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Senior Seminar
SENIOR SEMINAR
CLASS CODE: HFED 480 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - no GECode requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A course which facilitates the transition of the Family and Consumer Science Educator into the public school system.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the opportunities for those with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Much of this course is directed at the graduating senior, with practical information about identifying alternative career paths, job-seeking ideas, steps in resume writing, and job descriptions of specific careers.
TOPICS: Professional development for careers; Lifelong plan of education and professional development; Internships and other preprofessional employment; Developing job seeking strategies; Professional resume and portfolio; Finding desirable employers; Interviewing and employment offers; Career Development; Transitions; Managing a successful career; Professional associations, organizations and memberships; Future directions for Family and Consumer Science professions
OBJECTIVES: 1. Recognize the importance of, and make a committment to, continued professional development through actions and associations.
2. Characterize the attitudes, attributes, and appearance of a university graduate seeking a professional position.
3. Describe specific, individual plans for professional development, life balance, and goal achievement.
REQUIREMENTS: Department Approval
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OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002