Georgia State University aims to make career preparedness a large part of a student’s academic pursuits. The College to Career initiative is GSU's latest Quality Enhancement Plan. It develops curricular enhancements that help students become aware of career competencies, connect those competencies to the work they do in the major, and demonstrate their proficiency of transferable skills.
Better Preparing Students
for Successful Careers
By introducing Career in the First Year opportunities, students will be introduced to the competencies, university services, and major and pathway career options during the orientation and 1000-level courses. Funded by grants, majors and pathways are creating competency-rich curriculum in introductory, touchstone, and capstone courses. Majors and Pathways are also engaging in intentional career-focused adjustments that include competency training, career exploration, experiential learning, and e-portfolios.
The QEP's Three Learning Outcomes
Enabling Students To Become More Effective Communicators About Their Learning
Dr. Angela Christie was selected as the faculty director of the next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): College to Career: Career Readiness through Everyday Competencies in fall 2018. College to Career is a university-wide initiative that will increase students’ ability to recognize and demonstrate the career competencies they are learning through their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. As faculty director, Dr. Christie oversees the development, refinement and implementation of College to Career and works with units and personnel across the university. She is working with departments to design their plans for QEP participation, conducting periodic surveys and assessments to measure the QEP’s success, and planning activities to raise faculty and student awareness about the QEP on all campuses. A senior lecturer on the Atlanta Campus in the Department of English, Dr. Christie has been the associate director of Lower Division Studies since 2007. In that capacity, she has mentored graduate teaching assistants, edited the university’s Guide to First-Year Writing, served as the assessment reporter for the department’s core courses and developed paired-instructor courses for the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Christie has led her department in developing college-to-career assignments, curricula and pedagogical practices in core courses and the major.