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Student Enrichment Program

Career Planning Courses (1 credit each)

Career Planning II: Career Exploration and Goal Setting

Presenter

Schedule  

Week 1

January 7

Alicia/Letitia

Initially meet in AP 302

then move to APSC 101

(Computer Lab)

Topic: Introduction & House Keeping

*Review Syllabus, midterm assignment steps, Handout #1

*Career Path Self Assessment “Where am I”/Introduce your Partner to the class

*Pre-class survey

Homework:

Complete Handout# 1 on Career Beam and World-of-Work website

Complete StrengthsQuest Assessment & print out results to bring to next class

Week 2

January 14

Adry Clark

SLCD Director

Topic: StrengthsQuest Assessment and Class Activity

*Job, Career, Calling

Due:

Pre-class survey

Print out of the Strenthquest Assessment

Where am I with my career Plans? (Introduce your partner)

Homework: 

Schedule your informational interview and brainstorm questions

Schedule your first meeting with a major(faculty) advisor

Week 3

January 21

Ciara, SLCD Intern

Topic: Graduate School, Certifications & Other Post-graduate Studies

Due Today: List of info. interview questions for approval

Handout #1 – Career Beam & World of Work

Homework:   Read & complete Handout #2 – post-grad studies

Week 4

January 28

Letitia/Alicia

Topic: “Emerging Careers & Top 10 Careers in 2022”
Due Today:
Handout #2 – Post-grad studies

Homework: Continue working on your Personal Career Plan,  Part I, Steps 1-4 for   

Your 1st meeting. with your Ed. Advisor

Week 5

February 4

Adry Clark, SLCD Director

Topic: The Value & Benefits of Internships and Service Learning

Due Today:  All required materials for Assignment #1,  Steps 1-4 from your

1st meeting with your major (faculty) Advisor  (Part I: Final)

Homework:    Polish your midterm info. Interview to present next week!

If you haven’t already, meet with your SEP Advisor to help you create your personal career plan before taking it to your 2nd meeting w/your faculty advisor.

Week 6

February 11

Brenda Turner

Occupational Economist for the State of Oregon

Location: ITC 002-comp. lab

Topic: Career Search w/Olmis, Career One Stop & Other On-line Sources

Homework : If you haven’t done so already,  make sure you have set up your second interview  with your faculty advisor, and that  you  have all your paperwork and research prepared in advance for this meeting.

Week 7

February 18

Alicia/Letitia

Midterm Presentations: Informational Interview Presentations and turning in of Midterm Interview Write-up, list of questions, copy of PPT, & photo copy of your thank you are due today! Please carefully review attached instructions in syllabus for specific requirements for both the presentation  and essay.

Homework: Read & complete  Handout #3  - “Goal Setting” for next week

Week 8

February 25

Beth Doughman

Coordinator of Instruction, SEP

Topic: Goal Setting

*Career Goals and Timelines

* Creating a Goal Statement & Action Plan in Addition to Creating

*Your 5 & 10 year Goal Plans.

Due Today: Handout #3-Goal Setting

Homework: Read  & complete Handout  #4 in preparation for next class

Week 9

March 4

Emily Plec

Topic: “Developing Your Presentation Skills for the Working World”

Due Today: Handout #4- Presentation Skills

Homework: Read  & complete Handout #5 on Personal Branding for next class

Week 10

March 11

Alicia/Letitia

Topic: “Building a Strong Personal Brand”

Due today: Handout # 5 - Personal Branding

*Discuss final presentation and submission of “Personal Career Plan”

Homework: Polish up your Final presentation & “Personal Career Plan”   

Week 11

Thursday

March 19

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Final

Presentation and Submission of “Personal Career Plan”
Instructions for Final on pg. 4 of syllabus, grading rubric on CP II webpage

  • Review of what you learned from your 1st  faculty advisor meeting
  • Review of your academic projector form
  • Overview of your 5 and 10 year plans

**Reminder:  Must complete Post-Class On-line Survey to receive grad Schedule Winter 2015
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*Will take class group photo to make thank you card for guest presenters

Fri., March 20th at noon - last day and time to accept late work. Points deducted for lateness.

