SDS 3340: Introduction to Career Development

SDS 3340, Introduction to Career Development, provides you with an opportunity to learn and develop the necessary skills to engage in life/career planning. It is a variable credit course and can be taken for one, two, or three credit hours. SDS 3340 can assist you in many areas of their career development, from choosing a major and deciding on occupations to learning about resumes, interviewing, and job search strategies.

The course is divided into three units:

Career Concepts and Applications – focusing on self-assessment, occupational exploration, and decision-making;

Social Conditions Affecting Career Development – focusing on social, economic, family, and organizational changes affecting careers; and

Implementing a Strategic Career Plan – focusing on employability skills and strategies for implementing academic/career development plans.

 

The textbook for this class is:

Career Development & Planning: A Comprehensive Approach, 4th Edition 
by Robert C . Reardon, Janet G. Lenz, James P. Sampson, and Gary W. Peterson.
Published by Kendall Hunt, ©2012. ISBN: 978-1-4652-0006-8
http://www.kendallhunt.com/reardon/

 

For more details, look at the class policies and schedules (syllabus) (Spring 2015 Monday/Wednesday Syllabus ) or (Spring 2015 Tuesday/Thursday Syllabus ), and come to The Career Center and speak to a career advisor. Register for SDS 3340 through normal course registration procedures.

If you are in SDS 3340 or wish to see what the class is like, take a look at our SDS 3340 Presentations:

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SDS3340 Orientation

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Career Planning

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Chapter 2: Knowing About Myself

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Chapter 3: Knowing About My Options

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Chapter 4: Career Decision-Making

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Chapter 5: Thinking About My Career Decision

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Chapter 6: Careering in a Changing World

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Chapter 7: Working in the New Global Economy

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Chapter 8: Organizational Culture and Effective Work

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Chapter 9: Alternative Ways to Work

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Chapter 10: Career and Family Roles

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Chapter 11: Launching an Employment Campaign

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Chapter 12: Written Communications in Job Hunting

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Chapter 12: Internet Job Search

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Chapter 12: Resume Critiquing

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Chapter 13: Interpersonal Communications in Job Hunting

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Chapter 14: Negotiating and Evaluating Offers

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Chapter 15: The First Job and Early Career Moves

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This information is available in an alternative format upon request. Please contact The Career Center at 850.644.6431 if an accommodation is needed for a disability.