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METR 310 Reimagining Your Career: Job Search Framework and Strategies

This course is for students who are seeking structure for lifelong learning about the world of work and a process for defining next steps in pursuing their career interests. Students will draw from career development theory and strategies and apply them to their job search and life-long career management, with special emphasis on the verbal elements of an effective search process: introducing yourself, networking conversations, and handling interview questions. Students will also develop self-marketing tools including a strong resume, cover letters, and references. Students will have opportunities to research their career niche and connect with professionals one-on- one who are working in fields of students' interest. A community partner (corporation, nonprofit, or government agency) will serve as a workplace culture ¿case study¿, offering insights on their organizational culture, hiring practices, site tour, and mock interview coaching and feedback. Students work toward mastery of skills required of a job search that will have broader applicability in a rapidly changing labor market.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Create a personalized job search plan that applies career development theory.
  • Evaluate workplace cultures and fit through in-depth exposure to a community partner: a non-profit, government or corporate organization.
  • Apply interpersonal communication and professional presentation skills to informational and mock interviews, and networking.
  • Reflect on personal strengths and areas for growth related to career development.