Course Listing

UNIV 600 - Hazards Analysis in Academic Research and Artistry
(0-1 variable credit option, S/U/I)

UNIV 600 is a course available to early- to mid-phase graduate students. Learn how to develop your hazard assessment skills in your field of study and techniques to mitigate those hazards. Useful for graduates in the sciences, engineering and the arts. Develop these important skills which are in high demand by industrial, non-profit and academic employers:

  • Expand your hazard and risk analysis skills for your respective field using various methods including job hazard analysis, risk assessment and Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP).
  • Engage in a methodological approach to reduce the hazards in your field.
  • Develop your safety skills to discover the causes of minor accidents as well as major catastrophes.
  • Understand the purposes of various safety-related documents such as standard operating procedures and emergency plans.

For more information contact graduatecareers@niu.edu.

UNIV 601: Career Development and Planning
(0-1 credit hour, S/U/I)

UNIV 601 is a course available to early- to mid-phase graduate students. Learn how to develop a personalized career plan focused on:

  • Jobs of interest and the demand for those jobs, especially in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Skills most requested by employers for jobs of interest, especially specialized skills and certifications and emerging skills projected to show very fast growth in job postings.
  • Developing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) aimed at gaining high impact learning experiences to showcase key skills, either through your program of study or through online courses such as LinkedIn Learning.
  • Growing and optimizing your LinkedIn profile to target jobs of interest employers, organizations and alumni.

For more information contact us at graduatecareers@niu.edu.

UNIV 602: Career Preparation for the Job Market
(0-1 credit hour, S/U/I)

UNIV 602 is a new course available to mid- to late-phase graduate students. Prepare select application materials to enhance your transition from graduate school into a job of choice:

  • Gain access to real-time labor market analytics about occupations or specialized occupations that map to your degree program.
  • Develop a Job Market Plan (JMP) that aligns labor-market skills with your experience; identify top employers by geographic area of interest and prioritize job boards.
  • Create a resume that aligns with your occupation of choice.
  • Tailor your cover letter to job postings of interest.
  • Use a video platform that integrates advanced cognitive computing and AI to provide you with a comprehension score based on interview questions specific to your program area.

For more information contact us at graduatecareers@niu.edu.

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