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Take Career Readiness online at your own pace

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits

Course description

The world of work is changing at lightspeed, including the types of jobs people perform, the places they work, the technology they use, and the ways in which they communicate. Sophia's Career Readiness course is designed to introduce learners to key employability skills that will help them navigate the world of work and the uncertainties it can bring. Data shows that applying these employability skills is vital to career growth and professional success. In this course, students will learn how to assess, define, and amplify these skills throughout their life and career. *Due to potential content overlap with Introduction to Career Readiness, we recommend you check with your institution and/or advisor before enrolling in this course.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenges (formative assessments), 4 Milestones (summative assessments), and 3 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of this course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>Identify the essential skills that employers are looking for and are required in any role to be successful.</li><li>Develop your self and social awareness skill to become a stronger coworker and team member.</li><li>Recognize how your agility skill can help you anticipate and navigate changes in your studies, career, and life.</li><li>Explain the process of selecting and applying to a job.</li><li>Determine strategies to connect with your peers and colleagues in a more meaningful way.</li><li>Use your communication skill to convey your own ideas and work more effectively with others.</li><li>Effectively communicate your relevant skills and experience during a job interview.</li><li>Identify how to achieve your goals by solving problems in both professional and personal contexts.</li><li>Discover how to use your innovation skill to think creatively and take action when met with challenges and obstacles.</li><li>Use your initiative skill to identify new goals and opportunities in both professional and personal contexts.</li><li>Explore how productivity skills can help you perform optimally in your personal and professional life.</li><li>Identify how technology can help future-proof your career.</li><li>Examine how proficiency in employability skills can positively impact your career.</li></ul>

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