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Undergraduate Course: Career Development Planning (CMSE08001)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis course will equip students with the ability to make informed and effective choices about their education, which will enhance their ability to have fulfilling and satisfying careers.
Course description The aim of the course is to develop your ability to make informed and effective choices about your ongoing education and extra-curricular/work experiences, which will enhance your ability to choose and embark on fulfilling and satisfying careers in the future. Additionally, it aims to help develop some key Graduate Attributes the range of skills, abilities and dispositions you will need for employment after University.

The objectives of the course are to equip you with the ability to:
-make informed decisions about course choices within your degree programme
-plan your activities to acquire knowledge and skills
-identify and communicate the career-planning knowledge and skills you have acquired
-appreciate the relevance of these activities to your future careers
-learn, and reflect on, skills involved in group work
-learn the skills linked with making effective presentations.


Defining the Goal
What do I want and what do I have to offer?
What's out there?
Group Work Skills
Work Experience - getting it and making the most of it
Achieving your Goals: CVs, applications and LinkedIn
Making Course Choices
Presentation Skills
Support and review
Employer and Alumni Panel

Student Learning Experience

The lecture programme provides details of the opportunities within the programme and beyond. It will detail decision-making strategies, provide ability to develop a curriculum vitae and action plan, and provide insights into the graduate labour market and the requirements of employers. It will encourage a reflective approach to learning, and will encompass an element of peer learning/peer feedback. It will also provide you with knowledge of formal presentation skills.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is for UG Year 2 Business School students only.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Lecture Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This is a non-credit bearing course but students are required to pass the course. Students will produce a personal professional development plan and will review a standard plan. Reviews will be based on a questionnaire.
Feedback Generic feedback will be given on Learn 15 working days following the submission of 2 assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the graduate labour market and the decision-making strategies and barriers to decision-making.
  2. Critically review curriculum vitae and action plans.
  3. Apply the approaches to the construction of a personal curriculum vitae and action plan.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills To make informed decisions about choices of courses within the degree programme.
To plan activities to acquire knowledge and skills.
To identify and communicate the knowledge and skills acquired.
To appreciate the relevance of these activities to future career.
Additional Class Delivery Information Lectures Tues and Thur 1300-1400, Weeks 1-5 inclusive semester 2
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Peter Moles
Tel: (0131 6)50 3795
Course secretaryMrs Margot Morton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5251
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