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The UAB Career Center is now providing UAB faculty and instructors with the opportunity to integrate student career readiness components into existing course content through Canvas modules.

To assist with integrating career content within the classroom, the UAB Division of eLearning and Professional Studies (eLearning) and the UAB Career Center in the Division of Student Affairs have designed a series of modules that UAB faculty and instructors can add to their existing Canvas courses.

The modules complement the great work that is already happening in the classrooms and research labs across campus. Faculty and instructors are encouraged to utilize these modules as assignments and follow-up with a career-related workshop also offered through the UAB Career Center.

Each module comes equipped with an introduction, learning outcomes, multiple resources, and action items, and assessments. Students can complete each module 10 - 20 minutes.

  • “Understanding how to best utilize the Career Center is an important part of the job-seeking process that I have always covered in class,”

    - Jonathan Amsbary, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication Studies

  • “Incorporating the modules was a perfect fit for what I was already doing. Now the students have a reference and guide for long-term skill building.”

    - Martha Earwood, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice

UAB Career Center Canvas Modules

Click the modules below to learn more about each lesson.

Introduction to the Career Center

Introduction to the Career Center

Introduction to the Career Center

This introductory module will walk students through the services and resources offered by the UAB Career Center and will connect them with their assigned Career Consultant.

    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Identify the services offered by the UAB Career Center.
    • Identify career resources available through the UAB Career Center.
    • Identify assigned Career Consultant.
    • Activate and complete Handshake profile.

Self and Career Exploration

Self and Career Exploration

Self and Career Exploration

Through this module, we will walk students through some steps and exercises to identify a career pathway that fits their unique skills, values, experiences, and aspirations. Even if a student already has an idea about what their career trajectory may include, use this module to help refine that trajectory and solidify a career plan to achieve career and professional goals.

  • Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Explore unique values, skills, personality, interests, and leisure activities.
    • Explore various majors and careers through the utilization of the FOCUS 2 assessment.
    • Identify career pathways that align with unique characteristics and aspirations.
    • Develop a personalized Career Action Plan.
  • Gaining Experience

    Gaining Experience

    Gaining Experience

    Having a career roadmap is a critical task for successfully navigating the college to career transition. A crucial part of having a plan that aligns and complements career goals is gaining relevant experience. These experiences will not only solidify a career path that fits personal skills and work values, but these experiences will also increase the probability of future success.

      Learning Objectives:
        After completing this module, students will be able to:
        • Identify various approaches and opportunities for gaining experience at UAB.
        • Identify three SMART goals to implement in gaining relevant career experience.
        • Identify and connect with assigned Career Consultant.
        • Complete Handshake profile.

    Resume Building

    Resume Building

    Resume Building

    A well-drafted resume separates good from great. Compelling resumes are not just summaries of education and work history; they emphasize accomplishments and results and connect skills and experience to an employer’s needs. This module will introduce the best practices in crafting a strong resume.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, you will be able to:
      • Construct Accomplishment Statements using the APR format.
      • Navigate through an Applicant Tracking System.
      • Develop a personal resume highlighting relevant experiences and skills.

    Interview Skills

    Interview Skills

    Interview Skills

    Interviews may be conducted over the phone, online, in-person, or in a group. Regardless of the format of the meeting, it is challenging to be successful in an interview without clearly conveying to the interviewer why the employer should hire you and how your skills relate to the position. In this module, we will walk students through the keys to excelling in the next interview.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, students will be able to:
      • Navigate the common interview questions.
      • Utilize the STAR Method to respond to behavioral interview questions.
      • Successfully follow-up on the interview.
      • Identify appropriate interview attire.

    Career Launch

    Career Launch

    Career Launch

    It is time to start thinking about life after graduation. In this module, we walk through some key concepts to ensure students are positioned for their first destination upon graduation. In this module, we will review marketable skills, explore avenues for locating opportunities and identify resources to use in securing your first full-time position.

      Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, students will be able to:
      • Reflect on a Career Event attended.
      • Assess current career competencies and articulate those competencies to future employers.
      • Identify the importance and benefits of networking.
      • Identify four (4) posted positions in Handshake.

    Networking

    Networking

    Networking

    Understanding how to create, build, or enhance your professional network can improve your opportunities to new jobs, careers, promotions and professional standing. This module will introduce you to successful strategies and activities to craft and improve your professional network.

  • Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Identify action steps to build your professional network.
    • Recognize the benefits of an informational interview.
    • Identify career pathways that align with unique characteristics and aspirations.
    • Identify the different segments or parts of an Elevator Pitch.
  • Professional Branding

    Professional Branding

    Professional Branding

    In this ever-changing digital world of instant video and digital technologies, building and maintaining a positive, yet strong professional brand has become imperative in your career development.

  • Learning Objectives:
      After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Recognize the importance of building a positive professional brand.
    • Identify components of a professional and personal online audit.
    • Identify available web-based resources in creating an active online Professional Profile
  • Implementation Guide

    Utilization

    Career Center Canvas Course Utilization

     

    College of Arts and Sciences

     

    • College of Arts and Sciences Advising
    • Communication Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • First Year Experience
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Social work
    • Political Science
    • History
    • International Studies

     

    School of Education

     

    • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Department of Human Studies

    School of Health Professions

    • Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
    • Department of Nutrition Sciences
    • Health services administration

     

    School of Public Health

     

    • Graduate Program Orientation
    • School of Publish Health Undergraduate Programs

     

    INTO UAB

     

     

    UAB Blazing Start

     

     

    Engineering

     

    • Materials Engineering

     

    School of Nursing

     

    • BSN Pathway
    • MSN Nurse Practitioner Pathway

    Request a Canvas Module within Your Course

    Thank you for your interest in embedding career development into your class or training! We are excited to work with you.

    Please take a moment to complete the below Module Request Form so we can begin the integration process.

    Career Center Canvas Modules Request Form

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    Questions? Questions? Please contact the UAB Career Center at careercenter@uab.edu.