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Career Planning (FYST 1010)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 2

Description: This course examines interests, values, skills and personality styles and how they relate to the selection of a career and/or academic major. You will review occupational and educational information in order to determine which career/major path is appropriate for you and establish specific goals related to your choice of career and/or major. You will explore the job search process and engage in activities such as resume writing and mock interviewing, which will help prepare you for your eventual job search and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Topical Outline:
1. Career Development Theory
2. Personal Information
3. Occupational and Educational Information
4. Decision Making for Career Direction
5. Job Search Skills

Learning Outcomes:
1. Articulate individual interests, skills, values and personality style
2. Critically examine how personal information can influence the career decision making process
3. Apply the career/major decision-making process to career and education information collected
4. Maintain a working resume
5. Explain the process of interviewing for a job and/or internship

Prerequisites:  Placement into ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or completion of ESOL 0041

MnTC: Goal 2: Critical Thinking