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This subject enhances students’ understanding of what it means to work in an organisation and how to develop their own careers. It is suitable for all undergraduates wanting to succeed at work. Based on theories of career and organisational studies, the subject is designed to offer practical insights for getting into an organisation, focusing on the graduate employment process, getting along with others at work including self-management, politics, influence and ethics, and getting ahead by investing in human and social capital. The subject will also address contemporary careers issues such as the role of social media, gender, work-life management, issues of employability and what is career success. Through the use of reflection, experiential activities and case studies the workshops will examine how these theories can be applied at the individual level.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Gain research-based, practical knowledge on how to gain employment and develop careers in an organisation
- Describe and explain current academic theories and research on careers and organisational studies
- Apply major theories and models to individual problems, as presented in case studies
- Plan your own career, and develop skills in career analysis, planning, and action
High level of development: written communication; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.
Moderate level of development: oral communication; problem solving; thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Some level of development: collaborative learning; team work; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.
Last updated: 20 February 2024