Faculty of Arts


CAREER 100

Crafting Your Career


Description

What is employability? "Crafting your Career" uses project-based, collaborative, problem-solving exercises to assist students to identify and hone personal attributes and ready themselves for life after the degree. The world of work is changing rapidly. The course aims to enhance students’ work-readiness by teaching them to understand, develop and communicate skills that employers say are essential to career success.

Course structure and learning outcomes are closely related to the themes and capabilities expressed in the University and BA Graduate Profiles. By the time students complete this course we expect they will:

  • Understand what employability is and have an employability mindset
  • Understand the broad cross-functional/transferrable skill set developed in the process of completing an undergraduate degree
  • Understand key skills and capabilities sought in the job market
  • Have greater self-awareness and apply self-reflective methods to learn from their experiences
  • Have greater confidence in using critical thinking, problem-solving, team collaboration and communication skills to develop and present innovative solutions to real world problems
  • Have greater confidence in communicating their key skills and strengths to potential employers
  • Have greater commercial awareness and understand work place expectations and norms
  • Understand how to use resilience techniques for coping with challenges, change and uncertainty at work and in the job search process
  • Have the confidence to start crafting their future career around their values, strengths and interests as well as their skills and subject knowledge

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2020

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

CAREER 100: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

60 points passed

Restrictions

ARTSGEN 102, POPLHLTH 300, 302


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