Psychology (PSYC) 305

The Career Development Portfolio (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: None. However, experiential learning, including career-related experience, volunteer experience, and academic history is important.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Psychology 305: The Career Development Portfolio explores the substance and process of career eportfolio development. It is designed for human service professionals, such as career counsellors, who may wish to use this knowledge and strategy with their clients. Students will learn how to facilitate an adult client’s reviewof his or her experiential learning to help the client create a tool kit of ways and means by which he or she might identify personal purpose and career direction; or seek employment, job advancement, or further education.


The course consists of the following seven units.

  • Unit 1: The Career Development ePortfolio
  • Unit 2: The Career ePortfolio Framework
  • Unit 3: Career Development Theory and Change
  • Unit 4: Journey of Self Discovery
  • Unit 5: Creating an Eportfolio
  • Unit 6: Working with Individual Clients
  • Unit 7: ePortfolio Presentation


To receive credit PSYC 305, you must complete both quizzes and all three assignments. You must achieve a course composite grade of “D” (50 percent). The evaluation activities are summarized as follows:

Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Assign. 1 Assign. 2 Assign. 3 Assign. 4 Total
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 40% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

All materials for this course are supplied online via the course website.

A print version of the eText can be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 2, September 16, 2013.

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Updated May 07 2015 by Student & Academic Services