BUS 01 W — What’s Next? Strategies for Identifying Your Ideal Career Path
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Feb 20—Mar 22
Refund Deadline: Feb 23
Instructor(s): Joslyn Johnson
Class Recording Available: Yes
This course is for those who are launching their career, looking to pivot careers, or wanting to identify how they can best leverage their abilities to advance their current career. In this course, we will take a panoramic view of what you can contribute in the workplace. You will mine your personal and professional learning experiences to gain a better understanding of who you are and the value you bring to an organization, and learn how to home in on a path that will lead you to success. Purpose plays an important role in building a meaningful career but often can feel more like an abstract concept rather than one with practical implications. We will learn how to demystify and identify your purpose, leverage that purpose to impact others, and develop a strategy toward career development that aligns with your purpose. Students will come away from the course with a greater understanding of how to achieve career consolidation (when one’s personal identity aligns with one's social identity in the workplace). Come prepared to participate in activities, be reflective, hear narratives of meaningful work, and develop a practical plan to pave the way to your ideal career.
Joslyn Johnson focuses on empowering professionals to hone their strengths, identify their career paths, and reach their innate potential. She formerly served as the associate dean of career education at Stanford. Johnson oversees career initiatives for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. She received a PhD in adult, professional, and community education from Texas State University.
Career Educator; Certified Mediator; Executive and Life Coach
Textbooks for this course:
(Recommended) Toni Warner, The Reset, A High Achiever’s Guide to Freedom and Fulfillment: Your Step-By-Step Roadmap for Getting Unstuck (ISBN 978-1954047471)