Lesson Plan Template - Blank

Summary

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 4 – Topic (# minutes)

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 1: Independent Competency Development

Summary
In the first class of SSB 511, the instructor will review the ACE Program and go over the syllabus with students. In this course, students will complete a Competency Development Portfolio in addition to attending class and completing the required assignments. Similar to SSB 510, students will set goals for the semester. The goals in SSB 511 will related to the competencies identified as part of their Completency Development Portfolio. Students will work on developing the competencies identified, improving their career readiness as a result. For homework, students will submit an updated draft of their resume and their 90-Day Competency Development Portfolio Plan.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Ice Breaker: 2 Minute Personal Presentation (25 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Overview of SSB 511 & Instructor Expectations (20 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Competency Development Goal Setting (15 minutes)

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 2: Strategizing Your Job Search + US Internship Process

Summary
The instructor will introduce the process of searching for a job/internship in the U.S. and the importance of remaining organized in the job search process. The instructor will also talk about the Illinois Tech CPT process for international students. In this class, students will learn how to keep track of their applications as well as methods for exploring their career options. Searching for a job/internship in the U.S. involves a significant amount of networking. Additionally, the class will cover the steps involved to receive internship approval from the Stuart Career Management Center. Students will learn how to maintain an tracking sheet for all job applications. For homework, students will submit evidence of completing the CPT Online Orientation on blackboard and submit in blackboard (required by the CMC before internship approval).

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Job Search Strategy (20 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Job search Tools and Resources (10 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – CPT Process - Virtual Scavenger Hunt (40 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 2: Strategizing Your Job Search + US Internship Process

Summary
The instructor will introduce the process of searching for a job/internship in the U.S. and the importance of remaining organized in the job search process. The instructor will also talk about the Illinois Tech CPT process for international students. In this class, students will learn how to keep track of their applications as well as methods for exploring their career options. Searching for a job/internship in the U.S. involves a significant amount of networking. Additionally, the class will cover the steps involved to receive internship approval from the Stuart Career Management Center. Students will learn how to maintain an tracking sheet for all job applications. For homework, students will submit evidence of completing the CPT Online Orientation on blackboard and submit in blackboard (required by the CMC before internship approval).

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:
Review the Internship Module in Blackboard Review the CMC website
*Review the most recent “What’s Next” issue

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:
CPT Packet CMC Brochure
Sample Job Application Tracking Sheet Print Copy of CMC Scavenger hunt Activity

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Job Search Strategy (20 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Job search Tools and Resources (10 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – CPT Process - Virtual Scavenger Hunt (40 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 3: Informational Meetings

Summary
An informational meeting is a networking meeting initiated by the student in which they meet with an individual who has experience or knowledge in their area of interest. Students will learn how to conduct an informational meeting step-by-step and apply this knowledge in the (Career Readiness Portfolio). For homework, students will draft informational meeting request emails to three potential informational meeting contacts.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture 1 – Informational Meetings (15 minutes)

Activity 2 – Drafting an Email (20 minutes)

Activity 3 – Mock Informational Meeting (30 minutes)

Lecture 4 – After the Informational Meetings (15 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

Week 4: Cover Letter I: Format

Summary
Students will learn the basic format of the cover letter and how it complements the resume. Students will practice developing a cover letter over the next several weeks both in class and using the discussion boards provided on Blackboard.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture 1 – Introduction to Cover Letters (20 minutes)

Activity 2 – Find the Mistakes (15 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Topic (30 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 4 – Topic (# minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 5: Cover Letter II: Content

Summary
This week, students will learn how to develop appropriate contents for different types of cover letters. The cover letter should show the connections between the candidate and the job. Students will have a full understanding of writing a cover letter after this class and
apply the knowledge in their job searching process.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture 1 – Creating Cover Letter Content (30 minutes)

Activity 2 - Cover Letter Content Activity (15 minutes)

Activity 3 – Cover Letter Review Pairs (30 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 6: Interviews I: Expectations & Prep

Summary
Students will learn what to expect during the US job Interview and explore several potential interview formats; individual, group, and case interview. They will learn how to best prepare for the interview process before, during and after through assessing employer expectations, company research, aligning their personal skills and competencies with job requirements, and preparing responses to interview questions.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…
Anytime a student is meeting with an employer, they should plan to put their best foot forward. This means making a good impression by being prepared, professional, asking questions and following up. Those who want to stand out do more than what is routinely expected. Preparing, practicing, and knowing what to do before, during and after the interview can help you appear more calm and confident.

