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HD 173 - Career Exploration

1-5 CR

Presents concepts and skills relating to determining an educational pathway and career. Topics include self-assessment of interests, values, skills, and personality; relating careers to educational and training options; researching jobs and careers; and decision-making and goal setting. This course aims to help students explore what it might take to experience personal satisfaction and fulfillment within and outside of their careers. 

Course Outcomes
  • To analyze your (a) personality, (b) interests, (c) skills/abilities, and (d) values and how they relate to choosing an educational pathway and /or career.  

  • Become familiar with various educational pathways and how those relate to potential careers.   

  • To become familiar with the primary sources of occupational information and learn how to apply that knowledge in your career and life decision-making.  

  • Examine how one balances their academic and personal lives and articulate a plan for adapting to changes with flexibility and self-care.  

  • Develop a plan of action that includes short- and long-term goals regarding education, life, and career planning. 

  • Analyze the job market projection in your area(s) of interest and how it fits your plans. 

  • Explore how one’s intersecting identities (e.g., culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, ability, etc.) influence choosing an educational pathway and career.  

  • Gain awareness of potential workplace bias related to gender, race, class, ability, etc. 

GenEd Outcomes: Connections
  • Self-Assessment/Life Goals

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