Module 3 Professional Development

Overview

Our approach to Mod 3 is to build on the competencies covered in the previous modules so that students can refine their resumes and interview skills, build portfolios, write effective cover letters, and execute their job search strategies.

Find more specifics here on Mod 3 Key Learning Goals & Outcomes.

Lessons & Activities

Deliverables & Due Dates

By the end of Mod 3, you should have completed the following:

  1. Exit Tickets for each of the async lessons. These should be completed by EOD Friday of the respective week.
  2. Optimize LinkedIn for Job Search
    • Fill out profile thoroughly
    • Use a targeted Headline and remove student (if applicable)
    • Use the best keywords throughout the profile -headline, summary, experience, education and skills section
    • Your updated LinkedIn should be finalized by EOD Friday of Week 2
  3. Updated Resume:
    • The resume goal in Mod 3 is to have a complete version of your technical resume that is ATS Friendly and meets the requirements of a technical resume
    • You will use your completed resume in week 5 via resume review activities
    • Your updated resume should be finalized by EOD Friday of Week 4
  4. Create a Cover Letter:
    • Tailor your cover letter from a job description
    • You will use this cover letter and job description during the week 5 homeroom group
    • Your cover letter draft should be finalized by EOD Tuesday of Week 5
  5. Final drafts of resume, coverletter and LinkedIn are due **EOD Friday of Week 5 through the end of mod self-evaluation survey

    Terminal Portfolio

    • Setting up your Terminal Portfolio is optional for Mod 3.
    • Portfolios can be submitted anytime during the inning, as long as its before 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.

Repeating the Module

For students repeating Module 3, they are not required to attend workshops again unless they would like to. Instead, they will create specific goals to work on during the module using this plan. They will continue to meet with their Homeroom and Mix It Up groups on Wednesday afternoons.