WEEK 4 At a Glance

Announcements: Oncourse and Career Services (USCO)

Reading Assignments:

Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9

Lab 4 Counseling Session:

Review Projects

Lecture 7:

SCOOP #4

Projects:

P5: Interview Evaluation S.T.A.R.S.

P6: Job Description Profile

P7: Employer Profile

Lecture 8:

SCOOP #5

X420 Lecture Schedule

SCOOP: Schedule / Description

Discussion Sessions Schedule

 

Lecture 7: SCOOP #4

Lecture 8: SCOOP #5

Everyone is not in the top half of your graduating class. Popular firms can be extremely selective. To enhance your options, you need to listen to some of the less popular firms. Their opportunities pay the same and can lead to faster career movements

 

Do not rely solely on the campus interview. Get names, especially of alumni. Go see others in informational interviews. Networking works!

 

You are more likely to impress managers if you have visited their websites before you talk to them at SCOOPS, job fairs, or in interviews. You can obtain speaker information from the SCOOP schedule on the UCSO website by clicking on the employer name.

 

Try to attend sessions OUTSIDE of your functional field to get a broad view of career options in Marketing/Management, Accounting/Finance, or Technology (CIS and ODT). As you grow in your career you will need to be trained in all functions, not just your initial functional job that gets your foot in the door.

 

Listen carefully as if you were the future CEO of these firms. Senior executives usually pass through each job function. As you progress you will pass through more than just the functions in which you begin your career.

 

Lab Counseling Session Lab 4

General Project Directions:

      Send projects as an attachment via Oncourse Messenger Email to your Career Counselor.

      Send to your Career Counselor before your lab appointment.

      Bring a copy with you to the appointment so your Career Counselor can mark on it with you present.

      Counselor will grade, sign, and return at your appointment time for verification.

      Save your projects. They could be useful to you later. Be prepared to make an oral presentation to your counselor on your project.

 

Follow project directions carefully. See full descriptions of projects in project section.

You must attend your assigned lab for review of your projects.

 

Career Resources (UCSO) / Career Links (on Oncourse)

      Use textbook as a resource for your projects.

      Many career-related websites follow your textbook Table of Contents structure.

      The UCSO Career Resources also provides links to helpful research resources.

      Career Links is a more extensive list of research websites.

 

Project 5: Interview Evaluation S.T.A.R.S.

Always number this as Project 5, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

The goal of this project is to assist you in preparing for interviews by providing you with a more in-depth view of how you can expect the recruiter to synthesize impressions you gave during your interview.

 

If you have already accepted employment or graduate school, you can still complete this project. You can look backward to what you would have written after your first interview with the firm or school. Use some empathy in assessing what was actually written about you before an offer came. Alternately, you can turn this evaluation into an empathetic Performance Review after your first six months on the job/school. What will your supervisor say about you at that point in time?

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Project 6: Job Description Profile

Always number this as Project 6, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

Understanding what types of positions might be available within an organization will aid you in your job search. You will be able to narrow down your choices to those companies that offer you the best match for your talents and goals. You will also be better prepared to interview with those companies that you have researched. This project is intended to help you gain a better understanding of career paths and job descriptions typical of a specific company that you will research.

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Project 7: Employer Profile

Always number this as Project 7, not by the number of projects you have turned in.

Overview: (See full descriptions of projects in project section)

Knowledge of the company with which you are interviewing is critical to your success. Extensive research prior to an interview is an effective way to help you to stand out above other candidates. But how do you know which areas to research? How can you best find the information you need before your interview? The purpose of this project is to develop skills in performing in-depth research on companies in preparation for interviews.

Project Instructions:

Actual project instructions are located in the Projects Section of the syllabus.

 

Discussion Sessions

Review this weeks schedule by clicking above. There is no minimum number of Discussion Sessions. These topics, lead by a Discussion Leader, are designed to provide you with skills that are very helpful in your career activities. Choose topics that best enhance your career needs. Some are focused on the early stages of career planning while others focus on on-the-job advancement strategies.

 

Discussion Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. and one repeats at 7:00 p.m. Please review the Discussion Schedule for dates and room numbers

 

The numbers listed before the name of each program are the actual numbers that you need to mark on your activity sheet for credit.