Career Planning I: Self Exploration and Decision Making

Fall 2014

Date

Presenter

Schedule  

Week 1

Oct. 1

Alicia/Letitia

Introduction & House Keeping  (group photo for thank you card)

Review Syllabus

Due today: Strong Interest Inventory (SII) & Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) must be completed by no later than today!!! Pre-class survey as well.

Homework: Complete a minimum of 3 Career Beam assessments of your choice and print out results to bring to class next week (directions on Career Planning webpage).

Self  Exploration and Assessment: Weeks 2-4     

Who am I ? What are my skills, strengths, temperaments, and working styles? How will knowing and understanding these things about myself help me in choosing a career and in developing optimal satisfaction, contribution and sense-of-purpose in my future life’s work?

Week 2

Oct. 8

Adry Clark, Director, SLCD

Myers Briggs Personality Profile w/ SLCD

Due today: Career Beam assessments-minimum of three

Homework: Career Anchors Assessment

Week 3

Oct. 15

Letitia/Alicia

Career Anchors PPT

Due today:

MBTI Worksheet

Completed Career Anchors Assessment (bring to class)

Homework: Catch 27 assignment (start working on it NOW for week 5!)

Week 4

Oct. 22

Adry Clark, Director, SLCD

Strong Interest Inventory

Due today: Career Anchors Worksheet (see instructors for a copy)

Homework: Make sure Catch 27 is completed and be sure to bring to next class                 

Personal and Professional Values Development: Weeks 5-6                   

What are my values as they relate to both my personal and my professional lives? How will clearly defining my values and beliefs help me find my career path and ensure a stronger congruency between what I do and what I believe? Why is this so important?

Week 5

Oct. 29

Alicia/Letitia.

Values Pare-down Activity

Live by Your Values Handout

Due today:

Catch 27 Assignment (see week 3 & 4 for worksheet and instructions)

Strong Interest Inventory Worksheet

Homework:

  • Essay based on today’s “Values Activity” which includes a list of your top 16 values

Type out the following:

  • Your definition for “professional values”. 
  •  List 3 reasons why you think it is important to be able to articulate what your professional values are.
  • How your professional values differ from or are similar to your personal values.

Bring this sheet to class next week. Also, start thinking about what your professional values are/or what you would like them to be, and be prepared to share this.

Week 6

Nov. 5

Letitia/Alicia

“Exploring Professional and Core Values"

Due today:

  • Essay based on activity on 10/29 “Values Activity” which includes a list of your top 16 values.

Type out the following:

  • Your definition for “professional values”. 
  •  List 3 reasons why you think it is important to be able to articulate what your professional values are.
  • How your professional values differ from or are similar to your personal values.

Bring this sheet to class next week. Also, start thinking about what your professional values are/or what you would like them to be, and be prepared to share this.

Homework:

  • Professional Values Worksheet
  • Create a list of 5-10 activities outside of the classroom that can help you explore career possibilities. Make it very specific to you! Bring this typed list to class.

Decision- making Styles and Strategies: Weeks 7-10

What is my decision-making style?  What other decision-making approaches can I apply to big life-impacting decisions, and more mundane daily decisions? How does employing sound decision-making skills help me find more desirable career options?

Week 7

Nov. 12

Alicia/Letitia

Krumboltz Happenstance Theory of Career Development

Homework: Krumboltz Activity Worksheets

Week 8

Nov. 19

Letitia/Alicia

How to Choose a Major/What to do With a Major PPT

Homework: Write down some decisions you are trying to make, both long term and short term and be sure to bring to next class.

WOU 2014-2015 Catalog

Week 9

Nov. 26

Osvaldo Avila

Decision Making Styles/Rational Linear Decision Making Activity

Week 10

Dec. 3

Letitia/Alicia

“Life Map” activity PPT

Homework: complete class post-assessment

Final Exam-Tying it All Together Week 11:                  

The Final exam will cover all the topics, activities, and assessments we have carried out in class. You will prepare for the final exam by doing the following:

  • Save all class handouts, activities and assessments to use as review
  • Take notes during each class throughout the term to help you study for the final
  • Use Study Guide we will provide to help you prepare  
  • Go to Career Beam and complete a minimum of three assessments from the Defining You Options/Preferences section, and print out results to turn in with your completed final

Week 11

Dec. 11th

4:00 p.m.

Final!

