Juniors and Seniors: Plan Your Next Steps and Develop a Career and Job Search Strategy!

The Career Center is excited to offer the following class in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy:

General Studies 391G

Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   

Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20; LOW 201

Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)

Credits: 2

Size of class: up to 50 students

SLN: 14824

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy.  General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:

1.       Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.

2.       Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.

3.       Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.

Course topics include:

·         Dependable Strengths, Values, Interests

·         Career and Option Exploration

·         Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market

·         Networking and Informational Interviews

·         Short and Long Term Planning

·         How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?

·         UW Alumni and Employer Panels

·         Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing

·         Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint

For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center (chidsey@uw.edu; 206.616.5803). http://careers.uw.edu/Classes

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