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MATH102-1404A-22 Introduction to College Math
Task Name:     Phase 5 Discussion Board
Deliverable Length:     2 parts: See assignment details

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Summative Discussion Board

Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs on the following:

    What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
    How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
    What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?

UNIV201-1404A-16 Career Planning and Management
Task Name:     Phase 5 Discussion Board
Deliverable Length:     2 parts: See assignment details

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.

Throughout this course, you have gained insight into yourself, various organizations, and potential career fields. You have acquired knowledge and skills that will set you up for success as you move forward with your career planning. But career planning and management does not stop here. Now, you have the opportunity to ensure you create your own career success. What will you do to make your career a success?

Think of your career development in three stages where each stage answers different questions:

    Stage 1: Who am I? Explore your personality, interests, strengths and values.
    Stage 2: Where do I want to go? Connect yourself to the world of work. What are the occupations that may fulfill who you are? What do you see yourself doing in your role? In what types of environments, companies, industries, and so forth do you want to work?
    Stage 3: How do I get there? Once you know what you want, how can you market yourself into that career opportunity? Or, if you are currently in the career you want, how do you get to where you want to go next as you advance in your career/company?

Using the above three stages as a guide, answer the following questions:

    What stage of career development are you currently in?
    What do you want your future career to be?
    What do you still need to do or learn to progress through your current stage?
    What potential obstacles do you see for yourself in getting through the stage you are in?

    No matter which stage you are currently in, networking is one of the most powerful ways you will find your future career success.
    Select which question to answer based on your current stage:

    In Stage 1—the “who am I” stage—people in your closest network (or your professional career coach) may be able to help you gain insight into your own strengths and be a sounding board as you explore your interests and values. That’s networking. What specific things have you done—or might you do—to use networking in this stage?
    In Stage 2—the “where do I want to go” stage—you can learn about an occupation or company through informational interviewing, which means talking to people doing the job you want to do. That’s networking. What specific things have you done—or might you do—to use networking in this stage? How specifically have you—or will you—do this? How might you benefit in doing these things?
    In Stage 3—the “how do I get there” stage—you can get your next job through “word of mouth” or hearing about an opportunity from a friend of a friend. That’s networking. In fact, about 70–80% of people will find their next job through networking. What specific things have you done—or might you do—to use networking in this stage?

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

    Is your classmate in the same or different stage than you? How can you relate to where he or she is at? Do you think this person is already on the right track with his or her plans? Do you have any tips or insights to help him or her move forward?
    Do you have any networking tips, knowledge, resources, or connections that might help your classmate? (In other words, how might you be able to be a part of your classmate’s network through the help you are giving here and even after this class ends?!)
    Are there any questions your classmates posed that you could help them answer?











UNIV201-1404A-16 Career Planning and Management
Task Name:     Phase 5 Individual Project
Deliverable Length:     500–800 words

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The most successful careers generally do not just happen—they are built through consideration and planning. You are likely in school because you want to build your future career success. And YOU are making that happen right now! Education is one valuable part of the career success equation, but what other things do you need to find career success?

Reflect on each of the following areas and answer the questions to explore how each may potentially influence your career success and what you can do to address it now:

Work Experience

When considering recent graduates for jobs, employer surveys have shown that employers place more emphasis on work experience—especially experience gained while in school—than they do on academic credentials (such as GPA and major). Reflect on your level of experience to see how you will stack up against the competition when you are ready to enter the job market and think about what you can do to ensure success:

Do you currently have experience in your target career field? If so, how many years and what type of experience? How will this experience help you as you advance your career? (If you are not yet sure of your specific career target, than make a note of that, and pick a field you might be considering from your research in Phase 2 of the class.)
If you do not yet have experience in your target career, what are some of things you will do to get experience (volunteer, internship, job shadowing, etc.)? How might you find ways to gain experience? Where would you want to do this? When would you ideally want to start getting your experience? If you are advancing in your current career, how will you gain new experiences to help get you to the next level?
What are some of the resources and support you might have available to you to help you create a plan to get experience?


As you explored in your Discussion Board assignment for this phase, relationships matter when it comes to career success. Networking is not just for people who are looking for a job, but for everyone, and the best time to build your relationships and network is now. Reflect on what you can do now to continue to build your network:

Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to networking. On a scale of 1–10 (10 being extremely comfortable), how comfortable are you personally with networking, and why? In what ways do you think you could increase your comfort level score by just one point?
Based on what you have explored and learned throughout this course, how well-established do you think your network is? Are there people you never thought of as being in your network but now realize they are? If so, how might you let them know that you consider them as a part of your network!?
How might you add new people to your network?
Do you have your profile on a professional networking site? If not, what are your future plans for capitalizing on this tool? As with everything on the Web, you want to make sure anything you publish online represents you well. Employers and important people are searching for you now. How will you make sure your future—or current—professional networking profile is showing your professional brand well?

Final Questions

What was it like for you to answer these questions (easy, hard, scary, exciting, etc.), and why?
Did you know you have your own dedicated career coach assigned to you to support you through every phase of your career? How do you think having a professional career coach as your partner will help you find career success? What will you do to tap into this resource?
If you do not yet know all the answers, or want to learn more about how you can ensure your future career success, what will you do?
What obstacles and challenges do you anticipate as you continue your career planning and management?
What steps will you take in the next month to continue to ensure your career success?

Remember, you have your own dedicated career coach to help you now or even long after you graduate and continue to advance in your career. Make sure you are tapping into this resource and partnership for your career success. You can contact your career coach today to schedule a phone appointment by e-mailing [email protected]



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