We appreciate the opportunity to educate students about the job-search process, the necessary skills to secure an intership or job, and the chance to make them aware of career resources. Whether you'll be in attendance or away, our college liaisons can present to your class.
Career-Related Class Assignments
CCPD has designed career assignments along with grading rubrics to support requests from faculty to incorporate career readiness into the classroom. We believe that the University is an ecosystem that can support the student in their career journey. By providing these assignments, it is our hope that we can partner with you to teach the latest trends and practices for students to be career ready.
Please contact us at least 3 weeks prior to making a request for a career–related assignment. We will supply the materials as well as determine if you would like your college liaison to assist in the presentation of the material. Below is a list of assignments that you can incorporate into your curriculum. Please make your request by completing the following form.
What to do with a major in…
Students will learn how to explore job options and research career paths within their field of study. This presentation provides companies that hire within their industry and job titles of alumni from data captured on our first destination report and LinkedIn Career Insights page. The presentation will also feature information on salaries, industry growth predictions and commonly recruited skills.
Through an in class exercise, students will begin to identify their top values and learn how values guide career decisions.
Students will reflect upon their experiences, achievements, and accomplishments, develop a document to support their personal brand and create a resume to showcase their experiences.
It’s never too early to learn the approach of writing a cover letter. The cover letter complements the resume and is an opportunity for the student to pitch their transferable knowledge, skills and accomplishments.
LinkedIn and Networking
Students will learn how to build their professional brand on-line to represent their skills, education, experience and career goals. Students will also learn how to develop professional relationships that can enhance future career opportunities.
In order to explore career interests, students will learn how to connect with professionals to explore industries and jobs related to their field of interest while also developing their professional network.
• STAR Method – Students will reflect on their experiences and learn how to craft a story and how to appropriately articulate the story to employers through the STAR method. Students will develop at least 10 STAR stories.
• Big Interview – Students will learn how to utilize technology as part of their interview experience and become familiar with asynchronous interviewing which has become a recent trend in employer recruiting.
Students will learn how to both present themselves professionally and how to develop professional relationships beyond a two minute introduction at a Career Expo.
Students will gain an understanding of how to research salary data, the value of their degree and skill set as well as learn the appropriate strategies to negotiate salary.