6. Phys Ed, ROTC, Career Development Center
Now that you have selected your three courses, you can explore adding other options to your three course load. Even with any of the following courses, this would not create an overload.
Physical Education (PE)
You may also want to consider a PE course during your first two terms at WPI. Note: Listed here are only the courses and other activities offered A and B Terms. There are several ways to receive physical education credit including classes, varsity sports such as football, soccer, and volleyball, or club sports such as fencing and karate. Please note that if you are a Varsity athlete, you must register for your sport to receive academic credit.
*Note: PE 1100 Courses are Competitive Team Sports and require the approval of the Head Coach for credit.
The Insight Wellness program is an opportunity for you to get a jump-start on your physical education requirement while learning and experiencing the benefits of being healthy and appreciating the value of overall wellness. First-Year students can earn credit for one Physical Education course (1/12 credit) by participating in this bi-weekly class that will cover topics such as stress management, time management, nutrition, and career development to name a few. There will be an information session during New Student Orientation where you can learn more about the terrific opportunity.
You may register for this course online through the web information system. Just enter the CRN: 10658 into your worksheet to register.
Physical Education Courses Available in A Term 2013
Physical Education Courses Available in B Term 2013
WPI proudly offers Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs in cooperation with the US Department of Defense. ROTC programs are a supplement to the curriculum and provide a mix of leadership, personal development, national security, military history, and physical development practice and theory. Army and Air Force training are available on campus; Navy and Marine Corps training are also available on area college campuses. All programs offer scholarship opportunities. Please visit the Military Science Web site for more details.
If you are a member of ROTC please select your Military Science course in addition to your three courses. You do not need to schedule for PE. Your Physical Training will count towards your PE courses.
A study of the doctrine, mission, and organization of the United States Air Force with emphasis upon its role as an instrument of national power. The course describes the concept of officership, reviews the fundamental customs and courtesies practiced by the military, outlines the organization of the Air Force, and demonstrates basic oral and written communicative skills.
A continuation of AS 1001, this course emphasizes those communication skills needed in today's Air Force. It describes the communication system, discusses common barriers and enhancements to effective communications, and reviews basic mechanics of grammar and structure. The course includes numerous speaking and written exercises using current Air Force topics and information.
Introduction to issues and competencies that are central to commissioned officer's responsibilities. Establishes a framework for understanding offership, leadership, and Army values. Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and time management. Participation in leadership laboratories and participation in off-campus training sessions (field training exercise) is also required.
This course continues the studies begun in ML 1011. Students make oral presentations on the elements of leadership, enhancing effective communication. Students begin to develop leadership potential by instilling self-confidence and fostering teamwork through basic survival techniques (e.g. water survival). Participation in leadership laboratories and participation in off-campus training sessions (field training exercise) is also required.
Career Development Center
Career Development Center
Discovering Majors and Careers--FY 1800 (B term CRN 10727, C Term CRN 20676)
This course is open to all students who are undecided about or are thinking about changing their academic major. It is offered in B and C terms. Students will conduct a self assessment utilizing career assessment tools, research majors of interest and career paths, attend academic department presentations/major panels, participate in informational interviews/job shadows with a WPI Alumnus or professional, begin a resume, and much more! This course is worth 1/12 credit unit and would be a course to add to your three course load in a term.
Undecided Major Student Resources
Undecided About Your Major? That's ok, we're here to help! The Career Development Center can help you with the following programs and services:
· One-on-one appointments: Meet with a counselor to discuss your major/career interests.
· Self assessment inventories: These include Strong Interest Inventory, Myers Briggs, or Self Directed Search to assess your skills, values and personality traits.
· Major binders in resources library: Materials that contain information specific to WPI majors/fields, discuss major requirements, possible career titles and occupations, job forecast, salary information and other material to help you link a major to career possibilities.
· Major and career related books: In the CDC Library, we have books to assist your research on finding a major or career guidance.
· Academic Department Presentations: Compare and contrast majors of interest, or various career paths related to a major, to help solidify decision on major.
· Job Shadowing: Spend a day with an alumni or employer to learn about jobs, careers, or industries.
· Peer Advisors: A network of juniors and seniors to discuss courses, majors, and career interests.
First Year Students Can Get Internships
If you are interested in getting a summer internship after your first year, begin early. Stop into the CDC and learn how to write a resume. Activate your Job Finder account as that is where employers will post job opportunities for all undergraduate students. Attend the three career fairs each year. As hard as it is to believe, large companies begin recruiting interns in September! Companies often recruit past interns for entry level hiring so it is important to begin getting internships and experience early. Stop in to the CDC early and begin learning about the resources and tools that can help you land an internship as a first year student!