PROF 3883 - Adelaide Advantage: Graduate Career Readiness

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, possess a strong sense of self-awareness and a high degree of emotional intelligence. 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 supported by customised workshops designed to help students explore their leadership potential and achieve their career goals. Prior participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will provide a backdrop for the final project, in which students will be required to reflect on their personal development, develop an understanding of self-awareness and integrate and consolidate the knowledge, skills and experience by presenting to an industry panel. Through workshops and Adelaide Advantage activities students will advance their leadership, professional and global citizenship skills to increase their competitive employment advantage. Participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will provide students with the opportunity to: 1. Reflect from the very beginning of their study program, on what they are at university to achieve and what they will do on completion. 2. Develop their understanding of the practices for effective participation in the workplace 3. Clarify their career goals and identify pathways to achieve them 4. Integrate and consolidate the knowledge, skills and experience they have gained in their degree program(s) and how these can be transferred to the workplace 5. Increase their confidence to participate effectively and contribute meaningfully in the workplace 6. Mature their self-awareness, strengths and aspects that can be improved in their learning by reflecting on their readiness for the workplace. Please contact the Professions Student Experience Team for enrolment enquiries: advantage@adelaide.edu.au

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3883
    Course Adelaide Advantage: Graduate Career Readiness
    Coordinating Unit Faculty of Professions
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive
    Restrictions Restricted to students that have already participated in Adelaide Advantage activities
    Quota 100
    Course Description Employers expect graduates to be knowledgeable in their field, ready to solve problems, possess a strong sense of self-awareness and a high degree of emotional intelligence. 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 supported by customised workshops designed to help students explore their leadership potential and achieve their career goals.
    Prior participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will provide a backdrop for the final project, in which students will be required to reflect on their personal development, develop an understanding of self-awareness and integrate and consolidate the knowledge, skills and experience by presenting to an industry panel.
    Through workshops and Adelaide Advantage activities students will advance their leadership, professional and global citizenship skills to increase their competitive employment advantage.
    Participation in Adelaide Advantage activities will provide students with the opportunity to:
    1. Reflect from the very beginning of their study program, on what they are at university to achieve and what they will do on completion.
    2. Develop their understanding of the practices for effective participation in the workplace
    3. Clarify their career goals and identify pathways to achieve them
    4. Integrate and consolidate the knowledge, skills and experience they have gained in their degree program(s) and how these can be transferred to the workplace
    5. Increase their confidence to participate effectively and contribute meaningfully in the workplace
    6. Mature their self-awareness, strengths and aspects that can be improved in their learning by reflecting on their readiness for the workplace.

    Please contact the Professions Student Experience Team for enrolment enquiries: advantage@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Staff
    All general enquiries to advantage@adelaide.edu.au 

    Academic enquiries only to:
    Dr Olga Muzychenko
    Email: olga.muzychenko@adelaide.edu.au 
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    This course provides you with the opportunity to:

    1. Reflect from the very beginning of your study program, on why you are at university, what you want to achieve and what you will do on completion.
    2. Develop your understanding of the practices for effective participation in the workplace
    3. Clarify your career goals and identify pathways to achieve them
    4. Integrate and consolidate the knowledge, skills and experience you have gained in your degree program(s) and understand how these can be transferred to the workplace
    5. Increase your confidence to participate effectively and contribute meaningfully in the workplace
    6. Mature your self-awareness, identify strengths and pinpoint aspects that can be improved throughout the course by reflecting on your readiness for the workplace.
    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)
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2,4,5,6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,4,6
  • 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

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  • 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

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail

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    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

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    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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