Welcome to Seminar!HS100: Unit 2 Robin Harley, Ph.D.
Agenda • Unit 1 Review • Course requirements • Unit 2 • Reading/research of profession • Professional organizations, LinkedIn • Project
Unit 1 Review When is your main discussion post due?
Unit 1 Review How long should main discussion posts and responses be? It’s important to meet these requirements so that all posts are substantive.
Unit 1 Review What three things should you do if you can't make it to one of these live seminars?
Unit 2 Reading • Presentation on netiquette • Various websites & searches about your profession • PowerPoint presentation on your specific program
Certification & Licensure • Shows that we have enhanced our knowledge • What is the difference? • Certification • Granted by an org. after education & testing process • Licensure • Granted by government agency • Professional & legal recognition of a person who has met strict qualifications • Requirement to practice many professions
Benefits of Joining a Professional Organization • Access to newsletters & publications • Stay up-to-date on new research & developments • Newsletters often have job listings by location • Expand your professional network • Attend meetings & conferences • Raise awareness of your own business & receive advice
Unit 2 Assignment • Answer 10 questions about your profession based on your research in a Word document & submit to the dropbox by Tuesday. • Please upload as an attachment to the Dropbox, and only send Microsoft Word-compatible files (i.e., .doc, .docx., .rtf). Mac Pages or Microsoft Works files can’t be opened!
Unit 2 Assignment Questions 1. State your chosen degree program. 2. Use this website to help you answer this question. http://www.onetonline.org and/or http://www.bls.gov/oco. What is the national median salary for the specific job you want to pursue?
Unit 2 Assignment Questions 3. Complete an online job search using a site such as www.Monster.com, local classified ads, or www.Indeed.com, using your location. What is the demand for jobs in your area (or where you plan to live after graduation)? 4. What is the salary in your geographical area (South, Midwest, Northeast, etc.)? 5. Why did you choose to pursue a career in your location?
Unit 2 Assignment Questions 6. Are there any required professional certifications (besides the degree you will complete at Kaplan) you will need to perform certain duties of the job? If so, how do you plan to meet the criteria for applying and obtaining the extra education? 7. Are there certain program accreditations required from your educational institution to perform certain jobs in your chosen field? Does Kaplan have that accreditation?
Unit 2 Assignment Questions 8. Use this website to help you answer this question. http://www.onetonline.org and/or http://www.bls.gov/oco. What is the overall job outlook for your chosen field? 9. Discuss at least five “duties” you would do in your profession on a daily/weekly basis. 10. Use this website to help you answer this question. http://www.onetonline.org and/or http://www.bls.gov/oco. List at least three tools and technology you will need in this occupation.