Career Management Skills for 'with Industrial Experience'

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 and associate countries that participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Other countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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: 2016/7
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 BUS3002) Successful completion of BSD 1002 and minimum overall weighted average of 50.0% in Level 1

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.

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
6 0 0

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Contact Hours 9 Presentations and workshops

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
LinkedIn Assignment LinkedIn Profile 2-3 Written feedback from the Business School Careers Team and the Central Careers Service Careers Consultants

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
100 0 0

Re-assessment notes

This module is not formally assessed and does not bear any credits, however it is possible to fail this module.  Students are required to attend all compulsory sessions and complete the formative assignment.   Those students who fail to meet the requirements of the course without due cause will be transferred back to the three year degree.

Syllabus plan

5 x timetabled 1 hour sessions, of which:
4 compulsory 1 hour lecture sessions:

  • Year 2 Securing your Placement – 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)
  • Health and Safety & what to do when you secure a placement
  • Professionalism in the Workplace: Ethics and Culture
  • Reflective Assignment techniques

1 X compulsory timetabled 2 hour pre-placement briefing session: 

The Placement Year – Student Responsibilities and Assessment

1 x compulsory 2 hour assessment centre workshop
1 x compulsory 2 hour excel skills workshop

Optional
There are also a range of optional extra-curricular careers fairs, employer presentations, skills sessions, mock interviews, alongside the ‘How to…’ skills sessions and YES pages (ex.ac.uk/yes)

1-1 appointments and drop-ins 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

The Business School’s online careers management skills page on the ELE:  ‘Your Employability Skills’ YES pages:  ex.ac.uk/yes

Career Zone on-line careers resources:

Deciding: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/research/careerplanning/deciding/
Planning: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/research/careerplanning/planning/
Competing: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/research/careerplanning/competing/

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 BusinessSchool Industrial Experience Module) Successful completion of BSD 1002 and minimum overall weighted average of 50.0% in Level 1

Origin date

1/11/2010

Last revision date

17/10/2016