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Development of Academic, Personal, Social and Career Competencies - Chapter Summary
Key ideas, tools, and strategies relevant to making career and life choices are presented through video lessons led by experienced instructors. See what kinds of career assessments are commonly available, and learn how to perform online career research. Get tips on arranging for informational interviews and job shadowing experiences, and learn how to make the most of career fairs and internships. You'll also become more familiar with student advisement practices that are specifically tailored to planning for student needs, as well as students' personal and professional goals. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the difference between informational interviews and job shadowing
- Discuss the benefits of career assessment tools and online career research
- Explain the steps involved in researching and choosing a new career path
- Describe how to teach students to assess their own skills and abilities for the purposes of career and personal development
Take charge of your study activities with these video lessons, transcripts of video lessons, self-assessment quizzes, and more. Our learning materials are specially designed for efficient and streamlined learning activities. Linked text in written transcripts leads back to additional learning materials that include more explanation of key concepts. Tagged video content also makes it convenient to return to specific parts of lessons for a refresher and review.
1. Informational Interviews and Job Shadowing: Learning About Careers
Exploring career options can be complicated. How can you really know what a career is like? In this lesson, we'll examine two ways to get the skinny on different careers: informational interviews and job shadowing.
2. How to Maximize Your Internship's Career Potential
An internship is a great opportunity to get experience in a career field. But how can you make the most of your time as an intern? In this lesson, we'll offer tips for maximizing your internship in the areas of learning, relationships and performance.
3. Online Career Research Tools
How do you figure out what career is right for you? And, once you know, how do you find out more about that career? In this lesson, we'll look at some types of online career research tools that allow people to find out more about different careers.
4. Changing Careers: Using Your Talents in a New Way
Changing careers can be an exciting, but overwhelming, prospect. In this lesson, we'll examine how to make a smooth career change, including researching career prospects, identifying transferable skills, and networking.
5. What If You Change Your Mind? - Smart Ways to Choose a New Career
What if you are almost done with college, and you change your mind about what career you want to pursue? In this lesson, we'll look at how to make a transition to a new career choice, using your current major and skills.
6. How to Make the Most of a Career Fair
A career fair is a great opportunity to meet with companies looking to hire. But, how do you make the most of it and stick out from the crowd of other job seekers? Watch this lesson to discover tips for preparing for and attending job fairs.
7. Career Assessments: Types & Benefits
There are many career choices out there. How do you decide which one is right for you? In this lesson, we'll examine the different types of career assessments and how they can help you choose the best career.
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