Why Are We Doing This? Enhancing Curriculum with Career Readiness Toolkit


  • Elena Chiru George Mason Unicversity
  • Rachel Lindsey George Mason University




active learning, student engagement, critical thinking



University Career Services has created a comprehensive toolkit for faculty to enhance courses with career readiness components such as: learning support activities, assessments and rubrics, and educational materials. àThis session will demonstrate how to select the right tools to create customized connections between your course learning outcomes and the competencies that employers demand of successful candidates. àIt will also provide the language to share with your students to empower them to articulate the skills they develop through your existing course assignments. àParticipants will be able to effectively communicate to students the connections between their existing course content with career readiness skills employers seek to help prepare students for the job market regardless of discipline.



This session will demonstrate to faculty ways to use the toolkit to make career-relevant skills developed within their courses clearer to students, and to help students market themselves as career-ready using knowledge gained through academic experience. "Translating your learning into skills for the job search" is a hands-on workshop-style set of activities that encourages students to identify the career-relevant skills they have been developing and demonstrating in class. Students are also guided through the process of articulating these skills in resume and during job interview.à

Participants will be able to use provided (and tested) activities, effective strategies and templates that you can implement today to facilitate studentsââ¬â¢ connections between their academic experience and their career goals.

Author Biographies

Elena Chiru, George Mason Unicversity

Career Development,àAssociate Director

Rachel Lindsey, George Mason University

Career Education





1:50pm-2:30pm Mini-Workshops, Panels, & Roundtables