Fall 2012 Course SyllabusCo-op Integration CourseInstructor:Nancy TavaresOffice:403B ChurchillTelephone: 617-373-3379n.tavares@neu.eduClass time:Office Hours:Tuesdays 1:35 – 3:10 – 165 RichardsBy appointmentCourse objectivesThe foundation of Northeastern’s educational philosophy is that classroom learning isenriched by complementary practical experience, and that your understanding of yourpractical work is enriched by your academic studies.This course has been designed to introduce to the fields of criminal justice, human services,the cooperative education program, and to a series of skills that you will need to succeed inwhatever career field you choose. This course is required of all criminology/criminal justiceand human services sophomores and is strongly recommended for all undergraduatestudents transferring into the majors either internally or from other schools.In this course, through a series of readings, classroom discussions and exercises and guestpanels, you will begin to develop necessary skills to achieve both your academic andprofessional goals. You will become better prepared to make informed personal choicesregarding co-op job positions and permanent career positions in the various fields.Specifically, the course objectives are:1. To help you understand the goals, opportunities and processes of cooperativeeducation at NEU and how to effectively use the resources available to you.2. To help you develop an overall understanding of the fields of criminology, criminaljustice and human services and to learn about different career paths that you maytake.3. To help you understand the structure and goals of a resume4. To help you understand the structure and goals of an interview

• Begin resume buildingWriting assignment (due Tuesday, Oct 2 nd ) will be handed out today.Informational Interview guidelines will be handed out in class (due Tuesday,Oct. 16 th ) Sample resumes will be handed out in class.Assignment: Log onto MYNEUCOOL and Upload First draft of resume byMonday, September 10 th .9/18/12 RESUMES REVISITED• Resumes will be returned with comments• Further discussion on appropriate format and wording of resumes as needed• Students will exchange resumes with each other and give and get feedbackAssignment: Replace resume with second draft by Monday, Sept 17 th9/25/12 HOW TO LOOK AT CO OP JOB DESCRIPTIONS ONLINE• Students will be shown how to navigate NEUCOOL and apply for jobs• Discussion will be held about various jobs and dos and don’ts of applications.Assignment: Come prepared with questions for employer panel next week.You will be called upon if you do not volunteer to ask questions.10/2/12 PANEL OF EMPLOYERS• Co-op employers and people in the field will discuss appropriate dress,resumes, on the job behavior, interview do’s and don’ts• Students will have opportunity to ask questionsWriting assignment due in class today.COME TO CLASS DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR INTERVIEWING NEXT WEEK10/9/12 INTERVIEWING AND DRESSING FOR SUCCESS• Students will come to class dressed in their interview clothes.• We will practice interviewing/appropriate behavior and communicationAssignment: Bring questions about co op process for your peers next week10/16/12 PANEL OF STUDENTS• What do your peers have to say about past co ops

• What was it like to sit in your seats last yearInformational interview due in class today.10/23/12 ETHICS/PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR ON CO OP• Discussion on ethics, sexual harassment/diversity/conflict and other issuesthat could come up on co op• Examples of past “indiscretions10/30/12 WRAP UP• Representative from International Co op/co op connections• Assignments for co op.• Any leftover business

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