Career map | Social Science homework help

 *** I will be option B as I plan to attend Grad school after this***


Submit Option A or B to this folder. Be sure to indicate which option you have submitted.

Option A

This option is geared for students who plan to start a new career upon completion of their degree and have not yet developed a cover letter and resume for their future occupation.

Description: This assignment is designed to help you get the tools you need to start the job search process upon completion of your degree. 

Complete the following steps:

Step 1: Review the materials on job searches put together by UMUC’s Career Services posted under Week 2 Content.

Step 2: Complete the Job Search Plan Checklist (attached). This checklist will help you to identify job search strategies as well as job titles, companies, and industries of potential interest.

Step 3: Based on your Job Search Plan Checklist results, find a job description/opening that you think you would be interested in applying for once you have completed your degree.  You don’t actually have to apply, but spend time trying to find a job that fits your future professional goals.  In one paragraph, summarize the job and why you think it will be a good fit you, personally and professionally, upon completing your degree at UMUC.

Step 4: Complete the tutorial available through Career Services on the basics of writing a cover letter. Draft a cover letter tailored to the job opportunity that you identified in Step 3 of this assignment.

Step 5: Complete the tutorial available through Career Services on the basics of writing a resume. Draft a cover letter tailored to the job opportunity that you identified in Step 3 of this assignment.

Submit your work by the end of Week 2 as a single document to the appropriate assignment folder (available under the Content tab > Week 2> Learning Activities). Your single document should contain the following information in the order listed:

Job Search Plan Checklist

  1. Job description and fit with link to active job opening
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume


Option B

This option is geared for people who may already be in their career of choice and have already developed cover letters and resume or are looking to attend graduate school once they finish at UMUC.

Description: The topic for this cohesive 4-6 page paper (double spaced) is your future occupation that has 2 parts.

Part I: When you graduate, what is the field that you will choose for your occupation? In your introduction, you will describe your future occupation.  What are the main responsibilities of someone in this career? What drew you to this career? 

Part II: Second, please choose three social science disciplines (including Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Gerontology) and explain how each of these disciplines give insight into your future career.  Completing this assignment will require you to synthesize information that you learned across many of your BEHS and other social science courses.  (Please make sure you cite sources from your previous courses or other research in APA style.)  For each discipline, explain how you will be able to draw on each of these disciplines in your future job.  What unique insights do these disciplines give that will help you do your job? 

Make sure you integrate both these parts of this paper into a cohesive whole with a clear introduction and conclusion.

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