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Adult Learner Career Planning

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Helping adult learners incorporate career planning into their decision to return to college.

Helping adult learners incorporate career planning into their decision to return to college.

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  • 1. Tom Bachhuber Career Development Center _______________________ November 18, 2009 ________________________ Educational & Career P L A N N I N G @ UWM
  • 2. OBJECTIVES
    • Overview of some key educational & career planning issues
    • UWM curricula and job market information
    • CDC services/resources
    • Action plan and next step
    • ________________________________
    • Reasons for Exploring UWM
  • 3. WHY YOU MIGHT BE HERE TONIGHT
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npQC7v73TXg
  • 4.
    • Change is “avalanching” upon our heads and most people are grotesquely prepared to cope with it.” -Alvin Toffler, 1980
  • 5.
    • “ Everything is changing……everything is connected…pay attention.”
    • Jane Hirshfeld
  • 6.
  • 7. DIRECTION……
    • “ It’s sensational what direction can do. The beauty of the human condition is the magic people are capable of when there’s direction.”
    • Dan Burr
  • 8. RESEARCH IS KEY
    • “ We learn who we have been and who we might become –--in practice, not in theory—by testing fantasy and reality, through exploration and examination , not just by looking inside.
    • Intense introspection poses the danger that a potential career planner will get stuck in the realm of daydreams.”
    • Herminia Ibarra, Ph.D.
    • Professor of Management
    • INSEAD
  • 9. Job Market Statistics & Projections
    • National unemployment 10+%”
    • Unemployment for College educated <5% Milwaukee/Wisconsin 9.5%
    • Full-time openings Milwaukee Metro 22K-6K
    • Manufacturing jobs -35,000
    • Healthcare jobs +44,000
    • Manpower study 16%+, 14%-
    • UWM Job Fairs Full-103
    • Federal Stimulus package 70,000 jobs
    • What’s it mean?........
    • 20,000 foot view……
    1 Job Search…Art and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Awareness
  • 10. The “5,000 Foot View” UWM Class of 2008
      • -92% employed
      • -86% job related to education at UWM
      • -87% satisfied to extremely satisfied with first job
      • -86% in Wisconsin; 70% in Milwaukee Metro
    1 Job Search…Art and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Awareness
  • 11. GROUND LEVEL VIEW
    • Personal Job Market
    • Visible and Hidden
    • Opportunities
    • Openings
    • Organizations
    • Contacts
  • 12. Employment Research 2004-2014*
    • INDUSTRIES
    • Information Technology
    • Healthcare
    • Environment/Energy
      • Water
    • Transportation
    • Construction/Extraction
    • Transportation/Logistics
    • *Wisc. Dept of Workforce Development
    • JOBS/FUNCTIONS
    • Nurse
    • Healthcare Technologist
    • IT Analyst, Help Desk
    • Engineer-Systems, Envir.
    • Customer Service
    • Elementary Teacher
    • Market Research Analysts
    • Childcare/Social Work (Elderly)
  • 13. RESEARCH
    • UWM Curricula
      • -Meet with OARSS Adviser
      • -Meet with Faculty/Adviser in Department
      • CHS, SOIS
    • Career Counseling
      • OARSS/CDC Program
    • Career/Employment Information
      • Informational Interviewing
      • LinkedIn UWM Alumni Group
      • PantherNet
  • 14.
    • 128 Mellencamp Hall
    • Helping Students & Alumni…..
    • Choose satisfying majors & careers
    • Build career skills & experiences
    • Make successful career transitions
      • Goals, Contacts, Networking, PantherJobs, Employers, Interviewing, Job Offers, Graduate/Professional Schools
  • 15. RESEARCH Career Counseling & Advising
    • Career counseling positively impacts retention and decision-making confidence. (Folsom and Reardon)
    • Advising positively impacts learning. (Astin, Tinto)
    • Career and academic advising when integrated is even more effective. (Cuseo)
  • 16. Career Courses
    • Ed. Psych. 301 2 Credits
    • Successful Career Transitions-Ideas, Strategies, Accomplishments—Jrs/Srs.
    • Fall 2009, Spring 2010
    • Ed. Psych 101 2 Credits
    • Career Planning & Outcomes for Adult Learners (Sloan-Blended) Spring 2010
    • Ed. Psych 101 2 Credits
    • Choosing a Major & Career Exploring Careers LLC, River View Fall 2009 Spring 2010
    • PathWays to a New Career (D2L)
  • 17. ARE YOU READY TO PLAN & PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER AT UWM?
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9NgXIkyiwk&feature=PlayList&p=633BB08799C89CD7&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=18
  • 18. Faith…. Believe in something…..
    • “ If you’re in transition and you happen to have an old faith hanging in the closet of your heart, it’s probably a good time to bring it out and dust it off.”
    • Dick Bolles
  • 19. ARE YOU READY TO PLAN & PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER AT UWM ?
    • YOUR NEXT STEP?
    • Meet with OARSS Adviser
    • Meet with Departmental Faculty
    • Meet with a Career Counselor
    • Meet with ?????___________________
    • Conduct Research
      • Career, Employer, Education
      • Web, Print, People
      • Informational Interviewing
      • LinkedIn, PantherNet