Maximizing Your Future

Term: 
Winter
Spring
Credits: 
1.0
Course Description: 

CEU Careers partners with CEU students and alumni, offering guidance, support, and information as they develop and pursue personal visions for impact and success. We offer assistance in connecting academic learning with possible career options, gaining insights into  specific career fields, and performing a job search in parallel with your studies. We help with assessments, one to three one-on-one appointments, resume critiques, mock interviews, and strategies for connecting to alumni and other mentors.

  1. Identifying your key transferable-skills, passion and your priorities
  2. Build an online portfolio for career boost/change (Linkedin, CV, Social Media Footprint)
  3. Plan your Career Strategy (framework, action points, career tools)

Main topics

  • Job market tendencies, trends
  • How to apply to different roles – hidden job market?
  • What should a good CV include and what not?
  • How to prepare for interviews? Does and don’ts.
  • How to sell a gap year?
  • How can you use LinkedIn and other Social Media Channels in your job search?
Learning Outcomes: 

Core Learning Area          

Learning Outcome                                            

Interpersonal Communication Skills         

Students will be able to express their career goals and ask relevant questions at job interviews and will be able to deliver a public speech.

Technology Skills               

Students will understand and be encouraged to use LinkedIn and other Social Media Channels for jobsearch

Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity                             

Students will gain increased  understanding and acceptance of diversity in the job market

Ethics and Responsibility                    

Students will be motivated to consider the ethical impact of the job

 Management Knowledge and Skills                            

Students will learn about Coaching Style Leadership as a 21st century management tool

Assessment: 

How the class sessions will be conducted: 

Due to the nature of the course, students are expected to come to the class with prior preparation. This is important as little can be gained from the class without completing assignments. Students should therefore come to classes well prepared (register on Career next platform, create an up-to-date LinkedIn Profile, submit a professional CV).

In the first part of each session the guest speaker will run a presentation about the given topic, which will be followed by a discussion. Students have the possibility to raise specific questions regarding their own careers and obtain an outsider’a view of their CV and online portfolio.

Class participation: Participation in class discussions is an important part of the learning experience for all student

Grading: This is a Pass/Fail course. Evaluation is based on class attendance and the existence of the uploaded CareerNext profile.

Prerequisites: 

None