Educational, Personal, and Career Development 101

Instructor: Craig Nielson MA, CPC
Office Hours: By appointment
E-mail: ctnielson@tmcc.edu

This course is designed to help you create greater success in college and in life. In the coming weeks, you will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. We will use guided journal writings to explore these strategies. You may never again have an opportunity quite like this to discover how to create a rich, personally fulfilling life. I urge you to make the most out of this extraordinary opportunity! If you do, you will change the outcome of your life – for the better!

Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate a specific career, educational, and personal skills they have acquired in the course.

2. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of self-responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, attitude toward lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and belief in themselves.

Course Expectations: I expect each student to:

1. Show up! Choose to attend every scheduled class in its entirety.

2. Do the work! Choose to do your very best work in preparing all of your assignments and turning them in on time.

3. Participate Actively! Choose to stay mentally alert in every class, offering your best comments, questions and answers when appropriate.