Career Development and Employability is a stepping stone or a bridge between the academic component that the student studies, and professional practices in the field. It is the medium through which the theoretical aspects of the course take on a relevance and are placed in the context of the working world. This is important to staff and students alike because it aims to relate that which is being taught in the classroom with current practices and needs in the field.
The program also has a strong professional development focus, with students encouraged to use their opportunities in career development and employability experience;
- to explore possible career prospects
- to gain relevant work experience
- to make themselves more employable on completion of the course
- to develop networks in the profession
A unique aspect of the career development and employability program is the process of selection by the student of experiences that aim to enhance his or her personal and vocational goals. A student contracts, in consultation with the Career Development and Employability staff, to undertake placements with community organisations that relate directly to his or her own needs and aspirations.
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