Get Career Ready Through Canvas
Get Career Ready Through Canvas
The UD Career Center (UDCC) is now providing undergraduate Blue Hen students the opportunity to develop career readiness through Canvas modules. Focused on providing access to personal and professional development activities, career education resources and life design exercises, these modules can be completed as a series or individually. The UD Career Center Canvas modules are designed to help prepare Blue Hens for life at UD and beyond.
The Career Center works to empower all students to develop and achieve their professional aspirations. As students work to define what those aspirations are, they can use the UDCC Canvas site to develop goals, refine their internship and job awareness skill sets and establish a path to their success. These modules will serve as a complement to student coursework and can help students connect the dots between the classroom and the working world.
Each module comes equipped with an introduction (posted as a defining question and answer), learning outcomes, videos and resources and life design exercises to help students assess and take next steps. Modules are designed to be completed in 10 to 20 minutes.
Develop competency in career and self development. Use this module to learn how to use the Canvas site itself, understand career competencies and explore the ways to approach the next steps of your life.
Learn how to research occupations and industries. Whether you're planning for your first job or considering your overall career path, it is helpful to conduct research on both specific occupations and industries. This module provides resources to help you start your career exploration process of potential jobs by academic major, occupation title and industry.
Discover if graduate or professional school is a path for you, and how to pursue it. For students who choose to get a master's degree, doctoral degree or any other professional degree, the process can be daunting. This guide will help break the process down and prepare you for the next step in your educational career.
Develop your professional communication skills. This module provides the tools and resources students need to verbally communicate their experience. The three areas explored are elevator pitches, interviewing and salary negotiations.
Use the event opportunities on campus to enhance your career readiness and expand your network. The UD Career Center and many other campus entities host and promote a variety of career-related events throughout the year. From job shadows matched with partner employers to massive career fairs with hundreds of employers, there is always an opportunity to learn from your industry of interest, build network connections and find opportunities for further experience. Use this module to prepare for, get tips on and learn how to find campus career events.
Explore campus opportunities and utilize resources. This module will contain sections that describe campus resources, opportunities to engage with your community and reflection on your experience as it relates to your career readiness. This is a way of supporting your career development by engaging in practices, discernment, mentors and community as related to the industry area or skill you are focusing on.
To better understand and get to know yourself, it is important to understand your own likes, interests and values. It means knowing and reflecting on the traits of your character and personality. Learning more about yourself can also help determine what majors to choose, which industries to explore or what career fields might be a good fit.
Develop your interpersonal and communication skills for professional networking. Networking helps students meet prospective mentors or career advisors, develop their comfort in having professional conversations and increase visibility when job searching.
Develop your professional documents. Professional documents are your way to communicate your experience, education and skills. Each kind of document has a different purpose, but all are designed to highlight your best parts and explain any gaps to tell a story that will hopefully get you to the next stage in your job or internship search. This module will teach you how to craft a resume, how to tailor your cover letter to a specific application and how to showcase yourself on LinkedIn.
Obtain career experiences in various forms. Internships, part-time jobs and leadership experience in a student group are just a few examples and the list continues. All experience prepares you to be career ready. In this module you will learn what career readiness is and how to structure your search for finding and landing experiential opportunities.
Develop affinity-based career skills. Did you know that affinity groups are employer-recognized and promote inclusion, diversity and belonging that benefit employees? UD offers a range of affinity groups that allow you to connect with students with similar interests, goals and identities.
CAREER CENTER CANVAS MODULES Q&A
This self-paced, module-based site provides access to personal and professional development activities, career education resources and life design exercises designed to help you develop the career competencies needed to excel on whatever career path you decide to take
In keeping with the University of Delaware’s Strategic Plan and the Strategic Plan Pillar: Expanding Student Access & Success, the UD Career Center has created a Canvas site that allows every undergraduate student to have equal access to career and life design resources.
No. The UDCC Canvas Site is a free resource provided by the Career Center. It is not an academic course, there is no credit/grade association and it will not appear on your transcript.
While there is no credit/grade associated with the UDCC Canvas site, faculty/instructors may decide to incorporate one or more modules into their academic courses. If a faculty member incorporates a module, completion of that particular module as part of a class may impact your course grade and therefore your GPA. We encourage students not to wait and see if a module is a part of their major/program, and instead move through the modules independently to help further post-undergraduate goals.
You have been enrolled to ensure all undergraduate students have equal access to career and life design resources. Unless assigned by a faculty/instructor as part of an academic class, you are not required to complete any of the Career Center Canvas modules.
Modules have been designed as independent learning opportunities.
If I have completed a Career Center Canvas module on my own and my professor/instructor assigns the same module(s) for their course, do I have to complete the module again?
If you complete a module on your own and a faculty/instructor assigns it in their class, there may be an additional assignment connected to the course that builds on what you learned in the module. You should therefore plan to speak with your instructor about completing the work associated with that module.
I have completed the course module I thought would help me with my career-related question(s). Yet, I still have questions. What are my next steps?
The UD Career Center is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.