PROF 3883 - Graduate Career Readiness

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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Employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, work effectively in teams, demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence and intercultural competence and be leadership ready. This course is designed to assist students to develop these skills, make the most of the co-curricular opportunities that the University offers and advance their personal development and employment potential. This course will provide students with a professional assessment of their personal profile and career competencies from which a personal development plan will be created and advanced through their learning. Prior participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will support and inspire their learning, reflection on their personal development, and their acquisition of competencies necessary for career readiness. Students will participate in interactive workshops, conduct field tasks, produce an integrative reflective report and present the summary of their experience and learning to an industry panel. As an outcome of this course, students will develop the skills and competencies expected by employers to increase their competitive employment advantage and achieve their career goals.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3883
    Course Graduate Career Readiness
    Coordinating Unit Professions Office
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 36 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Level 1 & 2 Business and Economics courses
    Restrictions Restricted to students that have completed a category A activity in the Adelaide Advantage Program
    Quota 100
    Course Description Employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, work effectively in teams, demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence and intercultural competence and be leadership ready. This course is designed to assist students to develop these skills, make the most of the co-curricular opportunities that the University offers and advance their personal development and employment potential. This course will provide students with a professional assessment of their personal profile and career competencies from which a personal development plan will be created and advanced through their learning. Prior participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will support and inspire their learning, reflection on their personal development, and their acquisition of competencies necessary for career readiness. Students will participate in interactive workshops, conduct field tasks, produce an integrative reflective report and present the summary of their experience and learning to an industry panel. As an outcome of this course, students will develop the skills and competencies expected by employers to increase their competitive employment advantage and achieve their career goals.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Olga Muzychenko


    Course Coordinator
    Name: Melissa Connor
    Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
    Telephone: 8313 3438 
    Email: melissa.connor@adelaide.edu.au

    Course Coordinator
    Name: Dr Deborah Churchman
    Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
    Telephone: 8313 9194
    Email: deborah.churchman@adelaide.edu.au

    For all course enquiries, contact the course co-ordinators.

    Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Date/time/venue Topic Assignment Due Date
    Mon 2 Mar
    4.30-7.30pm
    Lower Napier LG24
    Topic 1:Orientation: Framing the course,
    professional development, and reflective practice
    Reflective Journal
    Mon 9 Mar
    Sat 14 Mar
    9.00am-5.00pm
    (6 hours)
    Lower Napier LG24
    Topic 2: Career Readiness CV & Cover Letter
    Mon 16 Mar
    Mon 16 Mar
    4.30-7.30pm
    Lower Napier LG24
    Topic 3: Developing Self-awareness Reflective Journal
    Mon 23 Mar
    Week 4
    23-27 Mar
    Topic 4: Personal Development Plan
    Thurs 26 Mar
    4.30-7.30pm
    Venue: tbc
    Topic 5: Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
    Fri 27 Mar
    12.00-1.00pm
    Lower Napier LG24
    Reflective Writing Workshop
    Wed 1 April
    4.30-7.30pm
    Seminar Room UB 36
    Basement Level
    Nexus 10, Pulteney St
    Topic 5 (continued): Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills Personal Development Plan
    Friday 3 April
    Tues 7 April
    4.30-7.30pm
    Ingkarni Wardli B21
    Topic 6: Working with Cultural Differences Reflective Journal
    Wed 8 April
    Thurs 9 April
    5.30-6.30pm
    Venue: tbc
    Meeting the Experts
    Sat 2 May
    8.30-10.30am
    Napier 102

    10.30am-5.00pm

    Bank SA 128
    Majoribanks, Level 1 Nexus 10,
    10 Pulteney St
    Topic 7: Building an authentic personal brand and professional communication skills
    Full day conference
    Reflective Journal
    Sat 9 May
    Mon 4 May
    4.30-7.30pm
    Lower Napier LG24
    Topic 8: Leadership and Motivation
    Sat 16 May
    8.30-10.30am
    Napier 102

    10.30am-5.00pm

    Bank SA 128
    Majoribanks, Level 1 Nexus 10,
    10 Pulteney St
    Topic 9: Creativity, problem solving and negotiation
    Full day Creativity Summit
    Team Presentation: The Pitch
    Sat 16 May

    Reflective Journal
    Sat 23 May
    Week 13
    8- 12 June
    Presentation of the integrated individual reflection to a panel TBC

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from the Course Planner at
    https://access.adelaide.edu.au/courses/details.asp?year=2014&course=107464+1+3420+1

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Integrate knowledge, skills and experiences to think critically and creatively to solve problems & contribute meaningfully to the workplace
    2 Understand the role of emotional drivers and their effect on self and others. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills to build productive relationships, communicate effectively with others and work successfully in a team
    3 Set career goals and identify strategies to achieve them through building an authentic personal brand, leveraging individual strengths and addressing individual weaknesses
    4 Demonstrate and apply understanding of human behaviour for heightened self-awareness, ethical standards and adaptability to devise appropriate leadership responses in the professional context
    5 Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and devise behavioural strategies that enable effective responses to cross-cultural situations in the workplace
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course uses a mixture of readings, experiential exercises, case studies, presentations and guest presenters. The full list of presenters will be posted on MyUni.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours per week of private study outside of your regular classes. This includes preparation for classes and working on assignments.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary


    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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