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Career Professional Development II

ACE 102W

Career Professional Development II

ACE 102W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ACE 101W with a minimum grade of "B".

Must be employed in a major-related position, and have completed the program application process in the Office of Academic Career Experience (Cooperative Education) and Service Learning. Continues from Career Professional Development I with additional responsibilities at the worksite. Explores work cultures and diversity. Develops team-building skills in a virtual setting. Continues development of employment portfolio and improves job interviewing skills. Continues practicing and developing essential skills necessary in the workplace. Evaluates the student in a program-related, supervised worksite. (30-180)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity.

Objectives:

  • Analyze diverse viewpoints in the workplace.
  • Question assumptions, points of view, and expectations where appropriate.
  • Resolve differences through compromise, assertiveness, or surrender where appropriate.
  • Explore other workplace cultures.

Demonstrate favorable work habits.

Objectives:

  • Perform job tasks according to supervisor expectations.
  • Demonstrate alignment with employer expectations.
  • Demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and self-management when appropriate.

Produce and exchange professional communications.

Objectives:

  • Apply listening skills and engagement strategies in verbal communications.
  • Utilize appropriate vocabulary, tone, and terminology in all workplace communications.
  • Maintain respect for self and others during verbal, electronic, written, and telephone communications.

Continue development of employment portfolio.

Objectives:

  • Revise resume.
  • Identify appropriate work samples.
  • Create a professional online profile.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Cooperate within a team.

Objectives:

  • Apply team-building skills to situations in the workplace.
  • Assume the role of a team member in a virtual setting and contribute to team goals.
  • Apply leadership skills when appropriate.
  • Investigate personal and collective successes and failures in team experiences.

Demonstrate knowledge of the employment interview process.

Objectives:

  • Identify different types of interview questions.
  • Demonstrate how to respond effectively to interview questions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper follow-up techniques.

Demonstrate continuous improvement in professional skill sets.

Objectives:

  • Identify workplace competencies.
  • Determine methods for self-assessment.
  • Map achievement of workplace competencies.
  • Plan goals for future professional development.
  • Summarize the continuous improvements resulting from the Academic Career Experience.

Demonstrate an understanding of transferable skills for success in chosen career.

Objectives:

  • Practice problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in the workplace.