Pérez, director of experiential learning
- Todd French, assistant professor of religion
- Zohra Fazal, associate director of career development
Team-taught by faculty and members of Rollins’ Center for Career & Life Planning, this two-credit course gives students the practical tools and skill sets necessary to succeed in life and on the job. Topics include learning interview skills, writing resumes and cover letters, negotiating salaries and asking for promotions, deciphering health and retirement plans, and achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Rounding out the course are networking events with Rollins alums, panel discussions with industry professionals, professionalization workshops, value assessment surveys … and lots of pep talks.
“For every 22-year-old, this is all foreign terrain,” Mathews says. “It’s pretty cool to watch them go from being scared about the job market process to, by the end of the week, being incredibly self-assured and demonstrating a lot of confidence. We’re helping them develop a brand they can communicate to the rest of the world.”