EC500 and EC502 are co-requisite modules
Only available to students with a year in industry.
OverviewThis module is compulsory for all students in the School of Economics planning to take a year in industry placement. The first part of the module consists of workshops, which include a talk on the placements and how to improve your CV and cover letters, followed by practical sessions with one-to-one guidance. There is a session on competency tests, and one interview techniques that includes mock interviews, and finally a question and answer session on getting a placement. For the rest of autumn and spring term students on this module are able to take advantage of a two-hour drop-in session each week, for one-to-one advice on their placement search.
This module appears in:
5 Lectures (100 minutes)
16 two-hour drop-in sessions weeks 8-24.
Method of assessment
The module is non-contributory and assessment does not 'count' towards the formal 360 credit diet (270 credits for classification purposes) of the Year in Industry programmes.
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Have increased confidence in researching business and government
Be confident in articulating their individual and work-ready skills and attributes
Be competent in undertaking online tasks and activities relevant to employer recruitment
Be responsible for initiating and managing their own performance