Lecture 1 – Employer Expectations (20 minutes)
Following a short introductory discussion, view Employer Expectations Video

Lecture 2 – Introduction and Overview of Interview Formats and Questions. Include sample video clips in ppt (10 minutes)

Lecture 3 – Preparing for the Interview (10 minutes)

Before

During

After

Activity 2 - Interview Preparation (30 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)
Week 7 Preview and Preparation

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 7: Interviews II: Case Interviews
(Note to group: Is this module the best placement for Case Interviews - right after Interview introduction? Maybe Individual and Phone, then Case Interview?
Summary
A case interview is an interview which focuses on a challenging business scenario that the candidate might encounter while working for the company. The candidate is asked what he or she would do to manage the situation or solve the problem. Used most often in management consulting and investment banking interviews, case study interviews allow the interviewees to demonstrate their analytical ability and problem-solving skills.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…
Have you been told that your have a case interview coming up? What is a case interview anyway? The case interview may be verbal or non verbal, allowing you to draw up graphs, charts or illustrations to get your point across. It is a conversation about a challenging business problem. It is very important to practice for a case interview, especially if it is your first one. Many sites offer sample questions and suggestions on how to prepare for them. Most case interviews last 15-30 minutes so whether you practice with another person, or in front of the mirror, the more you prepare now, the more comfortable and confident you will be at the real interview.

Activity 1 – Case Study Video (15 minutes)

Lecture 1 – Key traits, skills and preparation (25 minutes)

Key skills tested in case interviews and how to prepare

Activity 2 – Sample case interview question analysis (30 minutes)
Assign one sample case interview question and an outline of the steps in the process to groups of 2-3 students. Have each group develop a plan to respond to the question and report to the class.

Summary (5 minutes)
While case study interviews can be intimidating, they do consistently test the same set of core skills and structure, so that a candidate should be able to solve any case they are given. Case interviews can be thought of a conversation about a challenging business problem and the interviewer is trying to assess whether you are capable of and interested in dissecting business problems and recommending solutions.

Closing (5 minutes)
Week 8 Preview and Preparation

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 8: Interviews III: Phone & Individual Interviews

Summary
Phone interviews can be hard to navigate if you have never hear of them or done them before. In this class, we will learn about the basics of a phone interview, including how to prepare for it and what to expect in a phone interview. Students will also learn more about individual interviews,

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (5 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture/Activity – STAR Responses (30 minutes)

Lecture – Individual and Phone Interview (20 minutes)

Activity – Mock Interviews (30 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 9: Interviews IV: Group Interviews

Summary
Group interviews allow interviewers to see how potential hires work in a team and offer a perspective of how they work under pressure. During group interviews, candidates may be asked to take part in a work simulation exercise, or they may be placed in different groups to perform tasks which will test their problem solving skills, presenting their results to the other groups. During group interviews, interviewers will be closely assessing each individual’s contribution and performance within their group and their possible fit with the company culture.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…
There are several types of group interviews and can be challenging for candidates.

Lecture 1 – What to Expect in a Group Interview (25 minutes)

How to Prepare for a Group Interview

Group Interview Questions and Interviewing Tips

Activity 1 – Mock Group Interview
(25 minutes)
Assign students to groups for ‘mock group interview’

Summary (5 minutes)
Group interviewers will see your skills put to the test as well as those of several other candidates. You will need to be sure to be prepared, confident and respectful while highlighting your skills in the group

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 10: Case Presentations Day 1

Summary
Group presentations are the culminating experience for the ACE Program, applying concepts learned. Prior to this class, students will work with their team to identify a target job, research the company and the position, and come up with a networking and application plan. In class, students will present the process of searching and applying to that position. When not presenting, they will practice good audience member behavior.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture – Audience Expectations (5 minutes)

Activity – Group Presentations (70 minutes)

Summary (5-10 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 511 Week 11: Case Presentations Day 2

Summary
Group presentations are the culminating experience for the ACE Program, applying concepts learned. Prior to this class, students will work with their team to identify a target job, research the company and the position, and come up with a networking and application plan. In class, students will present the process of searching and applying to that position. When not presenting, they will practice good audience member behavior.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture – Audience Expectations (5 minutes)

