In fall 2022, the Rubin team developed a new series focused on ethical discussions as they relate to employability skills.
As the leader in online resources for employability and work readiness, we built an 11-part series that challenges students to think, “What would I do?” across several real-world scenarios.
Alexis Kruemcke, an implementation specialist at Rubin and former classroom teacher, led the project.
All eleven ethical scenarios are now inside our Emerge curriculum, a robust library of activities, videos, readings and assessments for employability skills.
The ethical scenarios align with existing units in Emerge and are as follows:
- Email etiquette
- Phone and video etiquette
- “Storytelling” cover letters
- Job interviews
- Student leadership
- Report writing
- Writing to clients
- LinkedIn outreach
See a sample ethical discussion below. Want to view all 11 scenarios and our full Emerge library of 200+ instructional items?
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Ethical discussion for resumes: What would you do?
Over the summer, you were an intern at an environmental non-profit. One of the main projects was a river clean-up outside of the city. Your supervisor was the project manager, but he put you in charge of most aspects of the project.
Your tasks included:
- Create a schedule for the clean-up process
- Assign roles for the project
- Coordinate with city officials
- Obtain and manage supplies
On your resume, you decide to list yourself as the project manager even though the title is technically your supervisor’s role. However, you did most of the work and feel “project manager” title is more appropriate than “intern.”
Discuss the scenario with your classmates and answer the following question:
Is it fair and truthful to say you were the project manager because your supervisor put you in charge of the project? Why or why not?