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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

What is Career Planning?: Career Exploration Infographic

Welcome! You are beginning a very important journey on your path to a meaningful and successful career. This course is designed to help you shape a career plan that can launch a new career, establish the beginning phases of an early career, or re-invent your existing career. This course, and your team of instructors, will ask you think deeply about your professional values. You will research hot careers and the skills necessary to succeed in them. We will ask you to reflect on your experiences, critically evaluate what you know, and determine what you still need to know. We will ask you to identify groups and individuals that can serve you in your career decisions and from whom you can learn about options within a career. Career Planning can be a deeply enriching experience. We are very pleased to join you in your journey. Module One introduces you to the course, explores the scope of career planning and discovers the different expectations people have of a career. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Course Introduction Video4m
Beginning Your Career Plan8m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives2m
The 80,000 Hour Career Quiz and Guide20m
Optional - StrengthFinders and More10m
Optional Career Exploration Self-Assessments10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Examining a Social Impact Career - Test Your Existing Knowledge!8m
Assess what you've learned so far!20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Hot Careers and Job Trends: Where the Future Lies

In this module, you will research trends in careers and describe the potential job market, areas of demand, salary potential, and entry requirements. This module will provide you with the tools necessary to identify and describe the different career tracks in your chosen field. You will connect with a Bridge Person (an individual who is already a professional in your chosen career field) and schedule a meeting with that person to complete a career conversation. The module includes instructions on how to identify and connect with a bridge person using LinkedIn.com, alumni networks, or a professional/business association along with information about how to schedule the meeting and how to select appropriate questions. At the end of this module you will be able to consider trends for deciding on a college major or training program, and for help choosing a new career....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading7 readings
Learning Objectives2m
What Teachers Make3m
Stand the Test of Time20m
Importance of Networking20m
Fastest Growing Occupations20m
What Makes For A Dream Job?20m
WANTED: Top 10 Future Jobs10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice What You've Learned!20m
Hot Careers and Job Trends Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Marketplace Realities: Who Am I Relative to the Job I am Seeking?

In this module, you will explore who you are relative to the job search, and your industry of choice. You will examine issues related to career choices and career planning, as well as learn which jobs have the greatest and least employment potential. Research careers and see the growth rate for each, view earnings at different levels of experience, and compare different regions. Research employment rates for people with your skills in different locations....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading6 readings
Learning Objectives2m
Frayed Prospects, Despite a Degree20m
Self Evaluation Tool20m
Got Hope?20m
Student Success Measures20m
What Does The Marketplace Tell Us About Opportunity?20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Self-Evaluation and Market Realities Practice Quiz12m
Marketplace Realities10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

RightPathing Your Future: The Importance of Whole-Life Career Planning

In this module, you will learn how to think about career planning as both a lifelong and "whole-life" activity. You will learn about whole-life career planning by watching Rachel, a 20-year old college student, discover her unique talents and interests using the RightPathing Your Future approach. At the end of this module, you will learn the importance of assessing and understanding your hard-wired behaviors, work values, skills and passions, and then aligning them with both your personal and professional goals....
Reading
7 videos (Total 32 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
What Is RightPathing Your Future?2m
Understanding Our Behaviors: The X-Ray6m
Understanding Our Behaviors: The MRI5m
Understanding Our Skills, Work Values and Passions4m
Understanding and Articulating Our Life Purpose6m
An Expert's Advice on Achieving Career Success2m
Reading4 readings
The Learning Objectives1m
"How I Landed the Job that I Wanted? Career Planning!"20m
"Examples of Life Purpose Statements"10m
The Power of Vulnerability, TEDx Talk by Brene Brown20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
RightPathing Your Future, Practice Quiz20m
RightPathing Your Future, Graded Quiz10m

Instructors

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Elke M Leeds, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Technology Enhanced Learning
Academic Affairs
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Ana T. Baida, Ed.D.

Executive Director
Department of Career Planning and Development
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Wes Rhea, J.D.

Senior Lecturer
Information Systems
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Dan Stotz

Director, Online Executive Education
Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

About University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia is composed of 28 higher education institutions including 4 research universities, 2 regional universities, 12 state universities, 13 state colleges and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The Georgia Public Library System, encompassing 61 library systems throughout Georgia, is also part of the University System....

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