Activity – Group Presentations (70 minutes)

Summary (5-10 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:
*

SSB 511 Week 12: ACE Program Summary

Summary
The last class in the ACE program will be a reflection on what students have learned in the program and how they will use what they know in their career planning. Students will spend time reflecting on the various topics covered in the ACE program, and will disclose which topics have helped them the most. Also included in this week is a fun activity that will test them on key concepts from ACE, reminding them of what they have learned and giving them confidence.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity – Closing the ACE Program (15-20 minutes)
Go through weekly topics and assignments; ask students what they remember and write responses on the board.
Emphasize what students have learned during ACE and explain how reflection helps us learn more deeply

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 11: Presentation Practice & ACE Program Summary

Summary
Seeking and accepting feedback from others is an important aspect of an individual’s professional development. In this class, students will practice giving their Project Team presentations to the class and to a small group of invited guests. Classmates and guests will provide each team with feedback on their performance with a critical eye to what teams did well and where teams could improve. For homework, students will provide feedback on their ACE Program experience and update their cover letters by integrating the feedback received from their instructor, submit them to Jobs4Hawks, and submit a screenshot confirming submission.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Presentation Feedback (70 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 12: Client Presentations

Summary
Students will be applying concepts learned throughout the ACE Program course and with their ACE Partner organizations to deliver a group presentation. Students not presenting will practice good audience member behavior and have an opportunity to provide feedback to the individuals presenting. For homework, students will submit their 90-Day Competency Development Portfolio Check-In.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (5 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Introductions & ACE Program Overview (15 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Project Presentations (45 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Networking (20 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 10: Interviews IV: Group Interviews & Following-up

Summary
Group interviews allow interviewers to see how potential hires work in a team and offer a perspective of how they work under pressure. During group interviews, candidates may be asked to take part in a work simulation excersise, or they may be placed in different groups to perform tasks which will test their problem solving skills, presenting their results to the other groups. During group interviews, interviewers will be closely assessing each individual’s contribution and performance within their group and their possible fit with the company culture.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…
There are several types of group inerviews and can be challenging for candidates.

Lecture 1 – What to Expect in a Group Interview (# minutes)

Lecture 2 – How to Prepare for a Group Interview(# minutes)

Lecture 3 – Group Interview Questions and Interviewing Tips(# minutes)

Activity – Assign students to groups for ‘mock group interview’

Summary (# minutes)
Group interviewers will see your skills put to the test as well as those of several other candidates. You will need to be sure to be prepared, confident and respectful while highlighting your skills in the group

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 9: Interviews III: Phone & Individual Interviews

Summary
XXX

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 4 – Topic (# minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 8: Interviews II: Case Interviews
(Note to group: Is this module the best placement for Case Interviews - right after Interview introduction? Maybe Individual and Phone, then Case Interview?
Summary
A case interview is an interview which focuses on a challenging business scenerio that the candidate might encounter while working for the company. The candidate is asked what he or she would do to manage the situation or solve the problem. Used most often in management consulting and investment banking interviews, case study interviews allow the interviewees to demonstrate their analytical ability and problem-solving skills.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…
Have you been told that your have a case interview coming up? What is a case interview anyway? The case interview may be verbal or non verbal, allowing you to draw up grapsh, charts or illustrations to get your point across. It is a conversation about a challenging busines problem. It is very important to practice for a case interview, especially if it is your first one. Many sites offer sample questions and suggestions on how to prepare for them. Most case interviews last 15-30 minutes so whether you practice with another person, or in front of the mirror, the more you prepare now, the more comfortable and confident you will be at the real interview.

Activity 1 – Case Study Video (# minutes)

Lecture 2 – Key traits of a case interview

Lecture 3 – Key skills tested in case interviews and how to prepare

Activity – View a second video of a case interview asking students to identify examples of skills tested and key traits (steps) in the process. Report their observations to class (# minutes)

Summary (# minutes)
While case study interviews can be intimidating, they do consistently test the same set of core skills and structure, so that a candidate should be able to solve any case they are given. Case interviews can be thought of a conversation about a challenging business problem and the interviewer is trying to assess whether you are capable of and interested in dissecting business problems and recommending solutions.

