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Kimberly A. Wilson
BISSKL 250
Bothell Campus

Career Exploration

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.

Class description

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.

Develop job search tools.

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion. A sample syllabus can be viewed at http://www.uwb.edu/careers/majors-and-careers

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Sample Course Syllabus
Last Update by Kimberly A. Wilson
Date: 01/07/2014