Personal development plan

Compétences visées

The PDP program will focus on the career management and students should be able to

Appreciate the need for and show commitment to continued professional development.

Take ownership for and manage one's career progression, set realistic and achievable career goals, and identify and develop ways to improve employability.

Demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities within and outside academia.

Present one's skills, personal attributes and experiences through effective CVs, applications and interviews.

Descriptif

The PDP program will focus on the career management and students should be able to

  1. Appreciate the need for and show commitment to continued professional development.
  2. Take ownership for and manage one's career progression, set realistic and achievable career goals, and identify and develop ways to improve employability.
  3. Demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities within and outside academia.
  4. Present one's skills, personal attributes and experiences through effective CVs, applications and interviews.

 

This will be done through the preparation of a portfolio based on the following activity program which will be assessed formatively

  1. Visit to a career center.
  2. Preparation of a career plan for the next 5 years.
  3. Looking for job advert/PhD thesis offers.
  4. Preparation of cv and cover letters.
  5. Real applications (minimum 3 before the end of the MSc).
  6. Mock interviews.

Bibliographie

Cottrell, S. (2003) Skills for Success: The personal development planning handbook, Palgrave

Langue d'enseignement

Anglais