05/29/2012 - 07/06/2012
MTWTh 9:10AM - 11:00AM
John (Ross) Oliver
No office hours have been entered for this term
1. ATTENDANCE and CLASS PARTICIPATIONare worth 100 points toward your final grade. Your regular attendance and participation is very important in this class. Much of the benefit you will get from what we do comes from the activities and interactions you do in class and
your participation is very importantfor your own learning as well as that of others. If you are late to class two times it counts as one absence. Each class counts for 3 points toward the total. You will receive one “free” absence. After that, each absence will result in a 3 point deduction.
NOTE: Four absences may result in your being WITHDRAWN from the course.
Of course, based on your attendance and performance, you have the option to withdraw from any class if you determine it is in your best interest. There are two factors in determining academic standing: grade point average and completion ratio. You are responsible for withdrawing through Admissions & Records by the posted deadline if you choose that option.
Consult with a counselor and Financial Aid or Veteran’s Administration representatives to determine how your benefits may be affected.
2. FIVE SUMMARIES are worth 150 points each for a total of 750 points.
Summary I- Goal setting summary that states educational, occupational, personal, and leisure goals. Needs, motivation, and actions are addressed.
Summary II- Self-information is analyzed in these areas: skills, interests, values, abilities, and personality. Psychological profiles will be included.
Summary III- Research is conducted on educational and career topics. Emphasis is placed on degree plans, transferability, course equivalency, job duties and requirements, skill preparation, job outlook, cost of living, etc.
Summary IV- Decision making process as it applies to selection of a college major and potential occupations.
Summary V- Employability skills are experienced through the writing a job announcement, job application, resume, cover letter, list of references, and participating in a mock job interview.
3. The CASE STUDY PAPER is worth 100 points.
The Case Study is the “final exam” paper by each student reviewing their personal decision making process regarding the educational and career decisions made during the semester. In addition to the written paper, an oral presentation will be made to the class.
4. WORKSHOPSareworth a total of 50 points.
Based on your personal preference and schedule, you may choose and participate in a minimum of three hours of workshops from ACC’s College Success Workshop series, Workforce Solutions, Student Life Leadership series, Toast Master’s, or a program you find and I approve.
5. EXTRA CREDIT can earn you up to 50 bonus points.
Qualifying activities could be volunteer work, an internship, a research paper, a book report, Student Life Club, or an activity approved by the instructor.
What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles 2012 Edition
Achieve Career Success by Raymond Gerson Second Edition
- May 29 I Intro & Overview Syllabus, Introductions, Who am I?
ACC Info & Resources Student Handbook & Catalog
One Week Goal Your Calendar
30 Career Planning Process Richard Nelson Bolles – Parachute?
Goal Setting Raymond Gerson – Success?
LIFE/Work Planning Bolles 5 Gerson 1
Career Resources Bolles 1 Gerson 2
www.austincc.edu/career Your Dream Job
31 DISCOVER World of Work Map
Get a Job! Bolles 2 Gerson 3
Attitude & Motivation Review www.austincc.edu/career
Success Stories DISCOVER Inventories –Interests, Values, & Abilities
2. 4 II LIFE/Work Planning SUMMARY I
Skills Identification Bolles 11 (189-220) Gerson 4
Success Story # 1
5 Self-assessments Bolles 13 (221-245) Gerson 5
Success Story # 2, One Week Goal
6 Skills Identification SS # 3 Gerson 6 FLOWER
7 Transferable Skills SS # 4
Workforce Solutions Workshop # 1, Information Interview # 1
3. 11 III World of Work SUMMARY II
Occupational Databases Bolles 4 Gerson 7
12 Career Research Bolles 6 Gerson 8 Informational Interviews
13 Labor Market Info Information Interview # 2 Gerson 9 Resume Writing
14 IV Decision-Making Model Resume Outline
4. 18 D-DAY for your Major Degree Plan, Resume Draft # 1
Resume Writing Summary III
Bolles 8 Gerson 10
19 Cover Letters Bolles 9, Ger 11, Resume Draft # 2
V Job Search Strategy Job Announcement, Five Major Points
20 Job Interviewing Resume Draft # 3, Cover Letter
Bolles 10, Gerson 12
21 Workforce Solutions Resume Draft # 4, Workshop # 2
5. 25 Job Search Strategy Five Major Points, Rating Form
26 Job Interviewing Skills Complete Employment Packet, Final Resume
27 Resume Writing Interview Strategy
Job Interviewing Skills Answering difficult Questions
28 Mock Job Interviews Summary V
Mock Job Interviews
6. Jul 2 Job Interviews Review DISCOVER PORTFOLIO
Your Mission in Life
3 LIFE/WORK Planning Career Exploration Review
Case Study Presentations Career Planning Process
Bolles & Parachute?
4 Happy 4th of JULY !!
5 Wrap-up, Evaluation, & Case Study Report
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
Course Purpose: The purpose of POFT 1310- Career Exploration is to teach the student a comprehensive career planning process. This learning experience is designed to assist the student in selecting a college major and developing career options.
To make educational and career decisions based on a planning model.
To communicate more effectively.
To identify personal interests, skills, and values.
To research career fields and occupations of interest.
To implement a personal job search campaign.
To interview for a job with confidence and effectiveness.
To write resume and documentation for the job search process.