Industry Awareness

REAL Program

Experiential learning opportunity

Step outside the classroom engaging in a series of dynamic assignments such as shadowing, industry research, and professional networking to build a deep awareness and forward thrust in the industry or professional field of choice.

Lead

Slade Thackeray, M.A.

Prerequisites

KIN 131 is a prerequisite or co-requisite for KIN majors.

Grading

A/F

Maximum enrollment

25

NACE competencies

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Professionalism/work ethic
  • Career management

Credits

  • 3

Registration options

  • KIN 206

Start terms

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Offered as hybrid

Note: Class will meet in person on the Corvallis campus for three hours in the first week of each term and three hours in the last week of each term. Check the schedule of classes to confirm details.

For fall 2019, the class meets 5:00-7:50 p.m. in Strand Ag 113 on 9/27/19 and 5:00-7:50 p.m. in Strand Ag 113 on 12/6/19 with the remainder of the class completed online.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will experience enhanced oral and written communication skills 
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills to improve follow through and work ethic. 
  • Students will experienced improved ability to identify, articulate, and understand their chosen field of study or professional industry. 
  • Students will be able to better define career goals and identify future areas of career interest. 
  • Students will understand and be able to articulate the purpose and value of their chosen field of study or professional industry.

Content / knowledge / concepts

  • Students will examine current practices in their chosen field of study or professional industry. 
  • Students will evaluate and analyze opinions and general ideas of those outside of their field of study or professional industry. 
  • Students will describe the fundamental role individuals serving inside their field of study or professional industry. 
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of current industry standards through written and verbal communication. 
  • Students will distinguish their goals, energy for, and understanding of their chosen field of study or professional industry. 

Course experiences

Interviews of industry professionals, reflections, shadowing, industry research, and poster presentations -- and having a heap load of fun!

Assessment activities

  • Digital portfolio
  • Reflections
  • Papers
  • Poster Presentations
  • Research Summary
  • Shadowing Summaries

Additional info

Kinesiology and public health students will sign up for KIN 206 PROJECT:INDUSTRY AWARENESS.

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