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Free Online Course for SFU Alumni
This course is perfect for not only alumni, but also SFU students who are close to graduating.
If you’re spinning your wheels in your career, feeling overwhelmed by what’s next, or have the sense that your career is happening to you, you aren’t alone. The modern career landscape is vastly different from the one traveled by the generations of professionals who came before us, and yet we’ve been taught all of the same rules and expectations for how we should move through the world.
In this free four week e-course, we’ll break free of those outdated expectations and explore the new rules of the career road. Join Career Strategist & Certified Professional Coach Carole Ann Penney to get unstuck and get into the driver’s seat of your own professional life. We’ll explore key mindsets and practical tools that will help you to define your own direction and recharge your momentum in the modern job market—so that you can confidently move forward with intention and adaptability.
The course site opens to participants on September 6, 2022, but when you "attend" class is entirely up to you. Our online course is without set class meetings. Instead, "class" is really the collection of video lectures that are available on-demand. Each week a new section of the course will be posted, and you can watch that content.
By the end of this course you will:
- Let go of old guidance about what your career should look like.
- Define what drives you.
- Map out your career vision.
- Get clear on your personal measures of success.
- Open up greater possibilities for creating your own meaningful career path.
- Create an action plan to put what you’ve learned into practice so that you can make intentional, informed decisions about your next steps.
How it works
Each week, you will watch a series of videos that cover key course concepts and guide you through your own reflection. You will receive a PDF workbook that you can download and print to complete activities and capture your takeaways.
During the course, you will try on new mindsets, work through reflective exercises that help you apply those mindsets to your specific career path and engage with your peers.
We will also have a private Linkedin discussion forum where you can engage with the broader community in the Career Success Course, ask questions and share resources.
This course is offered in partnership with more than a dozen alumni offices including McMaster University, St Lawrence University and Bryn Mawr College. Alumni from partner schools will also participate in the LinkedIn Discussion Group allowing for increased networking and more diverse perspectives.
Each week you will:
- Engage with course videos
- Complete reflective exercises in weekly workbooks
- Track your progress
- Capture key takeaways and action steps
The course site opens to participants on September 6, 2022, but when you "attend" class is entirely up to you. Our online course is without set class meetings. Instead, "class" is really the collection of video lectures that are available on-demand. Each week a new section of the course will be posted, and you can watch that content. However, you can always go back and review the previous content. After you've studied the readings and watched the video lectures, you'll head over to the course forums to respond to the weekly discussion questions and interact with the professor, teaching assistants, and your classmates.