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
For more details, look at the class policies and schedules (syllabus) (Summer 2015 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:
|Session||Download PDF File|
|Chapter 1: Introduction to Career Planning|
|Chapter 2: Knowing About Myself|
|Chapter 3: Knowing About My Options|
|Chapter 4: Career Decision-Making|
|Chapter 5: Thinking About My Career Decision|
|Chapter 6: Careering in a Changing World|
|Chapter 7: Working in the New Global Economy|
|Chapter 8: Organizational Culture and Effective Work|
|Chapter 9: Alternative Ways to Work|
|Chapter 10: Career and Family Roles|
|Chapter 11: Launching an Employment Campaign|
|Chapter 12: Written Communications in Job Hunting|
|Chapter 12: Internet Job Search|
|Chapter 12: Resume Critiquing|
|Chapter 13: Interpersonal Communications in Job Hunting|
|Chapter 14: Negotiating and Evaluating Offers|
|Chapter 15: The First Job and Early Career Moves|
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.