Spring 2020  |  PA 5910 Section 001: Developing Your Public Service Career (57635)

Class Component:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Students investigate/analyze interests, skills, and abilities and combine them in a career plan. Develop tools to demonstrate abilities, document experiences/knowledge, and explore public service career options. prereq: [Major in [public affairs or public policy or urban/regional planning] or [science, technology/environmental policy] or development practice]] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Dates are tentative and may be changed. This section is focused on helping students advance or change their careers. Registration for this section limited to MPA students. Special permission may be granted by the instructor to Humphrey School students from other degree programs who have 7 or more years of professional experience. Students may only take 5910 one time for degree requirements. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jguyerwo+PA5910+Spring2020
Class Description:
This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to manage their own career development. Helpful for students who will be looking for internships or jobs, want to learn about public service career paths, need to develop techniques for building a professional network, and want to create a plan and timeline for reaching career goals.
S or N. Must complete all assignments with a satisfactory rating at 70% of minimum to pass.
Exam Format:
Class Format:
Discussion, in-class activities, 5 alumni career panels.
Complete targeted resume and cover letter and meet with instructor. One informational interview session is required outside of class with a professional in the field of interest. One additional networking assignment. Minimal readings and short exercises out of class.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cbuckley_jguyerwo_PA5910_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jguyerwo_cbuckley_PA5910_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/krohn036_jguyerwo_PA5910_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2018

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2020 5000 Level Public Affairs Classes Taught by Jen Guyer-Wood

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