Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read the articles Teaching Writing Skills That Enhance Student Success in Future Employment ; An Inner Barrier to Career Development: Preconditions of the Impostor Phenomenon and Consequences for Career Development (Links to an external site.); and 9 Questions Thatll Help You Find Your Dream Career (Links to an external site.); watch the video Business, Management & Administration (Links to an external site.); and review the General Education Curriculum found in General Academic Information and Policies (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford University Catalog. This catalog addresses the core competencies that the general education courses must cover: Ethical Reasoning, Written Communication, Oral and Interpersonal Communication, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Reflect: Think about the core competencies as previously mentioned, and ponder your time taking general education courses. Reflect on the specific courses not associated with your college major and determine the level of new information you have acquired that relates to the core competencies. You must also think about a potential job you might apply to once you graduate and determine what skills you developed through general education courses that make you qualified for a specific job.
Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts: Review a job description through a job website (e.g., Career Builder (Links to an external site.), Monster (Links to an external site.), etc.) in your desired career field. Please provide the job title and the link to the job description. Identify at least five skills you have obtained through your general education courses that will make you successful at this job. Demonstrate with at least two examples how your newly acquired knowledge and skills have shaped both your personal and professional development. Describe your plans for putting your education to use within your community.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference entries of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (see In-Text Citation Helper (Links to an external site.)) and references (see Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)).
Required Resources Articles
Coyle, J. P. (2010). Teaching writing skills that enhance student success in future employment (Links to an external site.). Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning, 3, 195-200. doi:10.22329/celt.v3i0.3262 The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the ERIC database in the Ashford University Library. The author of this article stresses the importance for college students to develop better writing skills in college, because employers seek effective writers. The ability to write effectively can have a positive impact on work performance. This article will assist you with your Reflecting on General Education and Career discussion this week.
Neureiter, M., & Traut-Mattausch, E. (2016). An inner barrier to career development: preconditions of the impostor phenomenon and consequences for career development (Links to an external site.). Frontiers in Psychology, 1-15. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00048 The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The authors of this article completed a study in which imposter feelings that lead to fears of failure and success decreased ones ability to effectively plan a career and, thus, impacts ones level of motivation. This article will assist you with your Reflecting on General Education and Career discussion this week.
The Muse. (2013, November 1). 9 questions thatll help you find your dream career (Links to an external site.). Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/11/01/9-questions-thatll-help-you-find-your-dream-career/#222ce1fc23bb This article provides nine questions that help the reader think more about how to achieve the career they have always wanted. The questions focus on current skills and qualities that allows the reader decide if a career change is necessary. This article will assist you with your Reflecting on General Education and Career discussion this week.
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Radcliff, R. (Writer). (2007). Business, management & administration (Links to an external site.) [Series episode]. In P. Iacono and A. S. Weber (Executive Producers), The complete career clusters. Retrieved from https://fod.infobase.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=34900&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref The full version of this video is available through the Films on Demand database in the Ashford University Library. This video has several segments that provide information on how to get into a green career through fields related to business, management, and administration jobs. It further describes how companies can be greener to make the world more sustainable, such as recycling boxes and any plastics. This video will assist you with your Reflecting on General Education and Career discussion this week.
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Ashford University. (n.d.). General Academic Information and Policies (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.ashford.edu/general-academic-information-policies.htm This web page provides information about Ashford Academic Policies and will assist you in your Reflecting on General Education and Career discussion this week.