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Welcome to Your Career Center. Professional Career Development Career Search Strategies Internship Job Listings Full-Time Job Listings Workshop Presentations Career Fairs. Your Career Center.

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welcome to your career center
Welcome to Your Career Center
  • Professional Career Development
  • Career Search Strategies
  • Internship Job Listings
  • Full-Time Job Listings
  • Workshop Presentations
  • Career Fairs
your career center
Your Career Center
  • Because your job stakes are so high, the Career Center Staff have assisted faculty in creating 2 unique educational programs designed to help you get started on the road to employment.
    • Professional Career Development
    • Career Search Strategies
career center three fold goals
Career Center Three-Fold Goals
  • To aid you in determining your professional career goals.
  • To help you develop a plan for achieving your career goals.
  • To assist you in implementing yourplan and in obtaining a professional position commensurate with your goals, interests, and training.
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Career Projects

The career projects in the career development courses are designed to assist you in achieving your career goals.

The career center staff will assist you in developing your career projects but not participate in the actual grading process.

You may upload your career projects onto the career center website if appropriate to share with potential employers.

student evaluation of eprojects
Student Evaluation of eProjects
  • 99% found eProject “upload directions” easy to understand.
  • 78% did not experience any problems with uploading a project.
  • Of those experiencing a problem, 14% experienced them from a home computer.
professional career development course
Professional Career Development Course
  • Guides beginning students through self-assessments and career explorations and assists you in setting short- and long-term goals.
  • Regular credit hour course
  • Course serves as a vehicle for discovery and professional career preparation.
  • Designed and taught by University faculty
  • Teaching assistance by Career Center staff
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Professional Career Development Course
  • Course introduces you to the process of career planning.
  • Calls for you to make several tentative academic and career decisions based on the yourself-assessment projects and personal professional career interests.
  • Aids in preparing you for the transition from college student to professional employee.
professional career development course2
Professional Career Development Course
  • Course Design:
    • Lectures On Career Related Topics
    • Lectures/Panels Taught by Professional Career Practitioners
    • Career Counseling Workshops
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Grading for Career Classes

  • Based on a Point Accumulation System
  • You accumulate points in two ways:
  • Attending class sessions
  • - Submitting passing projects.
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Written projects are designed to draw upon your communication skills and help you develop these skills through practice and application while exploring career-related

issues.

career development course project options
Career Development Course Project Options
  • Required Projects (2):
    • Resume
    • Developmental Plan with Goals, Strategies and Rationale
  • Self-Assessment Projects
    • Personal Values Self-Assessment
    • Work Values Self-Assessment
    • The Jung-Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator
    • Merkler Interest Inventory
    • Many Other Project Options…..
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Skills Development Projects

  • Building a Network
    • Using Your Resume for Interview Preparation
    • Networking: Using Written Communication to Build/Strengthen Your Network
    • Networking: Using Written Communication to Make Initial Contact with Potential Employers
    • Identifying Leadership Qualities and Leadership Roles
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Career Exploration Projects

  • Using the Internet to Answer Questions About Careers
  • Career Exploration via Constructing a Career Profile
  • Using Biographies to Explore Career Options
  • Networking: Preparation for Contacting Potential Employers
  • Using the Internet to Get an Internship
  • Creating Career Profiles
  • Hypothetical Resume(at graduation)
  • Shadowing a Career Model
  • Choosing a Professional Internship
  • Choosing the Right Work Culture
  • Finding the Right Work employer
career guest lecturers panels
Career Guest Lecturers/ Panels

Meets during the second half of each class

class participation panels
Class Participation Panels
  • Internship Panels
  • International Panels
  • Leadership Panels
career search strategies course
Career Search Strategies Course
  • Serves as a roadmap – reveals your options in career planning.
  • Regular credit hour course
  • Developed and taught by academic faculty
  • Teaching assistance from Career Center Staff
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Career Search Strategies Course
  • Beneficial to you if you are actively in the job search
  • Transitions you from an academic environment to a career setting.
  • Focuses upon professional careers in your area of academic concentration
career search strategies course2
Career Search Strategies Course
  • Course Design:
    • Lectures
    • Guest lecturers from professional career practitioners
    • Career Counseling
    • Career Center Workshops
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Grading is based on a point accumulation system. You accumulate points in two ways:

- Attending class sessions

- Submitting passing projects.

career search strategies course project options
Career Search Strategies Course Project Options
  • Students may choose from many projects including:
    • Resume
    • Cover Letters
    • Personal Qualifications Inventory
    • Interview Questions and answers
    • Job Description Profile
    • Interview Presentation
    • Career Development Correspondence
    • Interview
    • Mock interviews
career search strategies course project options cont
Career Search Strategies CourseProject Options (cont)
  • Networking
  • Non-traditional job searches
  • Managing Your Career
  • Ethics In the Workplace
  • Graduate Study Plans
  • Five Year Career Plan
  • Communication Skills
  • Career Portfolio (required)
career center workshops
Career Center Workshops
  • Designed to highlight presentations on career planning, job search techniques and key business skills.
  • Designed to supplement classroom presentations
scoops selected career opportunities orientation program sessions
SCOOPS(selected career opportunities orientation program sessions)
  • Many employers participate in this program every year within Career Search Strategies.
  • SCOOP sessions form the second half of each class session
  • Designed to orient you to your professional career job prospects after college.
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If you would like to learn more, Career Planning Strategies textbook will supply additional information on this topic.