Kimberly A. Wilson
Explores issues, topics, and tasks related to personal, educational, and career choices. Addresses educational and career planning, personal characteristics and individual preferences, life and work values and interests, decision making, goal setting, and job/career search preparations. Credit/no-credit only.
This course addresses personal, educational and career choices. We will read about, discuss and reflect on the work world, career options, and the process of selecting an academic and/or career path. You will research and gather information, assess your strengths and learn how to make quality career decisions. This will involve career exploration, life/career planning, identifying resources, and developing goals based on individual preferences, skills and work values and interests.
Student learning goals
Learn how to identify educational and career options through research, critical thinking and reflection.
Develop communication skills in networking and informational interviewing.
Identify strengths, abilities, values and interests.
Create a Career Development Action Plan.
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion. A sample syllabus can be viewed at http://www.uwb.edu/careers/majors-and-careers
Class assignments and grading
This is a 2 credit course that is graded as credit/no credit ONLY. Assignments include completion of career assessments, research of occupations, creating a resume and LinkedIn account, submitting a Career Development Action Plan and conducting, presenting and reporting on an informational interview.