Career Readiness at HSU

This list highlights how career curriculum has been implemented throughout many HSU programs

(this is not meant to be an exhaustive list but rather highlights key partnerships).

Anthropology - ANTH 410 - Students in this Capstone course design a resume or CV with their current education and experience as well as a fantasy resume/CV that outlines experience they hope to gain in the next five years. Students then search for jobs, select a posting of choice, and then work in groups to design and conduct mock interviews for one another. 
Key Partners: Mary Scoggin, Mary Glenn 
 
Art - Art 410 - Students in the Art History Seminar participate in career planning with the Possible Lives Mapping exercise, search for and analyze a job posting, hear from alumni, and write resumes and cover letters. 
Key Partners: Heather Madar
 
ART 482 - Students in the Museum and Gallery Practices class, participating, in internships at local museums and other organizations prepare cover letters and resumes that reflect the experience they gained through the certification process and their internships.  
Key Partners: Berit Potter 
 
ART 498S - Students in Service Learning and Art Education 1/2 prepare teaching statements, artist statements, learn about cover letters, write resumes incorporating their Service Learning experiences, and watch/participate in optional mock interviews centered on careers in education and art. 
Key Partners: James Woglom
 
ART 437 - Students in Professional Practices prepare for careers as artists in many ways, such as hearing from practicing artists, writing artist's statements, and learning about varied types of resumes to produce one or more of their own. Some of these resume styles are specific to artists and include: gallery submission resumes and artist profiles, graphic and art designer resumes, traditional resumes, and Curriculum Vitaes. 
Key Partners: Nicole Hill 
 
Biology/Wildlife - Science 100 - Students in these "Becoming a Scientist in the 21st Century" courses participate in career exploration and planning through the Possible Lives Mapping activity and reverse engineer their career planning by looking at freshman on up to senior resume examples and plan their own timelines for gaining experience through volunteering, internships and research experiences. 
Key Partners: Dawn Goley, Gillian Black 
 
WLDF 485 - Students in this Senior Seminar participate in writing resumes or CVs, often with a focus on the difference between traditional and Federal resumes.  Students also participate in mock interviews and provide constructive feedback for one another. 
Key Partners: Sharon Kahara
 
Child Development - Child Development has integrated community-based learning at multiple levels including Service Learning and Academic Internships/Field Placements.  In preparation for placements, students produce resumes for community partners, apply for placements, and then follow up with updating their resumes/CVs prior to graduation. 
Key Partners: Meenal Rana
 
Communication - Comm 490 - All students in these capstone courses learn about resumes, graduate school applications, and interviewing.  Many iterations of this course incorporate delivering televised speeches based on research papers, reflecting these experiences on resumes, and participating in Zoom-based mock interviews. In Spring 2020 - students are creating videos centered around career advice for future students. 
Key Partners: Armeda Reitzel and Maxwell Schnurer 
 
Critical Race and Gender Studies - CRGS 485 - This professional development course integrates searching for career opportunities and graduate schools, writing resumes/CVs, practice interviewing, discussions about careers in CRGS, and provides a panel of CRGS Alumni. 
Key Partners - Jessica Urban, Kim Berry 
 
Economics - Econ 480/482 - This is a new course where students prepare for paid, Summer internships spread out throughout Northern California through partnerships with the Small Business Development Center. Students discuss how to be successful in a professional environment, network while in their internships, and write resumes and cover letters that reflect their experience at HSU and in their internships. 
Key Partners: Beth Wilson 
 
ECON 490 - The Economic Capstone course integrates searching for career opportunities and graduate schools, writing resumes/CVs, practice interviewing, and discussions about careers in economics. 
Key Partners: Beth Wilson 
 
Education - Education has integrated community-based learning at multiple levels including Observations and Field Placements.  In preparation for placements, students produce resumes for community partners, apply for placements, and then follow up with updating their resumes/CVs prior to graduation. 
Key Partners: Eric Van Duzer 
 
English - ENGL 120 - In the introduction to the English major and potential pathways, students explore careers related to english and learn about potential options in the job market. 
Key Partners: Michael Eldridge 
 
