Academic and Career Planning Courses

The College of General Studies offers a two-course series designed to complement students’ academic program and to prepare them for their future careers or career changes. 

These courses may be taken independently or in the recommended order below. For students who complete the course series, they will have a portfolio of artifacts/tangible outcomes including an academic narrative, competency statement, resumes, cover letters, and informational interviewing and networking contacts.


Flexible Format: Hybrid | Offered: Fall & Spring

Instructor: Sean O'Connell | Academic Coach, College of General Studies; Email:

CGS / ARTSC 0092 University Seminar Syllabus, Spring 2022


Flexible Format: online with in-person or synchronous meetings | Offered: Fall & Spring

Instructor: Carol S. Balk, MS | Career Consultant, College of General Studies and University of Pittsburgh Career Center; Email: