Module 4 Professional Development Learning Goals & Outcomes

By Module 4, students have covered all of the content for each of the

Key Learning Goals

Core Competencies of Module 4:

  • Refine and execute job search strategies and habits
  • Utilize community for support in job search
  • Continue utilizing a mentor for the job search support
  • Continue industry learning for on the job success

Module 4 Outcomes

By the end of Module 4, we aim for students to achieve Level III readiness in all five core competencies of our curriculum.

(Note: SIAT = Student is able to)

Networking Level III:

  • SIAT identify contacts outside their immediate network from companies/industries that align with their interests
  • SIAT identify relevant contacts from companies with positions they want to pursue
  • SIAT research company and contact to come up with relevant questions for coffee meetings or job shadows
  • SIAT analyze takeaways from conversations to apply to own career goals and use in job application

Interviewing Level III:

  • SIAT analyze strengths and apply them to new contexts in their current work at Turing and how to achieve their career goals
  • SIAT describe their goals for their career and values that align with a specific company they plan to interview with
  • SIAT make connections between skills/mindsets from previous career to specific position/company they plan to interview with to describe why they are a good fit
  • SIAT provide relevant examples/utilize STAR in either interview prep or real interviews
  • SIAT demonstrate reflection on and improvement in interview responses
  • SIAT reflect on and describe their approach to problem-solving in whiteboarding/live coding sessions

Materials Level III:

  • SIAT describe why they are a good fit for a position based on job description using their identity, strengths, and values
  • SIAT create a revised resume that highlights technical skills, transferable skills, and career interests
  • SIAT create a final portfolio that showcases projects visually with descriptions that demonstrate their abilities and successes
  • SIAT write a cover letter tailored to a specific position at a specific company utilizing best practices for cover letter writing
  • SIAT update their LinkedIn profile with all necessary components and with meaningful connections in the industry

Job Search Strategies Level III:

  • SIAT describe all components of their job search strategy and how they work together
  • SIAT analyze job postings and company websites to identify alignment with interests and skills
  • SIAT describe how opportunities they decide to pursue match their career goals and interests
  • SIAT describe at least 3 companies/industries they are interested in pursuing
  • SIAT create and maintain a job search tracking system

Negotiations Level III:

  • SIAT discuss effective negotiation strategies
  • SIAT create their own strategy for approaching negotiations in their job offers based on their values, identity, and needs
  • SIAT analyze job offers and utilize negotiating strategies for approaching them