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(CRDEV 202) Designing Your Life

The course employs a design thinking approach to help students design their future careers with three criteria in mind A life in which who you are, what you believe, and what you do all line up together. This course takes students through the process of designing their personal, educational and professional life by aligning their ideals with family, church, and profession. Students are taught a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their academic and vocation plans. This course deals with issues ranging from how to find and experience meaningful work to how to network and get an interview.

Credit Hours 1.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an essential overview of design thinking and a design point of view.
  • Illustrate methods for designing career and life.
  • Implement introductory concepts of establishing professional contacts and mentors.
  • Develop a concept of a coherent, successful life to guide career choices.
  • Evaluate their education and background and how it fits in the marketplace.
  • Integrate their career experiences with their own vocational vision.
  • Develop a preliminary post-graduation plan.
  • Evaluate challenges and opportunities in international employment.
  • Develop their use of business English.
  • Investigate and critique ethical behavior.
  • Distinguish between the operations and challenges of personal and business problems.
  • Explain and demonstrate the importance of working with others.
  • Interpret the need for continual learning.