Will be held in Honors Classroom APS 212

**Reminder:  Must complete Student Voice Class Survey to receive grad Schedule
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Career Planning I: Self Exploration and Decision Making

Fall 2013

Week 1

Oct. 2

Alicia/Letitia

Introduction & House Keeping

Review Syllabus

Due today: Strong Interest Inventory & Myers Briggs Assessment must be completed by no later than today!!! Pre-Survey as well. Taking the MBTI

Homework: Set up a binder w/ 4 labeled dividers and tabs for Final Project

Homework: SIGI Assignment

Week 2

Oct. 9

Adry Clark, Director, SLCD

Myers Briggs Personality Profile w/ SLCD

MBTI Handout

Homework for next class: Career Anchors Assessment

Due today: SIGI III assignment & One-minute Summary

Week 3

Oct. 16

Letitia/Alicia

Career Anchors

Career Anchors Description

Due today: MBTI One-minute summary to be completed & placed in portfolio

Homework: Catch 27 assignment (start working on it NOW!) & Reflection

Week 4

Oct. 23

Adry Clark, Director, SLCD

Strong Interest Inventory

Due today: Career Anchors and One-minute Summary

Homework: Write One-minute Summary for S.I.I. to include in Portfolio 

Make sure “Catch 27” is completed and bring to next class                 

Week 5

Oct. 30

Alicia/Letitia.

Values Tear-up Activity

Due today: Catch 27 and accompanying Reflection

Homework: Write One-Minute Reflection on the Values Tear-Up Activity to

Include in Portfolio

Week 6

Nov. 6

Letitia/Alicia

“Exploring Professional Values

Identify you values

Value sets

Homework for next class: Values handouts #1 & # 2

Week 7

Nov. 13

Alicia/Letitia

Decision Making Styles/R ational Linear Decision Making Activity

Homework:

Decision Making Handout #1

Decision Making Styles #2 (instructions on last page of ppt above)

Week 8

Nov. 20

Letitia/Alicia

How to Choose a Major/What to do With a Major

Due today:

Major Match up- (contact us for correct answers)

Catalog Activity

What can I do with this major

Homework: prepare binder and materials to bring to next class for portfolio activity

Week 9

Nov. 27

Alicia/Letitia

Self-Exploration Portfolio- in class work session

Grading Rubric

Homework: Work on Self Exploration Portfolio, completing as much as possible

Week 10

Dec. 4

Letitia/Alicia

Decide and Act Life Map Activity - (Please come see us for instructions)

Homework: complete class post assessment / Be sure to include Life Map & “Planning Backward” typed out to place in portfolio

*Take class group photo for thank you card

*Take Life Map photos for inclusion in portfolio

Week 11

Dec. 12, Th

5:00 p.m.

Final!

Submission of Self-Exploration Portfolio

*Turn in Portfolio for grading by no later than 4 p.m. , Thurs., Dec. 12th

Final instructions and grading rubric on page 3

**Reminder: Must complete Student Voice Class Survey to receive grad 123 e

Career Planning II: Career Exploration and Goal Setting

Winter 2014

Week 1
Monday
January 6
Alicia/Letitia     Introduction & House Keeping
Review Syllabus
Job, Career, Calling
Class activity: Career Path Self Assessment “ Where am I” /Introduce your Partner to the class

Homework: Read handout on Krumboltz Happenstance in preparation for next week’s class activity    
Week 2
Monday January 13    Adry Clark, Director, SLCD
Elizabeth Hendricks, Assistant Director, SLCD   

Krumboltz Happenstance Career Development Theory
Class Activity with Adry Clark
Homework: Work, work, work on informational interview for midterm (Handout #1, #2), Questions for your informational interview.

Take Pre-class Survey

Week 3
Monday
January 20    Martin Luther King Day    No School!!
Homework: If you haven’t done so already, schedule your 1st required meeting for your final project. Review specific instructions   
Week 4 Monday January 27    Letitia/Alicia    Emerging Careers
Class Activity: “Create Your own Career”
Review Midterm and Final Assignments   
Week 5
Monday
February 3    Brenda Turner Occupational Economist
Location: Hamersley 108   

Top 10 Careers in 2020/Career Search w/ Olmis, Oregon CIS, Career One Stop & other on-line resources- PPT
Class Activity: Worksheet "Where will the jobs be?"