ENGL 460/461 - In these courses, students research career opportunities in publishing, editing, literature, media and public relations.  This involves intensive job searching, discipline specific approaches to wording on resumes including skills and keywords, detailed write-ups on organizations and professionals, guest lectures and interviews of career professionals, Yosso's cultural wealth model activites, and mock interviews centered around marketing their degree, education and hands-on experience. 
Key Partners: Janelle Adsit 
 
Environmental Resources Engineering - ERE has integrated career exploration, industry practices, and career readiness activities into a number of courses but one highlight unique to engineering is the amount of activities that they have integrated into major advising and club activities.  Major advisers work with students on a 4-year planning map that integrates academic and career planning in their advising sessions and these roadmaps are visited throughout a students years at Humboldt and integrate course activities and co-curricular planning.  The ERE club organizes activities and presentations focused on resumes, cover letters, REUs, Internships, Graduate School, federal resumes, job recruiters, and mock interviews.
Key Contact - Beth Eschenbach 
 
Environmental Science and Management - 
ESMs related Sci 100 courses integrate career exploration and planning activities and resume building activities designed to plan for volunteering, internships and research experiences. 
 
ESM 230 - Students conduct job searching activities in a flipped assignment and share jobs they found within groups during class, then participate in a possible lives planning activity focused on making the most of their chosen emphasis in ESM. 
 
ESM has worked to incorporate Career Planning, Resume Development and Interviewing into all of their capstone options for each of their pathways, tailored to their related fields. 
Key Partners - Lori Richmond, Steve Martin, Jenn Tarlton, Alison O'dowd and Yvonne Everette. 
 
Environmental Studies - ENST has worked to integrate career exploration, planning and readiness at every level throughout their major.  In ENST 120 - students learn about careers in ENST, jobs that make a difference and participate in the Possible Lives mapping activity.  They also do a rip file assignment that involves finding a job and writing a resume and application designed for that position. Students also hear from capstone students who come into share about their 4 year experience in the major.  
 
In ENST 395 - students revisit their rip files and mapping activities in preparation for their senior research or service project in 490.  
 
In ENST 490 they do a social change models career assessment, serve alongside professionals in the field through Service Learning, map concepts and skills built in throughout their major, build a list of items for their professional portfolios, find jobs in their chosen fields and redraft their resumes. They highlight these activities and summarize their experience in the major in a symposium/celebration at the end of the semester.
Key Partners: Sarah Ray, Loren Collins 
 
Geography - Geography 480 - In this course students work in groups to build maps for community organizations.  As part of the curriculum, students learn about networking, professionalism, and the nonprofit sectors.  Students participate in a Social Change Models Career Assessment and a Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model activity. 
Key Partners: Amy Rock 
 
Geog 310L - Students in this course explore career opportunities in Geography, participate in a Possible Lives Mapping Activity, and write resumes and cover letters or CVs and Statements of Purpose depending on their chosen paths.
Key Partners: Nicholas Perdue, Chelsea Teale and Matthew Derrick
 
History - HIST 210 - In this course, while learning historical methodology, students explore careers in history and begin to research potential professions and consider the job market. 
Key Partners - Rob Cliver, Anne Paulet, Dakota Hamilton 
 
HIST 398 - This is a stand-alone career workshop that runs for 8 weeks.  It includes career exploration, planning and mapping activities, job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews. 
Key Partners - Anne Paulet 
 
International Studies - INTL has integrated career exploration, planning, and readiness exercises at every level. In INTL's first year, GE courses, students join critical thinking with self analysis, exploration, and planning including a variation on the Possible Lives Mapping activity. 
 
In INTL 210 - students learn about careers in INTL and participate in  a rip file assignment that involves finding jobs and writing resumes and cover letters designed for one of those positions. 
 
INTL 320 - This is a standalone career workshop that runs 8 weeks, It includes career exploration, planning and mapping activities, job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, conduct an informational interview of a career professional, write a resume and cover letter, and participate in mock interviews. The final week of the workshop includes a Q and A panel with employers and alumni from INTL. 
 
