Career Planning: A Pathway to Employment

This course is designed to foster creative approaches to launching a new career. You will articulate best ways to make a first impression and analyze your strengths by creating a personal statement.  You will identify appropriate elements to make your resume stand out from the crowd.  You will also identify the most effective ways a cover letter can answer a job description, and how to best leverage social media in your job search.  In short, this course will help you to prepare for a new job. You will learn how to apply, network, leverage social media, interview, follow-up, and evaluate options through research and with the help of experienced faculty and talented professional.

Launching Your Career provides insight from industry leaders on job search, networking and interviewing. You will receive guidance and best practice tips on how to master the interview and professionally close the loop.  You will also compose a thank you note and clearly relate your ideal career to existing job titles and offers.

This course is not eligible to be evaluated for Kennesaw State University course credit.

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  • All USG sponsored MOOCs, designed and delivered by KSU faculty, are available at no charge to KSU students, faculty and staff via their NetID.

  • Open Online Course: All participants have the option to audit this course at no charge. All elements of the course, except the graded assignments are available.

    Open Educational Resources: This course makes use of open educational resources, and we support the use of these resources and encourage their sharing.

    Course Certificate: Learners who are seeking formal recognition for successfully completing each of the levels of the Career Options: Exploring a New Career course may do so by purchasing the Coursera Course Certificate for $49. This provides access to the graded assignments, as well as a digital course certificate that can be shared with your network. Financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford the fee. Learn more and apply from within the course.

    • Ana Baida

      Ana T. Baida, Ed.D.

      Executive Director

      Department of Career Planning and Development

    • Wes Rhea

      Wes Rhea, J.D.

      Senior Lecturer

      Information Systems

    • Dan Stotz

      Dan Stotz, M.S., CPI

      Director, Online Executive Education

      Michael J. Coles College of Business