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Career-Related Classroom Assignments

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Welcome to the faculty portal of ProPath, a career development model for undergraduates. ProPath encourages students to participate in individual career-focused activities as well as workshops to gain the knowledge and skills to obtain experiential opportunities as early as possible in their academic careers. We know that students who obtain relevant work experience and connect with employers while in school often find themselves better prepared and more competitive upon graduation.

One of ProPath's goals is to help bridge academic and career development, while improving the career and graduate outcomes instrumental to the strategic plans of academic departments. To assist this process, we've gathered several career-related assignments that are "ready to go" or can be modified to meet specific needs. They come with student resources, grading rubrics, and other aides to facilitate teaching.

Career Exploration Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

MassCIS Guide | Occupational Research Worksheet 

Resume Writing Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Effective Resume Guide | Resume Critique Rubric

LinkedIn Profile Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

LinkedIn Profile Guide | Profile Critique Rubric

Informational Interviewing Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Informational Interviewing Guide | Job Correspondence Guide

Handshake Job Information Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Job Analysis Outline

Online Job Search Site Analysis Assignment (pdf)

Career Fair Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Make the Most of Career Fairs | Myths & Realities | What to Wear | Elevator Pitch

Behavioral Interviewing Preparation Assignment (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Behavioral Interviewing Guide | Employers' Common Questions

Job-Qualifications Bridging Exercise (pdf)

Resource (pdf):

Job Analysis Outline

Skills Assessment Exercise (pdf)

Resources (pdfs):

Skills Inventory Form | Transferable Skills List

The Career & Co-op Center staff are eager to visit classes to introduce or discuss the ProPath model, or related topics. Please see our list of common classroom presentations and contact us to schedule one of these, or a presentation topic tailored to your specific needs. We look forward to working with you!

Career Services & Cooperative Education Center
450 University Crossing and O'Leary Library