You will set up a meeting with Jo Hatfield of IUS's Career Development Office to discuss the types of things a career development specialist does, and the career development options available to you here at IUS. But that's not all. Ms. Hatfield will also help you arrange a half-day job shadowing experience with a human resources specialist (or someone in another position relevant to your career interests) at a southern Indiana or Louisville area business. You'll explore how this class is relevant to an actual job situation . . . and maybe even make a few contacts for future employment possibilities.
Finally, you'll turn in a 4-6 page paper on these career development activities/experiences.
Here are a few deadlines (each due by class time) for the career development activities:
September 23 (Wednesday): have a confirmed date scheduled to meet with Jo Hatfield
October 7 (Wednesday): meeting with Jo Hatfield completed
October 26 (Monday): turn in 4-6 page paper
(typed, double-spaced, 12-pt times roman font, 1-inch margins)Topics to address in your paper:
What does a career development specialist do?
What career development opportunities are available to you here at IUS?
As part of your answer to this question, be sure to
Career exploration and self-assessment, Choices software,
your IU Care Report, job shadowing, internships,
resume asssistance, interviewing skills development, and
other services offered by IUS's Career Services Office
Briefly describe your job shadowing experience.
How did the job shadowing experience affect your views of that career option?
Explain how knowledge gained in this course is relevant to that career.
Other comments about these career development experiences.