The Career Center is excited to offer two classes (General Studies 297H & 391G) in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:
General Studies 297H
Title: Career Planning
Schedule: Wednesday, 1:30-3:20
Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)
Size of class: up to 50 students
This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students with 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring and designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students will survey their own capacities, skills, and interests through assigned readings, reflections, and in-class activities.
General Studies 297H (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend one 110-minute seminar each week. This course is designed to expose students to various co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackle the issue of “what can I do with a major in…” Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers. No pre-requisites are required.
- Build self-awareness and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, and interests and apply this self-knowledge when making decisions and exploring academic and career options.
- Explore various academic/career pathways and acquire methods to research them
- Hone networking skills
- Build, refine, and practice effective application materials and strategies
- Clearly position their education and background in the marketplace and develop confidence in choicesWeekly course topics include:
- Reflective practices
- Decision making and design thinking
- Dependable Strengths
- Creative exploration of majors and careers
- Prototyping and testing ideas
- UW Young Alumni Panel
- Resume, cover letter, CV, and application materials
- Internship Fair Prep
- Digital identity
General Studies 391G
Title: Career Strategy and Job Search
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20; LOW 201
Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)
Size of class: up to 50 students
This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy. General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4thyear students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.
- Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
- Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
- Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.
Course topics include:
- Dependable Strengths, Values, Interests
- Career and Option Exploration
- Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market
- Networking and Informational Interviews
- Short and Long Term Planning
- How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?
- UW Alumni and Employer Panels
- Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing
- Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint