COURSE OUTLINE

What you'll learn

5 lessons with prompts and activities to give you insight into yourself, what you want to do, and how to get there.

01

INTRODUCTION

What you're interested in matters

TIMING

6:58 min video

45 min activity

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

You'll learn a new approach to finding a career: one based on following your interests. You'll see how shifting your perspective about careers can help you find greater satisfaction with your work, and how talking to professionals who share your interests can open up new doors.

ESSENTIAL TAKEAWAYS

  • - It’s possible to find a career and life that’s aligned with your interests
  • - Focusing on who you are and what you care about empowers you to make informed decisions about your future
  • - It’s normal to feel anxiety about future decisions and what you want to do

ENDURING UNDERSTANDING

There is an alternate way to defining your own road in life—created by you, for you—with a community to support you through the process.

02

LET GO

Shed the noise and listen to yourself

TIMING

8:41 min video

45 min activity

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

You'll fine-tune the process of self-exploration by identifying how outside influences have affected your decisions in life. By “shedding the Noise” and separating who you are from what others want you to be, you'll create a new definition of success for yourself in your education and career.

ESSENTIAL TAKEAWAYS

  • - The pressure to conform to other people’s definitions of success comes from all around us, including from within ourselves
  • - The Noise can fill you with self-doubt or make you pursue paths that don’t feel right for you
  • - Focusing on what you want instead of what other people want for you will help you listen to yourself and chart your own path forward

ENDURING UNDERSTANDING

We all face Noise from society and from the people around us saying what we should do with our lives. When you shed that Noise, you'll start to hear your own voice and become more empowered to define your own road based on who you are.

03

DEFINE

Connect your interests to careers

TIMING

7:40 min video

45 min activity

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

You'll use the Roadmap tool to explore your interests and match them to careers. By discovering careers that are connected to your interests, and hearing real career stories from people who share those interests too, you'll be able to approach your future career from the perspective of what motivates and interests you.

ESSENTIAL TAKEAWAYS

  • - Starting career exploration with your interests makes you more flexible and open to new possibilities
  • - Combining your interests will help you discover careers you might never have considered
  • - Connecting your career to who you are and what you care about will help you continue to grow and evolve

ENDURING UNDERSTANDING

By identifying your interests and pursuing them in the work you do, you are being true to who you are and what drives you. Approaching your career this way can help you find a sense of purpose in what you do.

04

INTERVIEW PROJECT

Talk to a professional for advice

TIMING

8:51 min video

45 min activity

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

After identifying your interests, you'll research people in your community who are working in careers connected to your interests. To complete your Interview Project, you’ll schedule an informal conversation with one of them where you’ll get to ask about their career and life journey to get insights for your own path—then you’ll share what you learned.

ESSENTIAL TAKEAWAYS

  • - No matter where you live, it’s possible to seek out people whose paths can guide you
  • - Asking someone about their career can feel intimidating at first, but most people are happy to share their advice
  • - Learning about someone's job is helpful, but hearing their story can be even more impactful

ENDURING UNDERSTANDING

You'll put yourself out there and take a risk by reaching out to someone whose path inspires you. You may encounter setbacks along the way, but it’s incredibly empowering to realize that it’s always within your reach to talk to the people around you about their stories and advice. You have a community rooting for you and supporting you, and this experience will help you build confidence that will make you more successful in the future.

05

BECOME

Overcoming roadblocks and taking action

TIMING

8:03 min video

45 min activity

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

You'll reflect on your Interview Project, thinking about what you learned and how it applies to your own life. Now that you have a better sense of who you are and what you want for your future, you have a solid foundation to guide you as you move forward.

ESSENTIAL TAKEAWAYS

  • - The knowledge you’ve gained from your interview will help inspire you to take steps toward your goals
  • - Roadblocks and failures along your path are unavoidable, but you’re not alone and everyone experiences them
  • - Continuing to practice what you’ve learned in this course will help you respond to changes and challenges in your life and keep growing

ENDURING UNDERSTANDING

Your definition of success should be created by you, based on who you are and what you care about—not what others expect of you. To continue moving forward, keep listening to yourself and focus on the journey, not the destination.

Find the career you want and start moving toward it

Start course