Kristine M. Kero
GEN ST 350
Independent fieldwork in community agencies, apprenticeships, internships, as approved for College of Arts and Sciences credit. Faculty sponsor and internship supervisor are required. Credit/no credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
This is a three credit course which assists students with self-exploration and provides a model to integrate academic and experiential skills into the process of career planning. Elements include: exploring academic and other “good experiences” to identify Dependable Strengths; individual self-assessment; group interaction/discussion; and experiential learning. Emphasis is placed on early planning and acquiring decision-making skills, so that students can make informed choices related to courses of study, internships, volunteer activities and community service while acquiring marketable skills.
Students will be given the tools to conduct an effective career search in the context of the changing nature of work.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Mixture of lecture, small group discussion, reading assignments and development of an online career portfolio.
Think about whatinterests you, what are your strengths and what activities you enjoy doing.
Class assignments and grading
1. Assigned exercises. These will be integrated into class discussion. 2. Information meeting or site visit. A written summary of this experience is one of the required assignments. 3. Electronic Career Portfolio Collection. An electronic portfolio tool will be used to create a career portfolio collection based on class assignments, a resume and any other materials that demonstrate your experiences, effectiveness and potential. 4. Career Portfolio. A Career Portfolio will be created from this collection. You choose the medium: electronic portfolio, PowerPoint presentation, three-ring binder.. 5. Appointment with a counselor. Time will be scheduled to meet with a career counselor to discuss your short-term and long-term goals, begin an action plan, and provide guidance for completing the final project. 6.Final Project. Completion of this requirement involves an in-class presentation.
Credit will be awarded based upon class attendance, participation and the completion of assignments. Involvement in class activities and assignments will provide you with a greater understanding of the application of the principles discussed in class and will enhance your career planning efforts. This class is designed to be an invaluable investment in you!