Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

OBR 1050 - Career Exploration and Development

Credits: 1
The Foundations of Career Exploration and Development course will serve as the initial platform for orienting all students to the role, value, and techniques of career exploration and development.  The one-credit course will focus on the foundational knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for students to be successful in exploring a career to pursue and developing the skills and tools necessary for success in that career.  The career development coursework will focus on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies that are essential for success in pursuing a job and thriving in the workplace.  Students will receive a thorough grounding in career competencies and develop tangible career deliverables while also building a network of academic and career support.  Class time will be focused on practicing learned skills and knowledge through pair-shares, discussions and reflection.  Emphasis will be placed on students thinking like a designer to build their own futures with curiosity, creativity and determination, developing tools to determine a direction in life even when the destination is unclear.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated a foundational level of the NACE competencies, developed tangible and intangible career readiness tools, and built a career capital and a network of support.