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Cornell University    
  Dec 16, 2017
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ALS 2200 - Make Your Mark: Essential Professional Skills to Launch Your Career

Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

J. DeRosa, L. Gillespie, D. Viands.

Course will provide opportunities for students to identify and develop the professional skills employers and graduate and professional schools seek in college graduates. Students will engage in self-assessment to determine their current level of competency in key professional skills such as self-awareness/personal impact, critical thinking, teamwork, information management, and relationship building. Through interactive activities, assignments, and a group project students will hone some of the professional skills during the course and learn how to create a strategy for continued growth opportunities and personal development.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to identify and describe the key professional skills employers and graduate schools look for in college graduates.

Outcome 2: Use StrengthsQuest to recognize and develop natural strengths while at Cornell and in future career.

Outcome 3: Students will discover their current level of competency around 8 professional skill clusters through the administration of the CALS Professional Skills Self-Assessment.

Outcome 4: Student awareness of the resources available to enable self-direct efforts in professional skill development while at Cornell.

Outcome 5: Students will create a personal learning plan to facilitate on-going personal development.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to define emotional intelligence and recognize the role it plays in one’s career.

Outcome 7: Student will learn about, engage in discussion, and demonstrate the professional skills needed by employers and graduate schools through assignments, case studies, and lectures.

Outcome 8: Students will ascertain the benefit of reflection to promote continuous learning through the use of regular journaling assignments throughout the course.

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