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BUS 167 W — Mapping Your Path to Career Satisfaction

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Online course (System Requirements)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Nov 17
Drop Deadline: Sep 28
Unit: 1
Tuition: $490
Addtl. Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
Limit: 35
Instructor(s): Kathleen Sexton
Status: Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 9/28 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 10/3 at 5:00 pm (PT).
Fall
Date(s)
Sep 25—Nov 17
8 weeks
Drop By
Sep 28
1 Unit
Fees
$490
Addtl. Fee: $30 (non-refundable)
Instructor(s):
Kathleen Sexton
Limit
35
Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 9/28 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 10/3 at 5:00 pm (PT).
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Imagine that your career is plotted out on a map. You’ve already crossed some territory, but it hasn’t led you to career satisfaction. Where do you go next? How do you avoid wrong turns and dead ends? This course will take you on a journey of self-discovery to learn how to navigate your quest toward career satisfaction. The course will serve as your compass for exploring the impact of your previous travels and how they can influence future routes. You will identify your directional guideposts such as interests, values, work environment preferences, skills, and personality style. The course will also help you discover hidden treasures such as forgotten dreams, motivators, and resources, and teach you how to navigate around your inner critic and fears.

We will use the career assessments Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report and SkillScan, as well as videos, self-reflection activities, assignments, and discussion for this self-exploration. You will find this course beneficial if you’re plotting the first stop on your career journey, next steps, reentry, or a path toward retirement. You will leave the course with a plan for the next steps on your career map, and will be equipped with tools to help manage internal roadblocks.



WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE COURSES UNIQUE:

  • Course sizes are limited.
    You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 35 participants.

  • Frequent interaction with the instructor.
    You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.

  • Study with a vibrant peer group.
    Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.

  • Direct feedback from the instructor.
    Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.

  • Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
    Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.

  • This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.
    To learn more about the program, visit our About Us page. For more information on the online format, please visit the FAQ page.

This course includes a non-refundable MBTI assessment fee of $30 to be paid at the time of registration. In addition, students will need to self-enroll in the $14.95 SkillScan assessment. More information will be provided when the course starts.

Grade restriction: No letter grade.

Kathleen Sexton, Manager of Learning and Employee Development, County of Santa Clara; CEO, Kairos Learning

Kathleen Sexton is a master practitioner of the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment, and is a nationally certified career counselor. In Stanford’s Learning and Development Department, she developed the staff career development program, COMPASS. Sexton received an MS in counseling from SF State.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Tieger, Baron and Tieger, Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, 5th Edition (ISBN 978-0316236737)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)