Gen 499 week 5 discussion 1

  

Week 5 – Discussion

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.

 

     

Reflecting   on General Education and Career

  

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Prepare: Start by reviewing General Education Curriculum found in   “Section Five: General   Academic Information and Policies”   in the Ashford University Academic Catalog, which addresses the core   competencies that the general education courses must cover: Applied Ethics,   Communication, Information Technology, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative   Reasoning. Review Week Five Resources that are applicable toward career   success.

 

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Reflect: Think about the core competencies as previously mentioned   and ponder your time taking general education courses. Reflect on the   specific courses not associated with your college major and determine the   level of new information you have acquired that relates to the core   competencies. You must also think about a potential job you might apply to   once you graduate and determine what skills you developed through general   education courses that make you qualified for a specific job.

 

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Write: For this discussion, you will address the following   prompts: 

  • Review a job description through a job website (e.g.,        Career Builder, Monster, etc.) in your desired career field and identify        at least five skills you have obtained through your general education        courses that will make you successful at this job.
  • Demonstrate with at least two examples how your newly        acquired knowledge and skills have shaped both your personal and        professional development.
  • Describe your plans for putting your education to use        within your community.

Your initial post should be at   least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to   each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable   required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to   support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited   at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations and references

 

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Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least   two of your peers by Day 7. In your responses, provided feedback on the   different skills your peers have acquired that would make them successful in   their chosen career field. Each participation post should be a minimum of 75   words.

 

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this   Discussion Thread. 

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