CS113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional Unit 9 Career Action Plan Assignment
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CS113: Academic Strategies for the Business Professional

Unit 9 Career Action Plan Assignment

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Develop your own Career Action Plan based on information you have gained in this course. Consider information from course Readings, Assignments, and Discussions.

  1. Career Action Plan:

Take some time to think seriously about where you would like to be in your future career and how you will get there. Once you have generated some ideas, respond to all items listed below:

Career Goal: Your career goal should be a goal that you can realistically accomplish in approximately 2–5 years. Your responses for items A – C below should be a minimum of 10 complete sentences each.

  1. A. My Present – Where are you right now in terms of your career progress?  What current strengths and weaknesses can you identify?  What current skills and experiences do you have that make you stand out?  This question is important because it will help you to establish a clear picture of your current skills, experiences, and areas for improvement as well. You will want to make sure to reflect upon recent course readings, discussions, and activities that have helped you to recognize your strengths, weaknesses, interests, and abilities.
  2. My Future – Describe where you would like to be in terms of your career in the next 2-5 years.  Identify at least one short-term goal (1-2 years) and one long-term goal (2-5 years) related to your career progress, making sure to note connections between the goals.   Explain why each goal is important and what you will gain internally and externally as you achieve these goals.
  3. My Path – Describe your strategy for success by explaining the route you will take to move from point A (my present), to point B (progress towards achieving goals), to point C (achievement of short-term goals) and all the way to point D (achievement of long-term goals). Make sure to also identify at least two specific career resources from the Unit 9 Reading that you might make use of as you are working towards achieving your career goal and explain why these resources will be helpful.  
  4. Your Actions: What are some of the steps or ACTIONS you will need to complete in order to get your desired outcome (minimum three steps/actions)? Make sure to include a projected completion date for each step/action.   Include a mix of short-term and long-term action items/completion dates.

Step/Action Item + Completion Date #1:

Step/Action Item + Completion Date #2:

Step/Action Item + Completion Date #3:

  1.  Networking & Career Building:

Carefully consider information from the Unit 8 and 9 Readings regarding networking and career building, and respond to the following items:

  1.  Explain the steps you will take within the next 2-5 years to develop a stronger professional network.  Tip: Refer to the Networking for Career Success information located in the Unit 8 Reading as you prepare to respond to this item.  Your response should be a minimum of 10 complete sentences.
  2. Identify at least two professional skills you will need to strengthen in order to be successful in your career field and explain how you might apply these skills in a professional situation.  Tip: Refer to the Taking Control of Your Career Strategy information located in the Unit 9 Reading as you prepare to respond to this item.  Your response should be a minimum of 10 complete sentences.

Review the grading rubric before submitting this Activity.

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Unit 9 Assignment Grading Rubric

Quantitative Analysis: (point breakdown)Points possible Points earned
Career Action Planning & Resources30.0
Networking & Career Building10.0
Style (spelling, grammar, and sentence structure) – 20% as outlined in the Assignment grading rubric located in the Syllabus.
Total points 40.0

 

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