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Careers and Employability Module (5 ECTS)

Why is this module important?

Listen to this podcast with Orla Bannon, Director of Careers, in conversation with Prossie Nambatya, PhD student, School of Law and Dale Whelehan, PhD student, School of Medicine (33:40 mins)

Module Description

The module comprises a Skills Audit Tool with a Guide to completing the Skills Audit and Reflective pdf to help you make the most of the reflection, and a suite of workshops in two streams - Careers and Skills. Students will undertake alternating face-to-face and recorded online sessions on the following topics:

Careers Stream

  1. Designing your Career (face-to-face)
  2. Navigating the Emotions of Planning and Managing your Career (recorded online)

Watch Fiona Hayes, Careers Consultant, introduce the Careers stream (1.14 mins)

Skills Stream
  1. Mapping Skills onto Career Options (face-to-face)
  2. The Art and Craft of a great CV and Writing an Effective Cover Letter (recorded online)
  3. Networking with Confidence (face-to-face)
  4. Presenting your Best Self at Interview (recorded online)
  5. Intercultural Competence and the Global Workplace (recorded online)

Watch Fiona Hayes, Careers Consultant, introduce the Skills stream (1.41 mins)