University of Technology Sydney

69500 Career Management for Scientists

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The aim of this subject is to enable students to research and understand the requirements of employers of science graduates and to review and effectively promote both discipline specific skills and graduate attributes to employers in their fields of interest. It develops professional skills and behaviours sought by employers that enable graduates to transition effectively into science or other industries. It requires students to research relevant work opportunities in the local or global workplace, to analyse their capacities in relation to employer requirements in that field and review education and training needs for ongoing employment. It enables students to analyse and apply effective interpersonal skills in teamwork and develop confidence in their business communication and presentation skills. Students clarify career goals, identify relevant professional capacities and graduate attributes and learn to successfully articulate these capacities and experiences to employers. The subject also supports the development of a skills based e-portfolio for ongoing career management.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Fee information

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Access conditions

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