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HSU's Career Curriculum Integration Program (CCI) actively prepares students for their future careers by integrating career development into their major courses and teaches them how to market those skills.
This program began organically in the spring of 2012 as the Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) and the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at HSU began collaborating on designing career and professional development activities within the core coursework of CAHSS majors. These efforts centered on providing faculty with resources and assistance to prepare students to effectively market their college experience. Methods of implementation include guest lectures, presentations, career related assignments, training, consultation, and curriculum design.
Over the past 8 years, our program has continued to mature and expand and is now one of HSU’s most widespread and interdisciplinary programs with 75% of HSU's majors, with representation in all three of HSU’s colleges, having at least one course with integrated career curriculum.
Introductory Level - career exploration, college to career planning, and major and assisting in retention for freshmen and sophomores.
Intermediate Level - building resumes through relevant experiences, finding internships/research experience, and fine tuning career exploration.
Capstone Level - preparing students to find, apply for and obtain employment in their fields of choice or entrance into graduate school.
o 87% of respondents stated that working on career development in their courses increased their confidence about finding a job in their chosen field;
o 89% stated it increased their ability to articulate the value of their degree;
o 88% felt more confident their chosen degree would help them find a job;
o 91% said intentional career planning in their class was important