Module 4 Professional Development

Overview

Our approach to Module 4 is to review Professional Development curriculum and strategies in order to refine and execute a successful job search. Areas of focus include outreach and networking, resume and cover letter best practices, interview strategies, refining job search strategies, and negotiating an offer. Find more specifics here on Mod 4 Key Learning Goals & Outcomes.

Lessons & Activities

Deliverables & Due Dates

Week 2:

  • The exit ticket for the Async Negotiations lesson is due Tuesday, EOD of week 2.
  • Please submit questions about the lesson and negotiation process as you complete the exit survey. During the live session, we will answer as many questions as possible.
  • Please submit questions via the survey by EOD Tuesday of Week 2

Week 4:

Week 5:

  • In response to feedback from Career Specialists, portfolio updates should be made by the end of week 5.
  • The goal is to have a polished portfolio before graduation.
  • Complete the self-evaluation survey by the EOD Friday of Week 5.

Weekly Discussion Guidelines & Prompts

Every Wednesday afternoon, you’ll meet with other students to discuss and collaborate on your professional development. Read through the overview on the Homeroom Groups page to understand what this will look like. Homeroom groups are with your cohort only and happen in Weeks 1-5 while Mix It Up groups are groups that are mixed across the entire student body and happen in Weeks 2 and 4.

Early Graduation Requirements

For students that have signed a job offer and still want to receive a graduation certificate, please reach out to your instructors to follow up on next steps. The below is provided as a general outline of expectations.

  • Attend and maintain above 80% attendance for the first 3 weeks of classes
  • Successfully complete the first project
  • Complete your alumni portfolio for terminal
  • Complete a 30/60/90 day plan outlining your professional development goals. This article may be helpful as a guide. You can use a copy of this template for your submission.

Repeating the Module

For students repeating Module 4, they are not required to attend workshops again unless they would like to. Instead, they will meet with the Career Development team, and using their self-evaluation from their first time through Mod 4, they will create specific goals to work on during the module. They will continue to meet with their Homeroom and Mix It Up groups on Wednesday afternoons.