Create a Career Profile For Your Online Students

College students, especially those studying online, are often motivated to enroll as a way to enter a new field or advance in their current jobs. The Learning House’s latest report shows that career goals are a top priority for these students. Direct assistance with these goals is, however, often left to the career center or advisors to manage, or react to, if and when students decide to seek assistance.

What can instructors do at the course level to help prepare students to meet their career goals? Chances are that you have some practical experience working in the field you teach, as well as a professional network of peers. Consider creating a specialized resource, or collection of resources, to share with your students. A “career profile” is one way to organize relevant information, providing a starting point for career exploration and development, as well as job search basics.

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