Closing (# minutes)
Week 8 Preview and Preparation

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 7: Interviews I: Expectations & Prep

Summary
Students will learn what to expect during the US job Interview and explore several potential interview formats; individual, group, and case interview. They will learn how to best prepare for the interview process before, during and after through assessing employer expecations, company research, aligning their personal skills and competencies with job requirements, and preparing responses to interview questions.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…
Anytime a student is meeting with an employer, they should plan to put their best foot forward. This means making a good impression by being prepared, professional, asking questions and following up. Those who want to stand out do more than what is routinely expected. Preparing, practicing, and knowing what to do before, during and after the interview can help you appear more calm and confident.

Activity/Lecture 1 – Following a short introductory discussion, view Employer Expectations Video (35 minutes)

Lecture 2 – Inroduction and Overview of Interview Formats and Questions. Include sample video clips in ppt (15 minutes)

Lecture 3 – Preparing for the Interview ( minutes)

Before

During

After

Activity 2 - Interview Preparation

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)
Week 7 Preview and Preparation

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 6: Cover Letter II: Content

Summary
This week, students will learn how to develop appropriate contents for different types of cover letters. The cover letter should show the connections between the candidate and the job. Students will have a full understanding of writing a cover letter after this class and
apply the knowledge in their job searching process.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture 1 – Creating Cover Letter Content (30 minutes)

Activity 2 - Cover Letter Content Activity (15 minutes)

Activity 3 – Cover Letter Review Pairs (30 minutes)

Summary (5 minutes)

Closing (5 minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 5: Cover Letter I: Format

Summary
Students will learn the basic format of the cover letter and how it complements the resume. Students will practice developing a cover letter over the next several weeks both in class and using the discussion boards provided on Blackboard.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Lecture 1 – Introduction to Cover Letters (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Topic (# minutes)

Activity/Lecture 4 – Topic (# minutes)

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 4: Workplace Assessments

Summary
The US workplace requires individuals to demonstrate both leadership capability and be able to collaborate as a team member, which may be assessed using personality tools. Students will learn about different types of personality assessments and how they are used in the workplace. To better understand their leadership and teamwork skills, the previously completed personality assessments will be discussed and applied to an activity. Students will learn about the strengths of the other members of their ACE project team as well as areas that present a challenge. For homework, students will submit their first Career Readiness Check-In in preparation for the submission of their capstone assignment as well as a reflection paper covering the leadership and teamwork topics covered in class.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – “I Agree” Poster (30 minutes)

Are tough and commanding
Must know it all
Nurture and develop others
Are specialists in their field
Are born, not made
Are empathetic
Must have a strong vision
Are creative and innovative
Require a formal title and position in the company
Are ethical and values-driven.

After each team has completed their poster, ask members of other groups to vote on the statements they agree with.

Prompts: Successful leaders…; Effective team members…; Unsuccessful leaders…; Ineffective team members…

Activity/Lecture 2 – Personality Assessments at Work (10 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Types of Assessments (10 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 4 – Applying Assessment Results (10 minutes)

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions:

SSB 512 Week 1: Project-Based
Competency Development

Summary
In the first class of SSB 511, the instructor will review the ACE Program and go over the syllabus with students. In this course, students will complete a Competency Development Portfolio in addition to attending class and completing the required assignments. Similar to SSB 510, students will set goals for the semester. The goals in SSB 511 will related to the competencies identified as part of their Completency Development Portfolio. Students will work on developing the competencies identified, improving their career readiness as a result. For homework, students will submit an updated draft of their resume and their 90-Day Competency Development Portfolio Plan.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this class, students will be able to:

Competency
Each class focuses on one Stuart Co-Curricular competency. The competency for this module is:

Cultural Value
Each class focuses on at least one U.S. American cultural value. The cultural value for this module is:

Students - Before Class
Complete the following readings and/or activities prior to your scheduled class time:

Students - During Class
Based upon the readings, be prepared to discuss the following topics:

Instructor Preparation
Read the following:

Prepare, copy, or bring the following:

Class Outline
Opening – Topic (10-15 minutes)

Framing the class…

Activity/Lecture 1 – Ice Breaker: 2 Minute Personal Presentation (25 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 2 – Overview of SSB 511 & Instructor Expectations (20 minutes)

Activity/Lecture 3 – Competency Development Goal Setting (15 minutes)

Summary (# minutes)

Closing (# minutes)

Students After Class
Complete the following homework assignments per assignment instructions: