Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills
School: University of London
Registration Link: Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills
Start Date: June 1, 2015 (6 Weeks)
Workload: 3-6 Hours Per Week
Instructors: David Winter and Laura Brammar
Credentials: David Winter oversee C2 Consultancy, a not-for-profit career development firm based in the United Kingdom. In his work, Winter custom designs and delivers career coaching, workshops, webinars, and materials to organizations ranging from Fitch Ratings to the London School of Economics. He is also the lead author of the blog, Careers-In-Theory.
Laura Brammar has worked as a consultant with the University of London’s Careers Group for over a decade. She provides workshops and individual coaching to undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers at the university, along with training to institutions like the British Medical Association. She has earned a postgraduate certificate of education and an MSc in organizational behavior.
Description: This course focuses on six core areas: Self-awareness, skills awareness, career readiness, developing a resume and a personal brand, making a strong impression, and building a network. Unlike many MOOCs, this course does not include any formal assessments. Instead, it consists of short videos, slideshows, readings, exercises and questionnaires. In addition, it will rely heavily on peer feedback to help students identify best practices and measure their progress.
Review: “There are lots of paper materials you will try. The purpose is that you will find more about yourself. It is like phycological approach. Professors and some other human resources worker gives you the idea that is full of usefulness.”