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Implementation Outline

1. Ensure your student knows your intention to help them to succeed professionally with a quality resume.

2. Give your student a copy of the resume rubric. Describe it as a tool that will help you both identify ways to improve the resume.

3. Rubrics can be intimidating for some, but they are helpful teaching tools we can master. Alleviate this anxiety by drawing their focus to the first column, where each key resume element is named. Next, point out the subsequent columns, which describe differences in quality within each key element.

4. Ask your student to use the rubric to evaluate their resume silently while you do the same.

5. When finished, share each other's scores and show examples leading to each evaluation. Have your student share their scores and examples first.  Come to a consensus where scores differ.

6. Use the rubric to identify areas of improvement and the changes needed in a revised resume (rubric tip: look at the descriptions to the right of each key element score for specific improvement guidance).

7. Set the date and time for the follow-up cultivation when you will repeat steps 1-6. This follow-up should occur in the same semester you began the cultivation strategy. Determine if subsequent drafts are necessary. Ask your student what they learned from this cultivation activity. Ensure they mention the improvements you identified. What areas of improvement remain? How will they use this experience to help them in their future professional life?  Refer students to Career Services for additional resume and career-focused assistance as needed.

8. At the conclusion of the oral reflection, initiate a record of the cultivation using the Cultivation Tracker (link). This action initiates the assessment process. Tell your student to expect a follow-up email from the Division Office with the web link they must access to fully complete and record the activity. This assessment process is designed to assess and facilitate learning.

Assessment Plan

You initiate the Divison-level assessment when you initiate a record of the cultivation using the Cultivation Tracker. This action triggers a follow-up email sent to your student, inviting them to complete the linked reflection survey, thus formally recording the completed activity in their official DSA record. This assessment process is designed to assess and facilitate learning.

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