Assignment: Career Exploration (Information for Faculty & Staff)

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Introduction:

The purpose of this assignment is to introduce students to a wide variety of career paths. The following resources and exercise will help students discover new career paths and identify which ones match their interests and goals.

Assignment:

For this assignment, students are asked to:

  • Learn about job families and job titles
    • Listening to a discussion led by a faculty/staff member,
    • Watching the Discover the Possibilities video (above)
  • Identify their top three job families
  • Identify 3 job titles that you’d like to learn more about
  • Understand the job duties, pay, projected growth, and other factors connected to job titles within those job families
  • Understand what skills students are developing within their major
  • Understand what skills students may need to develop outside of their major to align with their chosen job titles
  • Demonstrate comprehension by completing one of these assessments:
  1. In a class, work with a partner or small group to answer each of the discussion questions
  2. As homework, write a paper or create a presentation answering each of these questions