PROF 3883 - Graduate Career Readiness

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3883
    Course Graduate Career Readiness
    Coordinating Unit Professions Office
    Term Winter
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Miss Melissa Connor

    Course Coordinator
    Name: Melissa Connor
    Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
    Telephone: 8313 3438
    Email: melissa.connor@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
    On 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
    3,4
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • 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
    * site visits may change due to industry availability, you will have full notice at the beginning of the course
    Session Topic Practical/Tutorial
    1 Introduction to Course – Career Theory and Career Exploration Workshop
    2 Industry Panel at offices of Grant Thornton Site Visit
    3 Leadership - guest presenter Anna Lee, Leed Consulting Guest presenter
    4 Mock Assessment Centre and Team performance Workshop
    5 Mock Interviews and Resumes Workshop
    6 Strategic Networking Guest presenter
  • 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 Task Task Type Due
    Weighting Learning Outcome
    Reflection and analysis x 2 Individual 5th July
    10th July
    30%
    - 15% each
    1,3
    Presentation Group 12th July 30% 4,5
    Reflective Report and Portfolio Individual 20th July 40% 1,2,3,5
    Total 100%
    Detailed requirements of each assessment task is available on the MyUni course site.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    • Cover Sheet: Please submit, separate to your assignment, the completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments: You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing. Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Teaching Staff prior to submission.
    • Extensions on Assessments:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late. Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
    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.

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