METR 110

Reinventing Your Career: Theory and Practice

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 23, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is for students who are seeking work or preparing to do so and would like structure for thinking about the world of work and a process for defining next steps in pursuing their career interests. The class will outline -- and practice -- the components of the active job search process. Student would have opportunities to create experiments to learn more about their career niche and connect with professionals one-on- one who are working in fields of students' interest. This course also addresses the development of marketing tools including resume, cover letters and developing an online presence through LinkedIn.

Special information

Note: This course is designed for students ready to start a job search.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Learn about fundamentals of career development theory and explore the degree to which they apply to students own experience.
  • Consider and test a variety of approaches to learning about careers and generate a number of career path options.
  • Investigate the active job search approach and shape individualized plans including goal setting, conducting research and developing a target list, professionalism and interpersonal communication.
  • Learn about and practice informational interviews and planned happenstance networking strategies.