Integrate Career Outcomes Into your Syllabus
Student Life works with faculty to identify and highlight the career and employability skills students gain in their course on the syllabus.
Students gain valuable skills and competencies from learning experiences in the classroom. Empowering students to articulate these sought-after skills is essential for their career development and progression.
While employers have voiced there is not enough of the right graduates with the skills they require for their positions there are arguments that the real issue is an awareness gap. Career Integrated Learning (CIL) aims to highlight these competencies, as demonstrated in the course syllabus, thereby increasing students awareness and ability to articulate career competencies throughout their courses and upon graduation.
Faculty and career staff identify the competencies that exist in syllabi without changing any aspect of curricula. The competencies are introduced to students alongside the course content and students are encouraged to reflect throughout the semester.
Through reflection, students make the connection between their university courses and the skills required to progress in their career and life after university. This expands reflection beyond experiential learning programs from the workplace and/or community-based programs and extends that concept to the classroom.