23 September 2015

CST300 Week 4

My educational goals are simple. I am looking to graduate from CSUMB with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 23 months. Shortly after graduation I am planning to obtain my PMP certification. This should lead nicely into my career goals.

For my career goals I am looking for a job similar to my existing job, but with a larger company like Genentech. This will provide stability and allow me to continue to save for my childrens college and my early retirement (I am still hoping to retire in another 15 years).

"Lady Mozzarella": As was suggested to me, I would plan more specific items to work on during your study periods (I like that idea). I would also try to allocate personal time so that it doesn't overflow into your study time.

"Aerin": I couldn't find your calendar on your blog.

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Goals should be:
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-Bound
My goal score is a 54. "Although you meet some of your goals – which may be those that are most connected to your values and long-term plans – you sometimes fall short on others. Do you find that you get overwhelmed by other commitments as you progress towards a goal, do you struggle with self-discipline, or, do you find it hard to form new habits when working towards your goals?"

According to Locke and Latham, there are five goal setting principles that can improve our chances of success:
  • Clarity
  • Challenge
  • Commitment
  • Feedback
  • Task complexity

1 comment:

Alan Ayoub said...

Hi John,

Ther great things about this online program is that we all know how long it will take to graduate and we all plan on graduating at the same time. The program is designed to keep us all in the same boat providing opportunities for us to remain on track. I believe that when our applications were accepted, the panel had this in mind. We have something in common, we are both going for certification from PMI. You have a huge leap on me because you will be going for a PMP Certification while I will getting an entry level certification CAPM. Project management comes up all the time and it's nice to see you going for a PMP! I wish you the best.

Regarding your career, it sounds like your B.S. in Computer Science will help you advance in your career. That is great and I am rooting for you to retire in 15 years!