Interdisciplinary Careers – INDS 200

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/08/2022

Course Description

Designed to promote and strengthen early awareness of the career development process. While topics are personalized, competencies include assessing, identifying, and evaluating personal values and personality strengths for career application; conducting specific job research; and solidifying career plans using critical thinking and logic. Students will also develop a proficiency in networking and job search techniques, resume building, and effective interviewing skills for a relevant field of interest. This course also serves as a capstone requirement for the Interdisciplinary Studies AA degree program.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The student will be introduced to methods for organizing and creating a synthesis of his/her accomplishments, learning, and goals related to his/her undergraduate degree program at Liberty University. Throughout this process, the student should also discover a greater understanding of transferable skills and qualifications and how these relate to career opportunities and/or continued education.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Read & Interact assignments will be completed in the digital textbook.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Students will practice interviewing skills by recording 45-90 second video responses to a different interview question each module. In addition to the video post, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ videos. Each reply must consist of 100-200 words noting at least one praise and one critique of the two classmate’s videos they review.

The student will identify top personality traits using a provided template and explain how those traits are evidenced currently in his/her life in an assessment assignment.

The student will use a provided template to determine his/her highest work values and prioritize those values most important to his/her future plans, professional and personal.

The student will build onto his/her professional online presence by establishing a profile on LinkedIn.

The student will reflect on his/her experiences and skillsets to create a current résumé draft which can be used for future job applications. This assignment is a draft of the final resume to be submitted in week 8.

The student will create a cover letter tailored to an employer of their choosing.

Applying the feedback given on the cover letter draft from week six, the student will submit a final cover letter that meets industry standards.

Applying the feedback given on the resume draft from week three, the student will submit a final resume that meets industry standards.