Career Management Skills for 'with Industrial Experience' Students

Module description

Summary:

 

The level two module, BSD2002 Career Management Skills for 'With Industrial Experience' students is a non-credit bearing module that aims to help students on 'with Industrial Experience' programmes prepare for the placement year that will take place in third year of their degree. The module aims to assist students in their job/placement search and to provide a general preparation for successful participation in the workforce.

 

Additional Information:

 

Internationalisation

Students can undertake their work placement in the UK or in any of the European Union countries that participate in the Erasmus programme.

 

External Engagement

You will engage with leading graduate employers as part of optional events made available via the Business School Careers Team.

Full module specification

Module title:Career Management Skills for 'with Industrial Experience' Students
Module code:BSD2002
Module level:2
Academic year:2015/6
Module lecturers:
Module credit:
ECTS value:

0

Pre-requisites:

None (please note this module is a pre-requisite for the level 3 Business

School Industrial Experience Module) Successful completion of BSD 1002 and minimum overall weighted average of 50.0% in Level 1; (for students starting in 2014/15 a minimum overall weighted average of 60.0% is required).

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:

1

Duration (weeks) - term 2:

3

Duration (weeks) - term 3:

4

Module aims

The level two module, BSD2002 Career Management Skills for ‘With Industrial Experience students is a

non-credit bearing module that aims to help students on ‘with Industrial Experience’ programmes prepare

for the placement year that will take place in third year of their degree. The module aims to assist students in their job/placement search and to provide a general preparation for successful participation in the workforce.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. understand the impact of behaviour, ethics and health and safety in the workplace
  • 2. understand the importance of continuing personal and professional development in the workplace
  • 3. understand the academic requirements that they are expected to fulfil during the placement year

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. locate information sources that will help them identify: a) The skills – discipline specific and transferable - that they should acquire by completing their degree b) Career options where a degree in their subject area is essential (where relevant), career options where a degree in their subject area is desirable, career options where a degree in their subject area would be useful.l

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. locate information sources that will help them to identify, critically reflect on and provide examples from their own experiences to demonstrate the personal and key skills that they have developed and that graduate employers value most highly

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
800

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact Hours8Presentations and workshops

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Syllabus plan

1 x timetabled 1 hour sessions, of which:

1 compulsory 1 hour sessions (questions can be dealt with during office hours):

  • Welcome to Year 2 – Review of expectations/responsibilities during the placement search and placement approval process (including how to seek approval for a placement, health and safety and risk assessment)
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Weekly timetabled 1 hour sessions, of which: 2 compulsory timetabled 1 hour sessions

  • Professionalism in the Workplace: Ethics and Culture
  • Workplace resilience

 

 

1 X compulsory timetabled half day pre-placement briefing session (lecture plus workshop/discussion):


The Placement Year – Student Responsibilities and Assessment Requirements (including a workshop on reflexive writing skills and core IT skills).

Optional

Approximately 8 X 1 hour optional sessions available from employers presenting on their 12 month placement schemes.

 

1-1 appointments available with Employability Advisers throughout the year to review student progress in securing an industrial placement and advise on CV, Applications and LinkedIn.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1854

 

Web based and electronic resources: BSD2002 Module site on ELE

University of Exeter Career Zone www.exeter.ac.uk/careers website

University of Exeter My Career Zone jobs portal www.mycareerzone.exeter.ac.uk (for industrial placement and graduate job opportunities)

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

None (please note this module is a pre-requisite for the level 3 Business

School Industrial Experience Module) Successful completion of BSD 1002 and minimum overall weighted average of 50.0% in Level 1; (for students starting in 2014/15 a minimum overall weighted average of 60.0% is required).

Origin date

1/11/2010

Last revision date

1/2/2010