Adult Learner Career Planning


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Adult Learner Career Planning

  1. 1. Tom Bachhuber Career Development Center _______________________ November 18, 2009 ________________________ Educational & Career P L A N N I N G @ UWM
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Overview of some key educational & career planning issues </li></ul><ul><li>UWM curricula and job market information </li></ul><ul><li>CDC services/resources </li></ul><ul><li>Action plan and next step </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for Exploring UWM </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHY YOU MIGHT BE HERE TONIGHT <ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Change is “avalanching” upon our heads and most people are grotesquely prepared to cope with it.” -Alvin Toffler, 1980 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Everything is changing……everything is connected…pay attention.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Hirshfeld </li></ul>
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  7. 7. DIRECTION…… <ul><li>“ It’s sensational what direction can do. The beauty of the human condition is the magic people are capable of when there’s direction.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Burr </li></ul>
  8. 8. RESEARCH IS KEY <ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul><ul><li>Intense introspection poses the danger that a potential career planner will get stuck in the realm of daydreams.” </li></ul><ul><li>Herminia Ibarra, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Management </li></ul><ul><li>INSEAD </li></ul>
  9. 9. Job Market Statistics & Projections <ul><li>National unemployment 10+%” </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment for College educated <5% Milwaukee/Wisconsin 9.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time openings Milwaukee Metro 22K-6K </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing jobs -35,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare jobs +44,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower study 16%+, 14%- </li></ul><ul><li>UWM Job Fairs Full-103 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Stimulus package 70,000 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>What’s it mean?........ </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 foot view…… </li></ul>1 Job Search…Art and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Awareness
  10. 10. The “5,000 Foot View” UWM Class of 2008 <ul><ul><li>-92% employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-86% job related to education at UWM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-87% satisfied to extremely satisfied with first job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-86% in Wisconsin; 70% in Milwaukee Metro </li></ul></ul>1 Job Search…Art and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Awareness
  11. 11. GROUND LEVEL VIEW <ul><li>Personal Job Market </li></ul><ul><li>Visible and Hidden </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Openings </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Employment Research 2004-2014* <ul><li>INDUSTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Environment/Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction/Extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation/Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>*Wisc. Dept of Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><li>JOBS/FUNCTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>IT Analyst, Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer-Systems, Envir. </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Childcare/Social Work (Elderly) </li></ul>
  13. 13. RESEARCH <ul><li>UWM Curricula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Meet with OARSS Adviser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Meet with Faculty/Adviser in Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> CHS, SOIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Counseling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OARSS/CDC Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career/Employment Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interviewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn UWM Alumni Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PantherNet </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>128 Mellencamp Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Students & Alumni….. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose satisfying majors & careers </li></ul><ul><li>Build career skills & experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Make successful career transitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, Contacts, Networking, PantherJobs, Employers, Interviewing, Job Offers, Graduate/Professional Schools </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. RESEARCH Career Counseling & Advising <ul><li>Career counseling positively impacts retention and decision-making confidence. (Folsom and Reardon) </li></ul><ul><li>Advising positively impacts learning. (Astin, Tinto) </li></ul><ul><li>Career and academic advising when integrated is even more effective. (Cuseo) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Career Courses <ul><li>Ed. Psych. 301 2 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Successful Career Transitions-Ideas, Strategies, Accomplishments—Jrs/Srs. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2009, Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ed. Psych 101 2 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning & Outcomes for Adult Learners (Sloan-Blended) Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Ed. Psych 101 2 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a Major & Career Exploring Careers LLC, River View Fall 2009 Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>PathWays to a New Career (D2L) </li></ul>
  17. 17. ARE YOU READY TO PLAN & PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER AT UWM? <ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Faith…. Believe in something….. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dick Bolles </li></ul>
  19. 19. ARE YOU READY TO PLAN & PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER AT UWM ? <ul><li>YOUR NEXT STEP? </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with OARSS Adviser </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Departmental Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with a Career Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with ?????___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career, Employer, Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, Print, People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interviewing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, PantherNet </li></ul></ul>