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Designing Your Career (Stanford Uni)

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Last Updated:2022-03-21
Course level:Intermediate
Course Duration: 5h

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Course Content

11 sections • 28 lecture • 7h 33m total length

What You will learn

  • The short module is structured to help you take practical steps toward designing your career.
  • It uses a design thinking approach to help people of any age and academic background develop a constructive and effective approach to designing their vocation.
  • This course is primarily comprised of 5 career-oriented vocational wayfinding concepts, illustrated through videos and expanded through personal reflections and exercises.

Course Curriculum / Content

Introduction
Welcome to the Designing Your Career module. Whether you’re exploring what you might want to do next or you’ve already identified a role or organization that you would like to be a part of, this short module is structured to help you take practical steps toward designing your career.It uses a design thinking approach to help people of any age and academic background develop a constructive and effective approach to designing their vocation. This course is primarily comprised of 5 career-oriented vocational wayfinding concepts, illustrated through videos and expanded through personal reflections and exercises.To get started, scroll down...

  • Welcome to Designing Your Career
  • Survey

The Outsider Problem
You will learn about the basics of the career development process, take stock of where you stand and then strategize going forward.

The Informational Interview

The Networking Reframe

Networking Your Way to Job Search Success

The Elevator Conversation

The Offer Search

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Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. People of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are welcome to use the course.
  • This course is self-paced and non-linear. Feel free to explore the different sections at your own speed, and know that it's okay to jump around.

Target Audience

  • University Students
  • Fresh Graduates
  • Job Seekers in General

Material Includes

  • Vidoes
  • Quizes
  • Self reflections
  • Assignments
  • Further Reading

Description

Description

This online course uses a design thinking approach to help people of any age and academic background develop a constructive and effective approach to designing their vocation. This course is primarily comprised of 5 career-oriented vocational wayfinding concepts, illustrated through videos and expanded through personal reflections and exercises.

Designing Your Career is a class created by the Stanford Life Design Lab that helps individuals design their lives and careers.

Course Staff

John Armstrong, Lecturer and Fellow, Stanford Life Design Lab
Ben Bowman, Stanford Life Design Lab Intern
Kathy Davies, Managing Director, Stanford Life Design Lab
Dave Evans, Co-Founder, Stanford Life Design Lab
Bill Burnett, Co-Founder, Stanford Life Design Lab

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