Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant Seminar
Course Number: OS 280G
Transcript Title: CE: Administrative Asst Sem
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2016
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required.
Prerequisite / Concurrent
Supplements the work experience portion of cooperative education and the student's on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related area. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115. Prerequisites: Satisfactory progress through at least 15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission. Prerequisite/concurrent: OS 280F. Audit available.
- Prepare relevant, current job search materials.
- Think critically to evaluate and modify thinking and/or behavior to be an effective and efficient employee.
- Integrate classroom skills learned and professional experience to enhance your success as an employee.
- Develop measurable goals to be achieved through Cooperative Education (OS 280F)
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments may include: timed performance tests, projects, open-ended assignments, journal reflections, self-assessment, professional plan, group projects, and assignments.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include the following; participation, assignments, Training Agreement, Learning Objectives, Personal resume, Letter of Application, Job description, Weekly work reports, and Employer Evaluation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- Interpersonal skills
- Job-related goals
- Job search skills
- On-the-job training
- Develop & discuss training plan and apply in Cooperative Education OS 280F
- Develop & discuss evaluation instrument(s) to be applied in Cooperative Education 280F to measure performance at work site
- Understand the importance of human relations, ethics, and professionalism.
- Prepare job search materials (i.e. resume, letter of application, ePortfolio)
- Prepare & conduct interviews, which may include informational and traditional
- Analyze activities in the work environment.
- Analyze & discuss difficult situations that arise on the job.
- May also include:
- Understand the informational interview process
- Understand lawful and unlawful employment inquiries
- Understand the salary negotiation process
- Understanding the challenges and advantages of hiring older workers
- Understand sexual harassment
- Understand stress management