OLS 177 Workplace Readiness • 2 Cr.


Presents skills needed to participate professionally in the workforce. Includes securing an internship site and examines and updates professional publications. Students discuss and construct a professional network, and examine and experience current interviewing styles. Interviews are scheduled and conducted. Prerequisite: OLS 106, 171, 174 and Acceptance into the program. Course is graded Credit/No Credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Examine and discuss professional techniques for communicating with supervisors and co-workers Update resume Research community job search resources Identify and describe three companies that hire people in chosen career pathway Discuss the expectations of a job at a researched company in careers pathway Utilize student professional network by contacting individuals willing to assist with career development including letters of interest Demonstrate a strong understanding of various types of interviews processes Complete 2 interviews exhibiting professionalism and answering behavioral questions with strength based responses Schedule and complete interview with possible internship supervisor