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BA 495: Career Development Activities

Students must complete the activities from the four categories listed below to pass the course. Each activity earns a number of points, with a minimum number of points required based on category. Category I activities are required. Students must complete a total of 21 points to pass the course. 

Most categories will be tracked using WKU's S.E.A.T. attendance system (swipeable events). Students that wish to claim activities that are not swipeable must bring evidence of completion to the instructor of record who will enter the information into S.E.A.T. as appropriate.

Category I - Required Enrichment Activities – 6 Points Required

Activity Where? When?

LinkedIn (Students must complete a structured assignment of creating a profile, making connections, and creating groups.) (1.0)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

Career Portfolio (Students must prepare a comprehensive written or electronic portfolio using a structured format.) (5.0)

Department standards or PEAK Career Portfolio assignment

TBA

Category II – Developmental Workshops – 2 Points Minimum

Activity Where? When?

Social Media and Professional Image (1.0)

PEAK - Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Practical Financial Matters (1.0)

PEAK - Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Creating a Career Plan (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Job Survival Skills (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Personal Branding (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

About Internships  (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Networking (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Category III – Job Search – 2 Points Minimum

Activity Where? When?

Interviewing Skills Workshop (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Mock Interviewing Session (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

WKU/GFCB Job Fair (0.5)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

TopJobs Resume Upload (0.5)

Career and Professional Development

TBA

Online Interviewing Seminar (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Applying for Jobs Online Seminar (1.0)

PEAK – Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Job Fair Preparation (0.5)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

Researching Careers and Employers (0.5)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

LinkedIn Workshop (1.0)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

Negotiating the Job Offer (0.5)

Center for Career and Professional Development

TBA

Category IV – Exploration & Networking Events – 2 Points Minimum

Activity Where? When?

Job Shadowing (2.0)

External organizations (Contact PEAK Program Director to sign-up)

TBA

Career Mentoring (2.0)

External organizational leaders (Contact PEAK Program Director to sign-up)

TBA

Meet the Firms (1.0)

See Accounting Department

TBA

Career Trek (5.0)

Atlanta, GA

TBA

Professional Organization Membership (2.0)

Gordon Ford College of Business or Community-based Organization

TBA

Business Etiquette Workshop and Networking Dinner (1.5)

Gordon Ford College of Business

TBA

Practical Work Experiences (2.0)

See CAP Program Director for more information.

TBA

Professional Conference Attendance (3.0)

External Organizations

TBA

Leadership Role in a Student Organization (2.0)

WKU

TBA

 

 

Interested in CAP? Have Questions?

Contact Dr. Trawick for additional information.

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