Learning Objectives-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Learning Objectives

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As a student employee, you have the opportunity to develop transferable professional skills and experience the challenges and rewards of learning by doing. These opportunities become tremendously more valuable when you are able to recognize and discuss them. Learning Objectives are a useful reference for you to reflect on and discuss (with future employers, for example) the skills you have developed through your campus position. Understanding the specific learning potential of jobs before applying for them will also help you decide which positions you want.

What do you want from a campus job? Some employers may provide more challenging work for student employees while others are looking to hire students to help with simple jobs that, at first glance, might not appear to focus on learning. Whether you are seeking employment with a direct link to your studies or a position that offers a break from academics, learning objectives will provide a place where you and your employer can discuss these expectations.