Jumpstart Your Career Journey

The Career Center offers a one-credit hybrid course designed for students who are exploring their career interests. You will dive into concepts featured in the best-selling novel Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Loved, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans and learn strategies to achieve meaningful professional goals.

Designing Your Career (DYC) is taught by Career Center career coaches and will help you:

  1. Discern what you want to major in and/or what types of careers you want to pursue
  2. Get motivated and stay dedicated to your career development
  3. Gain confidence towards your future career goals



Class Years:
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

MCAS, WCAS, LSOEHD (Applied Psych only)

How To Register:
Fall and spring course registration

Fall 2020 Sections


Designing Your Career: An Exploration Course (UNAS101601)
Tuesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Julianne Smith

Designing Your Career: An Exploration Course (UNAS101602)
Wednesdays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Rachel Greenberg

The Impact of Designing Your Career


Allie Garret

Allie Garret, MCAS '21

Spring 2019 DYC student

"After taking the class, I became more confident in my decision to switch my major from pre-dental to communications.  I was locked into the pre-dental when I came to BC, but this class has taught me that it is totally ok not to know what you want to do off the bat. I feel like this class would benefit a lot of people who are struggling to pin down exactly what they are interested in."

John Geham

John Gehman, MCAS '21

Fall 2018 DYC student

"Primarily, the DYC class changed how I thought about myself and my aspirations. The activities we did helped me to connect all of my different interests. I’m an International Studies major and it can be really broad. I was able to discover that within my major, I am specifically interested in human rights, indigenous rights, and LGBTQ rights."


For me, I was happy that one of the focuses of the class is what it means to lead a meaningful life. When I think about my future, about 10 years from now, I want to have a balance. I want to be happy both personally and professionally. Although I think I know what makes me happy, I’m still figuring out where my career fits into my meaningful life. My goal is to find a type of work that I am dedicated to and excited about. It needs to be work that is greater than myself. I want to be a woman for others.
Ingrid Miranda-Paratore, MCAS '21, Spring 2019 Student