Employability for Stage 3 Business Programmes - CB792

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Yearlong
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6 5 (2.5)

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

The module helps prepare students to acquire and develop the employability and transferable skills necessary to search and successfully apply for work experience and graduate opportunities in the commercial and public sector and postgraduate study.
The curriculum builds on knowledge and experience gained in related employability modules delivered at Stages 1 and 2, providing further guidance and more advanced practical exercises in application writing, CVs, careers advice, interview and assessment centre techniques, numeracy and competency tests, and psychometric evaluation. The aims here are to support students during their final year in applying for good graduate jobs and MSc degree programmes.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 6 hours
Private study hours: 44
Total study hours: 50

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Attendance - attending 1:1 sessions (20%)
Self-reflection using the Graduate Attribute benchmark questionnaire – 500 words equivalence (80%)
Both of the above assessments must be passed in order to pass the module and successfully complete the module learning outcomes.

Reassessment method;
Like-for-like

Indicative reading

Cottrell, S. (2015), Skills for Success, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Rook, S. (2013), The Graduate Career Guidebook, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Trought, F. (2011), Brilliant Employability Skills, London: Prentice Hall

Kent Careers and Employability Service
https://www.kent.ac.uk/Business/employability/index.html

Employability for Business Stage 2 Students (Moodle module)

Graduate Aptitude Tests (Guide to Psychometric tests)
Prospects
efinancialcareers

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Identify career and postgraduate further study opportunities in Business and related fields for Kent Business School graduates in the UK and overseas
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of how to search, prepare and apply for graduate jobs
- Understand and evaluate the importance of obtaining and applying for work experience in the field in which they wish to pursue their career
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of different recruitment processes employed by business and government
- Understand the requirements and confidently deploy skills involved with graduate job and MSc application writing, CV and cover letter writing, interview techniques of all types (face to face, telephone and video), competency tests and team based recruitment exercises

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate successful experience in researching business, finance and government agencies for the purposes of applications for graduate jobs
- Develop and articulate their individual and work-ready skills and attributes
- Successfully complete online tasks and activities relevant to graduate job recruitment
- Initiate, manage and critically reflect on their own performance
- Recognise the importance of relevant work experience for graduates, particularly if they wish to work in competitive areas such as finance, for graduates without such experience

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