Introduction to 'With Industrial Experience'
This 1st year module is for students intending to under-take a year-long placement in a four-year WIE programme.
It will provide opportunity and support to develop the employability and personal development skills needed to explore career opportunities, to source and apply for an industrial placement.
Delivery is through a combination of workshops, lectures and e-learning units, mainly in term 2. Completion of all sessions is mandatory unless specified as optional.
You will meet students who recently completed industrial placements, engage with employers, and will receive support from the Business School Careers Team and wider “WIE” community.
#Employability and exploring careers. #Being proactive to get ahead.
This can lead to a 3rd year placement in the UK, Europe or elsewhere in the world. Overseas placements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You will engage with leading graduate employers as part of optional events made available via the Business School and University Careers Teams.
You will develop your understanding of employability skills and competencies through the module learning activities, assessments and optional networking events.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Introduction to 'With Industrial Experience'|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
0Duration (weeks) - term 2:
11Duration (weeks) - term 3:
This is a non-credit bearing module that aims to prepare students on ‘with Industrial Experience’ programmes for the tasks and activities related to finding and securing a suitable placement for the third year of their degree.
The combination of workshops, lectures and e-learning units focus on career exploration, self-awareness of personal strengths, searching and applying for placements, and interview technique. There will also be opportunities to meet with employers and with peer mentors (students who recently completed industrial placements).
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Differentiate the employability skills (competencies) relevant to placements or graduate employment
- 2. Identify and critically reflect on personal experiences that demonstrate relevant employability skills;
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 3. Locate and interpret information sources to identify academic and employability skills development opportunities on your degree
- 4. Locate and interpret information sources to identify career options where a degree in your degree subject area is essential/desirable/useful.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. appraise the purpose and benefits of undertaking a 12-month placement;
- 6. locate appropriate services and resources to help with career planning and placement search;
- 7. undertake the process of job acquisition, with specific regard to the various types of recruitment processes involved in applying for placements and graduate level jobs
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||8||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||4||Workshops|
|Guided Independent Study||15||Research fo potential roles, interview preparation, CV building|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|CV assignment||B1(a): Draft CV (1-2 pages)||1,2,6||Verbal feedback from the Business School Careers Team and the central careers service Careers Consultants and peers|
|Application form assignment||B2(a): Draft application form (750 -1000 words)||1,2,6||Verbal feedback from the Business School Careers Team and the central careers service Careers Consultants and peers|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Portfolio of evidence: submitted in 3 stages: A, B and C||100||A: a) What job would suit me? Online career planning tool (30 mins 1 hour) b) Career action plan (300 - 600 words) 10%: due T2 B1(b): Final CV (1-2 pages) 40%: due T3 B2(b): Final Application form (1000 180e00 words) 40%: dueT3 C: LinkedIn profile 10%: due T3||1,2 (A1), 3,4,5 (A2), 1,2,6(b1(b), B2(b), C)||Written feedback from the Business School Careers Team and the central careers service Careers Consultants.|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|As above||Open book written assessment||1-6||August/September Reassessment Period|
A pre-requisite for progression to BSD2002 is a BSD1002 mark of 50% or higher.
If a student fails to meet this BSD2002 pre-requisite they will be referred in all components and will be required to sit 100% re-assessment in the form of an ‘open book’ written assignment.
N.B. Assessments submitted late, but within 2 weeks of the stated deadlines, will be capped at 50%.
Re-assessment will consist of an ‘open book’ written assignment to be completed at a distance and submitted within 72 hours of it being set at the beginning of the referred/deferred exam period. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/administration/examsandassessment/ugpgt/referreddeferredassessment/ ).
A student if deferred via a single component will be reassessed in that component only.
Those students who fail to meet the pre-requisites for BSD2002 will be transferred back to the three year degree.
1) The pre-requisites are: Achieving a mark of 50% or higher in BSD1002
2) Achieving a weighted average of 50% or higher across Year 1.
Term 2 Lectures
v Introduction to WIE and benefits of placements
v What job's for me?
v What can I do with my degree?
v Shaping your CV
v Effective Application Forms and cover letters
v Interview technique
v Placement search
v E-Me (LinkedIn)
Term 2 Workshops
v Effective application forms
Business School Placements fair (early Term 1)
Branching Out networking event with 4th year WIE students (Term 2)
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Inkson, K, Dries, N. and Arnold, J. (2015) Understanding careers, London: Sage
‘Your Employability Skills’ YES pages: ex.ac.uk/yes
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
Career Zone on-line careers resources:
Last revision date