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The Professional Development Series is coursework designed for
personal and professional development throughout the college experience
facilitated by faculty with career development education.
You will develop a deeper awareness of self, others, and the world while
learning to make effective decisions about your education, career, and life.

 You asked. We listened!

Alumni and upper-division students asked for this skill-building coursework for post-graduation.
Don't delay and start the series as a freshman, no matter what type of career you are pursuing!


HDFS students have been required to take HDF 340 for their degree,
but this course is phasing out for the H E 101P, 102P, & 103P coursework.
  *HDF 340 & the HE 101P series may not both be counted.
 TXA students will also be required to take the H E 101P, 102P, & 103P coursework for their degree.
Incoming HDFS & TXA students are encouraged to start this coursework series now. 

Open to all students!

This course series is open to ALL students across campus, and great for anyone that 
would like to create a career preparation plan to begin your post-grad career with greater success!

H E 101P Professional Development


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53325   Tues  12-1pm   GEA 247           Quimby

53330   Wed  12-1pm   GEA 247      Sztejnberg

53335   Wed   2-3pm    GEA 247      Sztejnberg

Explore common career paths, identify professional and personal goals, discover your strengths, job search strategies, and development in resume writing, entry-level career portfolios, networking, and interview preparation.   
  • Identify and articulate your top strengths and transferable skills  
  • Learn job search strategies and interviewing techniques to secure an internship 
  • Create a high-impact resume, coupled with supporting job search communication skills  
  • Create an "elevator pitch" to present your ideas in a clear and concise manner 
  • Gain an understanding of the nature and value of networking and marketing oneself 
  • Understand the importance of professionalism, attitude, and accountability and how it can affect career and professional success 

Why you should sign up for this course:

  • If you need to create or update your professional portfolio (resume, elevator pitch, LinkedIn page, networking skills, etc.)
  • If you want to understand how to manage your personal brand; in writing, online, in-person, and in-memory.

After this course you will:

  • Understand your career readiness and what you need to do to build your own professional core competencies
  • Use strategies throughout your four years at UT to prepare you for life after graduation
  • Be better prepared for Career Fairs, interviews, internships and jobs

Questions? Reach out to Michelann Quimby or Deborah Sztejnberg.

* Please note: Human Development and Family Sciences 340 and Human Ecology 101P may not both be counted.