Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will identify three or more personal qualities related to choosing potential career goal(s)
- Students will use career information to inform their goals
- Students will draft meaningful career goal(s)
- Students will develop career readiness skills through experiential opportunities
- Students will apply career skills to pursue opportunities
Personal qualities: personal values, interests, strengths, skills, preferences, abilities and/or identities
Career goals and future opportunities: on campus employment, work student employment, part-time employment, internships, full-time employment and graduate school
Career information: state and federal occupational information and trends, alumni experiences, workplace expectations and recruiter feedback
Experiences: employment, internships, clubs and organizations, and other experiences where students can gain career readiness skills
Career skills: express self through resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, job searching, networking and writing personal statements
The 4E Model of Career Preparation and Readiness
First Year – Exploration
Example activities: Career exploration, reflection assignment, develop resume, set-up Handshake profile.
Second Year – Experience
Example activities: Class field trip, discover more about careers relate to academic discipline, complete Parker-Dewey micro-internship.
Third Year – Engagement
Example activities: Informational interview assignment with industry partner, complete mock interview.
Fourth Year – Evolution
Example activities: For-credit internships, adapt professional resume for specific positions, apply for positions in chose career by attending fairs.