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    • Career Planning In a Weekend Presented by Donna Brody Director of Career Development Saint Joseph’s College Rensselaer, Indiana March 13, 2009
    • Business 301-one-credit course
      • Required of all SJC Business majors
      • Traditional format was to meet once a week for 50 minutes/16 weeks
      • Course was ineffective in many ways:
        • Hard to get to know students in one hour each week
        • Topics for 50-minute sessions were limited
        • Very little group interaction
    • Weekend format
      • Had been successful for me at other colleges
      • Especially appealing to adult students and student athletes
      • All “lecture” or classroom component of course completed between Friday and Sunday in one weekend
      • Students have assignments due both before and after the session
    • Pre-class assignments
      • Students are sent an email with letter and syllabus attached outlining course two to three weeks prior
      • Students are directed to sample resumes and reference sheets located on SJC Career website
      • Students draft a resume and reference page and submit via email to discuss at Saturday session- instructor edits prior to session
    • The weekend . . .
      • Course is structured like a professional conference
        • Course begins Friday evening at 5:30 pm in a computer lab
        • Students are greeted at the door by the instructor and given a folder of handouts and a nametag
        • Students join assigned groups (indicated on folder) and begin an ice-breaker activity
    • The weekend-Friday (continued)
      • Friday evening session meets for three hours
        • After ice-breaker and instructor feedback, students are instructed about college’s database and job posting system (College Central Network)
        • Students create account and practice searching the national database
        • Students print a copy of a job appropriate to their field of study
    • College Central Network
    • The weekend-Friday (continued)
      • Students are given instruction on developing a professional portfolio
      • Students receive instruction in writing cover letters
      • Students compose and print a draft copy of a cover letter for the sample job they have chosen
      • Students are instructed to bring cover letter to Saturday session with draft resume and reference page
    • The weekend – Saturday AM
      • Students and instructor meet in large lobby of the student center (8:30 am)
      • Instructor meets one-on-one with students to discuss resume, references, cover letter and suggests changes
      • One-on-one conferences are held while all other students complete a group case study activity
        • NACE case studies are used
    • The weekend – Saturday AM (continued)
      • Other Saturday morning activities include:
        • Video (or guest speaker) discussing “first year on the job” experiences
        • PowerPoint presentation on job search techniques
        • Networking group activity
        • Group departs for local restaurant for Etiquette Luncheon
    • The weekend – Saturday PM
      • Course is held for six hours on Saturday
      • Students meet in the Career Center after luncheon
      • Student groups present case studies
      • Other afternoon activities include:
        • Tour of Career Center Library and Career Closet
        • If time permits, another group activity is assigned for Sunday presentation
    • The weekend - Sunday
      • Session begins at 11:30 am to allow participants time for meal/church services
      • Groups present results of final Saturday group activity
      • Other Sunday activities include:
        • RAT Test game
        • Discussion of graduate school options
        • Interviewing overview (do’s and don’ts)
        • “ Speed Interview” activity (similar to speed dating)
    • The weekend - Conclusion
      • The last hour of the session devoted to:
        • Scheduling of “mock” interviews to take place several weeks after weekend
        • Discussion of due dates for all assignments:
          • Final copies of cover letter, resume, references, portfolio
          • Three- to four-page evaluation paper
    • What student participants had to say
      • “ Overall, I think it was pretty well organized and beneficial.”
      • “ I thought the weekend class was very well laid out and very informative.”
      • “ The weekend course for Career and Job Planning was a great experience for any college student preparing to enter the workforce.”
      • “ The majority of the information that we learned will be put to good use in the future.”
      • “ Overall, I feel the course was a great idea. It allowed us to get a one-credit class out of the way in a weekend.”
      • “ I would definitely recommend this course to my fellow classmates.”
    • More Comments
      • “ The course is more effective over one intensive weekend rather than weekly meetings throughout the semester. The course would be a service to all majors.”
      • “ This class is very convenient for busy athletes, students, and from my personal point of view, RAs. Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to teach BUS 301.”
      • “ I feel that this weekend session of Career and Job Planning was very informational, and all the topics were great—they just could be twisted around a little bit.”
      • “ The structure overall for the class I thought was good. We got a lot done in just a few days and there really was not much down time.”
      • “ All in all I felt that this class was very useful and gave me a lot of good information that I am going to need for future business planning.”
    • More student comments
      • “ The final day made it truly a meaningful class, and it completed the necessary knowledge that students need to give them a better chance of succeeding in the real world.”
      • “ I got to know the people in my group and we talked about what our goals were and what we wanted to do when we graduate.”
      • “ Going over cover letters and giving samples helped a lot for me . .”
      • “ I would recommend this class to other students, even those beyond the Business department.”
      • “ Altogether, I thought this class was excellent.”
      • “ I would recommend this seminar to both Business and non-Business majors alike.”
    • Final Thoughts and Questions?
      • ???????
      • Thanks for attending this session!