Date Topic Read Assignment
9/12 Introduction  The Defining Decade: Forward, Preface, Introduction and Work (Identity Capital, Weak Ties, The Unthought Known, My Life Should Look Better on Facebook, The Customized Life) Reading Quiz
9/19 Research/Networking & Information Interviews/
Business Cards
The Golden ‘DO’ Rules of Happy Hour Etiquetteby Ashley Massis in Velvet Jobs

Media Career Guide chapters 1-3

9/26 Career Panel #1 Meet with: Emily Socola, Jeff Mangiafesto, Olivia Lopez, Lauren Heary, Sarah Jones Networking/Information Interview Proposals due
10/3 Motivations and Opportunities The Defining Decade: The Brain and the Body (Forward Thinking, Calm Yourself, Outside In, Getting Along and Getting Ahead, Every Body, Do the Math), Epilogue; Resumes Part I
10/10 Career Panel #2 Meet with: Nicole Henry, Katrina Busch, Cody Schmitt, Pauleen Vacca
10/17 Cover Letters/
Resumes: Guest Speaker from Career Center;

A Cover Letter Is Not Expendable” by 

Reflection: “Speculative Resume”
10/24 LinkedIn/
Social Media; Recommendations and References [Mac Lab]
 “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life” by Jon Ronson in the New York Times Cover Letter and Resume draft due
10/31 Portfolios [Mac Lab] LinkedIn (+1) pages due
11/7 Interviews  Media Career Guide chapter 4 Cover Letter and Resume final due
11/14 Elevator Speeches/
Media Career Guide chapter 5 Portfolio due/ Elevator Speech given in class
11/21 Moving
Forward/Graduate School
 “10 Things to Know About Money” by Susie Poppick in Money

Media Career Guide chapter 6

Networking & Information Interview paper