CAREERS

Occupations in Demand 2012

Homework: Finish your mid term and continue to work on your class final. Attend the SEP Prezi workshop, go to ITC or meet with Alicia for tech support.

Week 6
Monday
February 10    Adry Clark
Alaric Trousdale
Location: Hamersley 108    The Huge Value and Benefits of Internship Experience/ Inroads-mentored paid internships experiences for 1st generation Students Class Activity: Find or Create your own internship Homework: Polish up your midterm for next week!   
Week 7 Monday February 17    Alicia/Letitia    Midterm: Informational Interview Presentations and turn in Midterm Paperwork Homework: Read handout on goal setting in preparation for next week’s activity   
Week 8
Monday
February 24    Letitia/Alicia   

No class due to weather

Week 9
Monday
March 3    Alicia/Letitia   

Goal Setting Class Activity (5 and 10 year goals)

To use for your final:

Week 10 Monday March 10    Final!   

Presentation and Submission of Education Plan Instructions for Final on page 3, grading rubric on CP II webpage

**Reminder: Must complete Post-Class On-line Survey to receive grade

*Will take class group photo for thank you card to give to class guest presenters

Week 11
Thursday
March 20
Noon    Finals Week    Thursday, March 20th at noon is the very last day and time to accept any late work. Points will be deducted for lateness.   

Career Planning III: Career Preparation & Launch

Spring term 2014

Date

Presenter

Schedule  

Week 1

March 31

Alicia/Letitia

Introduction & House Keeping

Review Syllabus

Class Activity: Take Pre-class survey

Do Strengths Quest Assessment

Week 2

April 7

Adry Clark, Director, SLCD

Resumes and Cover Letters w/ SLCD

Resume and Cover Letter PPT

Resume checklist

Resume packet

Homework: begin working on Resume& Cover Letter assignment in order to allow enough time for two edits with SLCD and Writing Center

Week 3

April 14

Adry Clark/Liz Hendryx-    Asst. Director SLCD

Krumboltz Top 5 Strengths Activity– Strengths Quest Assessment results

Homework: Use STAR Method to write about an experience where you solved a problem or conquered a challenge utilizing one of your top 5 strengths. Provide one example for each of your 5 top strengths.

In class today: sign up for Mock Interview with SLCD

Week 4

April 21

Adry Clark, Liz Hendryx

Interviewing Skills - SLCD

Due today: Resume and Cover Letter Assignment

Homework: Create Introduction "30 Second Infomercial",

Handouts:

Interviewing Skills Packet

PPT

What to say at the end of an interview

Schedule your mock interview by using these links:

Adry Clark

clarka.youcanbook.me

Elizabeth Hendryx

hendryxe.youcanbook.me

Come in nice dress for photo shots to be taken at next class                   

Week 5

April 28

Liz Hendryx

Building a Professional Media Network and Positive Media Image

Class Activity: Set up LinkedIn account

Homework: Complete LinkedIn Account (Assignment Handout)     

Due today: Star Method Examples of Top 5 Strengths        

Week 6

May 5

Letitia/Alicia

On-line Career Search/Creating Artifacts for Your Career Portfolio

Homework: Finish watching " 60 Seconds and You're Hired" & complete this worksheet

Due today: Introduction Pitch – typed

Week 7

May 12

Rosario Peralta

English Writing Specialist

for Spanish Speakers

Alicia/Letitia

Professional Writing and Correspondence / How to Avoid the Post-graduation Blues

Homework: Begin working on Career Action Plan

Due today: LinkedIn Assignment

Week 8

May 19

Liz Hendryx

Marshall Guthrie

Professionalism in the Work Place/Finances After College

Due Today: Mock Interview Paper

Week 9

May 26

Memorial Day Holiday

No School!!

Week 10

June 2

Letitia/Alicia

Class Activity: Life Map/Career Action Plan – creating a strategy for the future

Due today: 3 Artifacts you would use in a professional portfolio

Homework: complete Career Action Plan

*Take class group photo for thank you card

Week 11

June 11

Monday       

4:00 p.m.

Final!

Submit Career Action Plan and Post-class Survey by no later than 4 p.m., Monday June 11th

**Reminder: Must complete Post-class Survey to receive grade

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Helpful Sites:

WOU Service Learning Career Development Office

OLMIS

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Contact

Student Enrichment Program 503-838-8550 | or e-mail: sep@wou.edu

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