SCI10040 Preparing for Your Future Career

Academic Year 2022/2023

The key purpose of this module is to facilitate undergraduate students in their academic, personal and professional career development, so that they will be well equipped to secure internships and to successfully enter the graduate labour market. Students from a diverse range of disciplines will be encouraged to develop a strong sense of self-awareness, as well as enabled to identify and develop a range of employability skills which will be pivotal to their future career. The module provides students with the opportunity to engage in effective career planning, to gain an insight into the graduate labour market and an appreciation of how to effectively manage the recruitment process.

A very significant amount of the learning for this module takes place in the lectures. Therefore lecture attendance is mandatory - note that there are only 12 lectures. Consequently, assessment grades are moderated by the number of lectures attended. For example, if you attend 100% of the lectures then your final mark remains unchanged i.e. you get 100% of the grade you obtained. If attend 80% of the lectures then your grade will be 80% of your final mark. If attend 50% of the lectures then your grade will be 50% of your final mark and so on.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this module is to contribute to the development of well-informed and skilled graduates who can compete effectively in the labour market and beyond, as well as excel in their chosen career.

This module will provide students with the opportunity to:
· Develop self-awareness and understand the importance of reflective practice and its role in effective, continuous professional development.
· Reflect on and assimilate information to help inform future career planning.
· Structure and communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
· Recognise the skills, qualities and abilities graduate employers seek in potential employees, and how they are evaluated.
· Identify methods used to assess candidates during selection processes.
· Understand how to exploit their skills in sourcing, securing and excelling in their chosen future career.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, discussions and use of appropriate tools 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BMGT10190 - Effective Learning and Develop, BMGT30460 - Personal Development Portfolio, EDUC10170 - Human Learning, HUM20010 - Career Readiness for Arts, HUM20030 - Career Readiness (Humanities), IS20100 - Personal & Professional Dev, LAW10420 - Legal and Professional Skills, PSY30320 - Career development in psych, SSCI20020 - Career Develop Social Sciences

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Seminar: Face to face interactive workshops Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Portfolio: Personal development portfolio Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Informational Interview Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students encouraged and welcome to contact lecturer during trimester

Name Role
Miss Rebecca Boyle Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Edel Caraway Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Michelle Coen Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Mark Cumisky Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Amy Fox Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Ann McCarry Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Orla Sherwood Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 13:00 - 13:50