Feb 25, 2024
SDEV 378 - Software Career Preparation Seminar Credits: 5
Prepares students for internships and entry-level roles in software development. Focus will be on how to manage the internship/career search and how to effectively secure a position. Personal branding, technical resumes, and industry-specific interviewing skills will also be covered. Previously IT 378. This is a pass/no credit course.
Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the Information Technology-Software Development, BAS program.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate individual responsibility by taking ownership of their internship and career search.
- Recognize the major elements of the technical career search that are within one’s own control.
- Prepare for technical career specific elements of the career search such as one-way video interviews, whiteboarding interviews, and the STAR method of answering behavioral interview questions.
- Set goals, plan, and track progress in the career search and career development processes.
- Create a technical resume that is targeted for a specific technical role.
- Develop a personal brand and the artifacts to support and communicate the brand to others.
- Establish a professional network, online and in-person, leveraging existing resources, to support the career search and development process.
Communicate with technical and non-technical project stakeholders, and within project teams.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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