Career Services staff regularly partner with faculty and other College staff to co-teach courses or serve as guest lecturers on topics such as self-assessment and interpreting personal inventories, resume writing, professional development, graduate school preparation, internship experience, job search strategies and many more. Currently, Career Services teaches two courses: Academic and Career Planning and Careers in Biology.
The purpose of this course is to provide an avenue for students who have chosen any of the biological science majors to learn about the diversity of career options available. Additionally, the course aims to help students better understand their personal career goals and how to work at achieving them. Specifically, students will be exposed to science-related careers that do not require a medical school degree, including, but not limited to, nursing, high school biology teaching, environmental compliance management and marine animal training. Students will learn from guest speakers and also will conduct informational interviews with professionals in various biology-related careers, conduct research and report on careers of interest. Opportunities to research available internship positions, learn about graduate school opportunities, write cover letters and resumes and complete the Strong Interest Inventory will be provided.
This two-credit hour, letter-graded course is intended primarily for sophomore level students. Juniors and seniors should contact the Biology department if interested in registering. You may download a sample syllabus for this course here.
This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire a broad-based knowledge of internship opportunities and career paths available to Humanities majors and minors. Utilizing self-exploration and career assessment tools, students will gain a better awareness of their personality, interests, and values as well as how to market their skills and talents in a job search. Students will learn about various career resources and job search tools from career experts as well as produce a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn Profile by the end of the course. Other topics covered include networking, interview strategies and techniques, grants/fellowships, as well as graduate/law school preparation. As part of the class, students will conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career field of choice as well as hone their interview skills by conducting a mock interview. This interactive course will entail peer reviews, completion of relevant career writing assignments, the creation of professional job search documents, as well as attendance at workshops and networking events to meet the learning objectives.
Career opportunities for students who major in history are as numerous and diverse as the interests of the students. Their career paths sometimes aren’t always as clear however. The class is specifically designed for students majoring in history who are interested in exploring the variety of career opportunities available to them and how to use their strengths and knowledge as students of history to become competitive in the career field.This two-credit, seven-week, letter-graded course is co-taught by Dr. Strom from the History Department and Ray Rogers in the Career Services Office.
This course provides students with the opportunity to examine personal values and goals as they explore career options related to international business but could be applied to any career field. From literature, students will examine constructs of a meaningful life; explore their personal perspectives and the connections between self-reflection and future career-life choices. Students will learn skills necessary to get started in the career path of their choosing. Extensive out of class reading, prior preparation, writing assignments and attending workshops on skill development will be required to meet the learning objectives.
The four-credit, letter-graded, full-term course is typically offered each spring term and is open to students of any class year or major. You may download a sample syllabus for this course here.
This course is designed to guide students through the academic and career exploration and planning processes and to provide the strategies and skills necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision making. In collaboration with Winter Park community members and Rollins alumni, students will engage in a variety of self-discovery initiatives, exploring personal interests, values, and skills. With this information, students will utilize various research tools and reflection techniques to define and clarify educational and career plans. In addition, students will learn how to locate internship opportunities and write a resume.
In this course, students will:
Take career assessment inventories
Discover major and career options
Create a professional resume
Interact with the Winter Park community
Learn about internship opportunities
Design a four-year degree plan
Understand the Rollins curriculum
Identify and clarify personal values
Network with Rollins alumni
Create a professional development plan
This course is usually offered every Fall semester to sophomore students and every Spring semester for first-year and sophomore students. This one-credit-hour, credit/no-credit class typically meets on Thursdays, from 3:30pm - 4:45pm. You may download a sample syllabus for this course here.