1. Using effective research strategies, identify selected career fields/
paths and employment opportunities that meet your personal goals.
2. Identify from print, electronic, and other sources the knowledge
and skills needed in these career fields/paths and employment
opportunities listed in number 1.
3. Compare various employment options and knowledges and skills listed
in number 2 including advantages and disadvantages of each.
4. From previously gathered research, create a listing of educational
and training options, programs, and degrees necessary to obtain
identified knowledges and skills.
5. Evaluate each of the opportunities identified in number 4 including
advantages and disadvantages of each.
6. Select specific opportunities and develop a systematic plan to
complete each of these in order to meet employment goals.
7. As knowledges and skills are gained, begin development of a
8. Identify and prepare the common sections of an effective portfolio.
9. Determine unique sections based on specific employment goals.
10. Identify and obtain needed resources for preparing a professional-
level portfolio showcasing your knowledges and skills.
11. Develop a strategic plan for continuous improvement of knowledge
12. Compile a comprehensive listing of available options and resources
for on-going, just-in-time training.
1. Exploration of Business Office Careers
A. Research career fields/paths and employment opportunities
B. Organize research data
C. Analyze research data
2. Educational Planning
A. Research potential programs and/or degrees
B. Analyze research
C. Develop a plan to reach goals
3. Portfolio Development
A. Essential sections
B. Possible sections based on employment goals
C. Resources needed to organize portfolio
4. Continuous Training
A. Career advancement/promotion issues
B. Training options
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 40%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Projects||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 20%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 15%
|Attendance and participation||
WORKING WITHOUT A NET, Morris R. Shechtman, Prentice Hall, 1994
JOBSHIFT: HOW TO PROSPER IN A WORKPLACE WITHOUT A JOB,
William A. Bridges, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993
CREATING YOUR SKILLS PORTFOLIO, Carrie Straub, Crisp Publications, 1997