Career Education Courses

Career Development & Management (CDMA 1201)

 About CDMA 1201

This course is designed to assist students with confirmation of their Career Assessment while considering options and then building the necessary tools and experiences to prepare for a career in business. Students will acquire “Career Capital” in the form of knowledge, skills, and contacts and will have opportunities to practice in a safe environment. 

 CDMA 1201 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand your career DNA and make informed decisions about majors and minors.
  • Explore options and talk with insiders.
  • Articulate your skills and experience.
  • Build and adjust a professional resume.
  • Create a polished social media presence.
  • Communicate effectively online and in person, including email, telephone, text messaging and interviewing.
  • Learn how to network effectively.
  • Secure an internship(s) and participate in other experiential learning.

 What Students are Saying about CDMA 1201:

“All of the interview prep and virtual interview week was helpful since I got real live feedback from a professional about my interviewing skills and how to interact with other professionals in the corporate world”  

“I found that the Mock Interview Activity was very helpful. Although in some ways it was nerve-racking at times, I now realize how important it is, and lucky I am to have a professional interview me with no repercussions of potentially not getting the job, as well as getting professional feedback and a new contact” 

How to Enroll:

This course is required for all BSM Undergraduates. For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at: vlane1@tulane.edu. 

Advanced Career Development & Management (CDMA 4020)

 About CDMA 4020

Regardless of the Career Education classes that you may already taken, this course will build on your accumulated knowledge and give you the confidence to launch and manage a search strategy so that you can land multiple offers. Rarely do jobs come to us, and even if they did, why would we limit our choices to what is on the menu, let’s go to the buffet!

Most employers these days seek job candidates who can think critically and solve problems efficiently. Case interviews allow an employer to test both of these skills in real-time. In this course, you will explore tips and strategies to help you crack your case interviews. Furthermore, you will gain hands-on experience through a case interview role-play in the live sessions. 

Using the tools provided in this course along with opportunities for skill practice and meetings with your Career Consultant, you will be able to master the seemingly complex task of finding that next important career opportunity.

CDMA 4020 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build an effective marketing plan for your job search.
  • Understand the tips and strategies to effectively prepare for a case interview.
  • Elaborate on ways to manage your career after joining an organization.

 What Students Are Saying about CDMA 4020:

“This class was very beneficial in helping me kickstart my career search process. I found it extremely helpful when we would do a class discussion and hear about what resources other students were using to learn about new companies, job postings, and networking.”

“Opened the door to interview experiences and new companies that I am very excited about”

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu. 

MBA: Career Development I (CDMA 6010)

 About this Course

We know that your career intelligence will be tested over the next 30-40 years – whether you are entering the professional job market for the first time or are hoping to pivot into a new role, company, or industry. When you leave Freeman with your MBA, however, you will be looking at your professional journey in a new context – opportunities and compensation you are now qualified for with an MBA – and you will be applying what you’ve learned at a new level.

If you have taken an introductory career course as an undergrad, you will find some of the material in this course a great opportunity to review what you already know (or what you think you know!) about career planning. You can never learn or practice your career too much. By the time you complete this course, you will have learned and refined career management skills that will work for you over your lifetime.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set yourself up for job search success using assessment and strategy.
  • Build an effective marketing plan for your job search.
  • Make and maintain professional connections.
  • Understand the tips and strategies to effectively prepare for an interview.

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu. 

MBA: Career Development II (CDMA 6020)

 About this Course

Perspectives – Career Development II, tailored specifically to target the Career Development of MBA candidates, this course builds on the knowledge students receive in PERS 6010, Career Development I. Graded on a pass/fail basis, this course is designed to provide students with the tools and information to nail a case interview, respond to job offers, onboard into a company, make the most of mentoring, and understand what a career legacy is. Using the tools provided in this course along with one-on-one Career Consulting in the Career Management Center, students will be able to master the seemingly complex task of finding that next important career opportunity.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Design a customized Career Legacy Map, including career anchors, skills, goals, and opportunities
  • Apply negotiation best practices to professional scenarios
  • Explain how an effective mentoring relationship can help professionals navigate career transitions

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu. 

