My Career Matters

Experiential learning opportunity

REAL Program

Engage with a professional mentor in your discipline to explore career options, professional readiness, personal strengths and values, and develop your leadership skills.


Eric Schueffner





Maximum enrollment


NACE competencies

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Professionalism/work ethic
  • Communication
  • Career management


  • 3

Registration options

Start terms

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Offered in-person and online

Classes held in-person on Corvallis campus or online.

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognize potential career pathways by examining personal strengths and motivations via exploratory assessments.
  2. Illustrate career objectives both verbally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate professional competencies and apply best practices for a target industry.

Content / knowledge / concepts

Job/internship search is not about luck. It is all about strategy and effectiveness. You will learn the essential elements your career matters all the way from exploring and knowing yourself through being able to feel confident searching for a job.

Course experiences

  • Identify personal SWOB
  • Participate in group interviews
  • Explore self assessment
  • Writing to professionals in your desired field
  • Use different database to identify potential employers
  • Refine resume and cover letter
  • Prepare to answer the job interview questions effectively

Assessment activities

  • Reflections
  • Writing assignments
  • Interviewing practice
  • Final presentations

Additional info

Students will sign up for HHS 222 PROJECT: My Career Matters