Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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CAR 103 - Career and Employment Preparation


Number of Credits: 1
Career and Employment Preparation will provide students with theoretical knowledge of career development and employment planning. The course provides instruction in creating a professional portfolio and using employment research methods. Emphasis is placed on identification of professional brand, professionalism and self-marketing tools. Students will compose a portfolio consisting of resume, cover letter, and work samples for an initial career interview. In addition, the student will complete a mock interview. One hour lecture each week. One Credit. One billable hour.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and create components of an effective job search to develop an employment plan.
  2. Research labor market trends and career ladders to incorporate in career strategy.
  3. Relate personal experience and skills to employment market.
  4. Complete a mock interview with a local professional following set standards.
  5. Develop a portfolio consisting of resume, cover letter and work samples, hard copy and digital.
  6. Identify components of professional brand and create steps to develop a personal brand.



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