OSU offers many courses focused on career development, career decision-making, professionalism, leadership, communication, and other topics relevant to your future career:
ALS 114. CAREER DECISION-MAKING
Students will become knowledgeable about the world of work and career development theories using career assessment, literature, media, and computer resources. Lec/rec.
ALS 210. HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR INTERNSHIP SEARCH
Internship preparation course designed to provide students with the fundamental tools to find and secure an internship. Topics will include internship search strategies, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. Guest speakers will provide additional insight into these topics from the perspective of employers and students with prior internship experience. Reflection on student's interests, values, and goals will also be integrated into the course.
ALS 295. LAST YEAR EXPERIENCE
An introduction and analysis of post-college skill sets including the study of personal finance, career search techniques, communication skills, self-exploration and organizational integration. PREREQS: Junior and senior class standing.
BA 353. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell themselves in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. Emphasizes writing skills, workplace integration, verbal communication, and preparation of developmental roadmaps that will lead students to success within their chosen profession. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: ( (COMM 111 or COMM 111H or COMM 114 or COMM 114H) and (WR 222 or WR 323 or WR 327) ) and BA 101 and junior standing.
AG 242. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Examines content related to leadership traits, styles, and effective leadership tactics. An introductory course designed to create awareness and develop the employability skills necessary for participants to be productive contributors in their school, home, community and profession.
COMM 218. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Introduction to dyadic and relational communication. Overview of current research in such areas as verbal and nonverbal messages, self-concept and perception, culture and gender stereotypes and styles, relational development and dissolution, deception, compliance gaining and conflict management. (Bacc Core Course)
COMM 111. PUBLIC SPEAKING
Public communication as it relates to informative and persuasive discourse. The theory and practice of public speaking in informative and persuasive contexts. Lec/rec. (Bacc Core Course)
COMM 324. COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
Examination of the nature and role of communication in formal and informal organizations. Introductory survey of central issues in the study of organizations, including corporate communication, leadership, organizational effectiveness, power, organizational culture, management styles, organizational conflict, and decision making. (SS)
COMM 326. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Perspectives, theories, and experiences of communication in intercultural, cross-cultural, and pan-cultural relations. (SS)
FOR 207. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Provides an opportunity to explore natural resource-focused careers in an informal, discussion-based class. Skills include job searching, resume/interview preparation, and considering the range of career possibilities. PREREQS: Recreation Resource Management, Forest Management or Natural Resources majors only.