In response to suggestions from employers, academics and final year students, the CDC offers students a range of assessed whole and half module courses in Career Management Skills (CMS). Each course is designed to help students identify appropriate career options and pursue their goals effectively.
These credit-bearing modules are unique within the Scottish Higher Education system and include, along with the tutorial-based modules in CMS, an on-line course, an Internship and courses in Active Learning in the Community. In the current academic year the courses have reached around 500 students, ensuring that the equivalent of half of all of our student population will have undertaken some form of Career Planning academic module.
The CDC is keen to involve alumni and employers in the delivery of these programmes. Input is welcomed on subjects such as CV and applications techniques, succeeding at assessment centres, entrepreneurship, presentation skills and understanding working cultures. In addition, alumni/employer involvement is invaluable to students completing a job study and mock interview assignments.