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University of Washington (Seattle) Spring Quarter 2012
Lecture: Tuesdays, 3:00-4:40pm, Johnson 102; Instructors: Lynnea Erickson & Tim McCoy Section DB: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:50, MGH 284; Instructor: Vic Snyder Section DC: Thursdays, 10:30-11:50; MGH 234; Instructor: Christina Kerr Section DD: Thursdays, 1:30-2:50; MGH 085; Instructor: Patrick Chidsey Section DE: Thursdays 3:30-4:50; MGH 284; Instructor: Leah Panganiban & Daniel Feetham
SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION This course assists students with self-exploration as well as exploration of career and academic options, and provides a model for integrating academic and experiential skills into the career planning process. Course activities include individual self-assessment including identification of core strengths; group interaction/discussion; readings; assignments; and experiential learning. Emphasis is placed on better understanding one’s own skills, strengths, values, and preferences and examining how these relate to career possibilities. Students are encouraged to apply this knowledge to make informed choices about courses of study, internships, jobs, careers, and volunteer/community service activities, while acquiring marketable skills. Students are also provided with practical tools for conducting successful job/internship searches. General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3-credit course which includes one Lecture class and one smaller Quiz section each week. This course is open to all undergraduate UW students. No pre-requisites are needed.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES • • • • • • Gain deeper understanding and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, passions, personality, and interests Learn how to use this self-knowledge to make informed decisions when exploring and pursuing academic and career options Build skills to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in today’s job market Expand professional networking skills, including online, social media, and traditional networking strategies Learn how to develop effective resumes and cover letters Build interviewing skills and confidence
COURSE INSTRUCTORS/CONTACT INFORMATION Lecture Section: Lynnea Erickson, Ph.D.; The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall; firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-685-4096 Tim McCoy, Ed.D., Undergraduate Academic Advising, 141M MGH; email@example.com; 206 543-1631
or 12-point font. do not engage in these or other distracting activities during class. 3. participation. otherwise. Attendance will be tracked in both lecture and quiz sections. The Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator are available on-campus through the UW Counseling Center (http://counseling. The “textbook” for this course is the UW Career Center Career Guide. please use the following format: (a) one-inch margins all around. 4.edu/) and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (http://depts. 2. 7. you will receive detailed instructions for each assignment. 1. and similar activities interfere with class participation. Missing more than a total of two (2) class sessions (lecture and quiz combined) will result in receiving No Credit for this course. If you have a legitimate reason for having to miss class (the instructor will be the judge of this). When the assignment involves a narrative. Dependable Strengths: Good Experiences Career Fair Report Ideal Position Description Personal & Contextual Influences Reflection Informational Interview Report Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Mock Interview Report Poster/Paper Presentation Due: Due: Due: Due: Due: Due: Due: Due: OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Career Assessments: Personality & Interests: Learn about how your personality and interests relate to careers. 6. If you need to arrive late.uw. All assignments must be completed and submitted by their respective due dates in order to receive Credit for this course. checking Facebook. preferably Times New Roman. it is important to arrive at class on time. Also. Your engagement. In your quiz section. Late assignments will not receive credit unless (a) arrangements have been made with the instructor prior to the due date or (b) a genuine emergency has occurred (instructor will be the judge of this). (c) single-spaced or 1-1/2 spaced. 5. please notify your instructor ahead of time. (b) 11. Course topics and assignments build upon each other so attending every class and completing assignments on time are important.COURSE REQUIREMENTS Navigating Career Options is the type of course in which your success depends on your genuine effort. googling. Each assignment must be completed and submitted by the assignment due date. COURSE ASSIGNMENTS (All Required) Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the due date. Finally. 8. notify your instructor beforehand. if possible. The more you invest. Additional course readings may also be provided. Credit for this course is based on successful completion of all assignments as well as class attendance and participation. your late arrival may be recorded as an absence. because reading email. students are expected to attend every lecture and quiz section meeting. the greater your outcome.edu/omad/). In addition. . and attendance are required.washington.
