Career Curriculum

HSU's Strategic Plan calls for Career Readiness and Professional Development - Find the excerpts here

Outcome 1.4a: Education and campus life are connected with career/life mentoring to help students apply what they learn and experience at HSU to what they will do after graduating.

Objective 1.4a.2: Ensure that every academic program has at least one applied learning opportunity for majors.

Objective 1.4a.3: Partner with Tribal Nations, regional communities, and others to strengthen internship, mentoring, service learning, and job opportunities that foster students’ professional development.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers outlines the following competencies for career readiness among college graduates:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound [change to effective?] reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems [change to manage responsibilities?]. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her[/their] mistakes.
  • Career Management: Identify and articulate one's skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles [change to orientations?], [abilities] and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

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