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EARLY STAGE CAREER PLANNING NFQ Level: 9 ECTS Credits: 10 MODULE RESOURCES • Annamaria Conto and Fabiana Visentin 2015, A revealed preference analysis of PhD students’ choices over employment outcomes, Research Policy, Vol. 44, 193 • Barthelemy Durette, Marina Fournier & Matthieu Lafon 2016, The core competencies of PhDs, Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 41 No. 8, 135 • Ruth Neumann and Kim Khim Tan 2011, From PhD to initial employment: the doctorate in a knowledge economy, Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 36 No. 5, 601 • Thomas S. Krieshok, Michael D. Black and Robyn A. McKay 2009, Career Decision Making: The limits of rationality and the abundance of non-conscious processes, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Vol 75, 275 • H.B. Gelatt and C. Gelatt 2003, Creative decision making using positive uncertainty, 2nd Ed., Crisp Learning [ISBN: 9781560526904] • Stella Cottrell 2015, Skills for Success - personal development and employability, 3rd Ed., Red Globe Press [ISBN: 9781137426529] • Website: Career Planning for PhDs ebook https://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/careers- media/career-planning-phd-ebook.pdf Recommended Book Resources Supplementary Book Resources Other Resources The aim of the module is to develop the career planning knowledge and skills of the doctoral candidate early in his/her studies. The module covers aspects of career theory and the career planning process. The skills and competencies required for career success across a range of possible career paths are analysed. LEARNING OUTCOMES: On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: • Analyse the range of factors which inform and influence career choice for doctoral candidates • Describe the skills and competencies required of doctoral candidates for ‘Career Construction’ in 21st Century • Analyse the required skills and competencies relating to career paths available to the doctoral graduate in the candidates discipline area • Develop planning and goal setting skills as related to career construction • Integrate reflective practice into career planning • Demonstrate professional networking skills COURSE WORK Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date Essay Development of a career development plan. The plan to reference at least two career theorists and to include an investigation of at least two career paths. Students are to identify and secure a Career Mentor for last two years of their PhD. 1,2,3,4,5,6 80.0 Sem End Presentation Set out a medium term career objective. Outline the short term goas that will move you towards that objective. 3,4,5,6 20.0 Every Week INDICATIVE CONTENT: Introduction to Careers Application of Career Theory & Career Planning Process PhD Skills, Competencies & Employability To include: 4 Possible Career Paths; Range of skills and competencies for career success Goal Setting & Decision Making SMART goals explained and how to develop goal-setting habits Reflection, Theory and Practice Models of Reflection - Kolb’s Cycle (1984); Schon’s model (1983); Boud, Keogh & Walker (1985); Core Model for Reflection, Cotterell (2010) Professional Networking & Mentorship Understanding of personal brand. How to build a professional network. Value of engaging with a Career Mentor. MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OLLSCOIL TEICNEOLAÍOCHTA NA MUMHAN MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY