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COURSE NUMBER: INFO245
COURSE TITLE:Employment Seminar
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:15
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:45
DELIVERY MODE:Online, In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course involves a study of contemporary problems in the general field of employment. Future graduates are counseled in career search and development techniques as well as employment opportunities. Students are urged to share their concerns and experiences encountered while preparing for employment.

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from instructor required.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of resume and letter writing.
  • Communicate both orally and written on career planning and job searching.
  • Understand the skills necessary for interviewing and be able to successfully complete a mock interview.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Personal Values
  2. Attitude
  3. Interests, Wants, Needs
  4. Success Through Goal Setting
  5. Resume Preparation
  6. Resume Styles
  7. Writing the First Draft
  8. The Final Draft
  9. Cover Letters
  10. Follow-up Letters
  11. The Application for Employment
  12. Organizing and Planning
  13. Successful Interview Preparation
  14. How Interviews are Conducted
  15. Questions You Could be Asked and How to Answer
  16. Legal and Illegal Pre-Employment Questions
  17. Getting and Keeping the Job

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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