Jan 27, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CECP 3700 - Introduction to Career Planning and Development


This course is designed to help students understand the process of career decision-making and to help prepare them for future career experiences by focusing on career planning and development. The course provides an overview of theories and concepts involved in career decision-making using established psychological research. Students’ vocational interests, values, personality, and abilities are explored to enhance career exploration and decision-making. The links between career identity development, career planning and multicultural factors (e.g., gender, race, social class, and other issues of diversity) are examined with an emphasis on enhancing students’ ability to incorporate the contextual dimensions of work. Finally, research on contemporary aspects of career development and the workforce are introduced enabling students to implement a strategic career plan by focusing on employability skills and strategies for implementing academic/career development plans. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 2: Exploration and Discovery – Personal Wellness Category.

Credits: 3 hours



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