Successful Career Development

No matter the professional level, we can all benefit from learning how to succeed in our careers. Whether a well-seasoned professional, a management trainee, or a service level employee, this course will help you enrich your career by honing your professional behavior and networking.

Through industry expert support and resources, this course is designed to prepare you for success in any chosen career. You will develop the habits and attitudes you need to perform effectively in the job market. You will identify a mentor to add value to your career.  You will analyze your relationships and develop a practical approach for engaging your LinkedIn network. You will differentiate between networking and networking with intention. You will also discover the most effective ways to ask for help from your peer or professional group. Finally, you will evaluate the best methods of adjusting your career path at various stages of life.

This course is not eligible to be evaluated for Kennesaw State University course credit.

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  • All USG sponsored MOOCs, designed and delivered by KSU faculty, are available at no charge to KSU students, faculty and staff via their NetID.
  • Open Online Course: All participants have the option to audit this course at no charge. All elements of the course, except the graded assignments are available.

    Open Educational Resources: This course makes use of open educational resources, and we support the use of these resources and encourage their sharing.

    Course Certificate: Learners who are seeking formal recognition for successfully completing each of the levels of the Career Options: Exploring a New Career course may do so by purchasing the Coursera Course Certificate for $49. This provides access to the graded assignments, as well as a digital course certificate that can be shared with your network. Financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford the fee. Learn more and apply from within the course.

    • Ana Baida

      Ana T. Baida, Ed.D.

      Executive Director

      Department of Career Planning and Development

    • Wes Rhea

      Wes Rhea, J.D.

      Senior Lecturer

      Information Systems

    • Dan Stotz

      Dan Stotz, M.S., CPI

      Director, Online Executive Education

      Michael J. Coles College of Business