Finding a Job and Finding a Life
LAS 348 - Finding a Job and Finding a Life3 hours We will work most of our lives- so does our work define who we are? If work is to be a major part of our life, it will be worthwhile to examine how we approach the search for work. The process of self assessment, knowing ourselves, and understanding our values are all important in deciding where to work and what to do. Technology is a great resource for educating us about career paths and for sourcing jobs and connecting with employers. And as we examine the many tools available in a job search, we will also need to consider that life is not all about work: leisure, free time, personal pursuits, etc., help to balance our lives. Do our leisure pursuits define us? How have some companies meshed their employees’ leisure pursuits into their culture? What are the various forms of “technology as leisure pursuits” and how have social websites crossed over into the working world? In this seminar, we will take up such questions as we ask: What does finding a job have to do with finding a life?