In INTL 490 - Students finalize their resumes and CVs, revisit job searching and update their rip-file assignment, research graduate schools, and participate in a mock interview designed to help them fully articulate the value of their degree including their education, experience, language abilities and study abroad. 
Key Partner - Alison Holmes 
 
Recreation Administration/Kinesiology - These majors have integrated career readiness activities in connection with their Academic Internships/Field Placements and work on presenting themselves as emerging professionals in their fields in preparation for and during their placements.  In conjunction with their placements, students produce resumes featuring their hands-on learning experiences and the skills they developed throughout their tenure at HSU. 
 
Mathematics - Math 480 is an industry focused class on applied mathematics. Students work in groups on a real-life problem and use mathematical modeling to help a community partner.  In the process students explore industries related to mathematics and participate in career exploration, planning and mapping activities, job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, conduct an informational interview of a career professional, write a resume and cover letter, and participate in mock interviews.  Students all do virtual interviews with alumni both one-on-one and as a class. 
Key Partners: Bori Mazzag 
 
Music - MUS 453 - This is a standalone career workshop that includes career exploration centered on careers as performing artists, producers and composers.  It includes planning activities, job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, writing resumes and cover letters, and participating in mock interviews. 
Key Partners: Paul Cummings
 
Native American Studies - NAS 492 - Students in the Native American Studies Capstone research grad schools and potential careers, write resumes/cvs, participate in deep, career related reflections, and hear from professionals in related fields through guest lectures and panels. 
Key Partners: Cutcha Risling-Baldy
 
Political Science - PSCI 482 - Students participate in internships related to fields in political science. In addition to their internship assignments, students participate in job searching activities, career assessments and exploration, resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews. 
Key Partners: Loren Collins 
 
PSCI 437 - In Politics of Sustainability, students search for jobs in sustainability and write cover letters and resumes/CVs tailored to the jobs they selected. 
Key Partner: John Meyer 
 
Religious Studies - RS 395 - Students in this capstone learn about job searching, grad school planning, and write cover letters/statements and resumes/CVs based on their plans. 
Key Partners: Sara Hart, Steve Jenkins 
 
Theatre Arts: 
TA 315/415 - Students in Acting 3 and 4 work on developing auditioning materials, creating acting resumes, and practice auditioning. 
 
TA 494 - In the theatre capstone, students work on resume-writing, job-search activities, composing portfolios and building artists' websites that are directly tailored to their specific paths and interest in the field of theatre and that highlight their hands-on experience and education. 
Key Partners: Troy Lescher and Rae Robison
 
Social Work Social Work has integrated community-based learning at multiple levels including Service Learning and Academic Internships/Field Placements.  In preparation for placements, students produce resumes for community partners, apply for placements, and then follow up with updating their resumes/CVs prior to graduation. 
Key Partners: Yvonne Doble 
 
Sociology/Criminology and Justice Studies - 
SOC 372 - This is a standalone career workshop that runs 8 weeks, It includes career exploration, planning and mapping activities, job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews. The final week of the workshop includes a Q and A panel with employers representing nonprofits, education, government, advocacy and law enforcement. 
Key Partners: Mary Virnoche, Karen August, Clark Sugata, Elizabeth Rienzi, Sinan Celiksu, and Rene Byrd. 
 
SOC 472 - Students in this course learn about searching and applying for graduate programs, create CVs, write statements of purpose, learn about garnering letters of recommendation, receive a workshop on the GRE, and hear from a panel from professionals who have completed graduate programs. 
Key Partners: Mary Virnoche, Josh Meisel 
 
Spanish - The Spanish Capstone includes career exploration, planning and mapping activities (including the Possible Lives Mapping Activity), job search strategies and assignments on finding and analyzing job postings, resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews.  Students also learn about searching and applying for graduate programs, write statements of purpose and learn about garnering letters of recommendation. 
Key Partners: Lilianet Bintrup and Rosamel Benavides-Garb 

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