Davidson 101

No matter what your major is, upon graduation from Davidson you will enter a world of possibilities equipped with a deep appreciation for learning. Your ability to solve problems creatively, your confidence to meet challenges head-on, and your desire to contribute to your community–both locally and globally–are all strengths. The Center for Career Development is here to help you turn your academic knowledge into a real-world career with a variety of resources to help you secure graduate degrees, internships and jobs.

We have a variety of resources to assist you with your career development journey. Davidson 101 is designed to help you begin to explore some of those resources that can give you an edge in the career search during your time at the college and beyond.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Become familiar with the variety of resources available at the Center for Career Development
  • Explore self-information through career assessments
  • Develop a basic knowledge of the internship and job search process
  • Learn how to create successful internship and job search marketing tools

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstate and understanding and basic knowledge of the career resources and services available through the Center for Career Development
  • Identify at least two areas of the career exploration core (interests, values, personality, and skills/abilities) to assist them in creating an individual career development plan
  • Be able to successfully activate and begin using the Center for Career Development's career management system for jobs and internships, called Wildcat Link
  • Develop and write a proficient resume, approved through the Center for Career Development, to use to seek a summer job or internship

Class Assignments

In order to receive a passing grade for the Center for Career Development's Davidson 101 requirement, you must complete all assignments by the dates provided.

Assignment One

Download the Center for Career Development Overview SlideShare presentation and successfully pass the quiz given at the end of the presentation.

Final Completion Deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Assignment Two

Choose and complete two of the career assessments from those located in the "Assessing Yourself" section, under the "Career Exploration" tab in CareerBeam. You may choose from the following assessments: Where Do I Start?, Values, Temperament, Personality, Interests and Skills and Talents. You are only required to complete two assessments for the D101 CCD assignment, but you are welcome to take all six, as well as explore other sections of the CareerBeam online program. Set-up your account in CareerBeam and complete the assignment.

Final Completion Deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Assignment Three

Activate your WildcatLink account, by logging in and completing your profile information, including signing up for one or more of the "Career Cluster" emails, which advertises the latest internships and job opportunities in that cluster area. 

Final Completion Deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2014

CANCELLED: Assignment Four

Note: This assignment has been cancelled for all students completing Davidson 101 during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Create and develop your Davidson resume, approved by a Career Advisor or Career Development Ambassador in the Center for Career Development. Read the complete information on the assignment instructions.

Final Completion Deadline: None

Questions?

Contact the Center for Career Development at careers@davidson.edu or by calling 704-894-2132. You can also come by during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Alvarez 201.
Career Development Staff

Left to right: Jeff Kniple, Associate Director for Employer Relations; Ashley Neff, Assistant Director for Internships; Julie Lucas, Office Manager; Brenda Harvey, Recruiting Coordinator; Nathan Elton, Director; Jamie Johnson, Associate Director for Career Development