Inc.edu/sites/default/files/all/admin/wois/woisinfobox. COURSE RESOURCES 2011-2012 Career Guide (textbook for this class) Career Center Calendar (events.com/career-fair-corporate.weebly. workshops & more https://depts.edu/Students/What-Can-I-Do-With-a-Major-In Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS) website: http://careers. to connect with employers.washington.washington.com/ Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.SPRING QUARTER 2012 CAREER EVENTS Check for details and updates about these (and additional) events on the Career Center Online Calendar: http://careers. http://exp.uncwil. internships.washington.com/event/3126596735) **See Career Center Calendar for more! In addition to the events listed above.bls.eventbrite. Mary Gates Hall Commons May 22 | 2 – 3:30 pm: Fame Fortune or Fun! Workshop (http://www. For example. 134 MGH April 17 | 6 – 7 pm: Meet the Employer .edu/Calendar) and our Web Resources page http://careers.gov/oco/ .S.washington.uw.washington.edu/Calendar HuskyJobs online internship and job database: http://careers.edu/ Roadtrip Nation website: “define your own road in life” http://roadtripnation.washington. and Employer Information Sessions (Sampler): April 3 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Meet the Employer: Verizon Wireless. Employer Panels. 134 MGH April 26 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm: Employer Conversations: Successful Interviews May 2 | 2 – 5 pm: Health Graduate School Fair. Department of Labor: http://www. career fairs): http://careers.UW Career Center. service learning. UW Career Center.edu/Resources/Web-Resources) and read your class emails from this class for additional career programming.134 MGH April 4 | 12 – 4 pm: Sales Career Fair (http://universitysalesgroup.washington.php UW Counseling Center website: personal counseling.washington.html Choosing a major information & UWAA website http://www.edu/uaa/gateway/advising/majors/intro. and volunteer opportunities.Northwestern Mutual.edu/sao/ Center for Experiential Learning: volunteer.edu/HuskyJobs Career Center: “explore careers” website: http://careers.edu/Students/Explore-Careers “What can I do with a major in…?” http://www. see the Career Center calendar (http://www. career assessments.html) April 10 | 3 – 7 pm: UW Seattle Spring Career Fair.http://depts..Macy's. workshops.washington. Alaska Airlines Arena (Hec Ed) April 11 and 12 | 1 – 4 pm: UW Tacoma Career & Internship Fair April 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Meet The Employer . and to find jobs.edu/counsels/ Student Activities Office: get involved! . undergraduate research.careers.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/ and http://careers.washington. scholarships.washington.edu/Calendar On-Campus Career Fairs. UW Career Center. there are many more ways to learn about career and academic options.
and Diversity Successful Interviewing #3: Ideal Position DUE: Exercise: Interviewing Practice 6 5/1/2012 Finding Jobs & Internships Networking 1 Networking Practice Networking Etiquette Finding Jobs & Internships Exercises: Informational Interviews + In-Class Networking #4: Personal & Contextual Influences Reflection DUE: #5: Informational Interview Report DUE: #6: Resume & Cover Letter DUE: 7 5/8/2012 8 5/15/2012 Internships Experiential Learning Panel: Students/Recent Grads Panel: Employer Perspectives Student Presentations 9 5/22/2012 #8: Poster or Paper Presentations (A) Networking 2: Social Media Student Presentations 10 5/29/2012 Summary & Next Steps #8: Poster or Paper Presentations (B) #7: Mock Interview DUE: .Welcome! 1 3/27/2012 Introductions Course Overview Career Fair Success Dependable Strengths Introductions Syllabus Review Exercise: Career Fair Introductions Introduce “Good Experiences” Exercise: Good Experiences Exercise: Strengths Chart #1: Dependable StrengthsGood Experiences DUE: 2 4/3/2012 Informational Interviews 3 4/10/2012 UW Spring Career Fair Career Fair Reflections Exercise: DS Reality Test Exercise: DS Pair & Prove Exercise: Resume-improving activities Exercise: Summary of Qualifications Practice Exploring Careers Exercise: Values Card Sort Exercise: Beliefs and Myths Exercise: Others’ Values & Beliefs Discussion re Panel 4 4/17/2012 Resumes & Cover Letters Exploring Careers #2: Career Fair Report DUE: Personal & Contextual 5 4/24/2012 Influences on Major & Career Explorations & DecisionMaking Panel: Careers and Identity. Culture.
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