CAREER COMPASS PROGRAM UNITS AND CREDITS

Class of 2021 and Beyond

Required to complete six 0.5 credit courses, EGR 1001, EGR 1002, EGR 2003, EGR 2004, EGR 3005 and EGR 3006, for a total of 3 credits.

Engineering Profession (EP)

Students will be able to describe what engineers do and the profession’s impact on individuals and society..

Setting the Stage for Personal Success (S)

Students will be able to identify their own learning styles and career aspirations. Students will describe team functions and how they can contribute to a team. Students will apply ethical codes to academic situations.

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Students will apply time management skills to their academic lives and will be able to incorporate career searches into their normal routines.

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

Students will prepare a professional resume and be able to demonstrate the basics of technical oral and written reports.

INFORMATION

 

EP0—Survey: Pre-Assessment

EP1—Video: What is Engineering? And quiz

EP2—Video: The Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century and quiz

EP3—Approved Career Compass event: (answer questions in TopHat)

EP4 – Join student chapter of a Professional Society

 

S1—Video: Ethical behavior in the Engineering Profession and quiz

S2—CliftonStrengths: After reading your Signature Themes Report, answer four questions.
 

 

P1—Approved Career Compass event (answer questions in TopHat)

P2—Video: Time Management Skills for Students and quiz

 

C1—Video: Technical Writing Skills and quiz

C2— Critique: your technical writing

C3—UCC Workshop: Resume Writing

C4 - Upload draft resume into TopHat.
 

Engineering Profession (EP)

Setting the State for Professional Success (S)

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

INTERACTION

 

EP4—Video: Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
(online quiz)

EP5—Attend Patrick J. Cunningham Jr. and Susan Ward ’80 Endowed Lecture

EP6—Survey: Post-Assessment

 

S3—Video: Intro to Group & Team Dynamics (online quiz)

S4—Approved Career Compass event:
(answer questions in Top hat)

S5---Video: Mental Wellness for college students 1 (online quiz)

S6---Video: Mental Wellness for college students 2 (online quiz)

 

P3—Video: Career mentoring (online quiz)

P4—Approved Career Compass event (answer questions Top hat)

 

C5— Video: A Practical Guide for Conducting Technical Presentations (online quiz)

C6—Critique: answer questions in Blackboard in reference to a technical presentation that was attended

C7—UCC event: Get resume reviewed and approved by Career Center

 

Engineering Profession (EP)

Students will be able to identify some careers they are interested in, as well as describe how engineering creates value for individuals, society, and the natural world.

Setting the Stage for Personal Success (S)

Students will be able to identify characteristics of successful inclusion as well as be able to demonstrate effective listening skills in a variety of group settings while applying the ethical compass

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Students will be able to demonstrate networking and mentoring skills at an introductory level.

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

Students will be able to discuss important interviewing skills and examine their own methods of internship searching

 

INFORMATION

 

EP1—Video: Catholic Social Teaching for Engineers (online quiz)

EP2—Video: How Engineering is Accomplished (teams, problem solving, interactions, communicating, etc.)
(online quiz)

EP3—Approved Career Compass event (answer questions in Top hat)

 

S1—Video: Self-directed Learning (online quiz)

S2—Video: Personal and Professional Inclusion (online quiz)

S3—Video: Effective Listening Skills (online quiz)

 

P1—Approved Career Compass event(answer questions in Top hat)

P2—Ask Mentor: Initiate mentor/mentee program by sharing 3 emails or exchanges:

  • Career Paths
  • How they got to where they are
  • What they did in College to make them a success (answer questions in Top hat)

P3- Video: Cover letters (online quiz)

P4-Video: Career Advice from a Successful Alumnae (online quiz)

 

C1—OCI Orientation: complete the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Orientation

C2—Video: Tips for Interviewing success (online quiz)

C3—Mock interview

 

Engineering Profession (EP)

Setting the State for Professional Success (S)

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

INTERACTION

 

EP4—Video: Types of engineering companies, organizations, and groups. (online quiz)

EP5—Attend an approved Career Compass event (answer questions in Top hat)

EP6—Attend an approved Career Compass event (answer questions in Top hat)

EP7—Survey: Post Sophomore year assessment

 

S4—Video: Apply the ethical compass in a group setting (online quiz)

S5— Video: Inclusion in teams, acknowledging and leveraging all differences  (online quiz)

S6—Clifton Strengths: reflect on your strengths answering questions in Top Hat.


P5—Ask Mentor: share three email or other exchanges:

  • effective team
  • inclusion
  • group dynamics (answer questions in Top hat)

P6—Workshop: Attend and participate in one workshop the topics of inclusion, ethics and team dynamics

P7—Write a plan for the summer: (internship, classes, study activities, etc.) How will I grow as a professional? How will I learn to contribute to society?
How will I exhibit ethical behavior?


C4
—Video: Proactive Career search. Complete worksheet after viewing the video.

Engineering Profession (EP)

Students will be able to explain how various “non-engineering” careers utilize an engineering-educated workforce.

Setting the State for Personal Success (S)

Students will be able to analyze their personal skill sets and identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Students will generate a career plan linking their personal skills and interests to activities, opportunities, and career options.

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

Students will receive customized critique to help them identify areas for improvement in their speaking habits.

INFORMATION

 

EP1—Video: Alternative career paths and graduate school
(online quiz)

EP2—Approved CC event  (answer questions in Top hat)

 

S1—Video: Self Awareness
(online quiz)

S2—Video: Conflict Resolution (online quiz)

S3 – Clifton Strengths: reflect on your strengths’ assessment and answer questions in Top hat.

 

P1— Ask Mentor: share three email or other exchanges:

  • Graduate school
  • Other Career Paths
  • Resume highlights and cover letters
    (answer questions in Top hat)

P2—Workshop: Attend and participate in one (1), workshop on personal and professional etiquette

 

C1—1-hour small group session:
Session will be provided by the Villanova University Center for Speaking and Presentations. (CE and ECE in spring)

C2- Approved CC event (answer questions in Top hat)

 

Engineering Profession (EP)

Setting the Stage for Personal Success (S)

Post Graduation Planning (P)

Communication in the 21st Century (C)

INTERACTION

 

EP3—Approved CC event: (answer questions in Top hat)

EP4 – Video: Catholic Social Teaching for Engineers part 2 (online quiz)

EP5 - Survey: Post-Assessment

 

S4—VMock: Follow Career Center guidance to put your resume through VMock

S5— Resume Highlighting strengths and skills: students are to have academic advisor review and sign off on their resume (submit approved resume)

S6—Video: Time Management Revisited (online quiz)

 

P4—Ask Mentor: share three (3) email or other exchanges

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Money and Success
  • Personal and professional life
    (answer questions in Blackboard)

P5—Approved CC event: (answer questions in Top hat)

P6—Professional Experience: Write a plan for the summer providing full detail of your application process.

 

C1—1-hour small group session:
Session will be provided by the Villanova University Center for Speaking and Presentations. (ECE and CE)