Course to Kickstart Your Career: Getting Ahead at University

FutureLearn

Programme Description

Course to Kickstart Your Career: Getting Ahead at University

FutureLearn

Learn how to make the most of university and start building your career

Thinking about the future as an undergraduate can be both exciting and terrifying - especially with regular news about changing job markets. How are you supposed to prepare for a future that’s unknown? A university degree can be a great start if your time at university is put to good use. Use this course to find out how to get the most from your university experience and start working towards a successful and satisfying career now.

What topics will you cover?

  • Your vision of your future and what you want to build in your life
  • Building your sense of who you are and how that affects your career choices
  • Understanding the resources and skills, you have now as well as those you may need in the future
  • The kinds of job or business opportunities that might exist during and beyond university
  • Exploring the world of work and the opportunities that exist in an industry or field
  • Building your understanding of career pathways and outcomes
  • How to choose a course of study
  • How to get ahead and build a personal or professional point of difference
  • How to approach university life and get the most from the experience
  • Strategies for decision-making and planning

What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify and articulate individual strengths, values, motivations and personal characteristics
  • Evaluate individual strengths, values, motivations and personal characteristics
  • Reflect on learning from self-awareness and opportunity awareness exercises and incorporate it into life and career goals
  • Explore the labour market and identify career opportunities
  • Identify potential professions related to your degree
  • Investigate possible future roles and pathways in the profession
  • Explore ways of connecting with people in the profession
  • Assess self-awareness and knowledge of career opportunities to make career decisions
  • Reflect on personal response to challenge or setbacks and consider the possibility that failure is a process of learning and an opportunity for growth

Who is the course for?

No previous knowledge or skills are required for this course. Confidence in navigating the web would be an advantage.

We’ve estimated it takes approximately four hours to complete the course. However, the activities in Week 1 may be new to you and take a little longer than two hours, whereas the activities in Week 2 are more decision based and may take less than two hours. Of course, if you dive deeply into all of the activities you may spend longer on the course, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and careers in the process.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
FutureLearn

Last updated January 12, 2018
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Aug. 6, 2018
Nov. 5, 2018
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