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  • Embedding Career Development into Curriculum: A Model for Experiential Education

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Job and experiential learning opportunity development
    • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember)
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    • Summary

      Dominican University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution outside of Chicago, launched its successful career development program in 2017 in the Brennan School of Business. The program, composed of four required career development courses, a required internship, and built-in mentorship with executives in residence, was embedded into the curriculum for all undergraduate business students with faculty, administrative, and staff support. Since the program launch, graduate outcomes have increased exponentially, with 77% of 2021 Brennan graduates employed or attending graduate programs three months post-graduation. Dominican is now looking to expand this program across the university and piloting new career development courses this fall.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand the benefits of embedding career development classes into the curriculum as a requirement for graduation;
      • Develop strategies for working with faculty and university leadership to embed career services into the curriculum; and
      • Create a model for developing a scalable required internship and learn how to leverage grants in order to achieve programmatic goals.


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Embedding Career Development into Curriculum: A Model for Experiential Education