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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Career Development Workshops
Module Code HR581A
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Monica Kelly
Semester 2: Monica Kelly
Autumn: Monica Kelly
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will be an opportunity for individuals to take responsibility and ownership of the development of their careers as part of a process of lifelong growth and learning. The module is a highly practical and hand on module. Participants will develop an individual profile, identifying competency gaps and developing an action plan to address those gaps.

Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate the different career options open to them
2. Identify a career option and a plan to achieve employment in this career
3. Develop a personalised CV, profile and Interview pitch
4. Have a better understanding of work styles and personal preferences

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

• Reflective Practice, • Peer to Peer / Networking • Career Anchors • Skills & Competencies • Portfolio development • CV & Branding • Interview preparation / Pitching yourself • Understanding self and others • MBTI and Careers • Mentors / Network • Action Plan • Portfolio careers, Self-employment

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Portfolion/a100%Sem 2 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • 0: Core Texts: Cottrell, S., 2003, 'Skills for Success' Palgrave Macmillan Whetten, D. & Cameron, K. 'Developing Management Skills' Further texts of interest include Burgoyne, J. 1999, 'Developing yourself, your career and your organisation' Lemos ,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
GCMGraduate Certificate in Management

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