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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Career Transitions and Success
Module Code OI501
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Eamon Costello
Semester 2: Eamon Costello
Autumn: Eamon Costello
Module TeachersAisling Deignan
Nuala Lonergan
Edel Hester
Viktoriia Ivannikova
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

In this careers focused module you will build on your skills and knowledge in line with the development of your study of Technology and ICTs. You will be given the opportunity to develop the tools to allow you to market yourself and your skills to assist you in developing your employability. Following an introduction to Career and Job Readiness you will engage in: • Goal setting • Action planning • Development of personal development plan allowing you to plan your future with confidence and flexibility. You will be supported to develop a professional profile to share with prospective employers to signal your interest in an ICT career via relevant contemporary means such as: • Targeted CV development with cover letter • LinkedIn or equivalent online career portfolio development Through engagement with, and research of, the Technology sector you will learn about relevant areas of the labour market so as to identify areas of potential employment. You will do this through: • Participation in Careers Fairs • An Industry Insights Seminar Series • Self-directed study of Industry community events, including hackathons and meet-ups You will be given the opportunity to work on your personal brand via: • Improvement of your presentation/interview skills

Learning Outcomes

1. Create a personal development plan through goal setting and action planning to plan your future with confidence and flexibility
2. Develop a professional profile to share with prospective employers by utilising a relevant contemporary approach
3. Investigate ICT Career opportunties through industry enagement and research of the sector
4. Demonstrate interview/presentation skills
5. Demonstrate readiness of preperation for transition to an ICT Career

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars6ICT Industry Seminar Series
Workshop3CV and LinkedIn profile development clinic
Lecture9Job Readiness for Career Success online lecture/tutorials
Independent Study153.5Assignment work, reading and self-directed study.
Online activity16Use the online discussion forums to discuss the questions relating to the assignments and engage in online learning activities with fellow students and tutor
Total Workload: 187.5

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reflective journalDevelopment of a Professional development plan10%n/a
Completion of online activityParticipation in an online discussion including critical Reflection on an ICT Industry Seminar synthesising a key learning for fellow students and engaging with other students' work through dialogue.30%n/a
AssignmentDevelopment and submission of targeted CV/Cover Letter or LinkedIn or equivalent online profile30%n/a
PresentationMock job interview or ICT Industry specialist presentation30%n/a
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
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