BCDP 100 Launching Your Career

This course provides a structured opportunity for students to leverage their college experience as the first step in their professional development. Students strategically assess the many opportunities on campus, articulate their goals for while they are at Dominican, and connect college to post-graduation. This course offers a balanced approach to learning more about one’s self through reflection and through doing. One major assignment in this course includes an informational interview.

BCDP 200 Leveraging Your Strengths

In this course, students master Dominican’s S.T.A.R. approach to written and verbal business communication, including interviewing, resume writing, and job search-related communications. They also improve their networking and relationship-building skills. Additionally, students explore their skills, values, and interests to help solidify potential careers and obtain their internship. The course culminates with a mock interview event in which professionals interview students. Prerequisite(s): BCDP 100 Launching Your Career or BCDP 100 Waiver – BBA Transfer Students

BCDP 300 Presenting Yourself Professionally

The emphasis in this course is on strong oral communication skills. Students strengthen these skills by mastering Aristotle’s three components of effective rhetorical speaking: ethos, logos, and pathos. In addition, students advance their job-search skills to include the targeting of specific employers and turning an internship into a full-time offer. Along with multiple opportunities to receive feedback on their oral communication skills, students deliver a professional presentation as part of their final. Prerequisite: BCDP 200 Leveraging Your Strengths

BCDP 400 Managing Your Career

This capstone career development course provides opportunities for students to take the final step in the career-readiness path they have travelled down to date. Topics include: negotiating job offers, understanding compensation and benefits, managing up and down, and navigating their careers in the long-term. The final project in this course includes a mock case study interview. Prerequisite: BCDP 300 Presenting Yourself Professionally

BCDP 397 Level 1 Required Internship

This course provides a structured opportunity for students to reflect on the experience gained during their internship. Students will acquire knowledge about themselves as employees/interns, and will gain a deeper understanding about their industries and the companies that are a part of those industries. Finally, students will be able to apply the skills and information learned in the classroom to their work settings. This course is required for Brennan School of Business students completing the BBA with majors in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, or marketing. Cross listed with BCDP 497. Prerequisite: consent of Brennan Career Development Director

BCDP 497 Level 2 Elective Internship

This course provides a structured opportunity for students to reflect on the experience gained during their internship. Students will acquire knowledge about themselves as employees/interns, and will gain a deeper understanding about their industries and the companies that are a part of those industries. Finally, students will be able to apply the skills and information learned in the classroom to their work settings. This course is required for Brennan School of Business students completing the BBA with majors in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, or marketing. Cross listed with BCDP 397. Prerequisite(s): consent of Brennan Career Development Director