MATH39991 - 2007/2008
- Title: Career Management Skills
- Unit code: MATH39991
- Credits: 10
- This course unit is only available to students on single honours Mathematics degree programmes and for such students it counts as a non-Mathematics course unit. It cannot be taken along with CARS20021/20022/20020 Leadership in Action.
- Co-requisite units: None
- School responsible: Mathematics
- Members of staff responsible: and Jane Bousfield.
To familiarize students with a range of skills that are required for obtaining (and retaining!) a job.
Brief Description of the unit
Students meet once a week in two and a half hour sessions. Each session addresses one particular job skill (see list below). Many of the modules are conducted by employers. The sessions mostly follow group work principles, i.e. after an introductory talk the students divide into groups of about eight and work through tasks designed to familiarize them with the designated skill. The course has no direct connection with mathematics.
On successful completion of the course unit students will have acquired a number of skills that are relevant to career planning, namely:- self-awareness (to analyse whether a job suits the student's ability and personality), employer-sought skills (such as group working) and job-application skills (such as C.V. writing). A full list of the skills is given below.
Future topics requiring this course unit
- Introduction to Career Management Skills.
- Self Awareness and Career Choice.
- Effective C.V.s and Application Forms
- Effective Interview Skills
- Psychometric Testing.
- Team Working.
- Presentation Skills.
- Creative Job Search Skills.
- Management and Time Management
- Assessed Presentations
- Negotiation Skills.
The exact subjects covered and the order of the modules is subject to revision according to the availability of employers.
Teaching and learning methods
One two and a half hour class each week. In addition students should expect to spend at least fivd hours each week on private study for this course unit.
Course materials are provided in the lectures.