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CP650 Theory and Practice of Interviewing

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What is CP650?

Do you want to learn how to be an effective interviewer or interviewee? Do you want to learn how to actively listen and ask effective questions? Are you interested in learning how to reflect information and affect intentionally and competently? Do you want to know how to use persuasion and nonverbal communication to be effective in your interpersonal interactions or your major and future career? Similarly, are you interested in gaining the skills needed to be a strong interviewee and be competitive for different selection settings like jobs, internships, or graduate school?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, consider taking CP650, Theory and Practice of Interviewing. CP650 is a three-credit course offered through the Department of Counseling Psychology for students who want to improve their interviewing skills. The course involves both a lecture and a lab section. The lecture presents core concepts that you will analyze and practice in the lab sections. The labs provide in-depth discussion, examination and practice of the principles presented in the texts and in lecture. Labs are intended to increase awareness and understanding of self as a cultural being through experiential practice and use of communication skills.

What is the structure and goal of CP650?

This course involves both a lecture and a lab section. The lecture presents core concepts which you will analyze and practice thoroughly in the lab sections. The required labs provide in-depth discussion, examination and practice of the principles presented in the texts and in lecture. Labs are intended to increase awareness and understanding of self as a cultural being through experiential practice and use of communication skills with their classmates.

What are the learning objectives of CP650?

  • To increase awareness of one's self as a cultural being in order to understand and engage in effective communication.
  • To gain familiarity with research and theory on communication.
  • To learn about your own communication style and how this applies to the interview setting.
  • To practice basic communication skills of active listening, effective questioning, empathy, and letting others know you understand their point of view.
  • To conduct video-recorded practice interviews and evaluate your performance.
  • To understand the goals and techniques utilized in different types of interviews.

Who is eligible to take CP650?

The course is open to students who have junior or senior status.

When does the class begin and end?

CP650 typically begins during the first week of each semester and end on the last day of classes. CP650 is also offered in the 3-week summer session.

​What are the lecture and lab meeting times and places for Fall 2017?

 
*Lab Day / Time Meeting Place Instructor
650-311 Friday 9:30am-12:00pm
114 Social Work
TBD
650-313 Thursday 4:30-7:00pm
​2175 Grainger Hall
TBD
650-314 Monday 4:30-7:00pm
​L185 Education
TBD
650-316 Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm 2261 Mosse Humanities Building
​TBD
 650-317  Friday 9:30am-12:00pm
1053 Educational Sciences
TBD
 650-001

​Friday 8:00-9:15am
Lecture
1100 Grainger Hall
Elaina Meier

*Note: The lab sections do not meet CommB requirements.

How do I enroll?

Every student should enroll in the main lecture section (001) and a lab section. If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Andrea Guptill. If the lab section that you want is full, you can sign up for the waitlist; however, given the structure of the course we are unable to increase the lab section enrollment. Please note that CP650 is also offered in the Spring and Summer (3-week session) semesters. For more information about the ​Fall course, ​see the MyUW Course Guide.

Who do I contact to find out more about CP650?

If you have questions about CP650 please contact Elaina Meier (Lecturer).

 



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