UMD offers Strategic Career Planning
Interested in finding the right career? Do you want to be sure you are going
in the right direction? Current UMD students as well as the general public
are invited to take a new
class on career planning.
FIRST CLASS: FALL SEMESTER
Register now for CnEd 3535, Strategic Career Planning, a new course being
offered fall semester 2007. During this three-credit course, students
will work one-on-one with an instructor, learn how skills and personality
correlate with the marketplace, develop career plans, and learn effective
job and internship search strategies. Students have 16 weeks to complete
the Individualized Instruction (INI) coursework. Coursework will be conducted
via correspondence, with students making periodic contact with the course
instructor.The instructors are all experienced career counselors who have
been teaching a variation of the course for a number of years.
Strategic Career Planning is the first course under CE's new course designator,
CnEd. “Continuing Education is excited to offer this new course.
It is a wonderful opportunity for people interested in switching careers.
It also will help students to take control of their careers in college,”
said Torina Stark, INI Program Coordinator. “When students put a
compass on their careers early on, they can carefully select each course
to fit that direction.”
Course instructor, Katherine O’Sullivan says, “As the class
works through the course, they find answers to the questions they come
in with, they learn more about their career field and how to get started
in it. The assessments and course assignments are fun.”
CURRENT UMD STUDENTS
UMD students registering for fall term will select the three-credit option
for the course. There are a few restrictions. Students who have taken
Psy 3535, Career Awareness and Development, are not eligible for credit
for CnEd 3535. Students must have earned a minimum of 45 credits or instructor
consent to register for the course. Students may select one of seven sections
of CnEd 3535. Beginning spring semester, students also will have the option
of registering for CnEd 2535 Major and Career Exploration for two credits.
This course is intended for newer students. In Major and Career Exploration,
students will use theoretical models and practical experience; explore
interests, skills, values, and personality; research educational and occupational
possibilities; and learn how to integrate the information about themselves
and the world of work to assist them in choosing a major.
The full course is listed at http://www.d.umn.edu/courseinfo
under CnEd 3535.
For more information, contact Torina Stark within Continuing Education
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8146.
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