Tabitha Jensen, MBA and interdisciplinary studies alum, was named executive director of Seattle's Teen Feed in May 2013.
This three-class series of one-credit online workshops is based on current career development theory and will support anyone in the midst of making work/life changes or considering their career development needs.
The classes are designed to be taken sequentially, although there is flexibility to take any of the classes individually and/or out of order.
LRN 340 Assessing the Self (fall)
Core values, interests and personality form the basis of all career development theories. This class will take and reflect on the results of online assessments to create a solid foundation of knowledge about the self in preparation for exploring career options. A review of each student's transferable skills will complete this course.
LRN 341 Assessing the Labor Market (winter)
Students will learn how to use online research tools that career counselors rely on to gain an understanding of where the jobs are. Explorations include informational interviews to validate research, and class readings and discussions will focus on the latest in job seeking strategies. Students will complete a small research project on a sector of the market that they are interested in.
LRN 342 Strategic Career Planning (spring)
Working with the latest in career planning tools, students will design a focused job search that includes three different targets that are well aligned with the individual's personal goals, labor market conditions, and the concept of "fit." Students will develop and receive feedback on two types of resumes, cover letters and a career portfolio, and will also develop an action plan focused on launching their next career development steps.