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  • 1. Career Development LearningFramework at UlsterMaria Curran Head of Employability 2 May 2012

2. Content Employability agenda Career Development Learning framework andprofessional development Career learning initiatives 3. Employability Agenda The provision of employability skills is central to theUniversitys core strategic aims to deliver high quality,flexible, student-centred, programmes of study that areintellectually challenging and which provide studentswith opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills andconfidence. The Teaching and Learning Strategy (2008-13) sets out four keyUniversity-wide priorities as well as two cross-cutting aims insupport of them. One of the key aims focuses specifically on employability Topromote learning, professionalism and employability through theintegration of academic theory and relevant professional andvocational practice. 4. What do employers want.21st century graduates need to demonstrate toemployers that they can hit the groundrunning.In addition to working hard to gain a gooddegree, students should engage inextracurricular activities and obtain workexperience in order to develop skills that willmake them better prepared for the world ofwork.It is also important for students to become self-aware and develop the confidence to marketthemselves effectively when the time comes toapply for jobs.Carl Gilleard, Association of Graduate Recruiters 5. Career Learning Initiatives at Ulster Career Development Learning framework is developedand managed through a Partnership Agreement betweenFaculties and the Career Development Centre. Ulster EDGE Award Ulster GradNAV PACE (Professional and Career Enhancement System) BlackboardLearn 6. Career Development Learning Framework1. Bespoke assessed modules (10 & 20 point) on Career Management Skills developed for particular schools or programmes2. Integrated Career Development Learning components into core modules within programmes3. Modules offered to schools or programmes within the Certificate in Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Ulster Edge Award5. Programme specific non-assessed Career Management Skills Units6. Generic open careers workshops available to all students.7. Generic Skills Training Careers programme for PhD students 7. Exemplars Bespoke Career Management Skills (10 & 20points) modules for specific undergraduateprogrammes.School of Accounting Modules offered as part of the Certificate inPersonal and Professional Development (CPPD)Faculty of Computing and Engineering 8. School of AccountingCareer Planning and Skills Development ACF343This core module is designed to increase your awareness of the careeroptions open to you, develop your knowledge and understanding of theskills and attributes graduate employers are seeking and to help youdevelop self-awareness so that you can plan your development andmarket yourself effectively.An important aspect in planning the delivery of the programme was tosecure a high level of employer involvement and throughout thismodule a host of firms will be delivering sessions and providing adviceon careers within accounting and finance.You will benefit also from an employer visit where you will visit 2 of theBig 4 to see the day-to-day operations of a large accounting firm.You will attend a Step into Finance event specifically designed toincrease your awareness of non-accountant career options.We hope you will enjoy the participatory nature of the course. 9. Module AssessmentCoursework 1: Online Application (20%)Complete a mock online application form in response to a specific job advert.Coursework 2: Two Online-Aptitude Tests (20%)Assignment is designed to familiarize students with typical aptitude tests oftenused in the accountancy milkround and to help students be clear in what theemployer is assessing and the standard to be reached.Coursework 3: Career Research Report (40%)Assignment is designed to give the student the opportunity to study a potentialcareer area for an accounting graduate, using both primary and secondarysources. Part of the report will involve the student relating their own self-knowledge to their chosen career path.Coursework 4: Reflective Journal (20%)Complete a journal containing reflections on 4 of the 6 workshops/eventsattended as part of the module. 