This guide has easy-to-follow lessons for the goals and activities in the Career Coach app. The lessons build engagement with Career Coach and help students develop their career aspirations as they grow lifelong personal and professional skills.

If you're new to Career Coach, read more about it here

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Learn about the goals and activities

In Career Coach, students can choose goals to navigate key points in their career journey. To reach a goal, students complete activities that grow real-world skills using the combined capabilities of Career Coach, LinkedIn, and selected courses from LinkedIn Learning.

The activities encourage self-discovery and collaboration. Students identify their unique strengths and what they want to achieve. They make valuable connections with peers, alumni, faculty, and their campus career advisor. 

Overview of the lessons 

In every lesson, students use Career Coach and LinkedIn and view selected courses from LinkedIn Learning. Many of the courses include exercise files for students to grow their skills. With the activities, students work with peers, faculty, and staff in person or on Microsoft Teams. They make connections with alumni and start networking for mentoring and advice.

Each lesson follows a template that begins with a description of what the student will learn, followed by numbered activity steps. Students are encouraged to track what they learn in each step in a career journal. 

In the steps, students will:

  1. Learn with courses from LinkedIn Learning that teach skills to reach their goal. 

  2. Reflect on the courses with questions to identify individual strengths and plan next steps.

  3. Share ideas and insights with a peer in person or on Microsoft Teams for skill-building and taking the next steps.

  4. Use Career Coach and LinkedIn to identify and grow skills, collaborate, and build a diverse professional network for support from peers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

  5. Get advice from campus career services or a faculty advisor about what they want to do and how to get there with guidance that helps students focus on specific career planning steps.

How to use this guide

The lessons in this guide are designed to support diverse learning styles and adapt to different learning situations. Use them at any stage in a student's educational career. 

Faculty, staff, or student leaders can guide students through the activities or students can work independently. Students can complete all the steps or choose a single activity to work on a specific career-related need.  

Here are some ways to use the lessons to engage students and support student success:

  • In the classroom as a companion to coursework.

  • In career advising sessions to address career-related skills.

  • At a Career Coach launch, onboarding, or training.

  • At a campus career fair to support students on the job market.

  • At meetings or events for student groups or organizations to provide opportunities for professional development.

Lessons

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