This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of planning and organizing job search strategies. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual goals, assessment of talents, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, effective use of employment search tools (e.g., resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking), and management of career pathways. Stresses the value of the arts and sciences degree in the labor market and develops job search skills that will be useful throughout life.
COURSE CREDIT: 1 credit hour course, primarily for junior or senior students.
Chance Clutter - Assistant Director
Office: University Career Center
110 Burge Union, 864-3624
TEXTBOOK and REQUIRED MATERIAL:
National Association of Colleges and Employers (2012). Job Choices 2012. Bethlehem, PA:
(Given to you by Instructor or accessed online at: www.jobchoicesonline.com) Other handouts provided by instructor during the semester.
KU Career Connections Registration. Complete the form in your information packet and turn it in on the first day of class. A guide, also included in your packet, will give you instructions to login, upload your resume on to the web-based system, access job vacancies, and sign up for on-campus interviewing. See the course expectations for further details. This is a course requirement for all students.
StrengthsQuest assessment. There is a required $20.00 fee. See the instruction sheet in your information packet.
Bolles, R. N. (current). What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.
The purpose of this course is to assist Liberal Arts and Sciences students in assessing the value of their education/skills and managing their own career and employment search. The course will facilitate the development of lifelong skills used in career development: self-assessment, career/employment researching and networking, job search skills, career management and adaptability to the changing world of work. Job Search Strategies for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students provides the opportunity to learn and practice career planning and job searching strategies that will be useful throughout life.
Course syllabus and outline Fall 2012
Informational Interview Assignment