Providing Access Through Holistic Support (PATHS)
PATHS is career-focused program offered by the Office of Multicultural Student Success to rising sophomores at DePaul University. All PATHS participants are provided the opportunity to engage staff in one-on-one conversations focused on career discernment; enroll in a two-credit career exploration and discernment course; attend career field trips; and receive weekly e-newsletters informing students about career exploration activities offered on campus. Participants will also have an opportunity to create a career portfolio.
All PATHS experiences are rooted in a curriculum that focuses on three learning domains: Graduate School and Career Awareness, Financial Fitness and Socially Responsible Leadership. Sophomores can take advantage of any of the opportunities below:
- Career Coaching Experience. PATHS participants are offered a personal career coach to meet with throughout the year. A career coach is there to help answer challenging questions about career aspirations, personal values, and will help access resources relevant to your specific career objectives.
- University Internship Program Career PATHways Hybrid Course (UIP 240). This course is recommended for sophomores who cannot commit to a yearlong program and want to earn two-credits toward graduation. UIP 240 is a two-credit hybrid course targeted toward sophomores to help them discern their career aspirations. The class meets on campus and online through D2L. At the end of the course, students walk away with an electronic career portfolio to be used for internship searches and job fairs.
- Career PATHS Field Trips. Throughout the year, students can attend on-site company visits and network with employees to gain an inside look at various careers and learn about internship opportunities.
- Career Exploration Activities (CEAs). Participants are offered existing campus workshops connected to the PATHS curriculum. Students have the opportunity to attend over 250 CEAs throughout the academic year.
- PATHS E-newsletter. The PATHS e-newsletter is sent bi-weekly to keep students up to date about job opportunities, scholarships and upcoming career exploration activities on campus.
For more information about PATHS contact the Office of Multicultural Student Success.