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.
- 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.