Our Career Futures

Initial post: By Thursday of Module 6, create a 2-minute video clip with a text transcript speaking as your future self, answering the following questions from the hiring manager:Why do you want to work in this career field? What sets you apart from other candidates?As a graduate of Excelsior College, what are the most important skills you learned from your education? How do you plan to apply these to your work?What do you think the future of this career field/industry will be in 10, 20 or even 100 years? How can you help us plan for that future?NOTE: You will need to include a transcript or closed captions with your video in order to make it accessible for people with hearing disabilities. The easiest way to do this is to write out a script in advance and attach this to your post as a transcript. Use the Audio Script Writing Guide for help creating a script.NOTE: Read the resources below for help with creating your video (or if a video is not possible an audio file) If you experience trouble uploading your video file to Canvas directly because of a slow internet connection, read option 4 in the Tips document below.Use your phone: Record a video on your iPhone/Android device first using your phone’s camera. Next, follow these steps to attach your video to your discussion post through the Canvas app(Links to an external site.)on your phone.Use your computer, record right in Canvas: You will need a webcam for this option. Open up your discussion post and click on the “record/upload media” icon that looks like a play button. Use these steps to record and post your video(Links to an external site.)directly from there.Use your computer, record a file and upload to Canvas: You will need a webcam for this option. First, record your video on your computer’s video recording software and save the file. Then, open up your discussion post and click on the “record/upload media” icon that looks like a play button. Use these steps to upload your file to the discussion(Links to an external site.)from there.Upload your recording to a third-party service and post the link to Canvas: If you have a slow internet connection, Canvas may “time out” before your video posts to the discussion. If this happens to you, try posting your video first to Youtube(Links to an external site.)or a cloud-based drive like Google drive(Links to an external site.)first, and then post the link to the videoDownload link to the videoto the discussion. Make sure your link is not set to “private” so other students can see itAlternate: audio-only: If you are unable to record a video, you may upload an audio-only file to the discussion with the same information. This is less ideal because verbal communication relies heavily on body language which is lost in an audio recording, so only use this option if absolutely necessary. There are a few ways to do this:pre-record a .mp3 audio file on your computer and upload to the discussion(Links to an external site.),pre-record an audio file on your phone and upload to the discussion(Links to an external site.)Transcripts or Closed CaptionsRegardless of which format you choose, make sure to include a transcript or closed captions. See the Audio Script Writing Guide for more information.If you have questions or difficulties, please contact your instructor through the inbox for assistance.Tips for an effective video presentation:Prepare in advance: write out a script to give your video more organization and polish. This will become your transcript to post to the discussion as well.Use clear, precise language and speak slowly.Try to minimize “filler” words such as um, uhh, and like.Be aware of the environment around you – try to find a quiet room for recording and a background that is not distracting.Look at the camera.Do a practice run before you hit record.Double-check your audio and video quality before posting to the discussion.