Engaging Students in Career Exploration through Strategic Planning

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Knowing that successful students who complete their degrees have made strategic decisions about their academic programs and courses to take (Martin, Galentino, & Townsend, 2014), it stands to reason that teaching students how to make strategic decisions about their career options would increase their success in obtaining their dream jobs.  This interactive workshop will focus on actionable strategies that Career Center professionals can use to guide students who are exploring career options. Participants will learn how to walk students through three strategic planning processes that have been adapted for individual career planning. These are the Environmental Scan, the SWOTT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, and Trends), and the Organizational Culture Assessment.  Participants will also learn how to track and measure progress when their students use these strategies.

Martin, K., Galentino, R., & Townsend, L. (2014). Community college student success: The role of motivation and self-empowerment. Community College Review, 42(3), 221-241. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1543467007?accountid=35812.

 

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 Trending Now: New Jersey Career Center Consortium’s Spring 2018 Conference