How can I get involved? If you would like to be involved in the Career Coaching Programme there is a simple application and selection process. Please don’t let this put you off: it is to ensure that the programme is appropriate to you and that you are able and willing to attend all of the sessions. The application process Step 1 In no more than 400 words please tell us why you think the Career Coaching Programme is right for you and what you hope to gain from participating. Please send this as an attached Word document to Clare Ebdon ([email protected]). Do not forget to include your name, degree subject and college. Closing date for applications is Friday 31st October 2014. Step 2 If your application is successful you will be invited to a brief 5-10 minute discussion about the programme. This is an opportunity to meet the Career Coaches and find out more about the programme. Step 3 You will be provided with finalised details of the programme and asked to sign a learning agreement. This is an outline of what you can expect from us and what we will expect from you. If I have any questions? If you would like to find out more about the programme before you apply please do not hesitate to contact David Henderson ([email protected]). Career Coaching Programme Is the coaching programme for me? The programme is designed to support penultimate year undergraduate students who are uncertain of their career options and anxious about employability. The bullet points below will help you to decide if it is right for you! Yet to begin thinking about your future career? Little or no work experience or employment? Not actively involved in extra-curricular activities? Unclear what skills and qualities employers are looking for? Want to improve your self-confidence in respect of the graduate job market? What will I gain? A lot depends on your willingness to participate in activities, but you will develop your employability and career awareness: Access to individual career coaching Better prepared for job applications and interviews Develop a professional CV Michaelmas Term Workshop: Self-awareness Introduction to the programme with a focus on self-awareness and how it relates to careers and employability. Workshop: Opportunity awareness and effective applications Identifying opportunities for employment, work experience and volunteering. Developing effective CVs, covering letters and application forms. Individual: Consultation with Careers Coach An opportunity to explore career ideas and discuss your CV. Epiphany Term Workshop: Interviews and assessment centres An introduction to graduate recruitment techniques. Workshop: Practice assessment centre A practical activity designed to simulate typical assessment centre activities. This will typically involve input from an employer. Individual: Practice interview 30 minute practice interview focussing on competency and strength based questions. What is involved? Easter Term A commitment to attend: 5 workshops 2 individual appointments The CCP involves a range of activities which will take place on a Wednesday afternoon (14:30-16:30) and will be delivered by David Henderson and Peter Fox from the Careers Centre. Workshop: Plenary Review of programme, student feedback and awarding of certificates. Individual: Consultation with Careers Coach Opportunity to discuss progress and next steps (optional).
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