This will be a highly reflective class designed to help you find ways to demonstrate your competence in the youth services field to your administrators and/or possible employers throughout your job search.

We will also formulate solid goals and a plan to go with them to learn about and practice some of the competencies you are less familiar with or have not had a chance to demonstrate. We will work on several things each week: (1) submitting a portfolio artifact, (2) formulating a SMART goal, and (3) answering mock interview questions. We will focus on one or two competency sections each week.

We will not be able to cover everything during the scope of this class, but this should get you in the habit of identifying your strengths and showcasing them, and identifying your professional needs and figuring out how to meet them. Hopefully, you will continue this new habit to demonstrate all competencies and develop an outstanding portfolio. No one will be an expert on everything, but there are always ways to improve your professional skills.