Career Curriculum for the Classroom

 

Introductory Level Curriculum: Introductory Level curriculum focuses on encouraging students to explore connections between their majors and their future beyond the university.  Such efforts have been shown to deepen students’ commitment to the major and to inspire more intentional efforts toward academic, extra-curricular, and employment-related activities.  Both students and faculty deepen their appreciation of the versatility of a university degree when students are encouraged to develop an ability to talk about what their degree means in terms of abilities and skills.  Beginning to introduce this simple connection at the introductory level will have profound effects. 

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT
NETWORKING
MENTORING
EXPLORING CAREER PATHS & CHOICES
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
& DOCUMENTS
 
Intermediate Level Curriculum: By the intermediate level, students should be well engaged in their majors and beginning to apply the skills they are learning through their class material to possible careers after graduation.  Focus should be on gaining relevant experience, researching fields of employment, and beginning to develop their own marketing plan to use in their final year before graduation.

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT
NETWORKING
MENTORING
EXPLORING CAREER
PATHS & CHOICES
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
& DOCUMENTS
 
Capstone Level Curriculum: At the capstone level, students should be fully engaged in searching for possible careers, finalizing their resumes, portfolios, interview skills and cover letters.  They should work on being able to market their previous experience and education in a way that connects them to their next step in their professional development, articulating clearly what they have to offer.  Building their professional and online network is a must.  Having students prepare to apply for graduate schools or actual jobs can facilitate direct connections to their course experiences.

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT
NETWORKING
MENTORING
EXPLORING CAREER
PATHS & CHOICES
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
& DOCUMENTS
Lessons From College Rip File - Career

Final Portfolio

Portfolio Handout

Wandering Map Revisited Networking/Job Searching Possible Lives Map Revisited
Ultimate Concerns LinkedIN Profile Twisting Path To Career
Reflection Essay    

 

Assessment Tools:
 
 
Resume Rubric Cover Letter Rubric (In Progress) Reflection Essay Rubric