ERIC Number: ED210595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Providing Perspectives and Skills for Career Selection.
This paper includes the description and evaluation of a course in career development for psychology undergraduates. Background information for the course is provided, followed by a description of the three course components which correspond to the three course goals, i.e., increasing knowledge about (1) oneself; (2) educational and occupational opportunities; and (3) occupational implementation skills. The first component focuses on increasing self knowledge and uses several structured paper and pencil exercises, combined with small group discussions, to explore and clarify values, interests, and abilities. The second component centers on the world of work and postgraduate schooling. Student investigations of career possibilities and interviews with persons employed in selected occupations are described. Methods are discussed for helping students explore professional school opportunities in psychology and related fields. The final component on occupational implementation skills emphasizes developing skills in job searching, communicating, resume writing, and interviewing. Texts and selected readings for the course are listed. The effectiveness of the course is described in an evaluation section which includes several direct quotations from students' written evaluations and an analysis of themes present in their statements. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Awareness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).