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Course Description

This career development course introduces students to the practical knowledge required to succeed in the current and future world of work. Students will acquire practical knowledge through reflective and experiential learning activities and engage in the development of self-marketing materials (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and interview preparation). Within the context of career development, issues related to mental well-being, diversity, intercultural competencies, and the implications of disclosure and accommodation will be studied.

Open to all undergraduate students, with the exception of B.Comm and Co-op students

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

1. Identify the key skills relevant in today’s labour market and those anticipated in the future.

2. Articulate your employability, including strengths, personality, interests, both technical and transferable skills, and personal achievements for the purposes of self-marketing.

3. Determine potential occupational paths and develop a career action plan outlining goals for gaining relevant experience during undergraduate studies.

4. Create effective self-marketing tools, including a targeted resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.

5. Develop professional relationships and identify job prospects by communicating your value when networking.

6. Assess the needs of an employer and the best method of presenting your skills and value in a job interview.

7. Examine key concepts of inclusivity and accessibility and discuss the benefits that a diverse workplace provides to organizations and employees.

8. Identify your rights and responsibilities at work as defined in key legislation such as Occupational Health and Safety, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability              Act, Human Rights Code.

Course Topics

  • The Labour Market of Today and the Labour Market of the Future 

  • Skills Exploration 

  • Career Planning & Decision Making. 

  • Job Search, the Hiring Process & Employer Perspective 

  • Crafting an Effective Resume 

  • Crafting an Effective Application Package  

  • Interview Process and Preparation 

  • Effective Interview Answers 

  • Opportunity Searching & Networking 

  • Intercultural Competences 

  • Accessible Workplaces 

  • Wellness, Resilience, Rights & Responsibilities at Work  

Additional Requirements

Pre-Requisite(s): 4.00 credits

Co-Requisite(s): None

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Enrolment may be restricted to non-BComm and non-Co-op students.


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Professional Identity & Career Action Plan 20% 1, 2, 3
Targeted Application and LinkedIn Assignment 25% 2, 4
Video Interview 20% 6
Career Interview Assignment 25% 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Reflective Discussion 10% 7
Total 100%  


Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Career Ready: Develop Your Future
September 05, 2024 to November 29, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook
You may purchase your course textbook, or other required/supplementary reading and learning materials, from the University of Guelph Bookstore or the Guelph Campus Co-op Bookstore, or from another third-party seller.
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