Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
WALT-0009
Organization Course Number:
WALT-0009
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
11 weeks (44 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Hospitality Career Development
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to address the professional and career development needs for a successful transition to the competitive job market. This course is designed to maximize the Disney College & International Program Internship experience using Walt Disney Parks & Resorts as a working laboratory, as well as all prior/subsequent work experience, utilizing the transferable skills noted in the Secretary of Labor's SCANS (Secretary's Commission of Achieving Necessary Skills 1991) report. Using researched career development assessment tools and personal experiences the student will clarify personal skills, interests, behaviors, talents, and values needed in the job market. The student will learn how to develop a business perspective for their personal and career interest by conducting labor market research and participating in field experiences to identify industry trends and employer's needs. Key elements of the course include the development and implementation of a career development strategic plan.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine personal skills, interests, traits, behaviors, and apply to the job search process
  • Explore and exhibit appropriate interviewing behaviors and techniques
  • Identify top 5 career strengths, differentiating attributes that can enhance or impede career success and apply to the development of a personal brand
  • Demonstrate the concept of A.C.E. professionalism (Appearance, Character and Effectiveness)
  • And conduct a labor market research and develop a business plan for achieving career goals
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create a career focus and develop a four step professional strategy to achieve professional and career development goals
  • Conduct a labor market research and develop a business plan for achieving career goals
  • Analyze industry trends, workplace needs, employer expectations, and the impact of social media on career success
  • Develop a networking strategy
  • Develop a personal brand to enhance future career marketability
  • Create a career focus and develop a four step professional strategy to achieve professional and career development goals

General Course Topics:

  • Career focus
  • Professional career goals
  • Workplace expectations and career attributes
  • Identification of transferable skills
  • Personal brand
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Negotiating skills
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from Walt Disney Co.