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M120 Professional Development and Career Planning

Experiential Learning Meets Career Readiness

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Get Students Ready to Work

M120, Professional Development and Career Planning, is a one-credit, free elective designed to give you the necessary skills and tools to start your career.  This course involves thoughtful self-assessment, career exploration, planning, and follow-through activities using effective strategies to aid you in your transition from college student to intern, from intern to professional. Students navigate through the entire process of an effective job search learning the skills along the way that will prove essential throughout their entire career and assist them in their long-term career goals.

Through instructor lectures and employer-led presentations, these key course topics are covered:

  • Job Search Fundamentals
  • Writing Business Professional, Targeted Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Personal Brand and Networking
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Acing the Interview Through Effective Strategies
  • Managing Job Offers and Salary Negotiation
  • Preparing for Your Internship or Job and Managing Your Performance


of students felt prepared to conduct an effective job search after taking M120


of students surveyed said they would recommend M120 to a fellow student


of students surveyed said they feel confident in succeeding in an internship or job as a result of taking M120

Course Outcomes Report

See the impact the course has on Poole students that complete it.

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Student Testimonials

“I am confident in saying that this class has been and will be the most beneficial and useful class that I will take at NC State.”

-Former M120 student