Course : Prepare for Career Success at University

FutureLearn

Programme Description

Course : Prepare for Career Success at University

FutureLearn

Why join the course?

Choosing the right degree and university may feel daunting enough, without worrying about what you’re going to do after graduation. But with the graduate job market becoming increasingly competitive, it’s vital to start thinking about your long-term career and employability now.

This free online course will show you how to make the most of the time you’ll spend in higher education, with the ultimate aim of improving your prospects when you graduate.

Use higher education to develop your skills and experience

Over three weeks, you will:

  • increase your own awareness of your skills, values and interests;
  • understand the importance of employability skills and experience in your graduate job hunt;
  • understand how you can best use higher education to develop these skills and experience;
  • and formulate a skills development action plan.

Learn with Goldsmiths Pre-Entry Careers Consultant

You will learn with Helen Kempster - the Pre-Entry Careers Consultant at Goldsmiths, which is the only University of London college to have a role dedicated to providing careers information, advice and guidance to prospective students.

What you learn through the course will ensure that you’re well-prepared both for your transition into university and your future career.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding values, skills and interests, and how these may relate to future career plans
  • The importance of employability and skills development
  • The skills that employers are looking for, and the opportunities available in higher education to develop these
  • The graduate labour market, including typical roles and destinations

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Improve self-awareness in terms of recognising skills, values and interests.
  • Discuss the importance of employability skills in the graduate labour market.
  • Explain how higher education can develop employability skills.
  • Reflect on how best to use higher education to develop skills and experience.
  • Produce a skills development action plan.

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily designed for 16 to 18-year-olds who are considering entering university. It is also suitable for anyone who is thinking about entering higher education or making a career change in the near future.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
FutureLearn

Last updated January 19, 2018
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