PROF 3883 - Graduate Career Readiness
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
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 Restrictions Preferable that students are not undertaking Professional Practices II and Graduate Career Readiness in the same semester. Quota 100 Course Description Employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, demonstrate emotional intelligence and intercultural competence and be ready to work effectively in teams. 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 direct contact and learning experiences delivered by industry professionals on-site. During these industry visits students will have the opportunity to learn about workplace etiquette, problem solving, time management and the importance of creativity in the workplace. Students will participate in interactive workshops, reflective journals and produce a high quality CV and LinkedIn profile. 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 Coordinator: Miss Melissa ConnorCourse Coordinator
Name: Melissa Connor
Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Telephone: 8313 3438
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Identify skills and knowledge required in contemporary workplaces. 2 Articulate career goals and identify strategies to achieve them. 3 Reflect on and evaluate areas of personality characteristics, behavioural responses and the importance of these to your career preparation. 4 Apply the skills of teamwork, communicating with others and leadership to enable effective responses when working with others. 5 Employ workplace skills in report writing, CV preparation, interviews and delivery of presentations.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,2,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course uses a mixture of readings, experiential exercises, case studies, presentations and guest presenters. The full list of presenters will be posted on MyUni.
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
Learning Activities Schedule
Topic Practical/Tutorial Week 1 Introduction to course Workshop Week 2 Self-awareness, diverse workplaces and preparation for industry visits Workshop Week 3 Public Holiday Week 4 Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Guest presenter Week 5 Creativity Workshop Week 6 Presentations Guest presenter Week 7 Industry Visit #1 Site visit Week 8 Industry Visit #2 Site visit Week 9 Pitch Presentations Workshop Week 10 Industry Visit #3 Site visit Week 11 Mock Assessment Centre Assessment Centre Week 12 Mock Interviews
Including CV preparation
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Due Date/Week Weighting Related Learning Outcome Reflection and analysis x 3 Week 3
45% 1,3 Pitch presentation (group work) Week 9 20% 4,5 Reflective Report and Portfolio Week 13 35% 1,2,3,5 Total 100%
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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.
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.
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