CAREER Strategies (CA 253)
This course is designed to increase awareness of the career decision making process, explore career choices and expand understanding of the relationship between education and the world of work. Emphasis will be placed on self-assessment as it relates to career decision-making, tackling the job search, issues related to hiring and the workplace, and the graduate school admissions process. This course satisfies the CAREER component of the Trek graduation requirment.
1. Self-Assessment – Students will identify personal interests, values, and skills that will assist them with occupational exploration and career development throughout their lives.
2. Occupational Exploration – Students will explore possible career pathways through the collection and analysis of occupational information. Media used for data collection will include written material, Internet sites, informational interviewing and observation, and the use of various other resources as identified by the instructor.
3. Job Search Strategies – Students will become aware of and learn how to utilize various job search strategies. These strategies will include, but not be limited to, traditional networking, electronic networking, unsolicited inquiry, classifieds, job banks, as well as services provided by Career Services. Students will draft a professional resume and write cover letters and thank you letters.
4. Graduate School Preparation – Students will become familiar with the graduate school admissions process and criteria used by admissions committees to accept or reject applicants.
- Interview Question of the Day
- Self-assessment Report with Career Options
- Elevator Speech
- Mock Interview
- Career Exploration Project OR Graduate School Personal Statement
- Resume & Cover Letter
Instructor of Record:
Ashley Coffer | Assistant Director of Career Services
email | 318.869.5746 Direct | 318.841.7235 Fax