Advanced Career Development & Management (CDMA 6030)

 About CDMA 6030

Tailored specifically for our one-year specialty Master’s Degree programs, this course will build on your accumulated knowledge and give you the confidence to launch and manage a search strategy so that you can land multiple offers — regardless of the Career Education classes that you may already taken. Rarely do jobs come to us, and even if they did, why would we limit our choices to what is on the menu, let’s go to the buffet!

Most employers these days seek job candidates who can think critically and solve problems efficiently. Case interviews allow an employer to test both of these skills in real-time. In this course, you will explore tips and strategies to help you crack your case interviews. Furthermore, you will gain hands-on experience through a case interview role-play in the live sessions. 

Using the tools provided in this course along with opportunities for skill practice and meetings with your Career Consultant, you will be able to master the seemingly complex task of finding that next important career opportunity.

 CDMA 6030 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build an effective marketing plan for your job search.
  • Understand the tips and strategies to effectively prepare for a case interview.
  • Elaborate on ways to manage your career after joining an organization.

 What Students Are Saying about CDMA 6030:

“This class was very beneficial in helping me kickstart my career search process. I found it extremely helpful when we would do a class discussion and hear about what resources other students were using to learn about new companies, job postings, and networking.”

“Opened the door to interview experiences and new companies that I am very excited about”

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at: vlane1@tulane.edu. 

Advanced Career Development & Management (CDMA 6110)

 About this Course

Tailored specifically for our one-year specialty MFIN students, this course utilizes a GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE to build on your accumulated knowledge and give you the confidence to launch and manage a search strategy domestically and internationally. Rarely do jobs come to us, and even if they did, why would we limit our choices to what is on the menu, let’s go to the buffet!

Most employers these days seek job candidates who can think critically and solve problems efficiently. Case interviews allow an employer to test both of these skills in real time. In this course, you will explore tips and strategies to help you ace your case interviews. Furthermore, you will gain hands-on experience through a case interview role-play in the live sessions. 

Using the tools provided in this course along with opportunities for skill practice and meetings with your Career Consultant, you will be able to master the seemingly complex task of finding that next important career opportunity.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build an effective marketing plan for your job search.
  • Understand the tips and strategies to effectively prepare for a case interview.
  • Elaborate on ways to manage your career after joining an organization.

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu. 

Advanced Career Development & Management (CDMA 6120)

 About this Course

This course is the accompanying lab for CDMA 6110. In this course, you will put into place the career strategy developed in CDMA 6110 and adapt your strategy through collaboration with your classmates.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement your global career search strategy.

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu. 

Capstone: Career Development and Management

 About this Course

Piloting NOW for EMBA students, our newest Career Education offering allows for later-stage career planning and exploration.

Think for a moment . . . at the end of your career, whenever that is, what do you want your legacy to be? A friend once said, “It’s all about the dash—you know the dash on your tombstone between the year you were born and the year you died. What happened between those years?” This course is designed to help you focus on that dash—inspiring you to be thoughtful and deliberate as you make decisions about your career and your life.

Regardless of the Career Education classes that you have already taken, this course will build on your accumulated knowledge and give you the confidence to design a career that you are proud of.

Using the tools provided in this course along with opportunities for skill practice and meetings with your Career Consultant, you will be able to master the seemingly complex task of setting your lifelong career legacy in motion.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to do:

  • Design a customized Career Legacy Map, including career anchors, skills, goals, and opportunities.
  • Apply negotiation best practices to professional scenarios.
  • Explain how an effective mentoring relationship can help professionals navigate career transitions.

How to Enroll:

For more information about this course or to enroll, email Tori Lane, Associate Director for Career Education at:  vlane1@tulane.edu.