10. TimetableLecture Content Workshop Content Assignment DueWeek 1 Introduction Module overviewGroup Career decision-Why is career planning B making,important? self- awareness & reflectionWeek 2 Student- What employers want GroupRepeat Week 1 graduate Labour market A transitionWeek 3 Presenting Applications - Deloitte GroupCommunication yourself on (Assign 1) BSkills paper (Ernst & Young)Week 4 GainingTypes of experience GroupRepeat Week 3 experience Why is it important?A 11. LectureContentWorkshop Content Assignment DueWeek 5 Professional ACCA, CAI, CPA, Group B Financial Challenge Routes CIMA, CIPFA Business Game(PWC)Week 6 Step intoEmployerGroup A Repeat Week 5 Assign 1: Financeshowcase: other 30 Oct Event(5-7p options with m) accountingWeek 7 Success in Types of testsGroup B Teamwork online tests How they are(Grant Thornton) and case assessed studiesPreparing &PerformingWeek 8 InterviewPreparation for Group A Repeat Week 7 Skills and interviews Networking 12. LectureContent Workshop ContentAssignment DueWeek 9Managing Successful Group BMock Assignmentchange & transitions Interviews 2: 28 NovexploringAlternative (BDO)optionsoptionsWeek 10 Employer PWC & KPMG Group ARepeat Weekvisits 9Week 11 Action SettingGroup BAssignment 3Planning SMART and 4 objectives & overcoming barriersWeek 12 Next steps Planning for Group ARepeat weekAssignmentandplacement / 11 3 & 4:19 Decfeedback final year 13. Step into Finance Event Week 6 Loughview Suite5pm Opening by Dr Gillian Armstrong, Head of Dept of Accounting5.10pm Opening summary of trends in financial services, Financial Skills Partnership5.20pm Citi Professional Resourcing Team5.35pm Actuarial Services Manager, Deloitte5.50pm Senior Manager, Business Banking, Bank of Ireland6.20pm HMRC Taxes Professional Development programme6.40pm-7.20pm Networking (speakers will rotate around groups of studentsanswering questions on associated career areas) 14. Faculty of Computing and Engineering(Jordanstown)Modules offered as part of the Certificate in Personaland Professional Development (CPPD)Building your Skills (PPD105)Developing your Skills (PPD104)Graduation what next? (PPD102)Split over two semesters50 hours (3 to 5 hours formal classes) 15. Year 1 - Building your Skills PPD105 Identify their own skills, interests and motivations Inform students of the key issues of career planning andthe role Personal Development Planning has in helpingthem develop their employability skills Understand the skills that they are already developingthrough their degree programme Make the most of their time at University Explore a range of part-time or summer work experienceoptions.Assessment: Self awareness and CV creation using CV Builder 16. Year 2-Developing your Skills PPD104 Understand their own values and motives and whythey are an important element in the careerdevelopment and planning process. Recognise the potential to develop employability skillsthrough work experiences, study abroad and course-related live project work which is appropriate to theircareer aspirations. Assess and develop skills that contribute toemployability (networking, presenting self) Devise and implement career action plan to securetheir preferred opportunity.Assessment: Mock Interview using Skills Audit and reflection 17. Final year- Graduation what next? PPD102 Assist students to understand why career planning is important on approaching the completion of their studies. Assist students in exploring a range of employment, post graduate and other opportunities. Develop students understanding of the recruitment process and their ability to influence this process. Enable students to devise realistic and achievable action plans for their career, academic and personal development Assessment: Careers Report 18. School of Built Environment eventMSci Planning and Property Development 24 April 201214.00 14.10 Welcome (EPLANI/DPP), (BMC), (Ulster)14.10 14.25 Introductions from Industry Members14.25 14.45 RTPI Presentation - Pragma Planning14.45 15.30 Year 3 & 4 Careers Activity (CDC) Job Search Strategy14.45 15.30 Year 1, 2 and BMC - Speed Networking 115.30 16.15 Year 1 & 2 and BMC Careers Activity (CDC)What are employers looking for?15.30 16.15 Final and third years - Speed Networking 216.15 16.30 Feedback, Questions and Close 19. Student feedback Although I was unsure at first I found this module to be reallyvaluable. It gave me the chance to focus on my career and takeownership of it. Learning that a degree is not enough was a clearmessage and one that I hadnt considered before. My aim is to geta graduate level job and learning that skills and attitude are asimportant in getting a graduate job as academic performance, wasa wake-up call. Final year student Due to the careers and professional practice classes I havemanaged to get a summer work placement with a propertycompany. They were impressed with my CV and Cover Letter andI would not have been motivated to do this without your help.Thank You! Year 1 student 20. Any questions?