INM415 - Career Planning

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Subject Title
Career Planning

Subject Description
The interactive media industry has many subsets and possible directions for a person to begin their career. This course enables students to plan, research and execute an independent business in the industry, as well as create a person brand in the pursuit of traditional career advancement. Students will leverage existing industry research to work in teams to explore business start-up concepts. In addition, traditional career management will be explored including the development of a personal brand, and related assets like portfolio sites, business cards, and social media tool.

Credit Status
Interactive Media Design Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Describe a business proposal in the interactive media industry, including target market and value proposition.
2. Generate start-up business proof of concept presentation for potential investor
3. Discuss key elements of running a small business including legal and financial elements
4. Create personal branding assets, such as business cards, resumes
5. Describe the essential strategies of successful networking and interviewing techniques
6. Create new social media accounts for one’s own career success

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.