SDS 3340: Introduction to Career Development

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SDS 3340, Introduction to Career Development, provides students 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.

The course is divided into three units:

  1. Career Concepts and Applications - focusing on self- assessment, occupational exploration, and decision-making;
  2. Social Conditions Affecting Career Development - focusing on social, economic, family, and organizational changes affecting careers; and
  3. Implementing a Strategic Career Plan - focusing on employability skills and strategies for implementing academic/ career development plans.

SDS 3340 can assist students 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 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/

Career Development and Planning Textbook Cover

For more details, look at the class policies and schedules (syllabus), and come to The Career Center and speak to a career advisor. Register for SDS 3340 through normal course registration procedures.

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