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Marquette University
Career Services Center

Holthusen Hall, First Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7423
Fax: (414) 288-5302
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The career courses, MARQ (ARSC) 1040: Career Planning and Decision Making and MARQ (ARSC) 1050: Job Search Strategies have been cancelled for the upcoming fall and spring semester. In lieu of these courses, the Career Services Center is developing and implementing a new concept of Career Groups. Career Groups will provide the same educational piece for students seeking career education and professional preparation but will provide a more flexible and amenable group dynamic to better serve students. Career Groups will be offered regularly beginning mid-semester of Fall 2014.


The Career Services Center offers two twelve-week, one-credit career courses:

  • Career Exploration: Career Planning and Decision Making
  • Post Grad Job Search: Job Search Strategies

Beginning in 2014-2015 these courses will be listed in the course bulletin under MARQ.

Career Exploration: Career Planning and Decision Making (primarily freshmen and sophomores)
At the end of the course students will have had the opportunity to:

  • Identify Interests, Skills, and Work Values
  • Gain general skills through Volunteer Activities and Service Learning
  • Look for a Career-Related Part-time or Summer Job
  • Complete a Career Assessment with a career counselor
  • Determine Transferable Skills
  • Define Satisfying Occupational Characteristics
  • Conduct Career Research
  • Conduct Informational Interviews with professionals in your field of interest
  • Develop Occupational Targets
  • Start the Decision Making Process

Post Grad Job Search: Job Search Strategies (primarily juniors and seniors)
At the end of the course students will have had the opportunity to:

  • Identify Interests, Skills, and Work Values
  • Complete a Career Assessment with a career counselor
  • Determine Transferable Skills
  • Define Satisfying Occupational Characteristics
  • Conduct Career Research
  • Conduct Informational Interviews with professionals in your field of interest
  • Develop Occupational Targets
  • Activate MU Career Manager Accounts
  • Write Professional Resume and Cover Letter
  • Gather References and Letters of Recommendation
  • Develop Professional Networks and Join LinkedIn
  • Develop Target Lists
  • Attend Career Fairs and Networking Events
  • Create Elevator Pitches
  • Develop Interviewing Skills
  • Understand Financial Matters and Benefits

Questions about either course may be directed to Laura Kestner-Ricketts.


Courses are offered each semester for any student in any college

  1. Register for ARSC 1040
  2. Register for ARSC 1050

What former students are saying

"This class was very helpful in getting a sense of the different types of careers out there."

"This class gives you the overall tools of how to prepare yourself after college."

"It will help you learn a lot about the job search process, it's fun, and it will get you on the ball with your job search. Also, you get to know people in Career Services."

"Once I knew my strengths and weaknesses it allowed me to better align myself with specific career options."